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In Brazil, Deforestation Is Up, And So Is The Risk Of Tree Extinction

The rate of deforestation in Brazil has increased by 16 percent over the past year, the country's Environment Ministry announced.<p>Brazil has often declared progress in reducing the rate of deforestation in the Amazon, but the government's own figures, released Thursday, show the challenges still …


Big business: are deforestation goals at risk of failing?

Companies are starting to see the clear risks from production of commodities such as timber, soy, beef and palm oil, but it is unclear whether they will act<p>The Paris climate talks have opened with a promise to the world: to secure a historic agreement between nations to bring the runaway train of …

Paris summit: North Korea pledges war on deforestation

North Korea made its greatest pledge to engage in fighting global climate change at the Paris climate summit today.<p>North Korean foreign minister Ri Su-yong told delegates that Kim Jong-un “has declared war on deforestation and has put forward a massive project to turn all the mountains of the …

North Korea launches 'war on deforestation'

Kim Jong-un will turn all the mountains into golden forests, foreign minister tells climate summit in Paris<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has launched a war on deforestation, the country’s foreign minister said at the Paris climate talks, pledging to “actively engage” in global environment efforts.<p>…

Supermarket Beef Is Battleground for Deforestation Debate

The Plate<p>One of Brazil’s largest supermarkets, Pão de Açúcar, has agreed to stop selling beef produced on deforested land or with forced labor by June 1. But while advocates hailed the announcement, they also questioned whether the retailer was being realistic about the promises it’s making.<p>In late …

Deforestation Pictures-Natural Destruction

The Deforestation of the Amazon (A Time Lapse)


Amazon Deforestation: Timelapse

Deforestation in The Rain Forest


Deforestation is a problem

Deforestation Picture

After Years of Deforestation, China's Forests Are Starting to Return

A new report from Michigan State University is praising China’s efforts to roll back decades of deforestation and habitat destruction, noting that …


Man protests against Amazon deforestation by putting poisonous snake and frog into his mouth

This bizarre video shows "Snake Ninja" Arteval Duarte wrapping a venomous snake around a poisonous frog and placing them in his mouth<p>You'd be forgiven for thinking this is a Bushtucker Trial from I'm a Celebrity, but in fact it is a protest video.<p>A bizarre video has emerged from Brazil of a man …

Cheetos in crosshairs of deforestation controversy

When you think about deforestation, Cheetos probably don't come to mind as a culprit. Yet the neon orange snack food has infuriated an activist group that wants to save the rainforests.<p>SumOfUs, an online consumer advocacy group, launched a campaign against Cheetos saying that its palm oil policy …

Top palm oil producer sues green group over deforestation allegations

Malaysian palm giant, IOI, lost business after it was suspended from the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil’s certification scheme over deforestation allegations in Indonesia<p>One of the world’s largest palm oil producers is suing the green body that suspended its sustainability certification last …