Sunday, February 5, 2023

Tag: forests

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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How corporations hope to eviscerate workers’ right to strike

Corporations so fear this kind of worker power that they’re asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rig the scales and help them kill future strikes before they even begin.

Can the Military-Industrial Complex be tamed?

Cutting the Pentagon's budget in half would finally force the generals to think.

‘Death sentence for women and families’: US court blocks domestic violence gun ban

The court ruled that the law prohibiting people with domestic violence restraining orders from owning guns "fails to pass constitutional muster," and that the ban is an outlier "that our ancestors never would have accepted."

Department of Veteran Affairs exceeds goal of providing safe, stable homes to veterans in...

The VA permanently housed 40,401 homeless veterans.

The interminable, withering babble from today’s Tower of Babel

When the end is messianic, imperial, “destiny” or God’s will—human fabrications made into commandments—all civilized bets are off.