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How Cows Kill Rainforests: The Flip-Side of An All-Beef Patty : Living Green Magazine
Environment  (tags: cows, rainforests, hamburgers, Sustainabililty, nature, ecosystems, forests, habitatdestruction, environment, animals, trees, pollution, globalwarming )

- 515 days ago -
Fifty-five square feet of rainforest is destroyed for every quarter pound hamburger that comes from a cleared rainforest cattle farm. While most of us blame automotive and industrial emissions for pollution, climate change and global warming, livestock
'The Last Bit of Paradise': Giant Dam Threatens Brazilian Rainforest
Environment  (tags: Amazon dams, pollution, habitatdestruction, rainforests, rainforest destructionecosystems, environment, destruction, conservation, nature, politics, world, animals, forests )

- 523 days ago -
The construction of a giant dam in the Amazon region of Brazil is threatening parts of the world's largest rainforest. But the indigenous tribes living here are keeping quiet in return for millions of dollars in promises.
The Year in Rainforests--a Look Back--2012
Environment  (tags: ecosystems, environment, world, rainforests, humans, habitat, green, conservation, nature, trees )

- 554 days ago -
2012 was another year of mixed news for the world's tropical forests. This is a look at some of the most significant tropical rainforest-related news stories for 2012.
RIP: Becky Tarbotton, Head of the Rainforest Action Network, Dies in Accident in Mexico
Environment  (tags: green, RIANFORESTS, rainforests, activists, Becky Tarbotton, environment, ecosystems, protection, nature, humans, world, politics, oceans )

- 555 days ago -
Rebecca Tarbotton, the executive director of the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) died Wednesday. She was 39.
TASMANIA: Mining a New Threat to Tarkine Rainforest
Environment  (tags: animals, environment, destruction, rainforests, mining projects, ecosystems, wildlife, protection, habitat, habitatdestruction, world )

- 681 days ago -
Two new mines are being assessed within the Tarkine rainforest in north-west Tasmania. A major concern about mining in the Tarkine is that the area is the last remaining home for healthy Tasmanian devils
Airborne Lasers Discover Undocumented Deforestation in Belize Park
Environment  (tags: rainforest protection, rainforests, development, Third World, africa, environment, conservation, ecosystems, pollution, humans, habitat, habitatdestruction, world, wildlife, protection, destruction, ecosystems )

- 841 days ago -
A NASA funded expedition using airborne lasers to study ancient Mayan ruins has also documented widespread illegal deforestation in the Caracol Archaeological Reserve
Scientists Say Massive Palm Oil Plantation Will "Cut the Heart Out" of Cameroon's Rainforest
Environment  (tags: rainforest protection, rainforests, development, Third World, africa, environment, conservation, ecosystems, pollution, humans, habitat, habitatdestruction, world, wildlife, protection )

- 846 days ago -
Eleven top scientists have slammed a proposed palm oil plantation in a Cameroonian rainforest surrounded by five protected areas
Send a Valentine to Chocolatiers ACTION
Environment  (tags: palm oil, slave labor, rainforests, indigenous people, environment, ecosystems, habitatdestruction )

- 875 days ago -
Did you buy Valentine's chocolates this year? Do the ingredients include palm oil or palm kernel oil?
TAKE ACTION NOW! Uphold Penalties for Importing Illegal Wood
Environment  (tags: protection, habitat, environment, rainforests, illegal wood trade, ecosystems, trees, forests, destruction, nature, humans, conservation, world, habitatdestruction, green )

- 878 days ago -
The ban on the importation of illegal wood has been an important step in the conservation of forests around the world. It has resulted in a decrease of illegal logging and thus preservation of threatened species and endangered habitats.
Majority of Protected Tropical Forests "Empty" Due to Hunting
Environment  (tags: ecosystems, environment, biodiversity, rainforests, rainforest destruction, world, habitat, habitatdestruction, green, animals, protection, humans, destruction, wildlife )

- 883 days ago -
Protected areas in the world's tropical rainforests are absolutely essential, but one cannot simply set up a new refuge and believe the work is done
Rupert Murdoch and Rainforests ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Environment  (tags: environment, destruction, rainforests, protection )

Cher Away
- 932 days ago -
Demand Rupert Murdoch's publishing company HarperCollins make its kid's books rainforest-safe.
Community Mapping of African Rainforests Could Show Way Forward for Preservation, REDD
Environment  (tags: rainforests, rainforest preservation, wildlife, protection, nature, conservation, environment, ecosystems, green, habitat, Sustainabililty )

- 950 days ago -
A new initiative to place community mapping of central African rainforests online could prove key to local rights in the region, says the UK-based NGO Rainforest Foundation
Action Alert: Uganda's Protected Mabira Rainforest Threatened Again By Sugar Production
Environment  (tags: animals, conservation, destruction, ecosystems, endangered, sugar, rainforests, environment, forests, Uganda, habitat, habitatdestruction, protection, trees, wildlife )

- 955 days ago -
Plans by Uganda's President to partially destroy the Mabira rainforest - one of the nation's most important rainforest preserves - have surfaced again after being defeated in 2007. Let the Ugandan government know rainforests and their ecological services
Brazil 'Risks Loss of Forest Area Equal to Germany, Italy and Austria'
Environment  (tags: environment, destruction, wildlife, biodiversity, sustainability, Amazon, rainforests, forest loss, habitat loss, threat, deforestation )

- 958 days ago -
WWF said studies suggest the new legislation could see 175 million acres of forest cleared or not restored following illegal deforestation. The legislation would open up vast swathes of the world's biggest rainforest to uses such as cattle ranching.
A Day of Hope for Madagascar's Rainforests
Environment  (tags: environment, rainforests, protection, habitat, nature )

Cher Away
- 1001 days ago -
After two years of continuous lobbying against illegal logging of precious hardwoods, which hit some of Madagascar's most unique national parks, new international trade regulations enforcing more transparency promise a further breakthrough.

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