Deforestation

The Surprising Reason Why Some Lemurs May Be More Sensitive To Forest Loss

Duke University scientists have given us another way to tell which endangered lemur species are most at risk from deforestation—based on the trillions of bacteria that inhabit their guts.

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The Amazon Tribe Battling To Save The Rainforest

Last month deforestation in the Amazon basin hit record levels. It results from the pro-farming policy being pursued by Brazil’s new President Jair Bolsonaro. The Amazon is the world’s largest rainforest, however today it is shrinking...
Related topics: Amazon, Brazil

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Edible Insects? Lab-grown Meat? The Real Future Food Is Lab-grown Insect Meat

Livestock farming is destroying our planet. It is a major cause of land and water degradation, biodiversity loss, acid rain, coral reef degeneration, deforestation—and of course, climate change. Plant-based diets, insect farming, lab-grown meat...
Related topics: Biodiversity, Genetics

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Hunting Responsible For Mammal Declines In Half Of Intact Tropical Forests

A new study predicts that even where deforestation has not been detected in the tropcis, hunting is reducing populations of large mammals by 40 percent on average, largely due to increased human accessibility to these remote areas.

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Hunting Responsible For Mammal Declines In Half Of Intact Tropical Forests

Defaunation—the loss of species or decline of animal populations—is reaching even the most remote and pristine tropical forests. Within the tropics, only 20% of the remaining area is considered intact, where no logging or deforestation has been...

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Replanting Oil Palm May Be Driving A Second Wave Of Biodiversity Loss

The environmental impact of palm oil production has been well publicised. Found in everything from food to cosmetics, the deforestation, ecosystem decline and biodiversity loss associated with its use is a serious cause for concern.

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New Research Shows Community Forest Management Reduces Both Deforestation And Poverty

Giving local communities in Nepal the opportunity to manage their forests has simultaneously reduced deforestation and poverty in the region, new research has shown. In the largest study of its kind, an international team of experts has found that...

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The World's Living Creatures Are Disappearing At Unprecedented Rates — Here's What We Stand To...

The planet in the middle of a mass extinction — the sixth time in Earth's history that a wide swath of species are experiencing a major collapse in their populations. Human activities are to blame: Pollution, farming, and deforestation are...

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Dust-biting All Around: "all The Market's Juice Has Been Squeezed Out"

Authored by Michael Every via Rabobank, Climate change, deforestation and desertification have their financial analogy. After all, the financial landscape surely looks like a desert these days – as all juice has been squeezed out. German 10y Bund...

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Message To The Eu: You Have The Chance To Stop Fuelling Devastation In The amazon

The effects of European consumption are being felt in Brazil, driving disastrous deforestation and violence.
Related topics: Amazon, Brazil

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Using Dna Templates To Harness The Sun's Energy

As the world struggles to meet the increasing demand for energy, coupled with the rising levels of CO2 in the atmosphere from deforestation and the use of fossil fuels, photosynthesis in nature simply cannot keep up with the carbon cycle. But what...
Related topics: DNA, Genetics, Sun, Carbon Dioxide, Fossils, Paleontology

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How Hacking Photosynthesis Could Fight Deforestation And Famine

You might not be able to stomach soybeans for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but the animals you eat do. Cultivation of the staple crop takes up an area five times the size of the UK, and 85% of that area is used for animal feed. Thanks to projected...

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Socialism Creates Deforestation In North Korea

By now most people have figured out that radical environmentalism is a Trojan horse for centralized economic authoritarianism of the type we see in North Korea. At least if progressives achieve their objectives, the birds will sing happily in lush...
Related topics: North Korea

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To Fix The Climate, We Have To Fix Our Soil

Decades of intensive agriculture and deforestation have degraded around half of the world’s soil, which is one of the most effective natural systems for sequestering carbon. Soil scientist Asmeret Asefaw Berhe argues in a TED talk that we...

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Eu Consumption Results In High Carbon Emissions From Tropical Deforestation, Studies Show

It’s a good thing they’re not trying to control lives or central planning or some such~ctm Chalmers University of Technology A sixth of all emissions resulting from the typical diet of an EU citizen can be directly linked to deforestation of...

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A New Study Reveals The Amazon Is Losing Surface Water

A new study shows that large amounts of surface freshwater are being lost every year in the Amazon. The changes are being caused by human intervention, including hydropower dams and deforestation, and climate change.
Related topics: Amazon

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Indoor Farms Full Of Dandelions Could Be Our Future Source Of Rubber

Rubber plantations are a major source of deforestation, but there’s another place to get the material: inside a dandelion’s roots. Now scientists are engineering the weed to grow in indoor farms–and with as much latex as...

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Predicted Deforestation In Brazil Could Lead To Local Temperature Increase Up To 1.45°c

A new model quantifies how forest change affects local surface temperatures by altering sunlight-reflection and evapotranspiration properties, and predicts that Brazilian deforestation could result in a 1.45°C increase by 2050.

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Sudan's Youth Activists Want You To Pay Attention To Deforestation In Darfur

A rapidly degrading climate has intensified the daily struggleDesertification in northern Darfur has increasingly encroached further south, leading to more food shortages and crippling poverty, which in turn leads to more dependence on firewood as...
Related topics: South Sudan, Activism

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2:00pm Water Cooler 3/11/2019

Today's Water Cooler: China trade, Biden, Gillibrand, Harris, Sanders, resistance grifters, retail sales, business inventories, leading indicators, Facebook, Boeing, investors and deforestation, wetland carbon storage, sea level rise, animal...
Related topics: China, Joe Biden, Facebook, Social Media, Boeing

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