Forests Updates: Creating Forests From Remnants, and More!

KEEPING CARBON STORED: FORESTS UPDATE
Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon

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Wikimedia Commons

OO $42 Billion in Economic Damages Yearly
From Carbon-Rich Mangroves’ Destruction
– globally coordinated action and policy needed to stem loss of one of the planet’s most threatened ecosystems.

OO Despite High Deforestation,
Indonesia Making Progress On Forests
, says Norwegian official

OO Indonesia: High Court Denies Appeal By Company That Cleared Protected Peat Forest which store high amounts of carbon.

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When palm oil companies destroy forests, orangutans die. Mongabay

OO Malaysian Palm Oil Company Destroys Borneo Forests, despite buyer’s zero deforestation commitment.

OO Remnant Shrubs And Trees Play Vital Role In Regenerating Forests

There is, of course, much more news on the consequences and solutions to climate change. To get it, check out this annotated resource list I’ve compiled, “Climate Change News Resources,” , at WordPress.com here. For more information on the science of climate change, its consequences and solutions you can view my annotated list of online information resources here.

Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here. This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is this year!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.

For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost, Climate Change This Week

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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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