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deforestation and endangered species

Deforestation Kills More Than Trees By Arleen Richards, Epoch Times Ensuring deforestation is given a proper place in global climate change discussions is an ongoing goal of the New York Declaration of Forests which was formalized at last year’s U.N. Climate Summit. The Declaration—which codifies the willingness of 180 governments, companies, indigenous community networks and civil society organizations to halve natural forest […]

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climate change and deforestation

Local Stakeholders Critical To Forest Conservation By Megan Rowling, Thomson Reuters Foundation Madagascar has seven million hectares of rainforest under protection, but stopping people who live near those areas from illegally cutting down rosewood trees remains a challenge. “Most people say we are spending a lot of money to protect the environment instead of spending money […]

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deforestation and climate change

Stakeholders Can 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 forests are the worst of the nations in the region, with only about two percent of the […]

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forest conservation and global warming

Deforestation Threatens Future Generations UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday called upon all UN member states to make more efforts to invest in and protect the world’s forests. In his message to mark the International Day of Forests. “To build a sustainable, climate-resilient future for all, we must invest in our world’s forests,” the secretary […]

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tiger conservation and habitat conservation

Deforestation Killing More Than Trees By Ben Block, Worldwatch Institute The benefits of palm oil are fueling growth in Indonesia. Palm oil plantations can produce fruit for more than 30 years, providing much-needed employment for poor rural communities. And its oil is highly lucrative, due largely to the fact that the plant yields more oil per […]

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deforestation and endangered species

Exploiting Natural Resources By Nick Miroff, Washington Post A commodity boom has pulled millions of people out of poverty across South America over the past decade. It also unleashed a scramble for oil, minerals and cropland that is accelerating deforestation and fueling a new wave of land conflicts from Colombia to Chile. Now, as prices […]

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deforestation and endangered species

Agriculture Consuming Tropical Forests A drop in world palm oil prices is not expected to slow deforestation in Indonesia’s rainforests as companies continue to expand plantations, according to a new report. Between 1990 and 2010, Indonesia’s palm oil plantations grew more than seven-fold to 7.8 million hectares, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) said in the report […]

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climate change and deforestation

Forest Conservation Saves More Than Trees Over just a few decades, Costa Rica chopped down a majority of its ancient forests. But after a huge conservation push and a wave of reforestation, trees now blanket more than half of this nation. Far to the south, the Amazon rainforest was once being vaporized for farming, but Brazil […]

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climate change and deforestation

Fossil Fuels and Biofuels Harmful In the face of climate change, scientists often focus on the harmful effects of greenhouse gas emissions, but new research shows that tropical deforestation triggers global changes that are just as costly as carbon pollution. Clearing trees not only releases carbon into the atmosphere, adding to the greenhouse gas effect, but […]

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