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Deforestation dropped 18% in Brazil's Amazon over past 12 months

Deforestation in the Amazon rain forest dropped 18% over the past 12 months, falling to the second-lowest level in a quarter century, Brazil’s environment minister said on Wednesday.<p>Izabella Teixeira told participants at a news conference that 4,848 square kilometers (1,870 square miles) of rain …

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 …

Brazil

If deforestation continues at current rate, 57% of the 15,000 tree species will be in danger, including Brazil nut, cacao and açai<p>More than half the myriad tree species in the Amazon could be heading for extinction, according to a study that makes the first comprehensive estimate of threatened …

Biodiversity

Deforestation drives worsening flooding in Kashmir | Reuters

JAMMU, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In April, scores of hillside homes in Fraswad and Shalnand villages in Jammu and Kashmir collapsed in a landslide amid heavy rains. Eighteen people died.<p>An Indian Army soldier along with a sniffer dog, searches for survivors amongst the rubble after a …

How can we stop deforestation?

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 …

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 …

Save the trees: New campaign against deforestation launched

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Since the money raised by governments and corporations hasn't managed to halt the destruction of the world's rainforests — an area …

Migration: A Global Issue in Need of a Global Solution

As the Group of Twenty leaders gather in Turkey this weekend, they will have on their minds heartbreaking images of displaced people fleeing countries gripped by armed conflict and economic distress<b>.</b> The surge of refugees in the last few years has reached levels not seen in decades. And these …

Fear Of Fear Itself: 5 New 'Phobias'

Everybody knows about triskaidekaphobia — fear of the number 13. Much has been written about the condition, including a thorough examination by NPR and this <i>triskaideka</i> treatise at Dictionary.com.<p>And there are other phobias you may have heard of: arachnophobia (fear of spiders) and xenophobia (fear …

The Top 12 Travel Phobias You Probably Have and Don't Even Realize

Sure, you may know you have aviatophobia (fear of flying), claustrophobia (fear of enclosed spaces), xenophobia (fear of strangers) and mysophobia (fear of germs); those are all pretty pedestrian. What about all those other angst-inducing scenarios and situations that crop up when you're living …

11 Real-Life Phobias That Millennials Need To Fear

The millennial generation is often mocked, scorned, and belittled by the world’s millions of milleniophobes, yet life presents unique challenges for …

How Your Cell Phone Can Give You Nomophobia, and 7 Other Strange Fears You Need to Know About

By Victoria Simpson<p>Always checking your phone? Afraid you might lose it? Want to glue it to your pocket with industrial glue? You may have nomophobia.<p>…