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Category: Problems :: Deforestation
Last updated: Jul 19 2019 14:16 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Tropical forest restoration is a global, high-value opportunity 19.7.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Forests have valuable ecological services and economic benefits, and this is where we should focus.
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Nearly half of companies with deforestation risk aren’t addressing it 17.7.2019 GreenBiz.com
And only 8 percent of global companies involved in the production of commodities associated with deforestation have publiclu committed to ending it.
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Why Sustainable Forestry Is a Good Investment 11.7.2019 WRI Stories
Why Sustainable Forestry Is a Good Investment Comments|Add Comment|PrintSenegalese villagers plant mangrove trees. A decade ago, 100,000 volunteers from the Senegalese villages of Casamance and Siné Saloum joined together to replant 80 million mangrove trees, the world’s largest mangrove restoration program. Ten years later, the mangroves have sequestered more than 160,000 tons of carbon, the equivalent of taking more than 100,000 cars off the road every year. The restored coastal ecosystem... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Will the Start of Forest Fires Season Hamper Indonesia’s Progress in Reducing Deforestation? 10.7.2019 WRI Stories
Will the Start of Forest Fires Season Hamper Indonesia’s Progress in Reducing Deforestation? Comments|Add Comment|PrintForest and peat fires in Riau, Indonesia. Photo by Julius Lawalata/WRI Indonesia brought its deforestation rate down for the second year in a row in 2018 after experiencing record highs. This downward trend was bright spot for the world’s forests: Tropical forests around the world lost 12 million hectares of trees in 2018 alone, an area of land the size of Belgium. However,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Congo Basin Deforestation Threatens Food and Water Supplies Throughout Africa 9.7.2019 WRI Stories
Congo Basin Deforestation Threatens Food and Water Supplies Throughout Africa Comments|Add Comment|PrintDeforestation rates in the Congo Basin are on the rise, particularly in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo by Molly Bergen/WRI Since famine ravaged Ethiopia in the 1980s, the country has consistently received humanitarian aid from foreign governments and NGOs. Now, it’s the world’s fastest-growing economy, attracting international investors and developers keen on boosting the country’s... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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We Are Flushing Away Our Forests 7.7.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Guardian and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Toilet paper—the one product that the majority of us use just once and flush away—is becoming less sustainable, according to research. Analysis from Ethical Consumer magazine found that major brands were using less recycled paper than in 2011, […]
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Policy News: July 1, 2019 1.7.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: Member Opportunities Action Alert: Ask your Members of Congress to raise the caps and restore funding for science. Apply to join the Rapid Response Team. House Bill Would Increase Funding for Ecological Science, Blocks Offshore Drilling, Pebble Mine NSF receives a 7% increase. House Science Committee Advances Harassment, Diversity Bills Bill would ...
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Colorado logging, controlled burning project advances 25.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
GRAND JUNCTION -- The U.S. Forest Service has given preliminary approval for a logging and controlled burning project that aims reduce wildfire risks and improve habitat in western Colorado.
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California Assembly Gives CARB Green Light on Tropical Forest Standard 20.6.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
California Assembly Gives CARB Green Light on Tropical Forest Standard
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RELEASE: Latin America and the Caribbean Working Toward Carbon Neutrality Through Landscape Restoration 19.6.2019 WRI Stories
RELEASE: Latin America and the Caribbean Working Toward Carbon Neutrality Through Landscape Restoration17 countries commit to restoring degraded lands to help the region achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA (June 18, 2019)— Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean reinforced today their commitment to restore degraded landscapes that are key for sustained economic growth, with less carbon emissions and better agriculture productivity.  This is why — through Initiative... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Forest Service seeks to exempt some logging and mining from environmental review rules 13.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The U.S. Forest Service on Wednesday announced plans to narrow the scope of a major environmental law, allowing the agency to fast-track activity throughout the national forest system without undergoing environmental review.

The proposed changes could potentially make it easier for logging, road...

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Trump administration seeking to overhaul forest management rules 12.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The U.S. Forest Service is proposing changes to a landmark environmental law that would allow it to fast-track some forest management projects, including logging and prescribed burning.
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A New Tool Can Help Root Out Deforestation from Complex Supply Chains 11.6.2019 WRI Stories
A New Tool Can Help Root Out Deforestation from Complex Supply Chains Comments|Add Comment|PrintUnloading oil palm fruits. Photo by African Hope/Wikimedia Commons Imagine you are a sustainability officer for a candy company that uses palm oil in its chocolate bars. How do you determine if the oil you are buying has contributed to deforestation? It’s a common quandary: More than 360 companies have committed to eliminating deforestation from their supply chains by 2020. Most will miss this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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RELEASE: Companies Can Now Quickly and Accurately Monitor Deforestation Around the World 11.6.2019 WRI Stories
RELEASE: Companies Can Now Quickly and Accurately Monitor Deforestation Around the World Cargill, Golden Agri-Resources, Louis Dreyfus Company, Mondelēz, Olam, Procter & Gamble and Unilever among 80+ groups using GFW Pro to see and prevent deforestation in their supply chains UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS (June 11, 2019) – The world lost 12 million hectares of forest in 2018. As nearly 40 percent of deforestation is commodity-driven, this represents major legal and reputational risks for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Good news and new tools to help companies fight against global deforestation 30.5.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Three ways to move towards a forest-positive future.
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Ethical Elephant Sanctuaries to Add to your Bucket List 28.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Get up close and personal with endangered pachyderms at these ethical elephant sanctuaries.
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What ProPublica’s forest carbon credits story gets wrong – and right 24.5.2019 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
Readers of ProPublica’s "An (Even More) Inconvenient Truth" might come away without understanding that protecting forests, including through forest carbon credits, is one of the most important solutions to climate change out there, and the planet can’t afford to dismiss this opportunity to solve the climate crisis.
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California may let polluters offset carbon by preserving rain forests. Here are the pitfalls 23.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

California, a global leader on climate change, is poised to take the lead once again as it considers expanding its carbon offset program to allow polluting companies to compensate for their excess emissions by paying to preserve the Amazon rainforest.

That sounds like a winning proposition: The...

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Why carbon credits for forest preservation may be worse than nothing 23.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The hunger for these offsets is blinding us to the mounting pile of evidence that they haven't -- and won't -- deliver the climate benefit they promise.
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Trump wants to cut payments to California for fighting wildfires on federal land 22.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The relationship between President Trump and California has long been fraught, but in the aftermath of the state’s deadliest wildfire season, the acrimony is burning hotter than ever.

In November, as crews battled the Camp and Woolsey fires, Trump blamed the state for “gross mismanagement of the...

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