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Forests

Can we feed the world and stop deforestation? Depends what's for dinner

It’s a tricky thing to grow enough food for a ballooning population without destroying the natural world. And when I say a tricky thing, I mean it’s …

Agriculture

Feeding the world without further deforestation is possible

Deforestation is necessary to feed the growing global population – this is a common belief that has now been disproven by researchers. In a new …

Research
Sustainable Business

Give up meat and we could feed billions more people without further deforestation

If we all woke up as vegans in 2050, we could ‘reforest’ an area the size of the Amazon.<p>It’s a tricky thing to grow enough food for a ballooning …

Agriculture

Can We Feed The World And Stop Deforestation? Depends What’s For Dinner

Plants and Animals Photo credit: A recently-logged ranch on the edge of the Amazon rainforest. Frontpage / shutterstockIt’s a tricky thing to grow …

Agriculture

Grim forecast for paper giant’s wood supply raises deforestation fears

• <i>Asia Pulp & Paper spent decades eating through Indonesia’s vast rainforests. Then in 2013, it promised to stop logging natural forests and rely on</i> …

Conservation alliance to focus on Peruvian Amazon deforestation - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Loading video…<p>(WINSTON-SALEM, NC, April 25, 2016) – Wake Forest University has received nearly $10 million in support to establish The Amazon Center …

Commodities Industry Turns Trees into Cash and Waste

Commodities Industry Turns Trees into Cash, Fuel and Waste<p>Deforestation is clearing our planet’s forests on a massive scale, often resulting in …

How to Fight Deforestation With Your Fork

Can going meatless once a week change the course of our rainforests?<p>Let's look at what, why and how. Today, the raising of livestock uses 30 percent …

Staying Alert: How a New Landsat-Based Tool Spots Deforestation

Forests are commodities. The biggest driver of deforestation worldwide is the economic value of trees and the land they stand on. With the high …

Commodities

Can airlines help reduce deforestation?

The global airline industry could become an ally in combating deforestation, as countries are set to vote at the September 2016 meeting of the …

Celebrating Arbor Day: How responsible forest management helps fight deforestation

Corporate Responsibility<p>Celebrating Arbor Day: How responsible forest management helps fight …

Supermarket Beef Is Battleground for Deforestation Debate

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 March, …

Environmentalism
Yale
Forests
Biodiversity
Imran Khan

Fonterra PKE supplier banned after forest fires, dairy feed price may rise

The clearance of forests for palm oil production in Indonesia has helped feed New Zealand's cattle boom.<p>The consequences of last year's massive …

New Zealand

How Pakistan is leading efforts to stop deforestation

Pakistan has a discouraging track record when it comes to deforestation, but a province in the country's northern region is looking to change that as …