User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Deforestation :: All Forests
Last updated: Mar 18 2020 15:28 IST RSS 2.0
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Column: 3 billion birds have vanished from our skies. Can we ever bring them back? 18.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Steve Holmer heads the American Bird Conservancy, whose motto is "Bringing back the birds." Can it be done, and how?

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We will 'fight to the death' to save the Amazon rainforest 23.2.2020 BBC: Front Page
Teenagers from the Amazon rainforest speak about their hopes for the future.
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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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Why were two Mexican butterfly activists found dead? 14.2.2020 BBC: World
Relatives and co-workers live in fear after two monarch butterfly activists were found dead in Mexico.
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Amazon: Parts of rainforest 'emitting more CO2 than they absorb' 12.2.2020 BBC: World
Up to a fifth of the Amazon rainforest has become a net source of CO2, research suggests.
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Brazil's Amazon: Deforestation high in January despite rainy season 8.2.2020 BBC: World
Deforestation in Brazil hits a record high in January when rains tend to slow down the destruction.
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Second Mexico monarch butterfly activist found dead 3.2.2020 BBC: World
Raúl Hernández's body was discovered days after the remains of Homero Gómez were found in a well.
Letters to the Editor: Bulldozing old-growth forests for cattle grazing is profoundly reckless 2.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The West's native pinyon-juniper forests are a fragile treasure, and the Trump administration is bulldozing them for ranchers.

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The efforts to save the Great Dismal Swamp 31.1.2020 BBC: World
The area, which is now a wildlife refuge, has become vulnerable to climate change.
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Nicaragua: Six indigenous people reportedly killed in attack 31.1.2020 BBC: World
The Mayagna group has been involved in disputes with new settlers searching for land and resources.
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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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Alarm at Mexico butterfly conservationist's disappearance 21.1.2020 BBC: World
Homero Gómez was last seen on 13 January and a search has so far failed to yield any results.
Did Ethiopia plant four billion trees this year? 20.12.2019 BBC: World
The Ethiopian government set a target of planting four billion trees in three months this year. Did they succeed?
Climate change: Amazon oil boom under fire at UN talks 10.12.2019 BBC: Science
Indigenous people come to COP25 to protest plans to expand oil production in the western Amazon.
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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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