Tag: forest conservation and climate change

climate change and deforestation

Trees Battle 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 called carbon capture and sequestration. High-tech ways to accomplish it are being explored worldwide. We don’t have to […]

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climate change and deforestation

Majority Of Peru’s Timber Exports Illegal Peru must grant further land titles to Amazonian tribes as a last resort to halting severe deforestation, the country’s main indigenous group announced. The government should award 49 million acres (20 million hectares), nearly 30 percent of its rainforest, to 1,170 communities, said Alberto Pizango, president of the Interethnic Association for […]

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climate change and deforestation

Global Warming Gaining Momentum The world’s largest general scientific society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, has issued an uncharacteristically blunt call to action on climate change. The must-read new report by the AAAS’s Climate Science Panel, “What We Know” has several simple messages: We are as certain that humans are responsible for […]

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biodiversity and deforestation

Forest Conservation, Reforestation Forests are under the spotlight as never before. They are globally important in regulating climate and locally important in sustaining communities and supporting biodiversity. But with unsustainable logging, and agriculture and biofuel producers competing for land, forests, and the people who depend on them, are under increasing pressure. That’s why stories such […]

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climate change and deforestation

Forests Are Powerful Carbon Sinks Have you hugged a tree today? When we stop to think about their importance to life, a big hug is in order. Some common and dangerous air pollutants found in cities can be absorbed by plants at far greater rates than ever suspected. The discovery has big implications for modeling […]

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forest conservation and global warming

Applegate Valley Site Reforested With the Pilot Joe timber sale in the Applegate Valley as a backdrop early Tuesday morning, visiting policymakers from Washington, D.C., proclaimed the hybrid logging and restoration project a success. “I’m proud of this as a pilot project,” said U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, as he stood on the northwestern flank […]

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climate change and deforestation

Deforestation Destroying Region Working to protect the Choco-Andean Corridor in NW Ecuador (2.5 million acres), one of the most species-rich regions on the planet with over 10 percent of the world’s threatened bird species. Fundacion Maquipucuna, the recipient of Maqui-Donations, is the leading conservation organization in the area and has been working since 1988 with […]

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tiger conservation and habitat conservation

Deforestation Destabilizing Planet The number of major corporations making commitments to purchase certified “deforestation-free” commodities steadily has increased over the past 18 months. Kellogg’s and McDonald’s are just two recent examples of companies that have made such commitments. But will certification policies alone be enough to reduce deforestation, or should governments and corporations consider other strategies that provide incentives […]

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deforestation and climate change

Money Growing On Trees  Luxembourg-based Althelia Climate Fund has invested $10 million in a Kenyan project that is part of a United Nations scheme to take a market-based approach to curbing destruction of forests in developing nations. The move is the latest sign of growing private sector investment into projects underlying the U.N.’s Reducing Emissions from […]

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