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Forest Service orders Colorado train to stop fire mitigation 3.7.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The U.S. Forest Service shut down an extensive fire mitigation project after raising concerns about the number of trees being cut down and sold to a logging company in southwestern Colorado.
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Wildland Firefighters Are Risking Their Mental Health 3.7.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in High Country News and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. An hour or so before dawn in late July 2015, just south of the California-Oregon border, Danny Brown turned off the highway into the Modoc National Forest and headed toward a menacing glow of flames to the […]
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Is Destruction the Inevitable Fate of Our Forests? 8.6.2020 WRI Stories
Is Destruction the Inevitable Fate of Our Forests? Comments|Add Comment|PrintForest fires in Kalimantan, Indonesia. Photo by CIFOR/flickr The world lost 3.8 million hectares (9.3 million acres) of tropical primary forests last year – an area nearly the size of Switzerland constituting some of the most valuable ecosystems on the planet for climate stability and biodiversity conservation. According to the latest data on Global Forest Watch, the area of forest loss in 2019, both overall and in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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It's time to prioritize the survival of indigenous people, the world's forest stewards 2.6.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
It's time to prioritize the survival of indigenous people, the world's forest stewards Carol Goodstein Tue, 06/02/2020 - 00:00 Hunting and gathering for food is taking on a whole new meaning of late. The ever-lengthening line at my local Whole Foods starts to wrap around the outside of the store before 7 a.m., as socially distanced shoppers — securely donned in gloves, masks and even plastic face shields — wait nervously to scavenge for their week’s worth of essentials along with their COVID-19 indulgences: the extra bars of Hu chocolates and Enjoy Life cookies, in my family’s case. We once thought of foraging as an activity engaged in only by our very remote ancestors and distant "primitive" people. But the spread of COVID-19 has heightened the subsistence survival instinct in all of us. In a way, we are not so dissimilar from "primitive" people in places such as the Amazon Basin as we might have thought.  And now, we’re all vulnerable to the same pandemic virus. Only with virtually no resistance, no ...
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We Lost a Football Pitch of Primary Rainforest Every 6 Seconds in 2019 2.6.2020 WRI Stories
We Lost a Football Pitch of Primary Rainforest Every 6 Seconds in 2019 Comments|Add Comment|PrintLarge logs sit on a truck bed in a forest concession in Ghana. Photo by Maite Knorr-Evans/WRI What is tree cover loss? Tree cover loss is not the same as deforestation. “Tree cover” can refer to trees in plantations as well as natural forests, and “tree cover loss” is the removal of tree canopy due to human or natural causes, including fire. The data presented here do not take tree restoration or... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Vandana Shiva: Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Forest 30.5.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

We need to value nature’s biodiversity, clean water, and seeds. For this, nature is the best teacher.

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Rethinking the Trillion Trees Act could help the US economy 28.4.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Coronavirus has caused unemployment to skyrocket. Tree restoration could be a cost-effective way to put Americans back to work.
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In the redwoods, logging and tree sitting continue, even as the pandemic shuts mills 17.4.2020 LA Times: Environment

In Humboldt County, a tradition endures even amid the coronavirus crisis. Logging companies continue to fell trees, as protesters try to stop them.

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Want to Help the US Economy? Rethink the Trillion Trees Act 7.4.2020 WRI Stories
Want to Help the US Economy? Rethink the Trillion Trees Act Comments|Add Comment|PrintWith proper investment, a tree restoration program could create hundreds of thousands of U.S. jobs. Photo by Simon Williams/The Nature Conservancy. As the spread of COVID-19 sickens thousands of Americans and pushes the U.S. economy into recession, Congress is working around the clock to provide resources to healthcare workers and relief to workers and industries facing economic hardship. That remains our... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Why protecting soil carbon is a win-win for farmers and the planet 2.4.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The benefits of protecting and restoring soil carbon go well beyond any one farm or any one year. But not enough people are taking these steps.
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Destroying habitats has opened a Pandora's box for new diseases to emerge 24.3.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The novel coronavirus outbreak may be just the beginning of mass pandemics.
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How GPS mapping and satellite technology help reduce deforestation 19.3.2020 GreenBiz.com
Sponsored: Technology can play a critical role in identifying risk and accelerating progress to reduce cocoa-related deforestation in Africa.
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Global soy trade drives Amazon deforestation amid human rights concerns 5.3.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Fast food giants wind up using much of the soy exported from central Brazil.
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Kellogg's bows to pressure on palm oil, deforestation 24.2.2020 GreenBiz.com
The activism was inspired by a petition created by two pre-teen sisters.
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Why Silicon Valley is taking a big interest in trees 24.2.2020 GreenBiz.com
Forest data startups such as Pachama and Silviaterra can help the biggest players in tech tackle their emissions.
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Agriculture Drove Recent Record-Breaking Tree Cover Loss 21.2.2020 WRI Stories
Agriculture Drove Recent Record-Breaking Tree Cover Loss Comments|Add Comment|PrintAgriculture, like this cornfield in Thailand, is a driver of recent tree cover loss. Photo by Theerawat Sangprakarn/Flickr Global tree cover loss reached record highs in 2016 and 2017. In 2018, roughly one soccer field of tree cover was lost every second. What drove this loss? Global data on the drivers of tree cover loss, developed by WRI and The Sustainability Consortium and updated this week on Global Forest... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Trump’s Plan to Plant a Trillion Saplings Misses the Forest for the Trees 19.2.2020 Mother Jones
Donald Trump, it turns out, is a fan of trees. A big fan. Such a fan, in fact, that at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, late last month, the president announced that the United States will join the One Trillion Tree Initiative, an international plan to plant and restore a trillion trees globally […]
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How and Where to Plant 60 Billion Trees in the US 18.2.2020 THE CITY FIX
The Trillion Trees Initiative has garnered support from business and political leaders around the world. U.S. President Trump highlighted the initiative as the cornerstone of his plan to protect the environment, a rare shift for an administration that has moved to withdraw ...
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Big businesses are failing forests 17.2.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Amazon, TJ Maxx and Tyson are among well-known U.S. companies with no publicly stated deforestation strategy. Is your organization complicit?
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How and Where to Plant 60 Billion Trees in the US 12.2.2020 WRI Stories
How and Where to Plant 60 Billion Trees in the US Comments|Add Comment|PrintRestocking timber forests is one way the United States can plant billions of trees. Photo by Cecilio Ricardo/U.S. Forest Service The Trillion Trees Initiative has garnered support from business and political leaders around the world. U.S. President Trump highlighted the initiative as the cornerstone of his plan to protect the environment, a rare shift for an administration that has moved to withdraw from the Paris... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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