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Deforestation: The Over-Looked Climate Driver and What You Can Do About It

One of the largest contributors to climate change is deforestation, accounting for 15 percent of all global greenhouse gas emissions. This driver, however, does not receive sufficient attention in climate discussions in developed countries, since the most threatened forests tend to be in developing …

Sustainability

Deforestation is bad news for fish. But why? - Conservation

Fish rely on forests for their very survival. That’s because, in a way, they eat them. Debris from forests finds their way into rivers, lakes, and …

Who's Responsible for Palm Oil Deforestation—Small Farmers or Big Companies?

In recent days, with massive fires in Southeast Asia again creating the dangerous haze that endangers the health and lives of millions, we’ve seen …

Biodiversity

Let's Cut Amazon Deforestation to Zero. Here's How.

<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>When Theodore Roosevelt explored the …

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

Photo Of The Day: An Animal Rescue Activist Saves An Orangutan From Deforestation In Indonesia

Image Source: www.rainforest-rescue.orgOrangutan populations are quickly diminishing in Indonesia and Malaysia.This endangered species’ habitats on …

Biodiversity

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 …

Forests

This Heartbreaking Photo Shows The Devastating Effect Deforestation Has On Wildlife

Take only trees, leave only ravished landscapes full of stranded animals.

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 …

Forests

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 …

Council on Foreign Relations

Less smoke, less ire

Brazil, long the world’s deforester-in-chief, is mending its ways<p>THE Amazon's dry season, from July to September, is when the <i>grileiros</i> cut and burn …

Biodiversity

How the G8 summit could help in limiting deforestation

The business case for avoiding deforestation remains unmade. Legislators need to help drive it out of supply chains<p>As the UK prepares to host a G8 summit at which prime minister David Cameron wants transparency and accountability to take centre stage, there is an opportunity for world leaders to …

Sustainability

Google Mapping Tool Exposes Illegal Logging

Wildlife & Wild Places<p><b>Conservationists working to save forests and species on the ground are looking to the sky, thanks to mapping tools and satellites that capture Earth like never before.</b><p>One project, Eyes on the Forest, is lifting the veil on forest loss in Sumatra, Indonesia, where demand for …

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 …

Forests

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 …

Forests