Adam Omar

15 Flips | 1 Magazine | @AdamOmar2i8h | Keep up with Adam Omar on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Adam Omar”

Leading paper firm pledges to halt Indonesian deforestation

The world's third biggest paper company has pledged to halt deforestation in Indonesia, and help to restore the habitats of the rare Sumatran tiger and orangutan, following a long-running campaign by environmentalists.<p>Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) said on Tuesday that it would end the "clearing of …

Chocolate: A Sweet Solution to Tropical Deforestation?

Human Journey<p><i>Editor’s Note: Rane Cortez works for T</i><i>he Nature Conservancy and is based in Belem, Brazil. She has just moved for two months to the highly-deforested frontier town of São Felix do Xingu in northern Brazil to</i> <i>work with local farmers, ranchers, landowners, indigenous groups and city</i></i> …

Amazon deforestation brings loss of microbial communities

Related images<br>(click to enlarge)<p>An international team of microbiologists led by Klaus Nüsslein of the University of Massachusetts Amherst has found …

Amazon Deforestation Could Cause Extreme Droughts

Cutting down wide swaths of forests could reduce rainfall in South America dramatically by 2050. →<p>Since 1970, humans have cut down about 20 percent …

Three Innovations That Might Save the Amazon

<i>This article is adapted from the Fall 2015 print edition of</i> Americas Quarterly<i>. To subscribe, please click</i> <i>here</i><p>With each passing day, we lose more of …

Global rate of deforestation has been halved since the 1990s

Between 2010 and 2015, an average of 0.08 percent of the world’s forests was lost each year, down from 0.18 percent each year in the 1990s, according …

TwitiKa.com

Indonesian smoke signals: Three ways companies can curb deforestation in their supply chains

<i>Aditi Sen is a Policy Advisor on Climate Change for Oxfam America.</i>Last week I was in Singapore along with consumer goods companies, traders, and …

How to stop deforestation? Make 'good stuff' cheaper | Reuters

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Brazil has reduced deforestation in the Amazon by 82 percent, the country’s president, Dilma Rousseff, said at the United Nations on Sunday, as she announced Brazil’s contribution to an anticipated new global deal to curb climate change.<p>A view is seen from …

This Startup Wants To Reverse Deforestation Using Drones

Deforestation is a growing issue and downs around 10 billion trees each year. Not only that, but replanting trees can be slow and expensive, barely …

Why and how Brazil should do more to stop deforestation and climate change

<i>This post was co-authored by Paulo Moutinho of the Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM) and Steve Schwartzman of EDF. See the first part of</i> …

Brazil

Can deforestation be stopped?

Why has Brazil slashed deforestation over the last decade while Indonesian deforestation has accelerated? The two countries lead the world in deforestation, which, after energy use, is the top source of greenhouse-gas emissions. In the last week, each country has released an emissions-cutting plan …

6 ways Brazil is saving the Amazon

<b>WHAT DO YOU</b> think of when you hear the words “<b>Amazon rainforest</b>”?<p>A red eyed tree frog, one of the most iconic species of the Amazon. Photo credit: …

Deforestation Faces: I Show That We Kill Animals When We Destroy Forests

Each day more than 80,000 acres of rain-forest are destroyed by deforestation. My piece aims to highlight that we exterminate more than just the …

Here's How Much of the World's Forests Could Vanish by 2050 | VICE News

<b>VICE News is closely tracking global environmental change. Check out the Tipping Point blog here</b><i>.</i><p>A new report about deforestation and climate change contains a dire warning: If the world continues along its business-as-usual path, an amount of tropical forest nearly equal to the size of India could …