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Obama's Forest Service Weakens National Forest Wildlife Protections

The U.S. Forest Service released a new proposal Thursday for the nation’s 193-million-acre national forest system that will weaken rules protecting fish and wildlife from logging, livestock grazing, mining and off-road vehicles. The new proposal, which was released as part of the final environmental impact statement for the ... keep reading

Written by Celsias in January 2012, about Carbon Sequestration, Children and Families, Coal & Oil, Deforestation, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Environment & Wildlife, Logging, Politics & Government

Amazon In Transition from Net Carbon Sink to Net Carbon Source

A Review in this week’s Nature shows that the southern and eastern Amazon forest is experiencing a transition in energy and water cycles. Preliminary evidence also suggests that the Amazon may be transitioning from a net carbon sink to a net carbon source. Eric Davidson and colleagues examine recent ... keep reading

Written by Celsias in January 2012, about Carbon Sequestration, Climate Change, Emissions, Environmental Disasters, Industry & Business, Logging (1 comment)

Climate Change Refugee Winners and Losers

In 1993, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) identified four primary factors behind human displacement: political instability, economic tension, ethnic conflict, and environmental degradation, and estimated an annual displacement rate of about 47 million individuals.   These displacements involve internal refugees – those who leave home but remain in their country of ... keep reading

Written by Jeanne Roberts in November 2011, about Climate Change, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Emissions, Environment & Wildlife, Lifestyle & Behavior, Logging

Deforestation and Flooding in Pakistan -The Link

According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation, 2.2% or about 1,687,000 ha of Pakistan is forested. Pakistan has 340,000 ha of planted forest. And that has been declining rapidly.  Between 1990 and 2010, Pakistan lost an average of 42,000 ha or 1.66 ... keep reading

Written by Naseem Sheikh in October 2011, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Children and Families, Climate Change, Deforestation, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Health, Lifestyle & Behavior, Logging, Water, Weather

Farewell to Wangari Maathai - and so many, many thanks for what you did and what you inspired

We have this last week said Goodbye to a truly remarkable woman, who did what was needed and became an inspiration to so many.We mark the passing of someone who truly lived what she believed. In 1997 she started the Green Belt Movement, which engaged rural women in extensive ... keep reading

Written by Bryan W/Vicki B in September 2011, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Agriculture & Food, Carbon Trading, Children and Families, Design, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Environment & Wildlife, Logging, Media, Politics & Government, Poverty & Development

Moving Planet- Just in case you Ever Thought No-one Else Cared

Just in case you ever thought you were alone in wanting to make sure the planet is liveable and that we take action to ensure that is the case here is a snapshot of 350.org on 24 Sptember-Moving Planet...from all over the world                                                                                                              keep reading

Written by Celsias in September 2011, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Children and Families, Climate Change, Emissions, Environmental Disasters, Food, Industry & Business, Logging, Poverty & Development

Oxfam Warns of Land Grab Dangers

    Oxfam today launched a major new report, Land and Power, to highlight the growing pace of large-scale land deals abroad, often brokered at the expense of poor communities that lose homes and livelihoods - sometimes violently - with no prior consultation, compensation or means of appeal. Preliminary research indicates as much as ... keep reading

Written by Oxfam in September 2011, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Agriculture & Food, Children and Families, Environmental Disasters, Finance & Money, Food, Health, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Logging, Politics & Government, Poverty & Development

Spending More on Forests Pays Big Dividends -UN

  Investing a relatively small amount each year in the forestry sector could halve deforestation, create millions of new jobs and help tackle the devastating effects of climate change, according to a United Nations report.   The report, “Forests in a Green Economy: A Synthesis,” finds that an additional $40 billion spent ... keep reading

Written by Celsias Team in July 2011, about Carbon Sequestration, Climate Change, Deforestation, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Emissions, Logging, Politics & Government

Oooh Barbie- Dirty, Destructive Wrapping . Get it Off !

One hundred and eighty new Barbies are sold every minute around the world. So you want to know it's good. And a recent Greenpeace International investigation has revealed that Barbie is involved in rainforest destruction, a Greenpeace International investigation has revealed. The doll’s packaging comes from the rainforests ... keep reading

Written by Celsias Team in June 2011, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Children and Families, Climate Change, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Finance & Money, Industry & Business, Logging

The Rights of Mother Earth- Ecuador and Bolivia Enshrine Her Rights

Following in the footsteps of Ecuador, Bolivia is about to declare rights for Mother Earth.   It appears to be a sort of virus – a crisis of conscience – spreading across South America, as more and more governments, driven by the will of their people, begin to realize that La Madre, Mother ... keep reading

Written by Jeanne Roberts in June 2011, about Coal & Oil, Economics, Logging, Philosophy & Religion, Politics & Government, Poverty & Development

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