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Amazon Gold Rush Destroying Huge Swaths of Rainforest
Environment  (tags: deforestation, Amazon, Amazon Rainforest, mining ecosystems, destruction, environment, conservation, pollution, protection, world, healthconditions, government, habitatdestruction, habitat )

Cal
- 14 days ago - news.mongabay.com
between 2001 and 2013, about 1,680 square kilometers (650 square miles) of forest was destroyed in connection with gold mining on 1,600 individual mining sites across South America. The distribution of deforestation, however, was anything but even.
Indonesia: Palm Oil Expansion Drives Massive Illegal Logging
Environment  (tags: illegallogging, indonesia, deforestation, lack ofr law enforcement, world, wildlife, protection, forests, environment, destruction, ecosystems, government, pollution, politics )

Cal
- 16 days ago - theecologist.org
Traditional logging has been replaced by the mass clearance of rainforest for oil palm plantations, creating massive supplies of hugely profitable but often illegal timber
Love At First Bite - The Ad Doritos Don't Want You to See
Environment  (tags: palm oil, corruption, business, deforestation, dishonesty, Pepsi, corporate, environment, politics, ethics, environment, destruction, ecosystems )

Cal
- 16 days ago - action.sumofus.org
Each year, PepsiCo buys 427,500 tonnes of palm oil. Given how high profile the Doritos Super Bowl campaign is, we're using this opportunity to let consumers around the world know about PepsiCo's irresponsible palm oil sourcing policy. there's never been a
Palm Oil Threatens Community Forest in Central Kalimantan
Environment  (tags: palm oil, deforestation, indigenous rights, world, ecosystems, environment, conservation, government, habitat, GoodNews, green, healthconditions, politics )

Cal
- 22 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Data from the forest monitoring site shows the region lost approximately 125,000 hectares--16 percent--of its tree cover from 2001 through 2012.
Tropical Forests May Be Giving Climate Extra Help
Environment  (tags: Amazon, Biodiversity, climate change, Deforestation, emissions, Forests, Impacts, Warming )

Judy
- 25 days ago - climatenewsnetwork.net
New research indicates that the role of the world's tropical forests in removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere may have been underestimated.
10 Most Important Environmental Stories of 2014
Environment  (tags: climate change, environment, ecosystems, wildlife, habitat destruction, fracking, drought, plastic bags, Cargill, deforestation, election, oil )

Nancy
- 31 days ago - nationofchange.org
Climate change and energy dominate 2014's most important environmental stories. It is nice seeing positive environmental changes that will improve our world's future.
Impacts of Deforestation on Amazonian River Ecosystems Could Be Far-Reaching
Environment  (tags: agriculture, deforestation, AMazon, rainforest destruction, ecosystems, destruction, conservation, environment, habitatdestruction, habitat, humans, protection, politics, world, wildlife )

Cal
- 42 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Vast areas of the Amazon forest are being destroyed for agricultural uses, mainly industrial-scale soybean crops, and turned into pasture land for livestock
Gibbon Species Pushed Towards Extinction as Island Loses Its Trees
Environment  (tags: deforestation, endangered, wildlife, world, environment, destruction, ecosystems, animals, habitatdestruction, habitat, protection, humans, nature )

Cal
- 45 days ago - news.mongabay.com
According to data from Global Forest Watch, Hainan province has lost an average of 15,084 hectares of forest every year from 2009 through 2012--According to the IUCN, the population of Hainan gibbons dropped from more than 2,000 in the late 1950s and to
Deforestation Puts Cultural Survival of Forest-Dependent Peoples at Risk -
Environment  (tags: deforestation, indigneous rights, ecosystems, destruction, energy, world, healthconditions, politics )

Cal
- 51 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Forest-dependent peoples face grave threats from deforestation and other depredations, warns a new report -
TAKE ACTION NOW! Help End Deforestation In British Columbia
Environment  (tags: deforestation, habitat loss, overdevelopment, habitatdestruction, habitat, environment, destruction, ecosystems, conservation, world, politics, pollution, healthconditions, protection, nature, humans )

Cal
- 52 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
With the increase of industry and agriculture in Canada, trees are being cut down faster than ever In British Columbia. Deforestation is a real problem and it not only affects the abundant wildlife that live in British Columbia but it affects us too.
OP-ED: We Can Feed the World Without Chopping Down More Forests
Environment  (tags: deforestation, agriculture, protection, habitat, forests, environment, ecosystems, destruction, conservation, world )

Cal
- 53 days ago - grist.org
Maybe this is obvious, but expanding our agricultural footprint to feed the growing population -- cutting down forests, plowing prairies -- is a really bad idea.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell Congress to Oppose Destructive Alaska Rainforest Logging
Environment  (tags: Tongass, deforestation, Congress, protection, environment, destruction, ecosystems, conservation, politics, animals )

Cal
- 57 days ago - secure.audubon.org
Urge your Members of Congress to oppose destructive clear-cutting on our largest National Forest.
Chinese Logging Company Takes Over Guyana's Forests -
Environment  (tags: deforestation, deforestationhabitat, habitat, habitatdestruction, ecosystems, destruction, environment, world, pollution, protection, government, green )

Cal
- 63 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Illegal deforestation occurring despite Guyana's ground-breaking low carbon development strategy -
Disappearing Oasis: Northeastern India Losing Forests as People Move in -
Environment  (tags: deforestation, India, agriculture, agriculture and food, ecosystems, environment, destruction, wildlife, world, humans, habitatdestruction, habitat )

Cal
- 72 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Global Forest Watch (GFW) shows that India as a whole lost about 842,200 hectares of forest between 2001 and 2012. Of this, about 548,440 hectares was lost from northeast India alone. -
Surprising Reasons to Be Optimistic About Saving Forests -
Environment  (tags: deforestation, rainforests, forests, good news, environment, conservation, destruction, ecosystems, world, wildlife, politics )

Cal
- 77 days ago - news.mongabay.com
the world is finally starting to recognize the value of services afforded by healthy ecosystems and the contributions make by local and indigenous communities in keeping forests standing. -
 

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