Category Archives: Deforestation

UN Recommends Reforestation Of Mt. Kilimanjaro

Ecosystems Threatened Across East Africa The greater Kilimanjaro ecosystem is one of the most threatened ecosystems on earth. As the snows, glaciers and rains retreat, millions of lives and the future of nations hang in the balance. A new report by … Continue reading

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Deforestation Disrupting Earth’s Carbon Cycle

Forest Conservation and Carbon Capture Trees and forests can capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air, return the oxygen to the atmosphere and store the carbon for centuries. Deforestation is disrupting this vital system, while contributing to global warming and climate change. … Continue reading

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Satellite Images Show Global Deforestation Accelerating

Technology Expedites Slashing, Burning Of Rainforests The rate at which tropical forests were cut, burned or otherwise lost from the 1990s through the 2000s accelerated by 62 percent, according to a new study which dramatically reverses a previous estimate of … Continue reading

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Sustainable Palm Oil Crushing Wildlife

Wildlife Extinction Not Sustainable Sustainable palm oil is killing endangered species. In a rush to greenwash the palm oil industry, biodiversity is being crushed and pushed toward extinction. The culprits then offset the death and destruction with a token green project elsewhere … Continue reading

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Sustainable Palm Oil A Deadly Fraud

Sustainability Label Bought Not Earned The sustainable palm oil industry is destroying biodiversity at the speed of light. In a rush to greenwash the industry, biodiversity is being crushed and pushed toward extinction. The culprits then offset the death and … Continue reading

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Miami-Dade Wants To Destroy Rare Forest

One Of Last Stands Of Trees In South Florida To wildlife managers, the pine rockland surrounding Zoo Miami represents what could be a last stand for the embattled forest, the biggest swath found outside the protected confines of Everglades National … Continue reading

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Sustainable Palm Oil Is A Label Bought, Not Earned

Deforestation Not Sustainable Or Responsible Deforestation is directly responsible for about 20 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. In addition to the carbon released when forests are burned, deforestation impairs the planet’s capacity to absorb harmful CO2 from our air, which compounds … Continue reading

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Palm Oil Manifesto Promotes Deforestation

Biodiversity Threatened By Sustainable Palm Oil By Calen May-Tobin, Tropical Forest and Climate Initiative The word “manifesto” rarely conjures up positive connotations. That word brings to my mind Karl Marx’s famous tome, at best, and, at worst, images of a bearded … Continue reading

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Deforestation Killing More Than Trees

Entire Ecosystems On verge Of Collapse “We’re continuing to lose forests at a stunning rate,” said Nigel Sizer, director of the forests program at the World Resources Institute in Washington.  “At the rate of 50 soccer fields a minute, every minute, … Continue reading

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Brazil’s Battle Against Deforestation Heating Up

Reformed Logging Laws Promote Deforestation Dalton Valeriano rolled into Brazil’s space agency in frayed jeans and a casual blue polo around 10 a.m. After a few pleasantries he sat me down in a small conference room and set the stage … Continue reading

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