Deforestation

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03 03 2021 | 08:47

Fiercer, more frequent fires may reduce carbon capture by forests.

Global study shows blazes diminish forest density and tree size, making woods likely to sequester less carbon. More fierce and frequent fires are reducing forest density and tree size and may damage…

03 02 2021 | 09:28

Building a green economy could stop ‘nightmare’ degradation of Amazon.

US scientist Thomas Lovejoy says the rainforest’s rich biodiversity has been undervalued compared to economic activities such as farming and mining. The Amazon will be transformed into a “highly…

03 01 2021 | 08:29

'It's as if we've learned nothing': alarm over Amazon road project.

Memories of Brazil’s dictatorship as plan threatens biodiverse home of three indigenous communities. Brazilian activists have voiced alarm over their government’s plans to bulldoze a 94-mile highway…

29 11 2020 | 07:48

Megaprojects risk pushing forests past tipping point – report.

Huge road, energy and mining projects driving into heart of world’s remaining forests. Infrastructure megaprojects risk pushing the world’s remaining forests past a “dangerous tipping point” and…

16 11 2020 | 07:16

United Nations releases special 2020 broadcast calling for collective action.

On the 75th anniversary of the United Nations and the 5th anniversary of the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals – in the midst of a pandemic radically transforming our economies and…

05 11 2020 | 08:49

'Ghost Forests' Are an Eerie Sign of Sea-Level Rise.

Along the Atlantic coast, ghost forests provide haunting signs of sea-level rise. These stands of bleached and broken tree trunks are all that remain after salty water inundates a forest. Matt…

26 10 2020 | 15:02

The Global Youth Led Campaign To Save Bugoma Forest. NEMA Revoke ESIA certificate.

Bugoma Forest is continuing to face serious threats from loggers, farmers, and NEMA a government agency entrusted with protecting our natural resources. It should be recalled that the National…

24 10 2020 | 11:56

GREENPEACE AFRICA: New logging scandal in Cameroon’s forest.

It’s honestly disheartening that time and time again Indigenous People and local communities in Cameroon have to fight for the same issue - the end of forest destruction. 

19 09 2020 | 10:02

Humans Are Destroying Wildlife at an Unprecedented Rate, New Report Warns.

Human consumption has led to an unprecedented rate of decline in the world'swildlife populations, according to the Living Planet Report 2020, a biennial paper put out by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF…

17 09 2020 | 12:18

#SAVE BUGOMA FOREST

       

09 09 2020 | 11:00

"Adopt A Tree Initiative"

Dorcas Wakio Mugo is a student of Marine Resource Management at Technical University of Mombasa in Kenya. She is consigned to the fight against climate change, as a result she has opted to take a…

07 09 2020 | 09:29

Rampant destruction of forests ‘will unleash more pandemics’.

Researchers to tell UN that loss of biodiversity enables rapid spread of new diseases from animals to humans. Scientists are to warn world leaders that increasing numbers of deadly new pandemics…

11 08 2020 | 06:53

Amazon fires rage in early August as fears of mass blazes mount.

HUMAITA, Brazil (Reuters) - Fires in the Brazilian Amazon have surged so far in August, government data on Friday showed, outstripping the same period of 2019 and renewing concerns about the…

06 08 2020 | 08:04

Physicists: 90% Chance of Human Society Collapsing Within Decades.

Deforestation coupled with the rampant destruction of natural resources will soon have devastating effects on the future of society as we know it, according to two theoretical physicists who study…

04 07 2020 | 10:18

Cooking up a solution to Uganda’s deforestation crisis with mud stoves.

Badru Kyewalyanga’s home-produced cooking devices use less wood and mean villagers are breathing cleaner air. People are “constantly cutting down trees”, says Badru Kyewalyanga, as he squelches his…

30 06 2020 | 09:01

Either we change or we die': the radical farming project in the Amazon

A growing movement for sustainable agriculture in Brazil has taken on new urgency with the coronavirus pandemic. The cumaru trees could have been planted elsewhere in this Amazon reserve, where they…

29 06 2020 | 07:07

Funds With $3.7 Trillion Warn Brazil of Investor Backlash.

Institutional investors managing about $3.7 trillion in assets want Brazil to abandon a proposal they say will add to deforestation and violate the rights of indigenous groups in the Amazon.

18 06 2020 | 07:03

Forest Service sparks controversy for pushing logging, oil during pandemic.

The Trump administration's “blueprint” paving the way for more logging, grazing and energy extraction is the newest flashpoint over regulatory rollbacks during the coronavirus pandemic. 

18 06 2020 | 06:41

To Stop Amazon Deforestation, Brazilian Groups Take Bolsonaro to Court.

Civil society groups and public prosecutors in Brazil are taking President Jair Bolsonaro's government to court for failing to protect the Amazon rainforest, adding pressure to an administration…

16 06 2020 | 07:29

For Indigenous Protesters, Defending the Environment Can Be Fatal.

Adán Vez Lira, a prominent defender of an ecological reserve in Mexico, was shot while riding his motorcycle in April. Four years earlier, the renowned activist Berta Cáceres was shot dead in her…