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Indonesia Reduces Deforestation, Norway to Pay Up 21.2.2019 WRI Stories
Indonesia Reduces Deforestation, Norway to Pay Up Comments|Add Comment|Print Indonesia experienced a 60 percent drop in primary forest loss in 2017, compared to 2016. Photo by WidodoMargotomo/Wikimedia Commons Indonesia was one of the few tropical nations to reduce its deforestation rates in 2017, and it’s paying off. Norway announced on February 16 that it will provide the first results-based payment to Indonesia as part of a REDD+ agreement the two nations established in 2010. REDD+, which... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Trump seems to soften his threat to halt emergency funding for California fire victims 7.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

A month after tweeting that he might order FEMA to cut federal disaster funding to California fire victims, President Trump declined to renew that threat and indicated that talks with state officials were going well.

Speaking to The Times and several regional newspapers in the Oval Office, Trump...

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In India’s fast-growing cities, a grassroots effort to save the trees 6.2.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Densely populated megacities in the developing world, which are most in need of tree cover, often have the least.
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New Study Confirms: Degenerative Food & Farming System Poses Mortal Threat 29.1.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

A new study calling for a “radical rethink” of the relationship between policymakers and corporations reinforces what Organic Consumers Association and other public interest groups have been saying for years: Our triple global health crises of deteriorating public health, world hunger and global warming share common root causes—and that the best way to address these crises is to address what they all have in common: an unhealthy, inequitable food system perpetuated by a political and economic system largely driven by corporate profit.

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Peru’s Indigenous Communities Manage Their Forests. Others Should Follow Their Lead 24.1.2019 WRI Stories
Peru’s Indigenous Communities Manage Their Forests. Others Should Follow Their Lead Comments|Add Comment|PrintHarvesting sago along the Tuba River in Maluku province, Indonesia. Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/CIFOR. Peruvian indigenous communities have shown themselves to be exceptional environmental and conservation leaders. Their leaders have worked for a decade to ensure a government commitment to conserve 54 million hectares of forest, as a part of the REDD+ program. REDD+ includes country... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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5 reasons to be optimistic about reducing, and reversing, deforestation 21.1.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Yes, more trees are falling, but the leading indicators suggest a brighter picture is taking root.
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'I’m Proud to Have Brought the Rain Back:' Reforestation Revives Cambodian Mountains 19.1.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

During the 12th century, people came to Kulen mountain, a sacred place associated with fertility, to cut huge chunks of stone that would have to be hauled down by elephants. In recent decades, despite Kulen becoming a protected area, people have come not just to pick the sweet lychee fruits but to cut trees to sell for luxury hardwood or charcoal in towns further down.

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Trump’s executive order will cut more forest trees; CU Boulder professor says “we can’t log our way out of the fire problem” 15.1.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
With a partial government shutdown looming, President Donald Trump quietly issued an executive order that expands logging on public land on the grounds that it will curb deadly wildfires.
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Still no clarity on Trump’s threat to cut off aid to California fire victims 15.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Members of the California congressional delegation say they still have no idea if President Trump will follow through on his threat to cut off federal disaster funding to the state.

Representatives for the White House and Federal Emergency Management Agency have not responded to daily requests...

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Today: The Forest Through the Tweets 10.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

President Trump threatened to cut federal money for wildfire relief efforts in California, but neither the White House nor the Federal Emergency Management Agency would clarify what he meant.

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President Trump has threatened to cut off disaster relief money...

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Policy News: January 7, 2019 7.1.2019 EcoTone
The Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award ESA is now accepting applications for its 2019 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award. Offered each year, this award gives graduate students an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC for science policy training with opportunities to meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Visit the ESA website for more ...
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Policy News: January 7, 2019 7.1.2019 EcoTone
The Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award ESA is now accepting applications for its 2019 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award. Offered each year, this award gives graduate students an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC for science policy training with opportunities to meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Visit the ESA website for more ...
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Bamboo: Malawi’s Unexpected Tool for Climate Change Resilience 4.1.2019 WRI Stories
Bamboo: Malawi’s Unexpected Tool for Climate Change Resilience Comments|Add Comment|PrintAfriBam’s giant bamboo (Dendrocalamus asper) nursery in central Malawi. Photo by Caroline Gagné/WRI Hundreds of rows of giant bamboo grow about an hour outside of Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi. It’s an unexpected sight—Malawi has lost nearly 10 percent of its forests since 2001, and bamboo isn’t even native to the country. But that’s exactly the reason Grant Blumrick knew he had to start the AfriBam... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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We Need to Talk About Palm Oil 27.12.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. We wash our hair with it, brush our teeth with it, smother our skin in it and use it to powder our cheeks, plump our lashes and color our lips. We clean our houses with it, fuel our cars with it and […]
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Here’s how California can use fire to solve its wildfire problem 20.12.2018 LA Times: Science

If California wants to get out in front of its wildfire problem, scientists have some clear but counterintuitive advice: Start more forest fires.

Decades of research shows that lighting fires under safe conditions not only clears out the dead plants and thick underbrush that fuel many severe wildfires,...

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Forests could be a hot topic at COP 24 despite not being on the agenda 29.11.2018 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
Katowice, Poland was an odd location to pick for this year’s UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP 24). The city is small and its ambiance may not be very conductive for climate negotiations (it is frigid, dark, and shrouded with coal smog in December). Yet this is where the important task of finalizing the rules of […]
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Fast-tracking logging on federal lands may not lessen wildfire risk 29.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The current version of the Farm Bill includes House-backed provisions that would streamline logging projects on federal land. The administration argues logging could mitigate wildfire risk.
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Is palm oil the new plastic? Big brands and suppliers under fire over deforestation 23.11.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
The hot-button issue has raised new controversy as of late.
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Why Brazil's new president may cause more rainforest destruction, violence 16.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Jair Bolsonaro, the right-wing president-elect of Brazil who campaigned with a pledge to "make Brazil great," has policy priorities critics say will hasten global climate change and increase violent acts against environmental protectors.
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Four reasons why the California Air Resources Board should endorse the California Tropical Forest Standard 15.11.2018 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
California has acted a global climate leader, but the most significant step the state can take right now is to endorse the Tropical Forest Standard to help avert climate catastrophe, protect biodiversity, and support the indigenous communities who depend on tropical forests.
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