Disappearing Forests in Indonesia, Russia, and More!

KEEPING CARBON STORED: FORESTS UPDATE

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When Indonesia clears forests, orangutans die.

OO Indonesia Plans To Clear Over 28 Million Acres
Of Carbon-Storing Forest By 2020 despite a commitment to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

OO Forest-Destroying Illegal Oil Palm Plantations Rampant In Indonesia– and were built by destroying carbon-storing forests. Half of the ones in one province’s rare forest are illegal.

OO Indonesia Cracks Down On Illegal Burning, Investigates Suspect Companies

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‘Green’ timber companies may be depriving the threatened Siberian tiger of habitat.Wikipedia

OO Are Eco-Certified Timber Companies Stripping Russia Of Its Last Old Growth Forests?

OO China And Europe’s Outsourcing Of Soy Production Impacts The Amazon says a new study.

OO Nicaragua ‘Natural Reserves’ No More:
Illegal Colonists Deforest Huge Portions

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OO Peru’s Most Important Forests Felled For Timber, Crops, Roads, Mining – the highly threatened Peruvian Andes mountain range are an immediate and looming portent of the fate of the Peruvian Amazon rainforest.
OO China Failing To Take Effective Action Against
Chinese Timber Smuggling Companies

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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