Thursday, May 23, 2024

Tag: forests

Why healthy forests mean fewer pandemics

COVID-19, SARS, and Ebola were transmitted to humans from wild animals living in tropical forests. Destroying their habitats is killing us.

Open letter from scientists to world leaders: Stop using bioenergy from...

“The best thing for the climate and biodiversity is to leave forests standing—and biomass energy does the opposite.”

Global forest area declined by 60% since 1960, study finds

More monitoring, preservation, and reforestation globally is necessary to maintain forested land and prevent major biodiversity loss.

New study shows oak trees’ positive increase of carbon capture ‘essential...

“Our work adds to the small body of results from laboratories-in-the-forest that are essential to guide climate policy.”

Forests are crucial to combating climate change—will Biden rise to the...

Unsustainable logging by the forest products industry is driving massive carbon emissions.

Protecting mangroves can prevent billions of dollars in global flooding damage...

In many places, preserving and restoring mangrove forests can be an extremely economically effective strategy for protecting coasts from tropical storm damage.

Amazon infrastructure puts 68% of indigenous lands / protected areas at...

"The central point of this study is to show the need of acquiring an integral vision of the region to fight the destruction that has been taking place.”

Scientists’ urge international body to protect and regrow forests as a...

"...our message as scientists is simple: Our planet's future climate is inextricably tied to the future of its forests."

Murder of activist in India highlights growing risk to environmental defenders

Ajit Maneshwar Naik, a 57-year-old environmental activist who fought against the construction of new dams on the Kali River in the state of Karnataka in India, was killed last month.

Study: Children have better nutrition when they live near forests

The data show that forests aren't just correlated with improvements in people's diets. We show that forests cause these improvements."

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Smotrich proposes financial sanctions and settlement expansion in response to Palestinian state recognition

The far-right minister outlined six immediate steps to target the Palestinian Authority (PA) following the recognition by Spain, Norway, and Ireland.

House Democrats demand Justice Alito’s recusal from Trump cases over ‘ethical nightmare’

The Court’s ethical guidelines emphasize the importance of impartiality and the need for justices to avoid any appearance of political bias.

Trump backtracks on birth control stance amid growing reproductive rights battle

His comments suggested a possible shift towards state-level decision-making on birth control policies.

Activists arrested in Capitol Hill protest urging Biden to cancel student debt and divest...

The Debt Collective’s protest underscores the urgent need for student debt relief and a reevaluation of U.S. military spending.

Toxic gaslighting: How 3M executives convinced a scientist the forever chemicals she found in...

As the EPA now forces the removal of the chemicals from drinking water, Kris Hansen wrestles with the secrets that 3M kept from her and the world.