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Palm oil buyers cultivate Mexico's ambition to grow a sustainable industry 22.10.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Food companies Oleopalma and PepsiCo lead smallholder certification drive.
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As 2020 approaches, the climate action spotlight is on forests 21.10.2019 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
With 2020 fast approaching, countries, companies, and other stakeholders are taking stock of their climate commitments. As they consider ways to meet and enhance climate goals, interest in net zero emissions commitments and carbon removal technologies has grown. But what these discussions reveal is that forests are crucial. Capable of significantly reducing net emissions at […]
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In a Small Amazonian Community, Agroforestry Takes Off 17.10.2019 WRI Stories
In a Small Amazonian Community, Agroforestry Takes Off Comments|Add Comment|Print The home of Marliane das Chagas Soares, in the interior Amazonian community of Juruti, in Para, Brazil, seldom lacks tasty treats. Several types of cakes, cookies and desserts frequently grace the family table. They are all delicious, but they are all made from the same main ingredient: cassava, also known as manioc or yucca. It has, for some time, been the only crop grown in this area. That makes for a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Opinion: California's clear-cutting project in the Rim fire area is setting up the region for another tragedy 14.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Gov. Newsom's clear-cutting project in the Rim fire region increases the risk of fire and threatens California's climate and communities.

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Use of Near-Real-Time Deforestation Alerts 9.10.2019 WRI Stories
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Wildfires a massive threat to California's progress in cutting greenhouse gases, report says 8.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

California will blow past its 2030 climate target unless it more than triples the pace of greenhouse gas reductions to about 4.5% annually, according to a report released Tuesday by a San Francisco think tank.

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Policy News: October 7, 2019 8.10.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: Senate Spending Bills Include Modest Increase for NSF, Interior Agencies NSF receives 3% increase. States Challenge New Endangered Species Act Regulations in Courts House Natural Resources Committee pushes a bill to reverse regulations; Congressional Western Caucus releases draft legislation to codify the new rules. Newest IPCC Report Highlights ‘Unprecedented and Enduring Changes ...
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Intense Forest Fires Threaten to Derail Indonesia’s Progress in Reducing Deforestation 7.10.2019 WRI Stories
Intense Forest Fires Threaten to Derail Indonesia’s Progress in Reducing Deforestation Comments|Add Comment|PrintMany farmers in Indonesia use slash-and-burn methods to clear land for agriculture. Photo by Wakx/Flickr Indonesia’s forest fires have made headlines globally over the past few weeks. This year’s forest fires have affected millions of people. Schools have closed in some areas due to unsafe levels of air pollution, while many people are suffering from respiratory illnesses. The haze... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Lumber Salvaged from Baltimore’s Row Houses and City Trees Creates Jobs and Cuts Wood Waste 5.10.2019 THE CITY FIX
Baltimore, like many post-industrial cities, confronts novel challenges. Once the sixth largest city in the U.S., Baltimore’s population has contracted by more than a third, resulting from a complex suite of factors including job loss, economic decline, and discriminatory policies or housing and lending ...
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Forest Whitaker cuts price of two-house compound in the Hollywood Hills 5.10.2019 LA Times: Business

In Hollywood Hills, a secluded compound owned by actor Forest Whitaker is up for grabs at $4.295 million.

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Lumber Salvaged from Baltimore’s Row Houses and City Trees Creates Jobs and Cuts Wood Waste 4.10.2019 WRI Stories
Lumber Salvaged from Baltimore’s Row Houses and City Trees Creates Jobs and Cuts Wood Waste Comments|Add Comment|PrintUrban trees in Baltimore’s Mount Vernon neighborhood. Photo by Paul Gardner/Flickr Like many post-industrial cities, Baltimore faces a variety of challenges. Once the sixth largest city in the U.S., Baltimore’s population has contracted by over a third as a result of a complex suite of factors including job loss, economic decline, discriminatory housing and lending practices and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Brazil had a plan to stop the Amazon's destruction. Here's how it failed 4.10.2019 LA Times: Nation

Cattle ranching continues to be the top cause of deforestation.

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Deforestation Threatens the Mekong, but New Trees Are Growing in Surprising Places 2.10.2019 WRI Stories
Deforestation Threatens the Mekong, but New Trees Are Growing in Surprising Places Comments|Add Comment|PrintCommunities like this one in Vietnam are beginning to restore their trees, especially on farms and in villages. Terry Sunderland/CIFOR. More than 70 million people live in Southeast Asia's Mekong region, where trees and forests have multiple benefits for people and biodiversity. Trees lock soils in place, preventing landslides and protecting crops, while forests help regulate rainfall... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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How developing countries put forests on the climate agenda 2.10.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Nearly a quarter of all the greenhouse gases emitted by man come from the way we manage our forests, farms and fields.
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5 Maps Show How Moving Indonesia’s Capital Could Impact the Environment 1.10.2019 THE CITY FIX
In late August, Indonesian President Joko Widodo announced that he will move the country’s capital to another island. The current capital of Jakarta is located on Java, the most populated island in the world. President Widodo’s motivation for moving is ...
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Conservation group to buy Alder Creek giant sequoia grove and world's fifth-largest tree 17.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

After more than seven decades of ownership, the Rouch family will sell their piece of the Sierra Nevada to Save the Redwoods League, a century-old conservation group that has long hankered after the property.

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For Rural Communities, Protecting Land Is a Better Investment than Deforestation 16.9.2019 WRI Stories
For Rural Communities, Protecting Land Is a Better Investment than Deforestation Comments|Add Comment|PrintIn India, legal recognition of forest communities' land rights has enabled villages to invest in sustainable, more productive land management. Photo by Panos Pictures/Food and Land Use Coalition. In India's Narmada District — a verdant landscape of rivers, forests and fields — villages received formal, legal recognition of their land and resource rights in 2009. This took place after a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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STATEMENT: New York Declaration of Forests assessment shows we’re losing the battle, but we can still beat deforestation 16.9.2019 WRI Stories
STATEMENT: New York Declaration of Forests assessment shows we’re losing the battle, but we can still beat deforestation WASHINGTON, D.C. September 12, 2019 — A new report to assess progress on the New York Declaration of Forests (NYDF) —signed on September of 2014— was released today in the lead-up to the 2019 United Nations Climate Summit. Five years after a landmark pledge to cut the rate of natural forest loss by half and restore 150 million hectares of land by 2020, the global state of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
Endangered orangutans could be the biggest losers as Indonesia builds a new capital 13.9.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Indonesia could be trading one environmental disaster for another when it relocates its capital from Jakarta to East Kalimantan, a hotbed of coal mining, gas extraction and palm oil production on the giant island of Borneo.

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The world is watching as California weighs controversial plan to save tropical forests 13.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

Scientists and environmentalists agree on the need to protect tropical rainforests, but they couldn't disagree more about California's plan for saving them.

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