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2013 was full of major developments in efforts to understand and protect the world's tropical rainforest
s. The following is a review of some of the major tropical forest-related news stories for the year.
As a review, this post will not ...
Biofuel refinery in new industrial zone in Tapachula, an exporting city on the coast of Chiapas. With plans for expansion, there is a coffee plant to its left and an oil refinery being built on its right. Mexico is currently laying the foundation ...
2012 was another year of mixed news for the world's tropical forests. This is a look at some of the most significant tropical rainforest
-related news stories for 2012.
There were many other important stories in 2012 and some were ...
In February of this year, exasperated indigenous
leaders from 11 organizations in the Brazilian state of Acre sent an open letter to CIMI (Conselho Indigenista Missionário), a Catholic missionary organization that has won high marks over the ...
International negotiators are closing in on a new solution for combating climate change -- and saving the world's remaining forests.
Some 20 percent of all greenhouse-gas emissions now come from deforestation, especially in the lush, ...
A possibly ground-breaking idea has been kept on life support after Ecuador revealed its Yasuni-ITT Initiative had raked in $116 million before the end of the year, breaking the $100 million mark that Ecuador said it needed to keep the program ...
2011 was designated as "Year of the Forests" by the United Nations. While there was relatively little progress on intergovernmental forest protection programs during the year, a lot happened elsewhere. Below is a look at some of the biggest ...
Being at Cancun has thus far been an incredible opportunity. I arrived here on Saturday evening, and upon the advice of my fellow Yale delegates, I quickly got into the ocean as they said this was probably the only chance I would have to enjoy ...
-clad Papua New Guinea is not ready for international funding for U.N.-backed forest carbon credits to stem deforestation, said Greenpeace, citing corruption, "carbon cowboys" and lack of political leadership.
A Greenpeace ...
Sharp divisions have emerged over the forestry agreement at Cancun which faces opposition
from various indigenous
people's networks around the world and forest rights campaigners in India. Ironically, projects on Reducing Emissions from ...
The Indonesian government is warning local authorities to be wary of those purporting to be carbon brokers promising big financial gains for future REDD
projects. The Jakarta Post reports that bogus operators are attempting to sign up local ...
Sarawak, land of mystery, legend, and remote upriver tribes. Paradise of lush rainforest
and colossal bat-filled caves. Home to unique and bizarre wildlife including flying lemurs, bearcats, orang-utans and rat-eating plants. Center of heavy ...
Until forty years ago, the Surui people spent their days roaming the Brazilian Amazon with bows and arrows, hunting monkeys and wild pigs. Their only contact with the outside world was with the rubber tappers who occasionally ventured through ...
Plans to fight global warming through reforestation has raised concerns among forest-dependent communities.
THE approach appears to be simple and straightforward: countries that ensure forests are kept as carbon sink in the global fight ...
Environmentalists have long voiced concern over the vanishing Amazon rainforest
, but they haven't been particularly effective at slowing forest loss. In fact, despite the hundreds of millions of dollars in donor funds that have flowed into the ...