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2011-03-31 00:38:00

Brussels and Washington Should Think Twice Before Acting JAKARTA, Indonesia, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the European Union considers trade measures to limit paper imports from China, the motives behind this effort are now clear - a global campaign against forest industries in Asia - cloaked with Green rhetoric to save the forests - to shore up uncompetitive pulp and paper producers in Europe and the U.S. The campaign to get the EU to limit paper imports from China based...

2011-03-25 12:10:55

Woods Hole Research Center scientists leading collaborations Many of the mapping and monitoring efforts associated with REDD focus on the big picture of carbon stock and of deforestation trends throughout the tropics. A research expedition just underway, led by scientists at the Woods Hole Research Center, is focusing on the third piece necessary to inform a global REDD mechanism "“ namely, how do people use the land? Through a series of participatory mapping workshops with indigenous...

2011-03-24 00:00:29

The Cuipo Rainforest Initiative has offered up to one million meters worth of free rainforest parcel adoptions, via its "adopt a meter of the rainforest" program, to those who donate to the American Red Cross for Japan's tsunami / earthquake survivors. This allows participants to benefit two world causes at one time, aiding the disaster relief program and preserving the tropical rainforest. Los Angeles, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 22, 2011 Cuipo has announced it has partnered with the American...

2011-03-07 15:16:46

New research from Chalmers and SIK shows that impact on the climate is much greater than current estimates indicate. The researchers are now demanding that indirect effect on land be included when determining a product's carbon footprint Increased export of Brazilian beef indirectly leads to deforestation in the Amazon. New research from Chalmers and SIK that was recently published in Environmental Science & Technology shows that impact on the climate is much greater than current...

2011-03-03 08:00:00

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) announced today that it is helping fund sustainable palm oil production through purchasing GreenPalm certificates covering 100 percent of its global palm oil use. Today, GreenPalm estimates that only six percent of the current global supply of palm oil is sustainably grown. The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) continues to work toward the development of a consistent and sufficient supply of segregated,...

2011-03-02 00:00:27

Cuipo Launches Interactive Rainforest Preservation Initiative: Adopt a Meter of The Rainforest - Tracked with Google Maps New online resource for rainforest adoption, environmental sustainability, and "living green" invites individuals and organizations to protect endangered resources and and combat climate change by reducing our carbon footprint. Los Angeles, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 01, 2011 Like it or not, rainforest deforestation is everyone's problem. That's why Cuipo has just launched...

2011-02-21 14:22:10

Tropical deforestation is intimately linked with urban dynamics and needs to be considered along with the role and effect of national and regional policies on land use decisions, and the dynamics of economic globalization in the next generation of sustainability science research, according to an Arizona State University geographer. "You just can't think of isolated farmers operating out there by themselves. They are linked to whatever are the closest urban areas," noted B.L. Turner II, whose...

2011-02-09 16:20:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As one of three companies included in Groupon's Save the Money campaign, completely bare will complement the savethemoney.org initiative with its own philanthropic contribution to The Rainforest Action Network. completely bare owner and the newest Real Housewives of New York City cast member, Cindy Barshop is proud to donate a percentage of proceeds from each signature completely bare bikini wax at all locations to The Rainforest Action Network during...

2011-02-09 15:14:15

Cultivating coca bushes, the source of cocaine, is speeding up destruction of rainforests in Colombia and threatening the region's "hotspots" of plant and animal diversity, scientists are reporting in a new study. The findings, which they say underscore the need for establishing larger protected areas to help preserve biodiversity, appear in ACS' journal Environmental Science & Technology. Liliana M. Dávalos and colleagues note that the pace of deforestation in Colombia has...

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2011-02-03 07:16:48

A top expert with the United Nations said Wednesday that forests around the world could start expanding again within a few years. But, according to a UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) global study, trees are still being cut down at "alarmingly high" rates, mainly in the Amazon and Africa. FAO assistant director general Eduardo Rojas-Briales said that many new trees will only have "junk" value in the disposing of the greenhouse gases that cause global warming. While the estimated...


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2009-07-02 22:38:33

The Amazon Rainforest (known as Floresta Amazônica or Amazônia in Portuguese, and Selva Amazónica or Amazonia in Spanish), also known as Amazonia, or the Amazon Jungle, is a moist broadleaf forest that covers almost all of the Amazon Basin in South America. The basin consists of 1.7 billion acres, of which 1.4 billion acres is rainforest. This rainforest covers nine nations (Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana). Brazil contains...

Deforestation
2009-05-27 18:12:50

Deforestation is the act or process of removing trees from forested lands by cutting or burning. There are many reasons for deforestation. Logs are sold as a commodity and cleared lands can be used for pastures and human settlements. The damage caused by deforestation, however, can be great. If land is not somewhat reforested it can cause damage to habitats for wildlife and other plant life, affect the aridity of the region, and possibly encourage degradation into wasteland. Due to negligent...

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