Tag Archives: forest conservation and climate change

New York Promotes Forests To Capture Carbon

Trees Important In Race Against 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 … Continue reading

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Green Climate Fund Growing Fast

Climate Battle Moving At Glacial Speed Countries are meeting in Berlin today to announce how much they will give to the UN’s climate change adaptation fund. The pledges are seen as a vital step towards countries agreeing a new global … Continue reading

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Indigenous Land Rights Can Save Forests, Fight Climate Change

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 … Continue reading

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Need New Paradigm For Forest 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 … Continue reading

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Chris Noth Speaks Out For Forest Conservation

Climate Change A Real Threat By Chris Noth These days, I’ve had to wonder whether our atmosphere will withstand what we’re pumping into it, whether the natural systems that we’ve relied on to sustain life on this planet will keep working … Continue reading

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U.N. Turns Up Heat On Climate Change

Climate Change Actions Critical Delivering the latest stark news about climate change on Sunday, a United Nations panel warned that governments are not doing enough to avert profound risks in coming decades. But the experts found a silver lining: Not … Continue reading

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Report Says Climate Change Impacting Life Now

Climate Change Affecting All Continents Climate change has already left a mark “on all continents and across the oceans,” damaging food crops, spreading disease, and melting glaciers, according to the leaked text of a blockbuster UN climate science report due out on Monday. Government officials … Continue reading

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Massive Sequoia Captured In One Photo

Sequoia Tree Is 3,200 Years Old Cloaked in the snows of California’s Sierra Nevada, the 3,200-year-old giant sequoia called the President rises 247 feet. Two other sequoias have wider trunks, but none has a larger crown, say the scientists who … Continue reading

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Scientists Issue Warning On Climate Change

Global Warming A Clear, Present Danger 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 … Continue reading

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Saving Rainforests With Greener Chocolate

Rainforest Destruction Not Sustainable “Much of the cocoa that’s consumed around the world does not originate in highly biodiverse primary rainforests,” says Eric Servat, the Rainforest Alliance’s manager of sustainable value chains for Southern Europe. “Most often, it comes from … Continue reading

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