Tag Archives: deforestation

EarthTalk: Global Warming and Deforestation

Deforestation is a major contributor to anthropogenic carbon emissions

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that cutting and burning trees adds more global warming pollution to the atmosphere than all the cars and trucks in the world combined?     — Mitchell Vale, Houston, TX By most accounts, deforestation in tropical rainforests adds more carbon dioxide to the …

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193 Governments Agree to Boost Funding for Biodiversity Protection

To a man, or government rather, all parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity--developed and developing nations alike--agreed to increase funding for biodiversity protection, a sign that government leaders are increasingly aware of the profound threats the extraordinary loss of plant and animal species that's taking place poses to human societies and civilization the world over.

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Forests and the Health of the Planet

Outbreaks of the mountain pine beetle due to climate change are devastating mountain forests. Globally forests are stressed due to unsustainable management and global warming.

The health of our forests directly impacts the health of the planet. The importance of forests to the Earth’s ecosystems cannot be overstated. Research shows that forest die-offs are on the increase and this troubling trend is being linked to global warming. Heat and water stress associated with climate change are making forests vulnerable to insect attacks, fires and other problems. As reported in an October 2011 New York …

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The Benefits of Reforestation

Reforestation is an essential element of reducing CO2 and helping to restore a healthy environment

Guest post by Mircea Giurca Climate change and reforestation Global reforestation is an important environmental issue of growing concern. International programs like the United Nations  Initiative for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation  (UN-REDD) are key for implementing global programs for reducing deforestation, emissions through reforestation and aforestation projects. Efforts to restore and establish global forest coverage have many benefits on a chemical, social and biological …

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Starbucks Exec Warns of Climate Change Impacts on World Coffee Supply

Coffee borer beetle and other impacts from climate change threaten the world's coffee crop

Seeing climate change and global warming as growing threats to its business, Starbucks is expanding its climate change mitigation initiatives, including working with growers in Indonesia and Mexico to evaluate the potential to generate carbon offsets, as well as working with them to adopt sustainable agricultural, forest and land stewardship methods and practices.

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