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By  Terrence McCoy  Oct. 2, 2019 at 10:18 a.m. PDT RIO DE JANEIRO — The number of fires in the Amazon rainforest dropped significantly in September, a month when fires typically increase, Brazil’s satellite research agency reported. The number of fires since the beginning...
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This piece originally appeared on Truthout.  The Amazon is burning. Nearly 75,000 fires have started in the iconic Brazilian rainforest this year to date, an 84 percent increase from the year before. Since August 10, a spate of intentionally set fires have been raging ...
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Every time I click on a news report, I see the ongoing saga of forest fires in the Amazon. This is not a new phenomenon, as July and August are the beginning of the dry season. However, it is the sheer volume, cause and the ultimate effect of the fires that are alarming. The numbers are hard to wrap...
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  Shared from the 7/5/2019 The Denver Post eEdition To fight climate change, plant 1 trillion trees By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press WASHINGTON» The most effective way to fight global warming is to plant lots of trees, a study says. A trillion of them, maybe more. And t...
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SCIENTISTS WARN NEW BRAZIL PRESIDENT MAY SMOTHER RAINFOREST. SAO PAULO » Scientists warn that Brazil’s president-elect could push the Amazon rainforest past its tipping point — with severe consequences for global climate and rainfall. Jair Bolsonaro, who takes office Jan. 1, claims a mand...
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 9, 2017 -- With growing momentum and urgency behind calls for forest conservation, the diverse membership of the Forest Stewardship Council meets this week in its General Assembly. Founded in 1994 by forward-thinking NGOs and companies, the Forest Stewardship Counc...
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 9, 2017 -- With growing momentum and urgency behind calls for forest conservation, the diverse membership of the Forest Stewardship Council meets this week in its General Assembly. Founded in 1994 by forward-thinking NGOs and companies, the Forest Stewardship ...
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This area was beautiful oasis when 5th Gobi lama founded Khamar monastery. It had rivers, red hills, was rich in Dinosaur bones and eggs and also had tick elm and saxaul forests. In 1937-1945 during the Russian Stalin era, the area was destroyed by the Red Army including Khamar monastery and the elm...
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'This is an important victory in the fight to protect the rainforest' The Norwegian parliament pledged the government’s public procurement policy will become deforestation-free after a committee of MPs recommended imposing regulations to ensure the state did "not contribute to deforestati...
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Seated in a circle around the conference room at Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, about 30 people gathered Saturday afternoon to discuss the effects of climate change on local forests and what can be done to make the landscape more adaptable. Wildfire weighed particularly heavy on the ...
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Author Bill Lawrence - Distinguished Research Professor and Australian Laureate, James Cook University An alarming new study has shown that the world’s forests are not only disappearing rapidly, but that areas of “core forest” — remote interior areas critical for disturbance-sen...
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Despite continuing concern about the fate of iconic rainforests, new research shows that the world’s forests have stored away an extra 4 billion tonnes of carbon in the last dozen years and the total amount of woodland has increased worldwide since 2003. The encouraging news comes from Australian s...
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There have been a number of reports in recent months shedding light on the serious threat industrial agribusiness plantations can pose to the habitat of large mammals. Be this the gorilla, the chimpanzee, the forest elephant or numerous others. Companies may p...
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Peru, the host for December’s UN climate change summit, stores nearly seven billion metric tons of carbon stocks, mostly in its Amazon rainforest. That’s more than US annual carbon emissions for 2013 which were calculated at 5.38 billion tons, the new research by the Carnegie Institute for...
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Preserving forests is a vital step in preventing climate change, but people who defend them against illegal logging and land grabs are being murdered in increasing numbers. And one of the worst recent examples is in Peru, the country hosting the United Nations climate change conference that opens i...
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Growth has accelerated 70 percent in some European varieties since the 1960s. Average tree growing seasons increased 10.8 days since the turn of the 20th century Trees live a long time. There are trees alive on Earth today that were sprouting during the reign of England's Henry VIII. There are...
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An international team of conservationist scientists and practitioners has published new research showing the precarious state of the world's primary forests.   The global analysis and map are featured in a paper appearing in the esteemed journal Conservation Letters and reveals that...
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More than a year after the entry into force of the EU’s law governing timber trade, a survey by WWF confirms that many EU countries are still failing to halt the entry of illegal wood products into the EU markets. WWF’s EU Government barometer, conducted in the first half of 2014, shows th...
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Reducing deforestation in the tropics would significantly cut the amount of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere – by as much as one-fifth – research shows. In the first study of its kind, scientists have calculated the amount of carbon absorbed by the world's tropical forests and t...
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The Brazilian government, WWF and partners have committed $215 million for the protection of a vital part of the Amazon rainforest following an agreement signed today.The move will guarantee funds over the next two decades to ensure long-term protection of the world's largest network of protected ar...
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