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Tobacco - Zimbabwe's Forests Are Going Up in Smoke
Environment  (tags: economic boom, deforestation, overdevelopment, tobacco, poverty vs. progressdevastation of the l, environment, destruction, ecosystems, protection, world, wildlife, habitatdestruction, habitat, energy )

Cal
- 1 day ago - theecologist.org
In Zimbabwe, 15 % of its natural forest has been burnt down as farmers free more land to plant tobacco. On current trends, the country will be a desert in just 35 years from now.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Protect America's Rainforest From Old-Growth Logging
Environment  (tags: environment, ecosystems, destruction, Tongass, deforestation, rainforest, rainforest destruction, pollution, protection, habitat, habitatdestruction, conservation, humans, healthconditions, government, water, trees )

Cal
- 1 day ago - takeaction.takepart.com
We have an opportunity to save the Tongass rainforest--but we need you to tell agency officials to end destructive industrial-scale old-growth logging on the Tongass much more quickly than the Forest Service's proposed 10- to 15-year timeline.
Roads Through the Rainforest: An Overview of South America's 'Arc of Deforestation
Environment  (tags: deforestation, development, roads, ethics, planning, ecosystems, destruction, environment, forests, conservation, politics, pollution, government, green, wildlife, world, humans, nature, protection )

Cal
- 2 days ago - news.mongabay.com
As the impacts of roads on forest ecosystems become clear, governments and planning agencies reach a moral crossroads.
30% of Borneo's Rainforests Destroyed Since 1973
Environment  (tags: deforestation, world, environment, ecosystems, habitat, habitat destruction, wildlife, trees, humans, habitat loss, biodiversity, destruction, forests )

Cal
- 7 days ago - news.mongabay.com
More than 30 percent of Borneo's rainforests have been destroyed over the past forty years due to fires, industrial logging, and the spread of plantations, finds a new study
Green Under Siege: World's Biodiversity Hotspots 85 Percent Impacted
Environment  (tags: ecosystems, environment, destruction, forests, deforestation, flora, original forests, biodiversity hot spots, wildlife, protection )

Cal
- 9 days ago - news.mongabay.com
The world's 35 biodiversity hotspots--which harbor 75 percent of the planet's endangered land vertebrates--are in more trouble than expected, according to a sobering new analysis of remaining primary vegetation.
Downturn in Shade-Grown Coffee Putting Forests, Wildlife, People at Risk
Environment  (tags: ecosystems, environment, destruction, deforestation, shade grown coffee, biodiversity, biodiversity destruction, world, wildlife, protection, healthconditions, politics )

Cal
- 12 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Shade coffee systems also play a role in preserving connectivity within forests, especially fragmented areas. Providing corridors for animals such as migratory birds and pollinators (e.g., butterflies) is crucial for a healthy, functioning ecosystem.
DRC Deforestation Escalates Despite Resource Shortages, Protests, Rape, Homicide
Environment  (tags: deforestation, DRC< AFrica, social problems, destruction, ecosystems, protection, humans, healthconditions, conservation, environment, world, wildlife, water, trees, forests, habitatdestruction, habitat, politics, pollution )

Cal
- 13 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Human communities moving into in formerly forested areas pose major problems to wildlife, as their habitat is destroyed to clear land for agriculture and people bring with them a taste for bushmeat.
The Last Best Place No More: Massive Deforestation Destroying Prime Chimp Habitat in Uganda
Environment  (tags: habitatdestruction, habitat, environment, deforestation, destruction, animals, wildlife, world, humans, government, ecosystems )

Cal
- 14 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Prime chimpanzee habitat is gone --Global Forest Watch data shows at least 20 percent of the forest cover along the Kafu River in western Uganda has disappeared since 2001
No Restrictions: Japan's Demand for Illegal Wood Driving Rampant Deforestation in Siberia
Environment  (tags: deforestation, Japan, Siberia, habitatdestruction, habitat, ecosystems, environment, destruction, conservation, politics, world, wildlife, protection, pollution, endangered, government, humans, nature, trees )

Cal
- 20 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Japan has made no strides to reduce its import of illegal timber. Instead, it is knowingly importing mass quantities of wood sourced from vulnerable forests in Siberia, according to a report recently issued by the Environmental Investigation Agency
ORGANIZED INSANITY: On a Whim: Equatorial Guinea Building New Capital City in the Middle of the Rainforest
Environment  (tags: environment, destruction, ecosystems, deforestation, organized insanity, world, wildlife, habitat, habitatdestruction, forests, water, humans, healthconditions, protection, pollution, politics )

Cal
- 21 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Forests are being cleared at a rapid clip to make room for gleaming new office towers, apartment buildings, houses and highways in AfricaâEUR(TM)s third largest energy producer, where oil and gas revenues have fed the frenzy of construction.
Discarded Cell Phones to Help Fight Rainforest Poachers, Loggers in Real-Time
Environment  (tags: technology, deforestation, GoodNews, Sustainabililty, protection, ecosystems, environment, forests, conservation, trees, world )

Cal
- 28 days ago - news.mongabay.com
A technology that uses discarded mobile phones to create a real-time alert system against logging and poaching will soon be deployed in the endangered rainforests of Central Africa.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Save Tassie's Forest
Environment  (tags: deforestation, logging companies, ecosystems, destruction, environment, world, pollution, protection, healthconditions, politics )

Cal
- 34 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
The Abbott government is lobbying furiously to remove World Heritage status from Tasmania's ancient forests. It could happen in the next few days, but we can stop loggers getting at our magical 90 metre trees.
Deforestation Donuts-- Your Favorite Donut Chains Are Destroying Rainforests and the Creatures Who Live There
Environment  (tags: deforestation, doughnut chains, palm oil, palm oil production, corporate indiffrence, greed, world, wildlife, protection, habitatdestruction, habitat, environment, destruction, ecosystems, animals )

Cal
- 45 days ago - d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net
Major companies like Krispy Kreme, Tm Horton's, Dunkin Donuts fry their doughnuts in palm oil, a commodity obtained by cutttng down rainforests. That deforestation is destroying the habitats of orangutans, tigers and other threatened species.
'Asia's Last Great Rainforest'
Environment  (tags: deforestation, forests, asia, preservation, logging, wildlife, protection, ecosystems, environment, conservation, animals )

Cal
- 45 days ago - thejakartapost.com
While nearly 3 million hectares, or 13 percent, of the Heart of Borneo is protected in national parks and nature reserves, 31 percent of the Indonesian section is covered by logging concessions and 18 percent of the overall area by mining concessions
 

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