Forestry

Feb 14 2017 - 11:45
Author: 
Nancy Holmstrom

No one wants their retirement to be financed by companies involved in human rights violations and environmental destruction. But that is exactly what is happening to those of us with retirement funds invested in TIAA. You can learn about the campaign to get TIAA to divest from companies involved in land grabs and deforestation throughout the world by reading the PowerPoint:

http://bit.ly/TIAALandGrabwebinar

 and please consider signing these two petitions:

TIAA-CREF client letter:

Sep 8 2016 - 12:00
Author: 
Adam Vaughan

Humans have destroyed a tenth of Earth’s remaining wilderness in the last 25 years and there may be none left within a century if trends continue, according to an authoritative new study.

Researchers found a vast area the size of two Alaskas – 3.3m square kilometres – had been tarnished by human activities between 1993 and today, which experts said was a “shockingly bad” and “profoundly large number”.

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Mar 4 2016 - 23:00
Author: 
Robert Fletcher and Bram Büscher

Edward O Wilson is one of the world’s most revered, reviled and referenced conservation biologists. In his new book, Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life, he comes out with all guns blazing, proclaiming the terrible fate of biodiversity, the need for radical conservation, and humanity’s centrality in both.

Jan 31 2016 - 13:00
Author: 
Amazon Watch

Quito, Ecuador – The Ecuadorian government has announced imminent plans to sign contracts for two controversial Amazonian oil blocks which are facing adamant opposition from local indigenous people residing within the roughly half-a-million acre concessions and beyond. The blocks, known as 79 and 83, overlap with the territory of the Sápara indigenous people, a small threatened group of only 300 which has official recognition by UNESCO as an “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.”

Jan 21 2016 - 11:45
Author: 
Will Parrish

Jerry Brown basked in adulation during his whirlwind trip to Paris, and the evening of December 8 figured to offer more of the same. Standing alongside governors of states and provinces from Brazil, Mexico, and Peru, California's governor planned to tout his state's leadership role on global climate policy. The event was one of 21 presentations that Brown delivered during a five-day swing through France during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 21).

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Oct 20 2015 - 11:15
Author: 
Deirdre Fulton

Hoping to shed light on how Ecuadorian Indigenous and mestiza women are subject to systemic criminalization and repression for their work protecting the Amazon rainforest from fossil fuel exploitation and

Sep 20 2015 - 13:00
Author: 
Andrea Germanos

see Nature article here: Mapping tree density at a global scale

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature14967.html

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The good news: there are over 3 trillion trees covering the Earth—that's far higher than the 4 billion estimated just two years ago, a team of international researchers has found.

How many trees are there in the world?
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Sep 4 2015 - 16:30
Author: 
Andrea Germanos
Mt. Washington

The good news: there are over 3 trillion trees covering the Earth—that's far higher than the 4 billion estimated just two years ago, a team of international researchers has found.

But here's the bad news: there were far more trees—46 percent more—before human civilization got hold, with an estimated 15 billion trees being lost own each year, with just 5 billion replanted.

How many trees are there in the world?
Aug 18 2015 - 10:30
Author: 
Mesopotamian Ecology Movement
Kurdish forest fire.

With the restart of the war in North-Kurdistan by Turkish state in end of July 2015 the Turkish Army has started to burn down forests. After 2,5 years of negotiations about the start of a peace process between the Turkish government and the Kurdish Freedom Movement, the Turkish side decided to attack the PKK Guerrilla HPG (Peoples Defense Forces) and legal political activists.

Jul 15 2015 - 09:30
Author: 
Chris Mooney

Every day they update the numbers. And every day, the number of acres burned in Alaska seems to leap higher yet again.

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