User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Deforestation :: Amazon Rainforests
Last updated: May 23 2019 18:30 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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Nature's emergency: Where we are in five graphics 5.5.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Five graphics that show how nature is disappearing faster than at any other point in human history.
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'Make EU trade with Brazil sustainable' 26.4.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
600 scientists call on the EU to make trade with Brazil more sustainable to protect the planet.
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Deforestation: Tropical tree losses persist at high levels 25.4.2019 BBC: Science
Forests in tropical regions are disappearing at the rate of 30 football fields a minute, say researchers.
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Amazon rainforest deforestation 'worst in 10 years', says Brazil 24.11.2018 BBC: World
The rate of deforestation has risen 13.7% in a year, amid fears about the new president's policies.
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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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Brazil: Bolsonaro plans threaten Amazon, say experts 31.10.2018 BBC: World
Brazil's far-right president-elect will merge the ministries of agriculture and the environment.
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Is the Amazon facing new dangers? 31.10.2018 BBC: World
Are fears among environmentalists about the election of Brazil's new president justified?
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Tropical forests suffered second-worst loss of trees on record last year 28.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
In 2017, 39 million acres of tree cover disappeared, an area as big as Bangladesh. "The report is telling a bleak picture," researcher Mikaela Weisse said. "What we are doing right now isn't enough."
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Lab-grown meat 24.4.2018 BBC: Business
The meat industry, a major contributor to CO2 emissions and deforestation, is facing competition.
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Pope Francis' visit to South America shifts to troubled Amazon 19.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Pope Francis’ South America visit shifted focus Friday to one of the world’s most challenging but critical environments — the Amazon rain forest — where both the land and native peoples face threats from illegal logging, illicit mining and other activities.

On the fifth day of his swing through...

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Pope brings environmental crusade to Peru’s Amazon, though indigenous skeptical 19.1.2018 Washington Post: World
The indigenous want more control over mining, logging and oil extraction projects on their lands.
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Scientists just presented a sweeping new estimate of how much humans have altered the planet 21.12.2017 Washington Post
Scientists just presented a sweeping new estimate of how much humans have altered the planet
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The mud that could save the world 9.12.2017 Washington Post
The mud that could save the world
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The Latest: Marshal Islands urges Merkel to halt coal use 15.11.2017 Washington Post: World
The Latest on the global climate talks taking place in Germany (all times local):
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Flashbay Partners With the WILD Foundation and Kayapo Project to Promote Paperless Working 17.8.2017 New Kerala: World News
LONDON, August 17, 2017 : Flashbay, industry leader in promotional technology products, is joining forces with the WILD Foundation and Kayapo Project to support the conservation efforts of the Kayapo territory.
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Is It A Good Idea To Pay Villagers Not To Chop Down Trees? 21.7.2017 NPR News
Governments dole out millions each year. Researchers debate whether the payouts actually work. A new study from Uganda offers some answers.
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Brazil’s Environment Min proposes shrinking Amazon reserve 15.7.2017 Washington Post: World
Brazil’s Environment Ministry is proposing to open up 860,000 acres of a protected reserve in the Amazon to logging, mining and agricultural use.
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Norway to Brazil: Curb deforestation or we stop the money 23.6.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway’s prime minister warned Brazil’s president on Friday to curb deforestation in the Amazon or Norway will reduce its financial contribution to the project this year. The announcement comes as the Amazon and Atlantic rainforests are being cut down at the fastest rate in nearly a decade, according to official Brazilian […]
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