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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.Read More

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EarthTalk: Rainforest Destruction and Enertia Houses

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Pinning down exact numbers is nearly impossible, but most experts agree that we are losing upwards of 80,000 acres of tropical rainforest daily, and significantly degrading another 80,000 acres every day on top of that. Along with […]Read More

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Palm Oil Plantations And Tropical Rainforests

The inclusion of rainforests in the next climate protocol fails to protect the forests from the expansion of palm oil plantations. A study issued at Sweden’s Chalmers University of Technology argues that palm oil plantations are a massive danger because they already are an important driving force behind deforestation in Southeast Asia. The proportion of […]Read More