Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Deforestation in the amazon

  • Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest hits record low

    Satellite imagery showed that 1,798 square miles (4,656 square kilometers) of the Amazon were deforested between August 2011 and July 2012, Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira said a news conference.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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 ...


  • 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.


  • Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon River Basin Side Events ...

    An Amazonian delegation from the 9 countries in the basin will participate in COP 18 to present their proposal for Amazonian Indigenous REDD+, which shares the objective of reducing carbon emissions by deforestation and degradation of forests, through ...


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

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


  • 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.


  • 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 ...


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

    Indigenous groups fear the dam across the Xingu River, a tributary of the Amazon, will harm their way of life. And environmentalists have warned of deforestation, greenhouse gas emissions and irreparable damage to the ecosystem. The dam is expected to ...


  • The growing impact and dangers of global warming

    This is primarily caused by putting more carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere through the burning of fossil fuels and mass deforestation. ... In 1998, 2005 and 2007, dry and hot weather led to the Amazon rainforests nearly igniting on a mass scale.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • EarthTalk: Deforestation and global warming

    But it's hard to convince the poor residents of the Amazon basin and other tropical regions of the world to stop cutting down trees when the forests are still worth more dead than alive.


  • Forests Worldwide Near Tipping-Point From Drought

    With drought conditions increasing around the globe due to climate change and deforestation, the research suggests large swathes of the world's forests - and the services they afford - may be approaching a tipping point.


  • Greenhouse gas goals grow more elusive

    ... codes; transportation infrastructure focused on mass transit, walking, cycling and waterways; and forestry policies such as Brazil's increasing protection of areas in the Amazon and its investment in satellite-based monitoring to prevent illegal ...


  • The viral storm: the dawn of a new pandemic age | book review

    Over the past few hundred years, humans have constructed a radically interconnected world -- a world ... where humans can literally have their boots in the mud of Australia one day and in the rivers of the Amazon the next. This radically ... Wolfe ...


  • Uncertain Role of Extractive Reserves in Conservation

    By enhancing collaboration among local residents, non-governmental organizations, government institutions, and the private sector, extractive reserves have the potential to increase economic independence for local communities and conserve the Amazon ...



    Anyway, every time a tree is chopped down and not replaced nature's ability to pull carbon dioxide from the air has been diminished.


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