User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-National
Category: Problems :: Deforestation
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Want to Help the US Economy? Rethink the Trillion Trees Act 7.4.2020 WRI Stories
Want to Help the US Economy? Rethink the Trillion Trees Act Comments|Add Comment|PrintWith proper investment, a tree restoration program could create hundreds of thousands of U.S. jobs. Photo by Simon Williams/The Nature Conservancy. As the spread of COVID-19 sickens thousands of Americans and pushes the U.S. economy into recession, Congress is working around the clock to provide resources to healthcare workers and relief to workers and industries facing economic hardship. That remains our... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Why protecting soil carbon is a win-win for farmers and the planet 2.4.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The benefits of protecting and restoring soil carbon go well beyond any one farm or any one year. But not enough people are taking these steps.
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Destroying habitats has opened a Pandora's box for new diseases to emerge 24.3.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The novel coronavirus outbreak may be just the beginning of mass pandemics.
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How GPS mapping and satellite technology help reduce deforestation 19.3.2020 GreenBiz.com
Sponsored: Technology can play a critical role in identifying risk and accelerating progress to reduce cocoa-related deforestation in Africa.
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Global soy trade drives Amazon deforestation amid human rights concerns 5.3.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Fast food giants wind up using much of the soy exported from central Brazil.
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Kellogg's bows to pressure on palm oil, deforestation 24.2.2020 GreenBiz.com
The activism was inspired by a petition created by two pre-teen sisters.
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Why Silicon Valley is taking a big interest in trees 24.2.2020 GreenBiz.com
Forest data startups such as Pachama and Silviaterra can help the biggest players in tech tackle their emissions.
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Agriculture Drove Recent Record-Breaking Tree Cover Loss 21.2.2020 WRI Stories
Agriculture Drove Recent Record-Breaking Tree Cover Loss Comments|Add Comment|PrintAgriculture, like this cornfield in Thailand, is a driver of recent tree cover loss. Photo by Theerawat Sangprakarn/Flickr Global tree cover loss reached record highs in 2016 and 2017. In 2018, roughly one soccer field of tree cover was lost every second. What drove this loss? Global data on the drivers of tree cover loss, developed by WRI and The Sustainability Consortium and updated this week on Global Forest... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Trump’s Plan to Plant a Trillion Saplings Misses the Forest for the Trees 19.2.2020 Mother Jones
Donald Trump, it turns out, is a fan of trees. A big fan. Such a fan, in fact, that at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, late last month, the president announced that the United States will join the One Trillion Tree Initiative, an international plan to plant and restore a trillion trees globally […]
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How and Where to Plant 60 Billion Trees in the US 18.2.2020 THE CITY FIX
The Trillion Trees Initiative has garnered support from business and political leaders around the world. U.S. President Trump highlighted the initiative as the cornerstone of his plan to protect the environment, a rare shift for an administration that has moved to withdraw ...
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Big businesses are failing forests 17.2.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Amazon, TJ Maxx and Tyson are among well-known U.S. companies with no publicly stated deforestation strategy. Is your organization complicit?
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How and Where to Plant 60 Billion Trees in the US 12.2.2020 WRI Stories
How and Where to Plant 60 Billion Trees in the US Comments|Add Comment|PrintRestocking timber forests is one way the United States can plant billions of trees. Photo by Cecilio Ricardo/U.S. Forest Service The Trillion Trees Initiative has garnered support from business and political leaders around the world. U.S. President Trump highlighted the initiative as the cornerstone of his plan to protect the environment, a rare shift for an administration that has moved to withdraw from the Paris... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Want to Grow Trees? Consider These 5 Lessons 11.2.2020 WRI Stories
Want to Grow Trees? Consider These 5 Lessons Comments|Add Comment|PrintThe Pesalat Reforestation Project in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, works to restore forest within a national park degraded by fire and logging. As of 2013, 450 hectares are under restoration, with over 4,000 seedlings planted. Photo by Aaron Minnick/WRI Forests are disappearing at an alarming rate. So in 2014, hundreds of governments and corporations made a landmark pledge to cut the rate of natural forest loss by half and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Conserving and restoring forests won’t be cheap and easy after all 10.2.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The corporate world has fallen for trees. But to be effective, the cost of offsetting CO2 emissions with the sequestration power of forests will have to go up. Are companies willing to pay?
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Will Mexico’s Growing Avocado Industry Harm Its Forests? 4.2.2020 WRI Stories
Will Mexico’s Growing Avocado Industry Harm Its Forests? Comments|Add Comment|PrintMexico produces about 2.2 million tons of avocados annually. Photo by Olle Svensson/Flickr Demand for avocados has exploded in the last decade, and Mexican production of “green-gold” has expanded to meet it. National production has grown 8% annually since 2009; the country produced 2.2 million tons of avocados in 2018 alone. Although the majority of Mexico’s avocados come from the state of Michoacán, the avocado... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Op-Ed: Pinyon and juniper woodlands define the West. Why is the BLM turning them to mulch? 30.1.2020 LA Times: Environment

The BLM claims, with little support, that less native forest will save the sage grouse. But the real beneficiary is cattle.

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How companies can source man-made cellulosics more sustainably 27.1.2020 GreenBiz.com
As a plant-based fiber, man-made cellulosics have the potential to be a more sustainable choice because they are renewable. But the production process can contribute to deforestation.
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How climate change has altered cocoa farming in Ivory Coast 25.1.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Severe droughts have caused soil fertility to decline and therefore, yields hampered.
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China Can Lead Global Green Trade Drive 22.1.2020 WRI Stories
China Can Lead Global Green Trade Drive Comments|Add Comment|PrintCargo ship near San Francisco. Photo by Thomas Hawk/flickr A version of this post originally appeared in China Daily. As we approach the Year of the Rat and begin a new 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac, three profound challenges face the world: how to build a more stable and efficient trading system, tackle climate change, and protect biodiversity. China has a pivotal role to play in all three. As the world's... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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The Ecology of Bourbon Country 17.1.2020 EcoTone
By Bruce A. Byers Just north of what is now Frankfort, Kentucky, the capital of the state, the Kentucky River, flowing north at that point, makes a right-angle bend to the west. Sandbars developed at that turn, creating a shallow ford where bison crossed the river on annual migrations from east to west and back. ...
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