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Bush Attenpting to Gut The Endangered Species Act
Environment  (tags: endangered species, Bush, environment, environmental impact, development, logging, US wildlife )

RC
- 2079 days ago - nytimes.com
BUSHco wants to hand over regulatory powers in the act to federal agencies to determine if development, logging or other activities would negatively impact endangered wildlife. No independent scientific reviews by qualified biologists would be required.
European Commission - Ban Illegal Timber - Take Action
Environment  (tags: illegal logging, logging, habitatdestruction, destruction, trees, forests, ecosystems, environment, conservation, protection, wildlife, world, Sustainabililty, pollution, politics, habitat, humans, nature )

Elena
- 2134 days ago - greenpeace.org
Illegal logging is destroying the world's ancient forests and accelerating climate change. On July 23rd the European Commission is expected to vote on proposed legislation to combat illegal logging.Please write to President Barroso today for a yes vote.
U.S. House of Representatives Passes Legislation to Ban Illegal Wood Trade
Environment  (tags: trees, timber, logging, forests, conservation )


- 2169 days ago - newsblaze.com
The law would make the United States the first country in the world to prohibit the import, sale, or trade in illegally-harvested wood and wood products.
Action Alert: Protest Australia's Continued Ancient Forest Logging in the Face of Abrupt Climate Change
Environment  (tags: environment, Tasmania, climate-change, logging, Australia, forests, nature, habitat, habitatdestruction, trees, wildlife )

Cher
- 2191 days ago - forests.org
Australia's new "climate friendly" government preaches global forest protection for climate benefits internationally, while continuing to industrially clear its own native primary forests in Tasmania and elsewhere, and this unseemly hypocrisy must end
Protect the Giant Sequoias From Logging
Environment  (tags: sequoias, conservation, logging, destruction, forests, habitat, habitatdestruction, nature, wildlife, trees, protection )

Cher
- 2216 days ago - secure2.convio.net
Without these protections, loggers would be permitted to cut down trees of any species 30" in diameter or larger -- a size that normally takes two centuries or more to grow. In addition, timber companies would be entitled to take 7.5 million board feet of
World Bank Pledges to Save Trees... Then Helps Cut Down Amazon Forest
Environment  (tags: ecosystems, conservation, destruction, ClimateChange, environment, endangered, protection, trees, wildlife, world, logging, green, forests, climate, habitat, habitatdestruction )

Pete
- 2290 days ago - environment.independent.co.uk
The World Bank has emerged as one of the key backers behind an explosion of cattle ranching in the Amazon, which new research has identified as the greatest threat to the survival of the rainforest.
Paper Giant Illegally Clearing Indonesian Forests: Environmentalists
Environment  (tags: endangered speciea, illegal habitat clearing, habitat destruction, logging, paper company, wildlife )

Simone
- 2291 days ago - afp.google.com
Elephants, tigers, orangutans are under threat from illegal land clearing on Indonesia's Sumatra island by one of Asia's biggest pulp and paper companies, Asia Pulp and Paper and its affiliates. Satellite images in November 2007 showed 20,000 hectares
Take Action: Help Protect Idaho's Backcountry Forests - TakeAction
Environment  (tags: logging, humans, habitat, environment, destruction, endangered, ecosystems, conservation, pollution, protection, trees, habitatdestruction, wildlife, Sustainabililty, climate-change, forests )

Thunderr
- 2292 days ago - actionnetwork.org
On 1/14/08,the U.S. Forest Service will be holding a public meeting in Washington,DC,to discuss a new rule that would weaken protections for national forest roadless areas in the State of Idaho.These pristine forests,which harbor some of the largest and
Rainforest Protection Issues: Murder in Malaysia's Rainforest
Environment  (tags: rainforest, logging, trees, indigenous, corporate, murder )


- 2297 days ago - rainforestportal.org
...we note the making of another rainforest martyr -- this time in Malaysia's rainforests -- as missing Penan indigenous leader Kelesau Naan, headman of the Penan settlement of Long Kerong in the Upper Baram region of Sarawak, was found dead.
Forest Ethics :The Boreal - The Incredible Shrinking Forest
Environment  (tags: forests, ecosystems, environment, destruction, conservation, humans, habitatdestruction, trees, logging, protection, USA, Canada )

Thunderr
- 2364 days ago - forestethics.org
Currently,less than 8% of the Boreal is protected.It is being logged at a rate of 2 acres a minute,24 hours a day,much of it to make things like catalogs,junk mail, magazines,newspapers and toilet paper.The US consumes more than 1/2 of all trees logged in
Habitat Loss Threatens Pygmy Elephants
Environment  (tags: pygmy elephants, wildlife, logging, endangered, conservation, environment, habitatdestruction )

Simone
- 2447 days ago - mercurynews.com
Satellite tracking of pygmy elephants has found that the endangered animals--unique to Borneo island--are under threat due to logging and commercial plantations encroaching on their habitat, conservationists said Thursday. A World Wildlife Fund study,
Action Alert: FSC and Big Green "Certified" Ancient Forest Logging Tragedy Worsens
Environment  (tags: Rain Forests, logging )

Barry
- 2458 days ago - rainforestportal.org
Support for "certified" ancient rainforest logging crumbles further due to string of inappropriate and illegal certifications, most recently in Peru; and as Norway rejects FSC and all primary rainforest logging certification schemes
Greenpeace, Come Clean and Stop Supporting Ancient Rainforest Logging
Environment  (tags: rainforest, logging, Greenpeace, petition, sign, help, forest, forestry )

Serena
- 2481 days ago - rainforestportal.org
There is no such thing as certified, sustainable logging of primary forests. Tell Greenpeace to release their suppressed report on industrial certified forestry, and to resign the chair and withdraw from the Forest Stewardship Council
How Can Carbon Trading Save Peatlands and Rainforests?
Environment  (tags: ClimateChange, climate, trees, logging, greenhousegases, forests, globalwarming )

Chris
- 2485 days ago - planetark.com
The UN is due to report on proposed carbon-trading schemes that would make it more rewarding for countries to preserve their forests rather than cut them down.
Aussie Farmers Cutting Down Old Growth Forest
Environment  (tags: logging, forests, destruction, ecosystems, emissions, trees, globalwarming, environment )

Julia
- 2485 days ago - reuters.com
CANBERRA (Reuters) - Hundreds of Australian farmers have begun cutting down protected trees on their properties to protest against strict land-clearing laws designed to help the country curb its rising greenhouse gas emissions.
 

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