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Scientists say deforestation may threaten a staggering half of Amazon tree species with extinction

By Chelsea Harvey<p>Chelsea Harvey<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Tropical tree species could be in much bigger trouble than scientists had thought: A new study, which involved collaboration from dozens of researchers, suggests that at least 36 percent and up to 57 percent of all Amazon tree species are likely at …

Protected Areas

Insurance Companies Are Treating Hackers Like Natural Disasters, And That's Good For Your Personal Data.

The suspected North Korean hackers who penetrated Sony’s computer networks last year could have cost the movie studio $100 million in losses. …

Advice for journalists covering natural disasters

• Social Media<br>• Specialized Reporting<br>• Investigative Reporting<br>A group of panelists offers quick tips for reporting on natural disasters at the 2015 Global …

How bad is the drought in Ethiopia?

LONDON 19 November 2015 (IRIN) - Alarm bells are ringing for a food emergency in Ethiopia. The UN says 15 million people will need help over the …

Increase in rate of Brazilian Amazon deforestation raises alarm

Figures released this week point to an apparent rise in deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon over the last year, an ominous development that one researcher attributed to an increase in cattle ranching aimed at the U.S. market.<p>The newly lost forest, nearly 2,000 square miles, amounts to an area …

Amazon Rainforest

Deforestation May Be Helping to Spread the Plague in Africa | VICE News

The destruction of forests is known to cause the release of massive amounts of greenhouse gases, destroy critical wildlife habitat, and increase soil erosion, which can lead to deadly floods and landslides.<p>But converting forests to farmland can also increase the spread of the plague, according to …

Here's a new tissue that could help wipe out deforestation

There is a growing array of products made of bamboo in the market today - from bicycles to sunglasses - offering sustainable alternatives to timber …

Plantations

This Heartbreaking Photo Shows The Devastating Effect Deforestation Has On Wildlife

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

Australia

Indonesia’s huge fires might be the worst climate change crisis on Earth right now

<i>This story was originally published by</i> Mother Jones <i>and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>On Monday afternoon, Indonesian …

Indonesia fires make it biggest climate polluter

by Alex Morales<p>Indonesia's forest fires have catapulted the southeast Asian nation to the top of the rankings of the world's worst global warming …

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 …

Increased deforestation could reduce Amazon basin rainfall

WASHINGTON, DC — Continued deforestation of the Amazon rainforest could diminish the amount of rain that falls in the Amazon River basin, finds a new …

Geophysics

Congo Basin under deforestation threat

The Congo Basin in Africa, the world's second-largest tropical forest, is facing a growing threat of deforestation carried out to clear the way for palm oil plantations.<p>Environmentalists fear that increasing forest fires and illegal logging are putting endangered species and the ecosystem at …

Governments do not know the best way to save the Amazon rainforest. And that needs to change

<i>In December talks in Paris involving more than 200 countries may result in a new agreement aimed at reducing carbon emissions. In the months leading</i> …

University of Pennsylvania

Scary robot lumberjack makes deforestation too easy

This deforestation machine slices and plucks trees at their base and then wipes off all the branches and foliage in just a few seconds. <i>(Thanks,</i> …

How palm oil companies have made Indonesia’s forest fires worse

Jamie Woolley<p>@shrinkydinky<p>en_GB<p>article<p>A new Greenpeace report shows how palm oil and paper companies have helped create conditions for Indonesia's …