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Forest Stewardship Council Sustainable Forestry Standard Comes Under Attack

The world’s leading sustainable forestry certification, that of the Forest Stewardship Council or FSC, is little more than a sham, according to an analysis from civil rights group CORE, which claims that the FSC standard results in the loss of threatened and endangered forest and species and entraps small, indigenous groups in a cycle of poverty.

UN Launches Project to “Unlock Carbon Markets” for Farmers, Foresters, Conservationists

The UN and partners announced the launch of an international research project that aims to evaluate and assess the ability of soils and forest in nine developing countries to capture and store carbon, as well as provide a range of additional environmental, social and economic benefits. The project aims to open up nascent carbon markets to farmers, ranchers, foresters and conservationists around the world.

Scientific Study Warns that Global Warming May Be Destroying Nature’s Greatest Greenhouse Gas Absorber

Forests, considered to be a major partner in fighting greenhouse gases, are now at the center of a new study being released to the United Nations Forum on Forestry over the next two weeks. The United Nations Forum on Forestry will meet April 20 – May 1 at UN Headquarters in New York City to discuss various forest related issues.

UN’s State Of The World’s Forests Reveals Deforestation Is Speeding Up

The United Nation’s latest report on the state of the world’s forests shows an alarming increase in the rate of deforestation. Much of this is due to a rise in palm oil plantations used to make biofuels. An economic alternative must be found to protect the world’s forests and the biodiversity and other vital environmental services these ecosystems provide.

Soil Conservation Key to Carbon Sequestration

Soil’s role as a long-term carbon reservoir is increasingly being recognized even as agriculture and land use continue to reduce and degrade it, a trend that urgently needs to, and can, be reversed, according to a new European Commission report.

EarthTalk: How Much Old Growth Forest is Left and Alternative to Baby Bottles That Use Unsafe Chemicals

Earthtalk is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: How much “old growth” forest is left in the United States and is it all protected from logging at this point? — John Foye, via e-mail As crazy as it sounds, no one really knows how much old growth is…

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Managing US national forests in the face of climate change

Forest policy and management in national forests needs to be re-thought, re-tooled and better integrated across government departments and agencies, according to new research conducted for the National Forest Restoration Collaborative.