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'If this is happening in a national park that isn't even close to an urban area, what do you think is happening in your backyard?' By TRACIE CONE On a clear day, the view from Beetle Rock in Sequoia National Park extends west for 105 miles across the patchwork of crops in California's agricultural...
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Researchers reporting online on May 24 in the Cell Press journal Current Biology present the first evidence that areas closed to all fishing are helping to sustain valuable Australian fisheries. The international team of scientists applied a forensic DNA profiling approach to track the dispersal pat...
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Google's latest Street View mapping projects let users take a stroll in the lush Amazon rain forest or the recuperating cities of Thailand, shining a spotlight on both deforestation issues and disaster recovery. Google has documented local roads, college campuses, malls and even airports in the 360...
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  Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon fell to the lowest level on record between August 2010 and July 2011 according to preliminary data from Brazil's National Institute of Space Research (INPE).Forest clearing during the period amounted to 6,238 square kilometers (2,408 square miles), down ...
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Mark Tercek knows a thing or two about money. For years he worked at the mega investment firm Goldman Sachs, where he headed the Corporate Finance and Equity Capital Markets divisions, and later went on to found the company’s Center for Environmental Markets. Since 2008, he’s been the president and ...
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Brazil: Proposed changes to Brazil's forest laws that will cut back protection and offer wide ranging amnesties for illegal deforestation threaten to undo the country's impressive performances in cutting back emissions and protecting biodiversity.     "As it stands now, the forest law i...
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FORESTS play a larger role in Earth's climate system than previously suspected for both the risks from deforestation and the potential gains from regrowth, a benchmark study released Thursday has shown. The study, published in Science, provides the most accurate measure so far of the amount of gree...
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Trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to grow, so forests have long been proposed as a way to offset climate change. But rather than just letting the forest sit there for a hundred or more years, the amount of carbon dioxide taken out of the atmosphere could be quadrupled in 100 years by ...
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  All but seven percent of the world's tropical forests are “managed poorly or not at all” despite efforts to boost sustainability, according to a major report released Tuesday.Forces driving forest destruction across four continents – including rising food and fuel prices, and growing demand ...
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  A study of the world’s forests has found a 50 per cent rise in sustainably managed tropical woodlands since 2005, helped by rising demand in developed countries for certified wood and UN programmes to reduce carbon emissions. The International Tropical Timber Organisation, an intergovernmen...
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  Next year, 2011, will be the UN's International Year of Forests, aiming to strengthen the sustainable management of forests for the benefit of current and future generations. It would be a tragic legacy for the government if it marked this year by starting to sell off lar...
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Deforestation rates in tropical countries dropped significantly during the first decade of the 21st century relative to the 1990s, reveals new data released by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). FAO figures show deforestation across 121 tropical countries averaged 9....
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Oil giant's investment in Indonesian REDD conservation project is a crude attempt to increase profit and gloss over its expanding oil drilling operations, say campaigners Indigenous Peoples and environmental groups have accused oil giant Shell of funding a forest protection scheme for profit and to...
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  A new study co-authored by a World Wildlife Fund scientist documents waves of forest degradation advancing like ripples in a pond 75 miles across East Africa in just 14 years. Scientists from 12 organizations in Europe, Africa and the US demonstrated that forest exploita...
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All over the world, more premium is being placed on the conservation of forests and the planting of tress in order to preserve both fauna and flora. It is not for nothing that it is usually stated that “when the last tree dies, the last man dies”. Scientists are quick to explain that one of the imp...
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Deforestation causes up to 1/5 of current greenhouse gas emissions from human activity.After including their forest emissions, Brazil and Indonesia are, respectively, the world’s 4th and 5th largest greenhouse gas emitters. Reducing rates of deforestation can be one effective way of cutting gre...
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Today is Earth Day, so it'd be bad karma to derail a Muni bus, toss plastic bags in the ocean, or randomly scatter wads of used chewing gum on the sidewalks (in fact, these are always bad karma). But the U.S. government can cut down its share of trees in a national forest, thanks to a ruling fr...
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On March 2, 2009, Common Vision visited Environmental Charter High School to promote the planting of fruit trees and recycling in artistic and upbeat ways. Common Vision and Green Ambassadors allied to plant fruit trees around the community of Lawndale. Groups of students and Common Vision members...
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