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25/5/2015
The cedar tree, considered by many to be Morocco's national treasure, is coming under attack from climate change, greedy humans who indulge in illegal logging, and monkeys.The noble conifer Cedrus Atlantica covers about 134,000 hectares ...   
20/5/2015
Two palm oil plantations have recently been established in Peru, supplanting primary forest. Satellite imagery analysis shows extent of the massive development, which is led by a group of companies tied to plantation entrepreneur and United Cacao ...   
20/5/2015
As global warming progresses, look for increasing expanses of majestic forests worldwide to become short and scrubby. That is the implication of a new study that applies a well-established principle of fluid flow to the inner workings of ...   
19/5/2015
With forests razed around the world to feed the global timber market, some countries have clamped down on logging. However, this doesn't always stem the tide. Indonesia, for example lost 840,000 hectares of primary forest in 2012 despite a ban on ...   
19/5/2015
Over 62 million hectares (240,000 square miles) of forest across Latin America - an area roughly the size of Texas or the United Kingdom - were cleared for new croplands and pastureland between 2001 and 2013, find a study published in ...   
18/5/2015
Peru is proposing a huge hydroelectric dam in the Amazon that, if built, will be one of the most powerful on Earth, do significant harm to the environment, and flood the homes of thousands of people. The proposed mega-dam would be ...   
18/5/2015
China has been investing heavily in Latin America’s natural resources and crude oil. Recently, the country even pledged to invest $250 billion over the next decade to strengthen its presence in the region, and compete with the U.S. But this ...   
15/5/2015
Nearly two-thirds of the Amazon rainforest is located in Brazil, making it the biggest component in the region's deforestation rate. Helpfully, Brazil also has the best systems for tracking deforestation, with the government and Imazon, a ...   
13/5/2015
Global warming may give a minor twist to that classic hippie bumper sticker that quips "Acid rain: Too bad it's not as much fun as it sounds." Turns out a warming climate could boost the medicinal and psychoactive properties of plants including ...   
12/5/2015
Expansion of cattle pastures has led to the destruction of huge swaths of rain forest in Brazil, home to the world's largest herd of commercial beef cattle. But a new study led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Holly Gibbs shows that ...   
10/5/2015
It is 6C outside, and a dusting of snow can be seen on the Schauinsland - the low hill overlooking Freiburg, where the good burghers of the southwest German city take their children hiking. In Meinhard Hansen's apartment, however, it is perpetual ...   
10/5/2015
The Brazilian rainforest could be effectively nationalised under a draft bill being considered by the country’s MPs. The proposed legislation would recognise the sovereignty of Brazil over the Amazon’s natural resources and set up a ...   
9/5/2015
The last great regions of pristine wilderness – from Asia to the Amazon – are threatened by an unprecedented road-building programme financed by aggressive development banks with little interest in protecting the natural world, a leading ...   
9/5/2015
In the wake of the drought, many orchards now dead wood• Open-field burning may increase as biomass plants close• AB 590 would keep biomass plants going with millions of state dollars———In drought-wounded Terra ...   
1/5/2015
Executives from palm oil giants Wilmar, Cargill and Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) appeared at a green investment summit in Jakarta this week, providing a window into the nature of a high-profile, joint sustainability pact the companies have entered ...   
30/4/2015
California introduced a world-leading carbon dioxide cap-and-trade program to drive down pollution rates after lawmakers approved an ambitious climate protection law in 2006. It also changed rules affecting utilities, spurring investments in some ...   
29/4/2015
Governor Jerry Brown wants California to slash its carbon footprint even more quickly than is already called for in the continent`s most ambitious climate change law. Determined to take the national lead, Brown issued an executive order ...   
29/4/2015
The founder of Kenya's GreenBelt Movement, Wangari Maathai, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 because she talked environmental truth to power. She also walked the walk. Especially on a January morning in 1999 when she strode into the Karura ...   
28/4/2015
Communities in the Central African rainforest can now report illegal logging in their territories as it happens, potentially enabling real-time law enforcement action.The system, developed in a partnership between Rainforest Foundation UK ...   
28/4/2015
Peru is planning a series of huge hydroelectric dams on the 1,700-kilometer (1,056-mile) Marañón River, which begins in the Peruvian Andes and is the main source of the Amazon River. Critics say the mega-dam projects could destroy the currently ...   
26/4/2015
Last week, the London-based think tank Innovation Forum convened a two-day conference on the subject of sustainable forestry in Washington, D.C. Titled “How Business Can Tackle Deforestation,” the conference brought together leaders from both ...   
26/4/2015
Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon - the planet's largest rainforest - continues to pace well ahead of last year's rate, reveals data released by Imazon, a Manaus-based nonprofit. According to Imazon's analysis of satellite data, ...   
20/4/2015
Californians facing the prospect of endless drought, mandated cuts in water use and the browning of their summer lawns are mounting a revolt against the bottled water industry, following revelations that Nestlé and other big companies are taking ...   
16/4/2015
United Cacao didn't need authorization to clear its plantation near Tamshiyacu, said a court in Loreto, Peru, resolving for the time being one of a series of questions about the legality and environmental sustainability of companies connected ...   

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