Underground Deforestation, Deforestation Spreads Disease, and More!

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

OO Peru Has Massive Opportunity To Avoid Emissions From Deforestation

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A once rare malaria is on the rise in Malaysia as carrier monkeys, fleeing deforestation, encounter people.
Rhett Butler at Mongabay.com

OO Human Infections By ‘Monkey Malaria’ Increasing
As Forests Disappear

OO Central Africa: Chinese Companies Wreaking Environmental Havoc – as they exploit without oversight.

OO Reducing Tax Evasion Could Help Save The Amazon – through taxing already cleared, underused land, says a new study.

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Aaron Escobar via Wikimedia Commons

Brazil: Global Meat Demand Plows Up Vast ‘Underground Forest’ reports Autumn Spanne at the Daily Climate. Far more threatened than the Amazon forest, the vast lands of the Cerrado have deep roots that store vast quantities of carbon — but industrial farming is releasing this fast.

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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