User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Deforestation :: All Forests
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Iceland continues to sell palm oil products despite pledge 23.1.2019 BBC: Front Page
The retailer promised to remove palm oil from all of its own brand products by the end of 2018.
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Why is Wales used as a unit of measurement? 22.1.2019 BBC: Front Page
From nuclear blasts to deforestation - why one corner of the UK offers a handy size comparison.
Fatal opioid overdoses surpass fatal crashes in the U.S. 15.1.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A person is more likely to die of an opioid overdose than a car crash in the United States, according to data released by the National Safety Council.
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Trump’s executive order will cut more forest trees; CU Boulder professor says “we can’t log our way out of the fire problem” 15.1.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
With a partial government shutdown looming, President Donald Trump quietly issued an executive order that expands logging on public land on the grounds that it will curb deadly wildfires.
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Still no clarity on Trump’s threat to cut off aid to California fire victims 15.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Members of the California congressional delegation say they still have no idea if President Trump will follow through on his threat to cut off federal disaster funding to the state.

Representatives for the White House and Federal Emergency Management Agency have not responded to daily requests...

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Trump’s Wilderness Deal Will Decimate the “Most Important Wildlife Refuge in All of Alaska” 14.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Reveal. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. COLD BAY, Alaska—At the spot where a rugged chain of islands breaks away from the Alaska Peninsula, a secluded national refuge protects millions of seabirds, grizzly bears and caribou. Framed by snow-capped mountains and smoky volcanoes, the refuge holds an irreplaceable underwater […]
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We Need to Talk About Palm Oil 27.12.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. We wash our hair with it, brush our teeth with it, smother our skin in it and use it to powder our cheeks, plump our lashes and color our lips. We clean our houses with it, fuel our cars with it and […]
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Here’s how California can use fire to solve its wildfire problem 20.12.2018 LA Times: Science

If California wants to get out in front of its wildfire problem, scientists have some clear but counterintuitive advice: Start more forest fires.

Decades of research shows that lighting fires under safe conditions not only clears out the dead plants and thick underbrush that fuel many severe wildfires,...

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Wolves lead researchers to record pine at Voyageurs National Park 6.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
"Sometimes you see jack pines and they're kind of tall and scraggly, and they look like they've just kind of been beaten by the elements," one researcher said. But not this beauty.
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The Romanian forest that's disappearing 29.11.2018 BBC: World
Why one of Europe's last great beech forests is facing the chop.
Fast-tracking logging on federal lands may not lessen wildfire risk 29.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The current version of the Farm Bill includes House-backed provisions that would streamline logging projects on federal land. The administration argues logging could mitigate wildfire risk.
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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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Palm oil: One woman's fight to save 'the last place on Earth' 18.11.2018 BBC: Front Page
Farwiza Farhan on efforts to protect the forests where orangutan, rhinos, elephants and tigers co-exist.
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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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Stressed Southern Timber Growers Get Hit Again 27.10.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Owners of forest land along the Florida Panhandle and beyond are grappling with at least $1.6 billion in timber losses after Hurricane Michael.
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Why forests are crucial for reining in climate change 22.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Just before the United Nations issued life-or-death warning the world needs to cut drastically its greenhouse gas emissions, a group of scientists made the case for why addressing deforestation is just as important as curbing fossil fuel use.
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Harness the Market to Manage the Climate 16.10.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
The problem is dire, but the solution isn’t command and control.
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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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