Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Amazon deforestation brazil

  • Amazon Deforestation In Brazil Hits Record Low, Says Government

    BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) - Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest has dropped to its lowest level in 24 years, the government said Tuesday.


  • Swallowing Rain Forest, Cities Surge in Amazon

    Though Brazilian officials have historically viewed the colonization of the Amazon as a matter of national security - military rulers built roads to the forest under the slogan "Occupy it to avoid surrendering it" - deforestation in the region ...


  • Amazon deforestation tracking higher in Brazil

    Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon continues to rise off historic lows according to satellite data released this week by Imazon, a Brazil-based NGO. Imazon's Deforestation Alert System, which tracks deforestation on a monthly basis, detected 487 ...


  • Brazil's Amazon rangers battle farmers' burning business logic

    How Brazil is halting deforestation in the Amazon Link to this video. As his helicopter descends through the smoke towards an Amazonian inferno, Evandro Carlos Selva checks the co-ordinates via a global positioning satellite and radios back to base a ...


  • Soybean and livestock farming behind deforestation

    Under a bright sunny sky, I entered the Amazon jungle. The air was thick and heavy with humidity, the temperature 30 degrees Celsius.


  • How Brazil is halting deforestation in the Amazon - video

    Brazil soon expects to overtake the US as the world's biggest soy producing nation. In the Amazon, soy farmers have rapidly expanded their land by using fire, bulldozers, saw mills and logging teams to clear the rainforest.


  • Deforestation and Global Warming

    Cattle in a clearcut portion of the Amazon Rainforest. Credit: iStockPhoto/ ... Thanks to the program, Brazil has slowed deforestation within its borders by 40 percent since 2008 and is on track to achieve an 80 percent reduction by 2020 ...


  • Deforestation Pressure On Congo Basin Forests Increasing

    Pressures on the 200 million hectare forests - though not has high-profile as those in the Brazilian Amazon or Indonesia - are enormous, said Richard Eba'a Atyi, the Center for International Forestry Research's coordinator for central Africa.


  • Brazil state bank to invest $11 billion in Amazon dam

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's state-run development bank BNDES said Monday it had approved $11.25 billion in loans to finance construction of the controversial Belo Monte mega-dam in the Amazon basin. "The BNDES management approved 22.5 billion reales ...


  • A delay in key decisions at Doha could see REDD+ lose its climate change focus

    In Brazil for example, the state governments of Mato Grosso and Pará have been working towards developing REDD+ projects, while Acre hopes to link its pilot project to an international cap and trade programme.


  • Uncertain Role of Extractive Reserves in Conservation

    During the 1980s, Brazilian rubber tapper Chico Mendes was a prominent activist for the preservation of the Amazon region.


  • EarthTalk® for the week of Nov. 12, 2012 - Deforestation and global warming...

    Brazil is among the countries embracing REDD among other efforts to reduce carbon emissions. Thanks to the program, Brazil has slowed deforestation within its borders by 40 percent since 2008 and is on track to achieve an 80 percent reduction by 2020.


  • Human Waste Deposits May Aid Understanding Of Climate Change, Scientists Say

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  • Must-Reads from Around the World

    However, "biologists and other climate researchers fear that the sharp increase in migration to cities in the Amazon, which now has a population approaching 25 million, could erode" the recent gains Brazil has made in curbing deforestation, writes the ...


  • Report Recommends Fast Reduction of Global Temperatures

    The report cites Brazil where a combination of conservation policies allied to falls in agricultural commodity prices has led to a decrease in deforestation by three quarters since 2004 avoiding 2.8 Gt of COâ‚‚ equivalent between 2006 and 2011 ...


  • UN Climate Change Conference Opens In Doha, Qatar

    Along with <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/06/brazil-amazon-rainforest-deforestation-levels_n_1130554.


  • Indonesia's for-profit conservationists

    REDD was conceived expressly to reduce the carbon footprint of countries such as Indonesia and Brazil, the bulk of whose contribution to global emissions comes from deforestation. Kyoto, on the other hand, aimed to create a "cap and trade" market to ...


  • 2012 UN Climate Talks In Doha, Qatar Face Multiple Challenges

    Along with <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/06/brazil-amazon-rainforest-deforestation-levels_n_1130554.


  • Kazimzumbwi Forest Conservation Needs Urgent Action

    However, at the local level the rate of deforestation and degradation of forests is still a major problem as by end of 2011 annual deforestation rate in Tanzania was estimated at 412,000 hectares that is progressively turning Tanzaniain to a landscape ...


  • Brazil reserve offers insight into rainforests

    Brazil reserve offers insight into rainforests. GUARAQUECABA (Brazil) Brazil's Salto Morato Nature Preserve is a haven for scientists studying the dwindling Atlantic rainforest, an area less renowned than the Amazon forest but just as biologically ...


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