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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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As mass timber takes off, how green is this new building material? 21.5.2019 GreenBiz.com
Climate-positive mass timber construction is on the rise — but will producing the new material outweigh its benefits?
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Endangered Species Day: List of Most Threatened Animals in the World 17.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
There are 18 animals on the WWF's critically endangered list.
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Good news and new tools to help companies fight against global deforestation 16.5.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Good news and new tools to help companies fight against global deforestation
Restoration Opportunities Atlas of India 9.5.2019 WRI Stories
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Remember the Rainforests? We Still Haven’t Saved Them. 27.4.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Every half hour, the world lost a football-field chunk of tropical forest in 2018. Over the course of the year, that added up to a total forest loss of nearly 30 million acres, an area the size of Pennsylvania, according […]
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The World Lost a Belgium-sized Area of Primary Rainforests Last Year 25.4.2019 WRI Stories
The World Lost a Belgium-sized Area of Primary Rainforests Last Year Comments|Add Comment|PrintPrimary rainforests are critically important for storing carbon and providing habitat for jaguars, orangutans, gorillas and other animals. Photo by stokpic/Pixabay The tropics lost 12 million hectares of tree cover in 2018, the fourth-highest annual loss since record-keeping began in 2001. Of greatest concern is the disappearance of 3.6 million hectares of primary rainforest, an area the size of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Policy News: April 22, 2019 22.4.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: Member Opportunities Call for new ESA Rapid Response Team members. ESA Communications Training in Flagstaff, June 7: travel awards available. Action Alert. Congress Senate confirms David Bernhardt as Interior Secretary. Executive Branch EPA releases a list of candidates for the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee. States 15 Attorneys General oppose proposed Waters ...
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Colorado wildlife officials warn residents as bears awake from winter slumber 17.4.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado wildlife officials are warning residents to take precaution as bears begin to wake up from their winter slumber.
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Colorado residents challenge U.S. Forest Service logging project near Basalt 17.4.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A group of residents are looking to stop a U.S. Forest Service logging project in west-central Colorado, claiming it would damage the environment and tourism.
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Policy News: April 10, 2019 10.4.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award Recipients Visit the Hill to Advocate for Science Funding Ten ecology graduate students visit Washington, DC to receive policy and communications training and meet with their members of Congress. Agency Leaders Defend President’s Budget Request More details about steep cuts to science programs released. Members ...
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Critics of the Green New Deal Rail Against Socialism. We’ve Seen This Before. 7.4.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  The Green New Deal and its proponents aim to tackle the intertwined issues of social and environmental justice in our age of anthropogenic climate change. To accomplish this, they believe they must deploy the federal government, since it is the […]
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3 Ways Well-Intentioned Forest Laws and Their Enforcement Can Block Restoration 27.3.2019 WRI Stories
3 Ways Well-Intentioned Forest Laws and Their Enforcement Can Block Restoration Comments|Add Comment|PrintA woman sorting plants in Guatemala. Flickr/USAID Biodiversity & Forestry Picture a Guatemalan landholder who wants to put her land to good use. She plants her trees, waits for them to grow. She even receives a government subsidy for restoring her previously degraded land. Her trees remove carbon from the air, help clean the local river and provide habitat for many native birds. Yet when... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Indonesia Charts a New, Low Carbon Development Path. Will Other Countries Follow Suit? 26.3.2019 WRI Stories
Indonesia Charts a New, Low Carbon Development Path. Will Other Countries Follow Suit? Comments|Add Comment|PrintFarmers in Yogyakarta. Indonesia’s government is charting a new, low carbon path to development. Photo by the International Rice Research Institute. Indonesia’s recent socioeconomic performance has been impressive. Over the past two decades, the country has cut extreme poverty in half and doubled per capita income. This economic growth has come at a steep cost, including slashing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Planting trees only works if the restored forests stand for more than 10 or 20 years 20.3.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Ecological resoration is supposed to help damaged and deforested ecosystems recover — but early-stage forests aren't the same as mature ones.
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Nature: the one partner every company should work with 14.3.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Natural capital stewardship like restoring forests could deliver almost one-third of the emissions cuts needed to stave off global temperature increases.
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How to keep conservation policies from backfiring in a globally connected world 13.3.2019 GreenBiz.com
Shared global resources and spaces call for sustainable and collaborative management.
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