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Paris (AFP) - Climate change combined with galloping tropical deforestation is cutting off wildlife from life-saving cooler climes, heightening the risk of extinction, researchers said Monday. Less than two-fifths of forests across Latin America, Asia and Africa currently allow for animals and plan...
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Posted by on in Forestry
Author Bill Lawrence - Distinguished Research Professor and Australian Laureate, James Cook University An alarming new study has shown that the world’s forests are not only disappearing rapidly, but that areas of “core forest” — remote interior areas critical for disturbance-sen...
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Posted by on in Forestry
Despite continuing concern about the fate of iconic rainforests, new research shows that the world’s forests have stored away an extra 4 billion tonnes of carbon in the last dozen years and the total amount of woodland has increased worldwide since 2003. The encouraging news comes from Australian s...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Shiva S. Makki is a Senior Economist in Development Economics Operations and Strategy Group.  Deforestation, Climate Change, and Food Insecurity Every living thing on earth needs forests. Forests are not only one of the most valuable natural resources but also crucial to ensure decent living ...
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Posted by on in Forestry
Reducing deforestation in the tropics would significantly cut the amount of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere – by as much as one-fifth – research shows. In the first study of its kind, scientists have calculated the amount of carbon absorbed by the world's tropical forests and t...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The stunning and little-understood annual migration of millions of Monarch butterflies to spend the winter in Mexico is in danger of disappearing, experts said Wednesday, after numbers dropped to their lowest level since record-keeping began in 1993. Their report blamed the displ...
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Posted by on in Forestry
Microsoft is helping to protect one of Madagascar's most pristine rainforests, after buying a block of carbon credits from the government. The IT giant confirmed last week that it has invested an undisclosed sum in the Makira REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation 'plus...
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Posted by on in Forestry
Greenpeace reiterated its call for an end to deforestation in Brazil by 2015 and globally by 2020 during its launch of an awareness-raising expedition down the Amazon River aboard the Rainbow Warrior. Brazil is now the sixth largest economy in the world, the largest meat exporter and second largest...
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Posted by on in Forestry
by Justin Doom Deforestation of protected areas and illegal hunting of endangered species that live there has a greater impact on biodiversity than climate change, over-fishing and the degradation of coral reefs, according to a researcher. The “rapid disruption” of protected tropical for...
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Posted by on in Food
Should people eat less meat? Meat consumption isn't just something that impacts your health; it's also played a huge role in problematic deforestation. Animals raised for meat use very large amounts of land -- land to graze and land used to raise crops that feed livestock -- and it's increasingly co...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
A Kansas State University geographer is part of a research team out to prove what environmental scientists have suspected for years: Increasing the production of soybean and biofuel crops in Brazil increases deforestation in the Amazon. Although this cause-and-effect finding seems fairly straightfo...
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Posted by on in Forestry
  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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Posted by on in Lakes/Rivers/Wetlands
Dams, agricultural runoff, pesticides, sewage, mercury pollution from coal plants, invasive species, overconsumption, irrigation, erosion from deforestation, wetland destruction, overfishing, aquaculture: it's clear that the world's rivers are facing a barrage of unprecedented impacts from humans, b...
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Posted by on in Forestry
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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