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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

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 …

Biodiversity

Taking on the Amazon's 'Deforestation King'

Brazil has arrested Ezequiel Antonio Castanha, who allegedly cleared an area two and a half times the size of Manhattan.<p>Earlier this week, Brazilian authorities detained Ezequiel Antonio Castanha, who is already being billed in the press as the Amazon's King of Deforestation.<p>Castanha will face …

Deforestation 'may have started west Africa's Ebola outbreak'

Deforestation may have triggered the recent Ebola outbreak in west Africa, France’s environment minister Ségolène Royal told a London summit hosted by the Prince of Wales ahead of next month’s Cop21 conference.<p>Addressing the British energy and climate change secretary, Amber Rudd, representatives …

West Africa

How the G8 summit could help in limiting deforestation

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 make progress against unsustainable deforestation.<p>The problem is that deforestation pays. That's the reality that …

Sustainability

Local and National Consequences of Deforestation

IMPACT OF DEFORESTATION: LOCAL AND NATIONAL CONSEQUENCES<p>LOSS OF LOCAL CLIMATE REGULATION<p>The local level is where deforestation has the most immediate …

Forests

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 …

Animal Rescue

After the flood, a rush to preserve drinking water

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's capital city had too much water. Now, officials are racing to make sure it has enough.<p>A canal that serves as …

Snorkeling