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How to buy eco-friendly flowers for Valentine's Day 13.2.2018 LA Times: Business

While it may be fashionable to investigate the early childhood of your steak, when was the last time you asked your florist about the provenance of your peonies?

According to the most recent U.S. Department of Agriculture figures, the U.S. produced $374 million in wholesale cut stems in the 15...

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Oregon increases protections for 'enigma of the Pacific' 10.2.2018 AP National
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon environmental officials on Friday increased protections for the marbled murrelet, a rare diving seabird known as the "enigma of the Pacific" because it lives and hunts in the ocean but nests far inland in the high canopy of mossy, old-growth forests....
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Once buried at ocean's bottom, ancient forest offers climate change clues 9.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The remarkable discovery of an intact Ice Age cypress forest in the Gulf of Mexico may reveal a lot about climate change -- the past and the future.
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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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Cambodian forest protectors slain after confronting loggers 31.1.2018 Washington Post: World
Soldiers in northeastern Cambodia, an area where illicit logging and smuggling are rife, killed a forest protection ranger, a military police officer and a conservation worker in apparent retaliation for their seizure of equipment from illegal loggers, officials said Wednesday.
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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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She fought back against illegal loggers. Now she’s been found strangled on a highway in Mexico 24.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Like many residents of the pine-covered hills of Cheran in central Mexico, Guadalupe Campanur led a life of radical resistance.

As a young woman in 2011, she joined town leaders in fighting back against illegal loggers and drug traffickers accused of murdering local farmers.

She later played a...

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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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From Tree-Planting Drones to Shade-Grown Tea: Businesses Are Making Money by Reforesting the Planet 18.1.2018 WRI Stories
From Tree-Planting Drones to Shade-Grown Tea: Businesses Are Making Money by Reforesting the Planet Comments|Add Comment|PrintRestoration in Costa Rica. Photo by Luciana Gallardo Lomeli/WRI An estimated 15 billion trees are cut down each year—more than 41 million per day. Given this pace of land degradation, it’s hard to imagine how traditional reforestation methods, which rely on the hand-planting of live seedlings, could ever keep up. BioCarbon Engineering offers another way—a device, no more... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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RELEASE: New Report Shows That Actually, Money Does Grow on Trees 18.1.2018 WRI Stories
RELEASE: New Report Shows That Actually, Money Does Grow on Trees New research finds businesses are making money from planting trees and growing sales as rapidly as 10 times per year WASHINGTON (January 18, 2018)— Many investors don’t know what restoration is or realize the extent of its potential. A new report by World Resources Institute (WRI) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) reveals that businesses around the world are making money by planting trees, unleashing a growth opportunity for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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YouTube promised 'consequences' after Logan Paul vlogged a dead body. Here they are. 11.1.2018 Washington Post
YouTube promised 'consequences' after Logan Paul vlogged a dead body. Here they are.
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Conservation giants implicated in public health crises among "Pygmies" 8.1.2018 Survival International
A recent epidemic in the Republic of Congo is said to have been aggravated by the loss of indigenous peoples' resources due to conservation and logging projects. © C. Fornellino Romero/Survival A Congolese organization has recently raised concerns that conservation contributed to the deaths of several dozen children, mostly Bayaka “Pygmies,” during an epidemic in 2016 in the Republic of Congo – the latest in a long line of related reports. The deaths have been attributed by a medical expert to malaria, pneumonia and dysentery, aggravated by severe malnutrition. Conservation-related malnutrition among Bayaka children in this region has been reported since 2005 at least, as the Bayaka are prevented from hunting and gathering on their lands by wildlife guards through violence and intimidation . These guards are funded and equipped by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), one of the world’s largest conservation organizations, and the logging company it has partnered with, CIB. Both organizations have ...
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Indonesia Has a Carrot to End Illegal Logging; Now It Needs a Stick 4.1.2018 WRI Stories
Indonesia Has a Carrot to End Illegal Logging; Now It Needs a Stick Comments|Add Comment|PrintSawmill in Indonesia. Photo by James Anderson/WRI Indonesia’s illegal logging problem has deep roots. The heavily forested nation supplied 219 million cubic meters of unreported or illegally sourced timber from 1991 to 2014. This is equal to more than 2.3 million hectares of deforestation, an area 32 times the size of Singapore. It also cost the country $6.5-9 billion in uncollected non-tax revenues... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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What I got wrong in 2017 31.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A year ago, as the Trump Era was dawning in Washington, I peered into the future and tried to predict what we should expect from our strange new president.

“We should give Trump a chance,” I wrote before his inauguration, a chance to keep his promises to “grow jobs, improve healthcare, drain the...

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Why failing to pay your taxes is a risky form of protest 31.12.2017 LA Times: Business

Dear Liz: I write in earnest hope that you might consider giving advice to those wondering about withholding federal taxes as a form of protest over the enactment of the new tax bill. What are the possible legal ramifications of withholding federal taxes?

If one is willing to accept the possible...

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Trump called for a 'truly representative process' for managing public land. One already exists in Idaho 28.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

President Trump flew to Salt Lake City this month to remove 2 million acres from two national monuments in Utah, and to rebuke “distant bureaucrats” for acting to safeguard the West’s public domain without adequately consulting neighboring communities.

“Under my administration, we will advance...

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Scientists just presented a sweeping new estimate of how much humans have altered the planet 21.12.2017 Washington Post
Scientists just presented a sweeping new estimate of how much humans have altered the planet
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5 Maps Show How Important Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Are to the Environment 20.12.2017 WRI Stories
5 Maps Show How Important Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Are to the Environment Comments|Add Comment|PrintIndigenous groups and local communities occupy about half the world's land, but hold legal rights to only a fraction of it. Photo by Michele Solmi/Flickr Indigenous Peoples and local communities are some of the best environmental stewards. Their livelihoods and cultures depend on forests, clean water and other natural resources, so they have strong incentives to sustainably manage... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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AP Exclusive: Pulp giant tied to companies accused of fires 20.12.2017 AP Top News
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Despite its denials, one of the world's biggest paper producers has extensive behind-the-scenes ties and significant influence over wood suppliers linked to fires and deforestation that have degraded Indonesia's stunning natural environment, The Associated Press has found....
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