Forests

Smoke From Indonesia’s Illegal Fires Chokes SE Asia

Smoke From Indonesia’s Illegal Fires Chokes SE Asia

  JAKARTA, Indonesia, October 19, 2015 (ENS) – Fires started illegally to clear land for oil palm and acacia pulp plantations in Indonesia are sending thick smoke over the Southeast Asian region, making breathing painful, closing...

 

Greenpeace, Monsanto: Two Visions of Brazil’s Forest Future

Greenpeace, Monsanto: Two Visions of Brazil’s Forest Future

  BRASILIA, Brazil, October 7, 2015 (ENS) – The environmental group Greenpeace today delivered a bill banning all deforestation in Brazil to members of the Brazilian National Congress. Since the draft legislation began circulating...

 

Global Deforestation Slows But Forests Still Shrinking

Global Deforestation Slows But Forests Still Shrinking

  DURBAN, South Africa, September 15, 2015 (ENS) – Over the past 25 years the rate of global deforestation has slowed by more than 50 percent, even though the world’s forests continue to shrink as populations increase and forested...

 

Illicit Wildlife, Gold, Timber Trade Funds DRC Conflict

Illicit Wildlife, Gold, Timber Trade Funds DRC Conflict

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 16, 2015 – Organized crime funded by illegal trade in natural resources is fueling the 20-year-long conflict in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, DRC, that has cost the lives of several million people,...

 

Earth’s Green Cover Increasing Despite Deforestation

Earth’s Green Cover Increasing Despite Deforestation

  SYDNEY, Australia, March 31, 2015 (ENS) – China’s large-scale tree planting efforts and increasing rainfall on three continents have contributed to an increase in the total amount of vegetation on Earth over the past decade...

 

Global Forest Restoration Goal Grows

Global Forest Restoration Goal Grows

  BONN, Germany, March 23, 2015 (ENS) – New forest restoration initiatives were announced by Latin America, Southeast Asia and Africa at the second international Bonn Challenge conference on forest landscape restoration taking place...

 

World’s Forests at the Mercy of Commodity Supply Chains

World’s Forests at the Mercy of Commodity Supply Chains

  OXFORD, UK, February 11, 2015 (ENS) – Only a small minority of the power brokers controlling the global commodity supply chains that drive the world’s tropical deforestation are able to meet demand without destroying forests,...

 

CO2 Speeds Tropical Forest Growth, Slowing Climate Change

CO2 Speeds Tropical Forest Growth, Slowing Climate Change

  BOULDER, Colorado, January 18, 2015 (ENS) – Tropical forests have a bigger appetite for the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide than many scientists have believed – even greater than that of temperate forests, finds a new study...

 
 
 
 

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