KEEPING CARBON STORED: FORESTS UPDATE
Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon
OO Extinction Island: Plans To Log Half A Tropical Island Threaten Many Species including ones not yet discovered.
OO ‘To Save the Planet, Don’t Plant Trees’?
NOT, Scientists Say in response to a bizarrely illogical NYTimes essay – and they use the author’s own data to support their argument.
OO Brazil Cancels Tapajos Dam Auction Due To Indigenous Concerns
OO The Cheap Option On Climate Change:
Recognize Indigenous Rights To Forests
OO Palm Oil Giants Announce Deforestation Moratorium
— Effective Immediately – although previous such commitments by such companies have not stopped the purchase of deforesting palm oil.
OO Krispy Kreme, Dunkin’ Donuts To Cut
Palm Oil Linked To Deforestation from their supply chains.
Indonesia Finally Ratifies Transboundary Haze Agreement in Asia reports Loren Bell at Mongabay, after 12 years of delay; a big move, since Indonesia has been a big source of hazardous international air pollution from 1000s of forest fires yearly. Over 1000 fires burn there right now.
OO Changing Climate Threatens Boreal Forests, a Major Part of Worldwide Forests – disrupting important fire cycles and threatening to leave behind the evergreens that now dominate it.
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