Africa needs to step up the protection of its tropical forests.
Ieri sera Report ha dedicato un lungo servizio all'olio di palma. Ogni volta che Report, nella sua lunga storia, ha parlato di cibo e di alimentazione, lo ha fatto con molta approssimazione, dando più che altro spazio a tesi complottistiche precostituite, e lanciando allarmi spesso infondati. La puntata di ieri sera non ha fatto eccezione alla regola e le imprecisioni, anche grossolane, sono state molte.
Back in 2008, I was an industrial engineer at Toyota in India, helping prepare assembly lines and dispatch systems for car manufacture. One day, a scientist named Akira Miyawaki came to the factory
How do the products we buy affect the world's rainforests? In the lead up to the Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit held in Sydney this week, The Conversation is running a series on rainforest commodities
Reversing defaunation: Restoring species in a changing world", this new article in the Science magazine reviews the full spectrum of conservation
China, with its rapidly urbanizing population, is the world's biggest importer of wood products. And in its dealings with Mozambique, it is increasingly buying timber that is illegally harvested, according to a new report (pdf). The nonprofit Environmental Investigation Agency compared Mozambique's official harvest numbers to global import numbers and calculated that 93% of Mozambique's timber was illegally harvested in 2013, up from 76% in 2007-and most of that goes to China.
The Wilderness Act turns 50 this year. But climate change means we need to rethink what "wild" even means.
After Decades of Failure During the second half of the twentieth century, the deforestation of the tropics became a global concern. Young people everywhere learned at an early age that "saving the rainforest" was one of the most urgent needs of the planet. Yet, for decades, these worries had no real effect on the reality
Il Global Forest Watch di Google: ogni minuto scompare l'equivalente di 50 campi di calcio
George Monbiot: Every year billions are spent in Britain and Europe on policies that wreck homes and lives through flooding
Beneath the lush forests of the Amazon is a whole different level of diversity that new research says may be one of the keys to understanding how to stem the global impacts of deforestation. The Amazon
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Meanwhile a small, dedicated non-profit organization, Samsortya 501(c)(3) is working directly with local Afghan citizens to restore the countryside and lives of those hardest hit by years of internal strife.
Many countries have turned to the planet's forests to meet their need for renewable energy, burning wood chips and pellets produced at home or abroad in power stations to generate electricity. But a report
L'economia sta distruggendo le foreste indonesiane per trasformarle in carta e olio di palma. Facciamo la nostra parte per non devastare uno straordinario
New research shows that scientists have significantly overestimated the damage that logging in tropical forests has done to biodiversity, a finding that could change the way conservationists think about how best to preserve species in areas disturbed by humans.
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono expected to sign extended deal to help restore habitat of tigers and orangutans
Illegal logging is a major contributor to tropical deforestation and forest degradation. Australia is currently considering legislation to prevent the importation of illegally logged wood. But if the legislation
OpenTreeMap, an open source software project for collaborative, geography-enabled urban tree inventory, now enables smartphone and tablet access to public...