Category: Carbon Offset

climate change and deforestation

Carbon Tax Gaining Support More than two dozen of the nation’s biggest corporations, including the five major oil companies, are planning their future growth on the expectation that the government will force them to pay a price for carbon pollution as a way to minimize climate change. The development is a striking departure from conservative orthodoxy […]

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Forest Conservation Captures Carbon Dioxide The redwood forests have long represented Continental America, dominating the northwest coastal region with some of the world’s tallest trees resiliently living up to 2,000 years. However, America’s famous forests are not as grand as they once were. According to data from the U.S. National Park Service, “96 percent of […]

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urban forests

The Gift That Keeps Giving Japan originally sent 2,000 trees in 1910, but they were found to be diseased and had to be burned. In 1912, Japan sent a second batch of trees, which became the “first trees.” Plaques mark the two original trees believed to be those planted by the first lady, Helen Herron […]

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Nature vs. Technology Carbon finance is supporting the management of forests spanning 26.5 million hectares worldwide after businesses in 2012 invested a near-record $216 million into projects that plant trees, avoid deforestation, improve forest management, and support low-carbon agriculture. These projects, a key defense against the ecological and socio-economic impacts of climate change, were financed […]

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deforestation and climate change

Fighting Global Warming, While Defending Ecosystems The three-week-old carcass in Kenya’s East Tsavo National Park is hardly identifiable as an elephant anymore. Gone are the hallmark tusks and expressive trunk; the elephant’s entire face has been hacked off. The perpetrators used a machine gun, said Eric Sagwe, who leads a private anti-poaching patrol in the park, […]

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forest conservation and global warming

World Bank Tests Reforestation Model With a growing demand for wood products, Uganda must expand its wood resources substantially to reduce the strong pressure on the remaining natural forests. Uganda has one of the highest deforestation rates in the world at approximately 2.7 percent per year. Only a few thousand hectares of timber plantations remain, […]

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climate change and deforestation

Trees Will help Nation Fight Climate Change A new initiative has been launched to tackle flooding across England by planting more trees. The Environment Agency has joined forces with the Forestry Commission for a scheme that supports woodland planting in areas across Yorkshire and the North-East at greatest risk of flooding and water pollution. Woodlands […]

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