User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Deforestation :: All Forests
Last updated: Dec 04 2019 21:30 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Europe is burning U.S. wood as climate-friendly fuel, but green groups protest 4.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
In the search for alternatives to coal and gas, some European countries have turned to a very old fuel. They're importing wood from the United States. Some environmentalists say it makes no sense.
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Amazon fires intensify Andes glacier melt 28.11.2019 BBC: Science
Burning of the rainforest appears to speed up the melting of tropical glaciers, scientists find.
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Climate change: Greenhouse gas concentrations again break records 25.11.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
The World Meteorological Organisations says the levels of warming gases continue to reach new highs.
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Endangered red panda escapes zoo in south-east France 21.11.2019 BBC: World
Staff at the zoo near Lyon warn the panda may look harmless but has "good claws and good teeth".
A third of tropical African plants face extinction 21.11.2019 BBC: Science
An assessment shows rapid loss of trees, shrubs and herbs in countries such as Ethiopia and Tanzania.
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A Beautiful World: Roadless wilderness under attack 19.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
For two decades the roadless rule has protected millions of acres of pristine national forests from road construction, mining, and logging. The policy is now threatened by new proposed laws.
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Brazil's Amazon deforestation highest since 2008, space agency says 18.11.2019 BBC: World
The rainforest loses 9,762 sq km in 12 months, an increase of nearly 30%, Brazil's space agency says.
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In the Sierra, scientists bet on 'survivor' trees to withstand drought and climate change 18.11.2019 LA Times: Environment

Sierra Nevada forests are vital for California's water supply and wildlife, but are under siege from drought, beetles and climate change. Can scientists use drought-surviving trees to build more resilient forests?

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Ever tried revenge honey? It tastes good 18.11.2019 BBC: Front Page
Justin Rowlatt is attacked by bees in Ethiopia's Tigray province, where vast tracts of land have been regreened.
They've managed the forest forever. It's why they're key to the climate change fight 5.11.2019 LA Times: Environment

Scientists and world leaders increasingly recognize the need to bolster indigenous rights not only on humanitarian grounds, but for the good of the global environment.

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Romanians protest over illegal logging and murders 4.11.2019 BBC: World
Thousands of Romanians marched through the capital Bucharest after the deaths of two forest rangers.
Brazil: Amazon land defender killed by illegal loggers 3.11.2019 BBC: World
Paulo Paulino Guajajara, who fought to protect Brazil's indigenous land, was ambushed by loggers.
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After Getting Whaled on by Environmentalists, the Trump Administration Is Helping a Vulnerable Sea Mammal 1.11.2019 Mother Jones
The Trump administration isn’t exactly heralded as a friend to nature’s creatures. It has, after all, rolled back Endangered Species Act protections, shrunk national monuments, and proposed opening the United States’ largest national forest up to logging and construction. But earlier this month, the administration announced it plans to designate more than 300,000 square nautical […]
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How do you save endangered gorillas? With lots of human help 29.10.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Deep in the rainforest of Volcanoes National Park, a 23-year-old female gorilla named Kurudi feeds on a stand of wild celery. She bends the green stalks and, with long careful fingers, peels off the exterior skin to expose the succulent inside.
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'Green gold' tree offers Brazil deforestation hope 28.10.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Trees that help keep soils fertile could slow deforestation in Brazil's "arc of destruction".
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Trump Wants Loggers to Tear Through This Pristine Forest. If It Happens, the Ecosystem Will Be in Chaos. 21.10.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Wired and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The Trump administration this week proposed ending the so-called Roadless Rule, which banned logging, development, and road construction in Alaska’s Tongass, the biggest national forest in the US. If the USDA Forest Service has its way, it would “remove all 9.2 million acres of inventoried […]
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Romania forest murder as battle over logging turns violent 21.10.2019 BBC: Front Page
Liviu Pop died last week, the second forest ranger killed in the past month.
Opinion: California's clear-cutting project in the Rim fire area is setting up the region for another tragedy 14.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Gov. Newsom's clear-cutting project in the Rim fire region increases the risk of fire and threatens California's climate and communities.

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Amazon fires: What's the latest in Brazil? 12.10.2019 BBC: Front Page
The fires in the Amazon have been dampened - but it's not the only area under threat.
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UK fast food ‘linked to Brazilian forest fires’ 9.10.2019 BBC: Front Page
Greenpeace asks fast-food chains to stop selling meat from animals fed on soya from Brazil.
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