KEEPING CARBON STORED: FORESTS UPDATE
Forests are the cheapest way we can store carbon in living systems, and prevent it from forming greenhouse gases; the cheapest nonliving way is to not mine fossil fuels.
Ever look an orangutan in the eye? I have – and their gaze is filled with human intelligence. They are going up in flames with their forests homes. Credit Rhett Butler at www.mongabay.com
OO Forests in Indonesia’s Concession Areas Being Rapidly Destroyed
OO To Conserve Forests, Empower Everyone To Watch Over Forests
OO Indonesian ‘Legal’ Timber Scheme Could Be Greenwashing Illegal Products
When the magnificent biodiversity of a carbon-storing rainforest is destroyed for growing oil palms, which produce an unhealthy cooking oil, the climate future of our children suffers. Wikimedia commons.
OO Honduras: How A Small Co-Op Is Changing The Palm Oil Industry – following the “no new deforestation” production plan, and even giving land back to the forest.
OO Africa: Nearly 90 Percent Of Congo Logging Is Illegal
OO Australians Plan to Devastate Borneo Forests with Open Pit Coal Mine
One of the many gifts of carbon-storing forests. Credit Rhett Butler atwww.mongabay.com
OO Selective Logging Emissions Average Just 16% Of Those From Deforestation
OO City Lights Threaten Rainforests By Deterring Bats important to their functioning.
OO Salamanders Help Store Carbon in Forests – by eating a significant number of insects that would otherwise eat the leaves, releasing carbon to the atmosphere.
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