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Illegal Logging Still a Big Issue in Cameroon
Environment  (tags: environment, destruction, ecosystems, illegal logging, deforestation, world, protection, green, government, habitatdestruction, habitat, wildlife, trees )

Cal
- 95 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Cameroon is struggling to make progress in combatting illegal logging. Regulatory budgets are too thin to protect the countryâEUR(TM)s vast tracts of Congolian Rainforest.
ZimbabweâEUR(TM)s Famed Forests Could Soon Be Desert
Environment  (tags: deforestation, desertification, Zimbabwe, world, pollution, environment, destruction, ecosystems, habitat, habitatdestruction, animals )

Cal
- 98 days ago - ipsnews.net
According to the countryâEUR(TM)s Tobacco Industry Marketing Board, Zimbabwe currently has 88,167 tobacco growers, whom environmental activists say are the catalysts of looming desertification here
Ranking the Best and Worst Companies in Terms of Deforestation
Environment  (tags: corporate, ethics, business, environment, deforestation, study )

Cal
- 100 days ago - news.mongabay.com
The assessment, dubbed The Forest 500', ranks 250 companies, 50 jurisdictions, 150 banks and investors, and 50 'powerbrokers' by the extent and scope of their souring policies for six 'forest risk commodities': soy palm oil, beef, leather, timber, pulp an
Mapping Local Communities' Efforts to Protect Forests in Indonesia
Environment  (tags: conservation, indignenous communitieis, deforestation, protection, ecosystems, environment, healthconditions, habitat, politics, world )

Cal
- 104 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Local and indigenous communities play an important role managing and protecting forests.
Here's Why Deforestation in the Amazon May Bring More Frequent, More Intense Droughts to Brazil
Environment  (tags: climate-change, Amazon, deforestation, drought, wildlife, weather, healthconditions, ecosystems, environment, destruction, green, habitatdestruction, habitat, climate )

Cal
- 106 days ago - news.vice.com
As reservoirs shrink and taps run dry in Brazil's worst ever water crisis, some scientists are making a connection between Amazonian deforestation and the monster drought.
Jason Mraz, Maroon 5, Linkin Park, Guster Speak Out Against Illegal Logging
Environment  (tags: environment, destruction, ecosystems, activism, sustainable wood, musicians, activism, deforestation, sustainalbe sources, protection, habitat, wildlife, world, green, pollution, politics, forests, trees )

Cal
- 108 days ago - ecowatch.com
musicians are joining the call to make sure guitars and other instruments are made from legal, sustainably sourced wood.
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
- 126 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
- 128 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
- 128 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
- 134 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
- 137 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
- 143 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
- 154 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
- 157 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
- 163 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Forest-dependent peoples face grave threats from deforestation and other depredations, warns a new report -

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