User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-Independent
Category: Problems :: Deforestation
Last updated: Feb 13 2018 06:58 IST RSS 2.0
 
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The protectors of British Columbia’s coast 7.2.2018 High Country News Most Recent
In the Great Bear Rainforest, Indigenous guardians enforce tribal and environmental laws.
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The protectors of British Columbia’s coastal rainforest 7.2.2018 High Country News Most Recent
On Calvert Island, Indigenous guardians enforce tribal and environmental laws.
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A Montana bill takes aim at wilderness study areas 2.2.2018 High Country News Most Recent
Sen. Steve Daines wants to slash protections for some of the state’s wildest land.
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Corporations need nature's regenerative service 2.2.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Many people do not perceive the value of wilderness areas, even though we receive life-sustaining services from them every day.
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Why aren’t marbled murrelets recovering? 31.1.2018 High Country News Most Recent
The enigmatic bird’s populations have not increased despite conservation efforts.
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How public-private partnerships fight climate change in the cocoa supply chain 31.1.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Sponsored: Deforestation is a growing and serious problem, and for Mondelēz International, it makes up the largest part of our carbon footprint.
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These 14 businesses are growing money on trees 25.1.2018 GreenBiz.com
Restoring degraded and deforested land is becoming a thriving economic opportunity, in the U.S and beyond.
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Researchers find post-fire logging harms Spotted owls 18.1.2018 Environmental News Network
Wildlife ecologists studying the rare Spotted owl in the forests of California have discovered that large, intense wildfires are not responsible for the breeding territory extinction that has been reported recently.
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Logging isn’t the solution to our wildfire problems 3.1.2018 Writers on the Range
We can’t ‘solve’ fire any more than we can ‘solve’ hurricanes.
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Decades-Past Logging Still Threatens Spotted Owls in National Forests 7.12.2017 Environmental News Network
Logging of the largest trees in the Sierra Nevada’s national forests ended in the early 1990s after agreements were struck to protect species’ habitat.
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Ancestral Pueblo logging practices could save New Mexico pinelands 6.12.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Researchers look to the past to better fight fire.
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What fire researchers learned from Northern California blazes 6.12.2017 High Country News Most Recent
In California, land managers use fire as a tool.
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Giving thanks for four decades of protecting turkeys 21.11.2017 TreeHugger
The wild turkey is one of the most enduring symbols of Thanksgiving – but you may not know how close we’ve all come to losing these birds. As recently as 1973, there were only about 1.5 million wild turkeys in all of North America.
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Protecting 'High Carbon' Rainforests Also Protects Threatened Wildlife 6.11.2017 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
Conservation efforts focused on protecting forests using carbon-based policies also benefit mammal diversity, new research at Kent has found.
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What's the best way to build in wood? 6.11.2017 TreeHugger
In some cases, cross-laminated timber and robotic wood frame can both do the same job. Which should you choose?
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Palm oil problem continues to plague big candy-makers 30.10.2017 TreeHugger
Hershey's, Nestle and Mars have not kept their promises when it comes to sourcing non-conflict palm oil.
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Where is the forest-restoration economy? 30.10.2017 High Country News Most Recent
The budget-starved Forest Service gives jobs to the lowest bidder instead of local communities.
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How the outsourcing of forestry jobs seeps into our public lands debates 30.10.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Cash-strapped agencies use private contractors to the detriment of local communities.
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Deforestation linked to palm oil production is making Indonesia warmer 26.10.2017 Environmental News Network
In the past decades, large areas of forest in Sumatra, Indonesia have been replaced by cash crops like oil palm and rubber plantations. New research, published in the European Geosciences Union journal Biogeosciences, shows that these changes in land use increase temperatures in the region. The added warming could affect plants and animals and make parts of the country more vulnerable to wildfires.
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The Myth of the Managed Wildfire: How US Forest Service Policies Perpetuate Deadly Wildfires 26.10.2017 Truthout.com
The idea that wildfires can be controlled is a dangerous and costly myth, promoted in large part by the timber industry, which views wildfires as a waste of economic resources, not the forest's way of rejuvenating itself. Ecologically speaking, fighting wildfires makes about as much sense as fighting hurricanes, yet we spend nearly $3 billion annually on the effort. Tanker helicopters fight a wildfire on October 16, 2017, in Oakville, California. At least 40 people were killed with many are still missing, and at least 5,700 buildings have been destroyed since wildfires broke out a week ago. (Photo: Elijah Nouvelage / Getty Images) Research is clear  that the wildfires the US experienced this year are more widespread and increasingly intense as our climate heats up. Consistent with the US government's head-in-the-sand approach to the climate crisis generally, our national wildfire "management" policy flies in the face of science and reason. If we don't learn to adapt to climate change's growing coastal ...
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