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7/10/2014
Because of the deforestation of tropical rainforests in Brazil, significantly more carbon has been lost than was previously assumed. As scientists of the Hemholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) write in the scientific journal Nature ...   
17/9/2014
A group of palm oil and timber companies that have pledged to eliminate deforestation from their supply chains have agreed to establish a standard for determining what constitutes "forest" in terms of carbon storage. Asia Pulp and Paper ...   
4/9/2014
The Tasmanian government has decided to open up 400,000 hectares of previously protected forest to the timber industry, a move that environmentalists say will do serious harm to both the climate and the country’s tourism sector.In 2013, ...   
30/7/2014
Peru’s landmass has just been mapped like never before, revealing important insights about the country's forests that could help it unlock the value healthy and productive ecosystems afford humanity. The research - involving scientists ...   
14/4/2014
On April 9th, 2014, Code REDD and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) presented an historic, first ever event - REDD+ Talks: Colombia in Cartagena. The packed event brought together leaders from the private, public, and ...   
23/3/2014
Somewhere around two hundred thousand years ago, a new primate emerges on Earth. "The members of the species are not particularly swift or strong or fertile," the New Yorker`s Elizabeth Kolbert writes in her new book, "The Sixth ...   
26/12/2013
2013 was full of major developments in efforts to understand and protect the world's tropical rainforests. 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 ...   
28/9/2013
Scientists specializing in forest ecosystems and climate change called on President Obama today to protect public forests from logging and development in efforts to forestall global warming and compliment the president’s recent proposal for ...   
7/8/2013
Large trees store store up to half the above-ground biomass in tropical forests, reiterating their importance in buffering against climate change, finds a study published in Global Ecology and Biogeography. The research, which involved ...   
30/7/2013
Gregory H. Boyce, the CEO and Chairman of Peabody Energy — the world’s largest private coal company — is facing his share of troubles. President Obama is planning to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from coal plants. The natural gas boom in the ...   
29/7/2013
Gregory H. Boyce, the CEO and Chairman of Peabody Energy — the world’s largest private coal company — is facing his share of troubles. President Obama is planning to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from coal plants. The natural gas boom in the ...   
22/7/2013
Unsustainable hunting of forest elephants, gorillas, forest antelopes, and other seed-dispersers could have long-term impacts on the health and resilience of Congo Basin rainforests, warns a study published today in a special issue of the journal ...   
7/6/2013
Using an innovative satellite technique, NASA scientists have determined that a previously unmapped type of wildfire in the Amazon rainforest is responsible for destroying several times more forest than has been lost through deforestation in ...   
14/5/2013
Deforestation in the Amazon region could significantly reduce the amount of electricity produced from hydropower, says a new study. Scientists say the rainforest is critical in generating the streams and rivers that ultimately turn ...   
9/2/2013
A couple decades ago just prior to my postgraduate studies at The University of Melbourne I had the privilege of visiting an Indonesian rainforest. I encourage everyone to spend one night in a tropical rainforest; its rich array and cacophony of ...   
31/12/2012
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 ...   
1/11/2012
Costing the Earth | Photo, New Scientist
IN A rainforest in Guyana, two men are trying to sell rain. If you want, they will also sell you soil, biodiversity, nitrogen-fixing bacteria and all kinds of other things.Tempted? Thought not. But these men are not con artists. They are ...   
12/7/2012
Recent blog posts on The Telegraph and the Register claiming that tropical rainforests like the Amazon are set to benefit from climate change are "uninformed" and "ridiculous" according to some of the world's most eminent tropical forest ...   
11/6/2012
In a young man's eyes the logging that laid waste to the coastal forest was akin to a military invasion. Cameron Hill was barely a teenager when loggers descended onto Gitga'at First Nation territory in the early '80s, clear-cutting vast ...   
19/4/2012
Africa’s forests are fast diminishing to the detriment of climate, biodiversity, and millions of people of dependent on forest resources for their well-being. But is the full conservation of Africa's forests necessary to mitigate global climate ...   
16/2/2012
An alteration of the relationship between the Amazon rainforest and the billions of cubic metres of water transported by air from the equatorial Atlantic Ocean to the Andes Mountains could endanger the resilience of a biome that is crucial for ...   
1/2/2012
New, radical theories in science often take time to be accepted, especially those that directly challenge longstanding ideas, contemporary policy or cultural norms. The fact that the Earth revolves around the sun, and not vice-versa, took ...   
19/1/2012
The combination of deforestation, forest degradation, and the effects of climate change are weakening the resilience of the Amazon rainforest ecosystem, potentially leading to loss of carbon storage and changes in rainfall patterns and river ...   
26/10/2011
Forest soils are only 'fertile' for one type of sustainable land use, that is; forestry. Several writers on the contested give away of Mabira forest have not given the public: obvious, basic knowledge, and facts about the soil ecology of ...   
4/10/2011
A Congolese businessman has become the first private investor in Africa to win approval to sell carbon credits earned from restoring tropical rainforest on the Kyoto Protocol's carbon market. Olivier Mushiete's carbon-sink project, which ...   

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