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Forest certification remains a key weapon in the fight to save forests 25.5.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Some estimates suggest that up to 30 percent of all timber traded globally may be illegally harvested.
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“Guardians of the Amazon” seize illegal loggers to protect uncontacted tribe 22.5.2018 Survival International
Guardians of the Amazon from the Guajajara tribe: “We patrol, we find the loggers, we destroy their equipment and we send them away. We’ve stopped many loggers. It’s working.” © Guardians of the Amazon Members of an Amazon tribe patrolling their rainforest reserve to protect uncontacted relatives from illegal loggers have seized a notorious logging gang, burned their truck, and expelled them from the jungle. The Guardians of the Amazon are from the Guajajara tribe: “We patrol, we find the loggers, we destroy their equipment and we send them away. We’ve stopped many loggers. It’s working.” The area they are defending, Arariboia, is in the most threatened region in the entire Amazon . It is home to an uncontacted group of Awá Indians, a tribe well known for their affinity with animals and understanding of the forest , who face total annihilation if they come into contact with the loggers. The Guardians have recently found abandoned Awá shelters close to where the loggers operate. An Awá man called ...
Racing to meet your 2020 deforestation goals? Here's help. 15.5.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Racing to meet your 2020 deforestation goals? Here's help.
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Poland ready to end extensive logging in pristine old forest 15.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Poland’s environment minister has decided to stop the extensive logging in one of Europe’s oldest forests that has been declared illegal by a top European Union court, authorities said Tuesday.
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Deforestation-free supply chains: 4 trends to watch 14.5.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Deforestation-free supply chains: 4 trends to watch
Forests Could Be Casualties in a U.S.-China Trade War 11.5.2018 WRI Stories
Forests Could Be Casualties in a U.S.-China Trade War Comments|Add Comment|PrintSoybean production in the U.S. could shift to Brazil if China imposes tariffs. As the threat of a trade war between the United States and China looms and rhetoric escalates, an ominous side effect has been left out of the discussion: the potential impacts on forests and the climate. Recently, China announced that it would impose a 25 percent tariff on U.S. agricultural products including soybeans, wheat, corn,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Polish court acquits protesters of logging in old forest 11.5.2018 Washington Post: World
A court in eastern Poland has acquitted environmentalists who had blocked government-ordered logging in one of Europe’s last pristine forests that has been condemned by the European Union.
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Deforestation-free supply chains: 4 trends to watch 11.5.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Deforestation-free supply chains: 4 trends to watch
How leveraging social norms can promote ethical timber use 8.5.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
People love trees and know that deforestation is harmful. So how do we truly put an end to it?
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Global Forest Watch GLAD Alerts Help Protect Sumatra’s Leuser Rainforest Ecosystem 3.5.2018 WRI Stories
Global Forest Watch GLAD Alerts Help Protect Sumatra’s Leuser Rainforest Ecosystem Comments|Add Comment|PrintUsing Forest Watcher in the Leuser Ecosystem to record evidence of a new palm oil plantation. Photo by HAkA Indonesia’s Leuser Ecosystem, on Sumatra’s northern end, is the world’s third-largest rainforest after South America’s Amazon and Africa’s Congo. Spread across 6.5 million acres (over 2.6 million hectares), the Leuser rainforest and surrounding ecosystem is the last place on Earth... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Humanity is waging an inexplicable war on trees. It's not going to work out for either side 2.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary
Patt Morrison speaks with Richard Powers, author of "The Overstory," a novel about trees and people.
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2 Ways for China to Play a Bigger Role in Protecting Global Forests 17.4.2018 WRI Stories
2 Ways for China to Play a Bigger Role in Protecting Global Forests Comments|Add Comment|PrintChina is the world's largest timber market. Flickr/bricoleurbanism In 2018, China wrote the concepts of "ecological civilization" and "a community of shared future for mankind" into its Constitution. The new concepts signal China's prioritization of the environment in its policy agenda and willingness to engage cooperatively in global affairs. China has emerged in recent years as a leader in global... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Forests as a climate solution? Yes, naturally 17.4.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Sponsored: Forests clean air and water, provide economic well-being, support biodiversity, provide forest products that people depend on — and serve as the world’s oldest carbon storage technology. That’s worth talking about.
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Guitar makers hit hard by new regulations on prized rosewood 12.4.2018 AP Business
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- An international crackdown on illegal logging in tropical forests has ensnared the makers of some guitars and other musical instruments, whose top-end products require small amounts of rosewood, a material prized for its rich, multicolored grain and resonant sound....
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States Should Welcome REDD+ into International Aviation Carbon Offset Program 27.3.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
States Should Welcome REDD+ into International Aviation Carbon Offset Program
Greenpeace leaves sustainable wood certification group 27.3.2018 Washington Post: World
Greenpeace is withdrawing from the main global group for certifying sustainable wood, saying the organization it helped found more than two decades ago is failing to protect natural forests from exploitation.
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Greenpeace leaves sustainable wood certification group 27.3.2018 AP Business
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Greenpeace is withdrawing from the main global group for certifying sustainable wood products, saying it is failing to protect natural forests from exploitation....
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The Energy 202: Congress finally found a new way to fund wildfire suppression 23.3.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Congress finally found a new way to fund wildfire suppression
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3 Reasons City Dwellers Should Care About Forests 21.3.2018 THE CITY FIX
If you’re reading this, you are probably a city dweller. More than half of humanity lives in cities, and the percentage continues to grow. As more and more of us move from the rural landscapes our ancestors called home, we are particularly estranged ...
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3 Reasons City Dwellers Should Care About Forests 21.3.2018 WRI Stories
3 Reasons City Dwellers Should Care About Forests Comments|Add Comment|PrintRestored and conserved forests outside Extrema, Brazil, protect Sao Paulo’s water supply. Photo by James Anderson/WRI A version of this post initially appeared in Revolve Magazine If you’re reading this, you are probably a city dweller. More than half of humanity lives in cities, and the percentage continues to grow. As more and more of us move from the rural landscapes our ancestors called home, we are particularly... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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