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Sumatra's unique ecosystem in danger of extinction

A new scientific organization—ALERT, the Alliance of Leading Environmental Scientists and Thinkers—has urged Indonesian officials to support World Heritage listing for a critically endangered ecosystem on the island of Sumatra. In recent years, Sumatra’s forests have been rapidly felled for industrial plantations and slash-and-burn farming. Now the ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F Benson-Guiu in December 2013, about Deforestation, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters

Deforestation in the Amazon increases.

A recent article by the BBC indicates that deforestation in the Amazon is increasing. The Brazilian government says deforestation in the Amazon increased in the year from August 2012 to July 2013 by 28%.    This is in stark contrast to the stats from last year when the country reported the ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F Benson-Guiu in November 2013, about Agriculture & Food, Deforestation, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Politics & Government, Poverty & Development

Depleting Marine Ecosystems Discovered to be Effective Carbon Sinks.

Researchers at the University of Western Australia have found out that some marine plant ecosystems can develop strategies to adapt to, and even mitigate, climate change.  Professor Carlos Duarte, Director of UWA's Oceans Institute  said seagrass, mangrove and salt-march ecosystems ranked among the world's most intense carbon sinks ... keep reading

Written by Celsias in November 2013, about Carbon Sequestration, Climate Change, Deforestation, Environment & Wildlife, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

Bio-Fuels, A Beast to Burden

    Last week the European Parliament backed a proposal to limit the amount of food crops used to produce bio-fuel. Bio-fuels are seen as an environmentally friendly way to cut fossil fuel use. The move to reduce the percentage of bio-fuels in the market from 10% to 6% arrives on that ... keep reading

Written by Joshua Thaisen in September 2013, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Deforestation, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Environment & Wildlife, Industry & Business

New Danger for Australian World Heritage Wilderness

Australia’s new government plans to axe not only the carbon price, but also iconic, World Heritage-listed, Tasmanian forests. Opening these forests for logging would break international law, and that would damage Australia’s reputation, demand for forestry products, and Tasmania’s clean, green brand upon which other industries rely ... keep reading

Written by Tom Baxter/The Conversation in September 2013, about Climate Change, Deforestation, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Politics & Government

Ecuador to begin Drilling Amazon Oil Field

Protests have erupted in the Ecuadorian city of Quito, as President Rafael Correa announces that his country will abandon conservation plans in the Yasuni National Park located in the Amazon Rainforest. President Rafael Correa’s announcement to begin drilling for oil was immediately met by resistance by the Ecuadorian people ... keep reading

Written by Joshua Thaisen in August 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Coal & Oil, Deforestation, Environmental Disasters, Finance & Money, Politics & Government

Canadian Youth Lend a Hand, Helping Plant over 1 Million Trees in One of Tanzania's Poorest Regions

Canadian tree planters pledged over $20,000 this past month to help communities in Tanzania plant their own trees, reforest & adapt to climate change challenges. To date, planters in Canada have planted trees in order to raise over $98,000 to support Community Forests International’s (CFI) tree planting projects ... keep reading

Written by Community Forests International in July 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Deforestation, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Economics, Poverty & Development

Singapore Tries to Breathe Under Haze from illegal Forest Clearing in Indonesia

Singapore remains  blanketed in thick, smoky haze as pollution from Indonesia settles over the city state that prides itself on its quality of life. Singapore's prime minister has warned that the haze engulfing the city-state could last for weeks, as air pollution soared to record levels.It peaked at ... keep reading

Written by Celsias in June 2013, about Deforestation, Environmental Disasters, Politics & Government, Pollution, Population

The Lonely Dodo

From Aardman Animations, the people who brought you "A pigs tale " last year for the Human Society of the US about factory farming.It may be too late for the dodo-but does it have it have to be too late for so many other species. Stop other species going the ... keep reading

Written by Celsias in May 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Deforestation, Environment & Wildlife

Carbon Dioxide - The Main Culprit of Global Warming

  Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a slightly toxic, odorless, colorless gas with a slightly pungent, acid taste. it is currently occurring at an average concentration of about 390 parts per million by volume or 591 parts per million by mass. CO2 gas is 1.5 times as heavy as air, so ... keep reading

Written by Naseem Sheikh in October 2012, about Carbon Sequestration, Climate Change, Deforestation, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Weather

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