User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Deforestation :: Amazon Rainforests
Last updated: Sep 13 2019 19:27 IST RSS 2.0
 
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The world is watching as California weighs controversial plan to save tropical forests 13.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

Scientists and environmentalists agree on the need to protect tropical rainforests, but they couldn't disagree more about California's plan for saving them.

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Brazil Amazon: Old enemies unite to save their land 13.9.2019 BBC: Front Page
Rival indigenous groups say they have a common enemy: Brazil's President Bolsonaro and his policies.
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Opinion: California can help save the Amazon rainforest. Do we have the guts to try? 12.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Like so much of California's approach to climate policy, the Tropical Forest Standard is an experiment worth trying.

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The Amazon Rainforest Fires Are Pumping the CO2 Trees Normally Absorb Out Into the Atmosphere 10.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"The Amazon is a carbon sink, which slows the rate of carbon dioxide build up in the atmosphere, and thus climate warming," said James Randerson from the University of California, Irvine.
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Amazon Rainforest Fires Are Only Going to Get Worse | Opinion 9.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"If Brazil does not retreat from the course it is on, scientists warn there will come a time in the near future when Amazonian fires burn without control and push the forest to a point of no return," researcher Robert Walker said.
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Brazil worker who protected indigenous tribes killed in Amazon 9.9.2019 BBC: World
Reports say an official who protected land from farmers and loggers was shot twice in the head.
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Opinion: The Amazon forest isn't the only one in peril. Trump has his eye on Alaska 8.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

President Trump wants to undo protections that cover more than half of the Tongass National Forest to development, encouraging large-scale commercial logging of old growth trees.

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Are fires in the Amazon and elsewhere getting worse? 6.9.2019 BBC: World
Forest fires are raging in many parts of the world but are there more than ever?
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“The Amazon Stays, Bolsonaro Goes”: Protesters in Brazil Demand Action on Rainforest Fires 31.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by National Observer and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Last Friday, in the streets outside the government buildings in Brazil’s capital city, I walked with nearly a thousand people in desperate concern over the relentless and unprecedented burning of one of the most important ecosystems in the world. A […]
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This Is What The Amazon Fires Look Like From Space 30.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Satellites from the space agency have been tracking thick smoke and high temperatures from the record-breaking fires.
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Amazon Fires Threaten 'World's Most Endangered Tribe' As Campaigners Say Indigenous Fire Departments Are Being Stopped: 'These People Depend on the Forest' 30.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"These fires are now not just an environmental catastrophe, they're also potentially genocidal," Survival International Director Stephen Corry said in a statement.
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Amazon fires: The tragic couple who died protecting their home 30.8.2019 BBC: Front Page
Eidi and Romildo died while protecting their home as fires swept through the Brazilian Amazon.
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Amazon fires: Brazil bans fire for land clearance for 60 days 29.8.2019 BBC: World
The 60-day decree comes as a leading environmentalist warns "the worst of the fire is yet to come".
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Trump to Lift Logging Restrictions in America's Largest National Forest: A Climate Change Threat 'Like the Fires Burning in the Amazon,' Warns Expert 29.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The latest moves could potentially open up more than half of Alaska's Tongass National Forest to logging, mining and energy projects.
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What Is Happening to the Animals in the Amazon? 29.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Experts say the fires are effectively endangering and eliminating the animals of the Amazon.
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Amazon fires: Forest loss challenges Paris climate ambition 28.8.2019 BBC: World
Fossil fuel burning is the big issue but continued forest cover loss will make climate targets harder to achieve, say scientists.
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NASA Images Show Africa Has Five Times More Wildfires Burning Than The Amazon—Here's Why They're Different 28.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"We must learn from the ongoing fire crisis in the Amazon and take the necessary steps to ensure the flames are controlled and do not spread further in the Congo Basin forest."
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Brazil Rejects G-7's Offer Of $22 Million To Fight Amazon Fires 27.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says he doesn't want the cash — unless it comes with an apology from French President Emmanuel Macron.
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How Much Oxygen Does the Amazon Rain Forest Provide? 27.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"There are many many reasons to be concerned…but a risk to the world's oxygen supply is not one of them," Allison Mills from Michigan Technological University told Newsweek.
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Editorial: The Amazon is burning and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro doesn't care 27.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Fires burning at the edge of the Amazon rainforest -- intentionally set to clear land for farm fields and cattle grazing -- endanger the health of the planet.

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