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UN Recommends Reforestation Of Kilimanjaro

Vital Water Supplies Threatened Across East Africa The greater Kilimanjaro region is one of the most threatened ecosystems on earth. As the snows, glaciers and rains retreat, millions of lives and the future of nations hang in the balance. A new … Continue reading

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Forest Conservation Must Meet Local Needs To Succeed

Local Stakeholders Critical To Success 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 … 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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Tropical Deforestation Impacts Climate, Agriculture, Ecosystems

Impact As Costly As Carbon From Fossil Fuels 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 … Continue reading

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Seeing Forests Through The Trees

New Paradigm On Forest Conservation “FORESTS are the lungs of our land,” said Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Twenty years ago, the world’s lungs were diseased. Brazil, the country with more tropical trees than any other, was cutting down an area of … Continue reading

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Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative

Rainforest Conservation Funded By Norway The world’s tropical forests are home to millions of human beings and more than half of the world’s known plant and animal species. They are also an enormous carbon sink. Through its international Climate and … Continue reading

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Putting A Proper Value On Trees, Forests

World Summit On Natural Capital In Edinburgh This Month Until we fully account for the value and benefits of our forests and ecosystems, society and industry will continue to exploit them in unsustainable practices. The following chart helps remind us … Continue reading

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California Creating Carbon Market

Carbon Market Funding Conservation California kicked off its cap-and-trade program to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The California Air Resources Board says that carbon credits were sold at auction for slightly more than the $10 opening. That has enabled the state to raise … Continue reading

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The Impact Of Tropical Deforestation

Deforestation Kills More Than Trees Stretching out from the equator on all Earth’s land surfaces is a wide belt of forests of amazing biodiversity and productivity. Tropical forests include dense rainforests, where rainfall is abundant year-round; seasonally moist forests, where … Continue reading

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Reforestation Can Curb Global Warming

Reforestation A Critical Defense Against Climate Change D. Ramsey from New York, NY, asks “I know that deforestation is causing us to lose valuable carbon-dioxide absorbing forestland globally at an alarming rate. But I rarely hear about reforestation as a means … Continue reading

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