Tag Archives: deforestation

Evidence of species loss in the Amazon

Phys.org reports: “Researchers studying plants, ants, birds, dung beetles and orchid bees in the Brazilian Amazon have found clear evidence that deforestation causes drastic loss of tropical forest biodiversity. Publishing this week in Ecology Letters, researchers highlighted how remaining areas … Continue reading

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Understanding biodiversity loss requires global perspective

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists reports on the state of biodiversity in the world: More than 1,500 animals and plant species are federally listed as endangered or threatened. The protections afforded by listing have saved species such as the … Continue reading

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The Problem Of Environmental Crime

This post on Transconflict.com discusses environmental crime and its contributing factors: Environmental crime is an understated organised criminal activity which is not only placing human lives at risk but is also responsible for the wholesale destruction of the environment and … Continue reading

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China and India perform badly in deforestation ranking

The Guardian reports on the results of a study on deforestation carried out by the Global Canopy Programme: While we are all complicit in global tropical deforestation through the everyday products we buy, there are 500 key governments, companies and … Continue reading

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Deforestation: Brazil is a success story for conservation

The Christian Science Monitor reports on Brazil’s successful forest conservation efforts and a change in the rate of global tropical deforestation: “Climate scientists link about 10 percent of annual global carbon increase to the effects of deforestation. But a new … Continue reading

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A documentary about the changing world

Here is a great documentary regarding human impact on the world and the great change that is beginning to occur as a result. Highly recommended: Home – a 2009 documentary about the changing world To read more about the changing … Continue reading

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Satellite photos show Indonesia’s disastrous forest damage

This news article by the Korea Herald details the effects of deforestation on Indonesia’s richly biodiverse rainforests: Satellite images have found that Indonesia’s ancient forests, a cradle of biodiversity and a buffer against climate change, have shrunk much faster than … Continue reading

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