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Shiva S. Makki is a Senior Economist in Development Economics Operations and Strategy Group.  Deforestation, Climate Change, and Food Insecurity Every living thing on earth needs forests. Forests are not only one of the most valuable natural resources but also crucial to ensure decent living ...
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The killing of tribal leaders trying to defend their Amazon rainforest lands from illegal logging has put Peru's president under pressure ahead of next month's UN climate conference. PERU'S COMMITTMENT TO protecting its forests has been called into question by a new report from environmental invest...
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Posted by on in Forestry
Growth has accelerated 70 percent in some European varieties since the 1960s. Average tree growing seasons increased 10.8 days since the turn of the 20th century Trees live a long time. There are trees alive on Earth today that were sprouting during the reign of England's Henry VIII. There are...
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Posted by on in Forestry
An international team of conservationist scientists and practitioners has published new research showing the precarious state of the world's primary forests.   The global analysis and map are featured in a paper appearing in the esteemed journal Conservation Letters and reveals that...
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Posted by on in Forestry
More than a year after the entry into force of the EU’s law governing timber trade, a survey by WWF confirms that many EU countries are still failing to halt the entry of illegal wood products into the EU markets. WWF’s EU Government barometer, conducted in the first half of 2014, shows th...
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Posted by on in Forestry
Reducing deforestation in the tropics would significantly cut the amount of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere – by as much as one-fifth – research shows. In the first study of its kind, scientists have calculated the amount of carbon absorbed by the world's tropical forests and t...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Companies in Colorado are using dead trees and wood waste to energy By Steve Raabe The Denver Post Xcel Energy wants to pursue a demonstration project that would deliver electricity made from forest waste, according to a filing made Monday to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission. The demonstr...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
The area’s leading environmentally driven nonprofit has taken to the sea for its second for-profit venture. Ecotrust revealed this morning it will spin out its marine consulting group into a company called Point 97. The entity will be a wholly owned subsidiary of Ecotrust. Point 97 aims to provide...
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Posted by on in Forestry
SAN FRANCISCO – A massive fire burning near Yosemite National Park continued its spread Sunday, threatening not only ancient giant sequoia groves but also the municipal water and power system for San Francisco and nearby cities. The most-visited areas of Yosemite National Park are not in danger, off...
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Posted by on in Forestry
Greenpeace reiterated its call for an end to deforestation in Brazil by 2015 and globally by 2020 during its launch of an awareness-raising expedition down the Amazon River aboard the Rainbow Warrior. Brazil is now the sixth largest economy in the world, the largest meat exporter and second largest...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By ANDREW C. REVKIN Even as insect infestations and other factors accompanying warming have led to the “browning” of some stretches of boreal forest between temperate regions and the Arctic tundra, the tundra appears to be greening in a big way, various studies have shown. The newest such work, foc...
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