Forests Disappearing Faster Than Thought, and More!

KEEPING CARBON STORED: FORESTS UPDATE

Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon

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OO Tropical Forests May Be Vanishing Even Faster Than Previously Thought – the rate of loss increased over 60% from the 1990s to the 2000s, says a new study.

OO Peru’s Protected Areas Aren’t Where They Should Be – and are not adequately protecting many Peruvian species, a new study finds.

OO Researchers Propose Improvements For Peru’s Protected Areas

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Even selective logging often completely transforms a forests. Source: mongabay.com

OO Malaysia: Corruption Allows Illegal Logging To Destroy Sarawak Forests says a new report.

OO Biofuels Are Bad News For Forests, Climate, Food Security says report.

OO Brazil Arrests ‘Amazon’s Biggest Destroyer’ of forests.

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A Tacana shows tourists how to set a trap. Credit: Barbara Fraser

OO Partnering For Conservation Benefits Tacana People, Bolivian Park

OO Santander Bank Cuts Off Majro Pulp n Paper Company, Due To Deforestation

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Protected areas like the Ankarana Reserve in Madagascar are important holdouts for threatened species, like this panther chameleon.

OO World’s Protected Areas Receive 8 Billion Visits Yearly,
But Still Underfunded
yet these 140,000 areas likely brought in at least $600 billion to national economies, new research reveals.

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.

To help you understand just what science does and does NOT do, check thisout!

Every day is Earth Day, folks, as I was reminded by this peach blossom I photographed one spring. Making the U.S. a global clean energy leader will ensure a heck of a lot more jobs, and a clean, safe future. If you’d like to join the increasing numbers of people who want to TELL Congress that they will vote for clean energy candidates you can do so here. It’s our way of letting Congress know there’s a strong clean energy voting bloc out there. For more detailed summaries of the above and other climate change items, audio podcasts andtexts are freely available.

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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 in 2016!) 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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