Deforestation

Bolsonaro Is Destroying The Amazon While Pretending To Protect It

Lobato Felizola"By 2030, deforestation will end, due to the lack of forest," said the former superintendent of the Federal Police in Amazonas who was fired last month for challenging illegal logging.
Related topics: Amazon, Police

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Uk Business Giants Rattle Brazilian Congress With Economic Punishment Over 'land Grabbers Bill'

British supermarkets, food suppliers, and manufacturers have warned politicians in Brazil that goods from the country will be banned in the UK if a law propelling deforestation in the Amazon is passed.
Related topics: United Kingdom, Brazil, Amazon

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Why Experts Are Saying It’s A ‘make Or Break’ Moment For Forests

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated deforestation pressures and heightened the urgency of action to support sustainable forest management. The pandemic has the brought the importance of forests to global well-being into sharp focus. Pictured here...

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Flexible Diet May Help Leaf-eating Lemurs Resist Deforestation

Fruits and veggies are good for you and if you are a lemur, they may even help mitigate the effects of habitat loss. A new study sequencing the genome of four species of sifakas, a genus of lemurs found only in Madagascar’s forests, reveals that...
Related topics: Diet, Medical Research, Genetics

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The #8meals App From Habits Of Waste Helps People Cut Back On Meaty Meals To Save The Planet

Earth Day may have come and gone, but with apps like #8meals from the non-profit Habits of Waste, anyone can try and do their part to help reduce deforestation and rising greenhouse gas emissions by cutting meat out of their diets for just 8 meals a...

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Op-ed: Why Planetary Survival Will Depend On Environmental Justice

Indigenous activists in Peru fighting deforestation of the Amazon are doing the work that protects all of us from climate catastrophes.
Related topics: Activism, Amazon

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Brazil Offers To Cut Deforestation By 40 Percent In Exchange For $1 Billion From U.s.

Brazil says it will cut back on deforestation — for a price. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has sent a proposal to the Biden administration that involves reducing deforestation by 40 percent in exchange for $1 billion, The Wall Street Journal...
Related topics: Brazil, Joe Biden

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Gaps In Genetic Knowledge Affect Kiwi Conservation Efforts

Kiwi are iconic birds that have been severely impacted by deforestation and predation from invasive mammals since the arrival of humans in New Zealand. The remaining kiwi can be split into 14 clusters that are now treated as separate conservation...
Related topics: Genetics

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Earth Day Connections: Nasa Investigates Vegetation

Satellites can detect how “green” an area is – showing the health of plants that are growing in a particular site. While fires, deforestation and drought lead to the tropical Amazon being less green, warming temperatures in the Arctic lead to...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Satellites, Amazon, Arctic

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Brazil's Economic Crisis, Prolonged By Covid-19, Poses An Enormous Challenge To The Amazon

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro confirmed his country's participation in a virtual climate summit convened by the U.S. for April 22 and 23, vowing in a recent letter to U.S. President Joe Biden to end illegal deforestation in Brazil by 2030—a...
Related topics: Brazil, Amazon, Joe Biden

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Satellite Map Of Human Pressure On Land Provides Insight On Sustainable Development

The map shows a near-present snapshot of effects from deforestation, mining, expanding road networks, urbanization and increasing agriculture.
Related topics: Satellites, Space

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Mapping Policy For How The Eu Can Reduce Its Impact On Tropical Deforestation

EU imports of products contribute significantly to deforestation in other parts of the world. Researchers evaluated thousands of policy proposals for how the EU could reduce this impact, to assess which would have the largest potential to reduce...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Global Tree Loss Can't Hide From These Cloud-piercing Radar Satellites

Primary rainforest destruction increased by 12 percent between 2019-2020, an acceleration that was unexpected during a year when most of the world was forced to slow down to a near halt.  One of the most effective ways to combat deforestation...
Related topics: Satellites, Space

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Mapping Policy For How The Eu Can Reduce Its Impact On Tropical Deforestation

EU imports of products including palm oil, soybeans, and beef contribute significantly to deforestation in other parts of the world. In a new study, researchers evaluated over a thousand policy proposals for how the EU could reduce this impact, to...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Deforestation, Forest Conversion And Palm Oil Plantations Linked To Disease Outbreaks

Deforestation, certain types of reforestation and commercial palm plantations correlate with increasing outbreaks of infectious disease, shows a new study in Frontiers in Veterinary Science. This study offers a first global look at how changes in...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Some Of The Benefits To Reforestation

Reforestation can be natural or intentional and the purpose of it is to restock existing forests and woodlands that have been depleted. The main reason for this depletion is deforestation. Reforestation is a planned or deliberate movement to regrow...

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Deforestation Taking A Heavy Toll On International Bird Haven

An analysis has found deforestation is severely affecting forest bird species in Colombia, home to the greatest number of bird species in the world.

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Deforestation's Effects On Malaria Rates Vary By Time And Distance

Deforestation may cause an initial increase in malaria infections across Southeast Asia before leading to later decreases, a study suggests.
Related topics: Malaria, Medical Research

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How Salesforce Has Helped Plant 10 Million New Trees (with 90 Million To Go)

The company is working on its commitment to plant 100 million trees, with some valuable lessons about how forest restoration can be most effectively deployed. In Madagascar, where 90% of the country’s forests have been lost to deforestation,...
Related topics: Salesforce (business), Madagascar

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The Amazon Rainforest Could Die In Your Lifetime — Here's Why

Climate change, fires and deforestation create a perfect storm that will destroy the Amazon in about 40 years.
Related topics: Amazon

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