User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Deforestation :: All Forests
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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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Here's how long it takes to travel to the next city, from wherever you are in the world 17.1.2018 Washington Post: World
About four out of five people worldwide live less than an hour away from the next city on average.
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Rat poison from marijuana farms is harming federally threatened northern spotted owls, study finds 11.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The northern spotted owl has had many adversaries.

Three decades ago it was loggers, whose forays into the remote forests of the Pacific Northwest threatened the shy creatures, which have zero tolerance for the clatter of development.

Then it was the more aggressive and adaptable barred owls, which...

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Lawmakers seek task force to protect timber communities 7.1.2018 AP Washington
LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) -- Southwestern Washington lawmakers are advocating for a task force to ensure protections for the engendered marbled murrelet do not cause economic harm to communities reliant on logging and timber sales....
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A hole in Virginia’s climate plan 6.1.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Burning biomass is no better than burning coal.
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Snowy PM rush hour dusting; why do trees like it cold? 2.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Extreme cold is good for Minnesota forests.
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Trump called for a 'truly representative process' for managing public land. One already exists in Idaho 28.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

President Trump flew to Salt Lake City this month to remove 2 million acres from two national monuments in Utah, and to rebuke “distant bureaucrats” for acting to safeguard the West’s public domain without adequately consulting neighboring communities.

“Under my administration, we will advance...

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Not easy being green: Legal pot brings environmental rules 22.12.2017 AP National
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- At a state briefing on environmental rules that await growers entering California's soon-to-be-legal marijuana trade, organic farmers Ulysses Anthony, Tracy Sullivan and Adam Mernit listened intently, eager to make their humble cannabis plot a model of sustainable agriculture in a notoriously destructive industry dominated by the black market....
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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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Greenpeace calls for investigation into Sinarmas dealings 20.12.2017 Washington Post: World
The environmental group Greenpeace has called for an investigation into the relationship between paper giant Sinarmas and its wood suppliers after The Associated Press found substantial ties between them despite the Indonesian conglomerate’s assertions the suppliers are independent.
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AP Exclusive: Pulp giant tied to companies accused of fires 20.12.2017 AP Top News
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Despite its denials, one of the world's biggest paper producers has extensive behind-the-scenes ties and significant influence over wood suppliers linked to fires and deforestation that have degraded Indonesia's stunning natural environment, The Associated Press has found....
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AP Exclusive: Pulp giant tied to companies accused of fires 20.12.2017 Washington Post: World
Despite its denials, one of the world’s biggest paper producers has extensive behind-the-scenes ties and significant influence over wood suppliers linked to fires and deforestation that have degraded Indonesia’s stunning natural environment, The Associated Press has found.
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AP Exclusive: Pulp giant’s makeover obscures supplier ties 20.12.2017 Washington Post: World
Despite its denials, one of the world’s biggest paper producers has extensive behind-the-scenes ties and significant influence over wood suppliers linked to fires and deforestation that have degraded Indonesia’s stunning natural environment, The Associated Press has found.
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AP Exclusive: Pulp giant's makeover obscures supplier ties 20.12.2017 AP Business
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Despite its denials, one of the world's biggest paper producers has extensive behind-the-scenes ties and significant influence over wood suppliers linked to fires and deforestation that have degraded Indonesia's stunning natural environment, The Associated Press has found....
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A Century of Fire Suppression Is Why California Is in Flames 12.12.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The acrid smell of charred wood still permeates the air as Sasha Berleman, a fire ecologist, and I walk along a dirt path up through the middle of a canyon in the Bouverie nature preserve in […]
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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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Congress Could Help With These Out-of-Control Fires. Here’s Why They Probably Won’t. 8.12.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  On Sept. 14, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue officially declared that the 2017 fire season was the Forest Service’s most expensive ever, with costs topping $2 billion. Perdue noted that fire suppression, which accounted for just 16percent of the agency’s budget […]
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The Energy 202: The other corner of Alaska the GOP wants to open up 27.11.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: The other corner of Alaska the GOP wants to open up
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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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