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The Washington Post | 10 years 4 months ago

In the days after the immensity of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico became clear, some Nature Conservancy supporters took to the organization's Web site to vent their anger.

Solve Climate | 10 years 4 months ago

Stakeholders end long-running feud to protect more than 70 million acres of boreal forest. Millions of acres of boreal forest — one of the largest storehouses of carbon on Earth — will be protected under a groundbreaking truce in Canada that ends years of fighting over logging rights between...

Solve Climate | 10 years 4 months ago

Stopping tropical deforestation is something that almost everyone can agree upon as a reasonable and intelligent way to reduce CO2 emissions. Trees absorb atmospheric CO2 and emit oxygen, acting as planetary lungs. Tropical rainforests are some of the largest stands of trees in existence. So we...

Demotix | 10 years 4 months ago

Sound & Fair has launched a partnership with Just Forests, an Irish NGO, to raise awareness of the availability of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified African blackwood, which is widely used in traditional Irish musical instruments. Sound & Fair has launched a partnership with...

The Guardian | 10 years 4 months ago

Campaign group asks HSBC to close investment fund loophole in bank's forest ethics policy. Environmental charity Greenpeace has made claims that HSBC's asset management arm is sidestepping the bank's environmental guidelines by holding shares in a company accused of destroying Indonesian forests...

New York Times | 10 years 4 months ago

FIFTY EIGHT, Guyana — A battered, decades-old Bedford truck that would not look out of place in a “Mad Max” movie pulled off the road. Gold miners crawled out of its mud-splattered cab, sauntered into Peter Rajmenjan’s diner and asked if he had any bush hog for sale. “The only wild meat I have...

ASB | 10 years 4 months ago

While it is clear that deforestation is an important source of global carbon emissions, the potential role that agricultural mosaics at the forest margin could play, to help reduce pressure on the forest, store carbon and create benefits for local people is gaining evidence   Scientists and...

novedadesera.blogspot.com | 10 years 4 months ago

Forests cover between 25 and 30 percent of the earth’s land surface. They help to maintain the fertility of the soil, protect watersheds, and reduce the risk of natural disasters such as floods and landslides. About 350 million people worldwide depend on forest resources for their livelihood—of...

The Citizen | 10 years 4 months ago

Tanzania’s entire forest cover will disappear in about 10 to 16 decades if the current high level of deforestation is not checked, a new survey warns. While the survey by Conservation International, a non-profit organisation with its headquarters in Washington, DC, United States, has revealed...

Montreal Gazette | 10 years 4 months ago

A truce appears to be at hand in the long-running war in the woods. Canada's largest forest firms and most outspoken environmental groups are in the final stages of a precedent-setting deal to co-operatively manage a massive swath of boreal forest that has sections in Quebec, Alberta and, to a...

Irish Independent | 10 years 4 months ago

Prices for timber are good right now and it makes sense to sell when market conditions are in our favour. But it's not always that easy, especially if the area to be thinned contains mixed species or is under 10ha in size -- or both.

The Financial Post | 10 years 4 months ago

As the adage goes, the best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago; the second best time is now. Ideally, investors planted their money into forestry early enough to see their money grow along with the recent surge in commodity and equity prices. But the second best time to invest money smartly in...

CNW | 10 years 4 months ago

TORONTO, May 9, 2010 /CNW/ - Sino-Forest Corporation ("Sino-Forest") (TSX: TRE), a leading commercial forest plantation operator in China, is pleased to announce that Sino-Capital Global Inc.

Business Daily Africa | 10 years 4 months ago

Investors from industrialised countries are racing to strike financing deals with Kenya in partnerships set to open new avenues for donor support as the world switches to green economy. Prime Minister Raila Odinga says several investment bankers and overseas investors are currently engaged in...

Forexyard | 10 years 4 months ago

INDONESIA-LOGGING/USA * Indonesian illegal logging hurting U.S. industry -report * Trade tools can help clean up the sector * Illegal logging threat to efforts to fight climate change By David Fogarty, Climate Change Correspondent, Asia

Ecosystem Marketplace | 10 years 4 months ago

Investor interest in forestry is building, driven by climate change concerns, shifting and growing markets for forestry products – and the good, old-fashioned portfolio diversification benefits of an asset class which weathered the financial crisis much better than most and which offers stable...

NYT | 10 years 4 months ago

LOWELL, Ore. — Booming timber towns with three-shift lumber mills are a distant memory in the densely forested Northwest. Now, with the housing market and the economy in crisis, some rural areas have never been more raw. Mills keep closing. People keep leaving. Unemployment in some counties is...

CNN | 10 years 5 months ago

CNN -- So few forests remain in the tiny country of Armenia that the World Bank has warned it could one day become a desert. For more than 15 years the Massachusetts-based Armenian Tree Project has been replanting the country's forests lost during its energy crisis in the early 1990s. Recently...

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