Tag Archives: biodiversity

What’s Up With the Rainforest: Collapsing biodiversity is a “wake-up call for humanity”

declining biodiversity is a wake up call for humanity

The global community has been sent a series of wake-up calls lately: the environmental crisis spilling into the Gulf of Mexico, unprecedented droughts in China, and a report outlining the disastrous impacts of the world’s collapsing biodiversity. If events like these still don’t send the world into action, I have to wonder what kind of devastating catastrophe finally will. Our environment is an issue …

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What’s Up With the Rainforest: United States has higher percentage of forest loss than Brazil

What’s Up With the Rainforest is a weekly series from James Boyce and the Rainforest Alliance – We can’t allow the constant reminders of the damage we have done to our planet overshadow the fact that we still have the chance to prevent the past from repeating itself. With advancements in science and technology developing at an exponentially increasing speed, it should be obvious …

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What’s Up With the Rainforest: Are biofuels an ethical solution?

While scientists make strides in researching solutions towards a better future, we have become apathetic to our environmental crisis. Are we falling back on the idea that technology will save us? We need technology and innovation combined with the power of human action and devotion in order to win the fight for a sustainable, clean environment. This week the Rainforest Newsladder has brought to …

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Ag Giants, Free Trade Agreements Threatening Food Security, Seed Diversity & Farmers’ Adaptability

Multinational agricultural corporations, government subsidies and free trade agreements are threatening world crop and plant diversity and the ability of small, traditional farmers to adapt to climate change, according to research presented at the 2nd annual World Seed Conference in Rome.

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2nd World Agroforestry Congress Opens in Kenya

Agriculture, climate change, conservation of natural resources and biodiversity, and and socio-economic development are all coming together in Nairobi, Kenya as participants from around the globe attend the 2nd World Agroforestry Congress.

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Climate Change Accords, Tree Plantations & Human Rights

With organizations and representatives around the world gearing up for key international climate change negotiations in Copenhagen this December, the experience of industrial tree farming in South Africa highlights the perils and pitfalls associated with hammering out a more comprehensive, multidisciplinary and integrated accord.

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