Category Archives: Climate Change

India Failing To Conserve Forests, Biodiversity

Deforestation Threatens Life Across Asia As national action on climate change accelerates and corporate agendas turn to energy efficiency and deployment of renewables to reduce carbon footprints, the International Day of Forests on March 21 offers a timely reminder of … Continue reading

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Plans Sought For Africa’s Great Green Wall

Plan To Tackle Poverty, Deforestation The Great Green Wall initiative is a pan-African proposal to “green” the continent from west to east in order to battle desertification. It aims at tackling poverty and the degradation of soils in the Sahel-Saharan region, focusing … Continue reading

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Forest Conservation, Reforestation Urged To Fight Climate Change

North American Forests Part Of The Solution To Global Warming Today, the Forest Climate Working Group (FCWG), a coalition of landowners, conservation organizations, forestry advocates, forest products companies and scientists delivered a letter to President Obama calling for increased recognition … Continue reading

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African Forestry Projects Can Defend People, Wildlife, Watersheds

AFR100 Initiative Will Restore 100 Million Hectares Of Forest By 2030 More than a dozen African countries have joined an “unprecedented” $1.6bn (£1bn) initiative to boost development and fight climate change by restoring 100m hectares (247m acres) of forest across … Continue reading

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Rainforest Destruction Driven By Commodities

Fewer Than 10 Percent Of Major Corporations Have Policies Against Deforestation The world’s rainforests have been decimated over the past 20 years. The destruction is accelerating again as corporations are waving false flags of sustainability. The Global Canopy Programme’s Forest … Continue reading

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Indonesia Forest Fires Threaten Wildlife, Communities

Land Clearing Considered Greatest Environmental Crime Of Our Time By Nadia Drake, Nature The world’s only wild orangutans—already besieged by logging, hunting, pet trading and the steady expansion of palm oil plantations—are now threatened by forest fires that have burned for … Continue reading

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Investors, Stakeholders Demand Reforms In Palm Oil Industry

Editorial Note: The following development is good news for the last forests, but it doesn’t appear to address the issue of endangered species and biodiversity. That is one of the weak links in the current RSPO scheme of smoke and … Continue reading

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New York Promotes Forests To Capture Carbon

Trees Important In Race Against Climate Change Debates continue about the best way to slow the increase of carbon dioxide that is trapping heat in the Earth’s atmosphere. Carbon needs to be pulled out of the atmosphere and stored–a process … Continue reading

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India Estimates Economic Value Of Remaining Forests

Deforestation Killing More Than Trees Editor’s Note: It’s amazing to me that intelligent nations have overlooked the importance of forest conservation in our own survival. It doesn’t matter if you believe in god, science or both, forests and biodiversity are … Continue reading

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Deforestation, Climate Change Threaten Kenya’s Future

Stakeholders Have Plans To Defend Ecosystems Mt. Kenya is the primary source of all water in Kenya. That water also generates 60 percent of the nation’s electricity. Unsustainable use of resources in the region threatens the forests and local livelihoods. Kenya’s … Continue reading

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