Cracking Down on Deforestation, An Amazing Parrot, and More!

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

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Mongabay.com

OO Indonesia Cracks Down On Deforestation In Symbolic U-Turn

OO Indonesia To Audit Licenses Of Palm Oil Companies
That Clear Carbon Rich Peatlands
the cheapest way to store carbon underground – short of leaving coal and oil unmined.

OO Former Malaysian Chief: Legal Logging Also ‘Destructive’ Of Forests – and is calling for limits on legal logging in the Southeast Asian nation.

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“I’m wild about my home!” Besides storing carbon, the forests of Guyana are home to amazing wildlife, like this hawkhead parrot.
Source: http://www.guyanatimesinternational.com

OO South America: Chinese Logging Company Takes Over Guyana’s Forests – paying lip service to national laws as they plunder the forests and add to climate change worldwide.

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A forest massacred: when forests are destroyed, we all lose.
Mongabay

OO Progress Being Made In Curbing Illegal Timber Imports – says a new series of reports.

OO Amazon Deforestation Moratorium Extended 18 Months – by the Brazilian soy industry, formerly accounting for up to 20% of recent deforestation.

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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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