Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Tag: deforestation

Physicists: 90% chance of human society collapsing within decades

The model developed by the physicists depicts human population growth reaching a maximum level that is undermined by the shrinking of forests, which will not have enough resources left to sustain people.

How deforestation helps deadly viruses jump from animals to humans

Given the evidence, it is clear humans need to balance the production of food, forest commodities and other goods with the protection of tropical forests.

Fighting poverty can also fight deforestation, new study finds

A government program to help poor, rural Indonesians through direct cash payments had the unexpected effect of reducing deforestation by 30 percent in participating villages.

Statistic of the decade: The massive deforestation of the Amazon

At the cost of over $2,000 per acre—and that is the cheapest I could find—it isn’t cheap, totaling over $30 billion to replace what the Amazon lost this decade.

South America’s second-largest forest is also burning – and ‘environmentally friendly’...

Due to the some of the fastest deforestation in the world, this once enormous ecosystem may soon be gone outside of protected areas.

Decimation of the rainforests and the money men

A completely new approach to so-called development as part of far reaching systemic change is urgently needed.

‘The future of Earth is at risk’: New drone footage of...

"Global demand for meat is destroying the Amazon rainforest."

Worldwide deforestation rising despite bold commitments, report finds

“At five years on, we’re losing the battle.”

Brazil’s indigenous peoples have long united against deforestation

When rain started to fall on the flames overtaking the area around the small Amazonian town of Lábrea, Brazil, Marcos Apurinã let...

Record number of fires burning in Amazon rainforest

There are a record number of wildfires burning in the Amazon rainforest, Brazil's space agency has said. Their smoke is visible from space and shrouded the...

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Senators call for investigation into Border Patrol tracking phones without warrant

"...we urge you to investigate CBP’s warrantless use of commercial databases containing Americans’ information, including but not limited to Venntel’s location database.”

Why the Founders Would Decry What America has Become

If the Founding Fathers saw what the United States has become, they would be devastated. Poverty, income inequality, suppression of speaking ones mind, crime, war, and oligarch like behaviors all make up this new U.S. It is far from being the democracy it was created as.

$280m ‘dark money’ spent by US Christian right groups globally

Organizations led by some of Donald Trump’s most vocal allies and supporters have spent increasing amounts of money globally to influence foreign laws, policies and public opinion in order “to stir a backlash” against sexual and reproductive rights.

‘Should be ashamed’: After installing Barrett, McConnell adjourns Senate for recess with no Covid...

“Small business owners, workers, and families are desperate for support—and lawmakers and the president abandoned them in order to focus on jamming through a historically non-transparent and extreme Supreme Court pick.”