User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Deforestation :: All Forests
Last updated: Sep 22 2020 17:32 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Colombia: Saving rare species in jungles once protected by war 25.4.2020 BBC: World
Botanists from Kew are combing the forests of Colombia for new species threatened with extinction since peace accords were signed.
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In the redwoods, logging and tree sitting continue, even as the pandemic shuts mills 17.4.2020 LA Times: Environment

In Humboldt County, a tradition endures even amid the coronavirus crisis. Logging companies continue to fell trees, as protesters try to stop them.

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Brazil: Amazon land defender Zezico Guajajara shot dead 2.4.2020 BBC: World
Zezico Guajajara is the latest activist to be killed in a campaign to protect Brazil's indigenous land.
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Op-Ed: COVID-19 shows that what we're doing to animals is killing us, too 2.4.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Pandemics will become ever more common because of our use of animals and the destruction of their habitats.

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The man who grew his own Amazon rainforest 2.4.2020 BBC: Front Page
Fighting back against destruction in the Amazon: how one man grew a rainforest of his own.
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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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