Tag: climate change and deforestation

deforestation and endangered species

Deforestation Fueling Global Warming, Extinction Deforestation is one of the largest contributors to global warming, climate change and the extinction of endangered species. The conversion of ancient rainforests into plantations for commodities, including palm plantations, is the driving factor behind deforestation. Global tree cover loss reached a record 29.7 million hectares (73.4 million acres) in […]

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climate change and deforestation

Ecosystems Can Curb Global Warming, Increase Resilience Though his business card says Director of Forest Carbon Science at The Nature Conservancy, Bronson Griscom introduces himself as an ecological accountant. Griscom radiates an optimism somewhat rare in seasoned environmentalists, especially when he discusses the “carbon economy” of nature: the everyday role that trees, grasslands and coastal […]

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climate change and deforestation

Deforestation In Brazil The Brazilian government estimates that the rate of deforestation in the Amazon has increased by 29 percent over last year. That’s the second year in a row that deforestation in the Amazon accelerated. Last year, the pace rose by about 24 percent. The estimated deforestation rate, released Tuesday by Brazil’s National Institute for […]

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tiger conservation and habitat conservation

Few Corporations 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 500, the world’s first rainforest ratings agency that analyses the most influential companies, investors and governments in the race towards a deforestation-free […]

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forest conservation and global warming

Wales Sponsors Rainforest Conservation The Welsh charity, Size of Wales, has reached its fundraising goal of an astounding U.S. $3 million to help protect an area of rainforest that is roughly the same size of its own country. The various conservation projects in Africa and Latin America are aimed at halting logging practices as well […]

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