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Category: Problems :: Deforestation
Last updated: Nov 29 2018 20:50 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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Burning to solve climate change: The BECCS paradox 14.11.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
For land rights and justice, the international climate solution is controversial.
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Why investors are backing zero deforestation 31.10.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
At long last, markets for protecting forests are taking root.
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Tropical forest regions can greatly reduce commodity-driven deforestation: here’s how 30.10.2018 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
Commitments to reduce deforestation in key commodity supply chains are on the rise, as are initiatives to implement them. EDF and colleagues at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies set out to map where such initiatives are underway. Specifically, they looked at areas where Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) programs, […]
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Deforestation: When should I panic? 29.10.2018 GreenBiz.com
There's a lot more work to do, but new tools are making it easier.
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Bolsonaro, Brazil and why your company should care 29.10.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Bolsonaro, Brazil and why your company should care
Tropical Trump bodes ill for the planet 29.10.2018 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
Jair Bolsonaro, the projected winner of Brazil’s presidential election, has been dubbed “Tropical Trump.” The parallels are strong – both Bolsonaro and US President Donald Trump show clear contempt for democratic institutions, are on the record with racist and misogynist statements, and play on and inflame the fears and hatred of their supporters. They are […]
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Stressed Southern Timber Growers Get Hit Again 27.10.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Owners of forest land along the Florida Panhandle and beyond are grappling with at least $1.6 billion in timber losses after Hurricane Michael.
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Why forests are crucial for reining in climate change 22.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Just before the United Nations issued life-or-death warning the world needs to cut drastically its greenhouse gas emissions, a group of scientists made the case for why addressing deforestation is just as important as curbing fossil fuel use.
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Did Trump's lumber tariffs make your new house more expensive? 17.10.2018 Philly.com News
In May 2018, the cost of lumber hit its highest price on record, making builders nervous about the rising cost of building a home. How much was passed on to you? Why was there a tariff in the first place? We break down all of your questions here.
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Harness the Market to Manage the Climate 16.10.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
The problem is dire, but the solution isn’t command and control.
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3 challenges — and opportunities — for businesses to help save tropical forests 10.10.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Research shows climate finance is reaching most jurisdictions, but slowly.
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Demand is driving deforestation — what can companies do? 5.10.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Research found that 27 percent of global forest loss is caused by permanent commodity-driven deforestation-as-usual.
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Lessons learned from centuries of indigenous forest management 28.9.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Ecologist Charles M. Peters discusses how, in an era of runaway destruction of tropical forests, the centuries-old understanding of indigenous woodland residents can lead restoration efforts.
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Climate change and corporate greed combine to destroy forests with fire and felling 26.9.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Ed Finn The razing of millions of acres of forests by wildfires has been increasing in scale and intensity for the past few decades. This year has set new records for the number of trees and shrubs destroyed by fire -- not just in the United States and Canada, but also in many other countries, including England, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Sweden, Latvia, and North Korea. Wildfires, of course, have been a yearly occurrence in the summer months for centuries. Triggered mainly by lightning, they were nature's way of disposing of dead timber and providing fertile ground for new plant growth. That is still an important natural process, although many conflagrations today are unnaturally caused by human carelessness, such as poorly tended campfires and flipped-away cigarette butts. Far more devastating for the world's forests today, however, are the effects of global warming, mostly caused by the greenhouse gas emissions that emanate from the burning of fossil fuels. One of the detrimental effects of climate ...
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The big news on forests you may have missed during the Global Climate Action Summit 22.9.2018 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
The California Tropical Forest Standard would lay the groundwork to help protect tropical forests around the world by leveraging the state’s climate program and its global vision.
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