Saturday, November 26, 2022

Tag: deforestation

Growing Amazon deforestation a grave threat to global climate

Brazil had managed to reduce Amazon deforestation since the 2004 total of 27,772 square kilometers. This shows that it is possible, but it depends on political will and adequate management.

Brazil climate delegation includes meat giants linked to deforestation, despite country’s...

The COP26 delegation includes the CEO of Minerva Foods, and the chair of Marfrig, two of the world’s largest beef companies. Critics say their presence “smacks of greenwashing.”

Meet the coalition resisting the global push for land privatization in...

A campaign by U.S. and Brazilian activists challenging TIAA and other financial firms’ complicity in land grabs and deforestation in Brazil is scoring major victories.

California-sized area of forest lost in just 14 years

These include nine forest areas in Latin America, eight in Africa, and seven in Asia and Oceania.

Deforestation in Amazon skyrockets to 12-year high under Bolsonaro

The trees in the Amazon are a vital component in the fight against the climate crisis because they absorb billions of tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere each year.

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.

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The renewable energy transition is failing

Renewable energy isn’t replacing fossil fuel energy—it’s adding to it.

Let’s rename the day after Thanksgiving ‘extinction Friday’

The annual Black Friday ode to commercialism and overconsumption sits at the core of our ongoing destruction of Earth’s ecosystems.

Guinea Pig Nation: How the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is reducing government regulations for ‘advanced’...

“Under the direction of Congress, the NRC is developing new regulations to facilitate licensing of experimental reactors."

Biden administration announces largest direct federal investment in transmission and distribution infrastructure

The announcement to dedicate $13 billion in grants to improve transmission and distribution systems will "improve energy resiliency through microgrids, local renewable energy, and energy storage.”

On Black Friday, Amazon workers in 40+ countries strike and protest ‘despicable’ treatment

"We have to make Amazon pay all its workers a decent wage in dignified workplaces and for its environmental damage."