User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-Independent
Category: Problems :: Deforestation
Last updated: Nov 22 2017 18:51 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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In the past decades, large areas of forest in Sumatra, Indonesia have been replaced by cash crops like oil palm and rubber plantations.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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Deforestation Linked to Palm Oil Production is Making Indonesia Warmer 25.10.2017 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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Why architects and designers have to choose woods responsibly 23.10.2017 TreeHugger
Grace Jeffers explains that while trees are renewable, forests are not.
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New Amazon Threat? Deforestation From Mining 19.10.2017 Environmental News Network
Surprising amount of rainforest loss occurs on – and off – mining leases, new study finds
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Collaboration helps reforestation take root 18.10.2017 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
More than 190 governments, businesses and civil society organizations have committed to ending commodity-driven deforestation by 2020.
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To halt mining, a tribe and a logging community weave together 7.10.2017 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
In the 1980s, a mining company tried to divide a Wisconsin community. Instead, it created "one of the country’s fiercest grass-roots environmental face-offs.”
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Study Finds Tropical Forests Are No Longer Carbon Sinks 30.9.2017 Climate Change News - ENN
Tropical forests have long been considered one of the world’s most important tools in combating climate change, their fast-growing trees and rich soils sucking millions of tons of carbon out of the atmosphere every year. But a new study says these forests have switched from being carbon sinks to sources of carbon, releasing an estimated 425 million tons of CO2 each year, more than the annual emissions from U.S. cars and trucks combined.
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New Approach to Measuring Changes in Forest Carbon Density has Shown That the Tropics Now Emit More Carbon Than They Capture 29.9.2017 Environmental News Network
A revolutionary new approach to measuring changes in forest carbon density has helped WHRC scientists determine that the tropics now emit more carbon than they capture, countering their role as a net carbon “sink.”
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Existence of legendary 18-inch long, coconut-cracking rat that lives in the trees confirmed 27.9.2017 TreeHugger
The mysterious and elusive rodent rumored to live in the Solomon Islands rainforest has been found after years of searching.
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13 storey tower built of sustainably harvested Brazilian wood 22.9.2017 TreeHugger
Brazil is often in Treehugger because of illegal logging and deforestation. Not this time.
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When residents take charge of their rainforests, fewer trees die 21.9.2017 Environmental News Network
When the government gives citizens a personal stake in forested land, trees don’t disappear as quickly and environmental harm slows down.
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Chocolate lust is ruining West African rainforests 14.9.2017 TreeHugger
A report reveals that major chocolate companies buy cocoa from illegally-cleared national parks in Ghana and Ivory Coast.
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In California, conservationists face off with vineyard owners 5.9.2017 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
It's vines versus old-growth forests, a biodiversity debate with consequences for steelhead trout, mountain lions and spotted owls.
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