Category Archives: Sustainable Agriculture

Agriculture A Major Contributor To Deforestation, Climate Change

Soil Depletion Releasing Carbon Into Atmosphere By Ellen Wulfhorst, Thomson Reuters Foundation Agriculture has contributed nearly as much to climate change as deforestation by intensifying global warming, according to U.S. research that has quantified the amount of carbon taken from … Continue reading

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EU Might Boycott Palm Oil To Stop Deforestation

Deforestation Driving Climate Change, Extinction Indonesia and Malaysia, which produce more than 80 percent of the world’s palm oil, are resisting proposals by European parliamentarians that could limit their access to the second biggest palm oil market after India. Government … Continue reading

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International Day Of Forests Promotes Conservation

Deforestation Threatens Biodiversity Today is the International Day of Forests. Deforestation is a major contributor to global warming, wildlife extinction, droughts and other threats to life as we know it. Forests are the most biologically-diverse ecosystems on land, and home … Continue reading

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Portland Defending Trees Like Treasure

Urban Forests Provide Benefits To Citizens, Wildlife, Planet Property owners in Portland need to think twice before chopping down trees. A new city tree code took effect in January. It brings new protections to trees on both public and private … Continue reading

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Greenwashing Sustainable Palm Oil

Editor’s Note: Although it is possible to produce most things in a sustainable way, it’s not possible to grow large volumes of palm oil in a truly sustainable way–one that protects and promotes biodiversity. Most of these plantations are consuming a … Continue reading

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Pope Condemns Rainforest Destruction

Religion Must Defend Mother Nature Pope Francis has underlined his support for the development of a more sustainable global economy, criticizing the exploitation of nature, including the destruction of rainforests in South America, in his latest appeal against environmental degradation. … Continue reading

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Africa’s Future In Sustainable Agriculture, Agroforestry

Most Africans Rely On Farming By Kanayo F. Nwanze, President, International Fund for Agricultural Development Judging from the daily outpouring of commentary, opinions and reports, you would think that there were two African continents. One of them is the new land … Continue reading

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Reforestation In Fiji Funded By Germans

Sustaining Fiji’s Forests Working with rural communities to educate and implement programs related to reforestation and reducing carbon emissions are some of the assistance provided by the German Agency for International Cooperation. Agency program director and senior adviser Dr. Wulf … Continue reading

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International Prize Honors Environmentalists

Sustainability, Conservationist Leaders Earn Awards Prince Albert II of Monaco was among those who earned the prestigious Zayed International Prize for the Environment Award in Dubai today. A renowned conservationist and advocate for the earth’s marine and polar environments, Prince Albert … Continue reading

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California Drought Linked To Global Warming

Climate Change Drying Up California It’s an ironic twist of fate. After serving as an oasis during the dust bowl, California is rapidly becoming a dust bowl itself thanks to the worst drought on record mixed with a record high … Continue reading

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