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January 21, 2013

Brazilian Government wants to implement national REDD+ mechanism this year

The Brazilian Ministry for the Environment announced that a national mechanism to regulate Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) must be implemented in 2013.

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22 January 2013

How Two Different Studies Found Consensus On Emissions From Tropical Deforestation

In order for the United Nations to achieve its goal of reducing carbon emissions from tropical deforestation by 50% between now and 2020, they have to know the amount of emissions that is currently caused by destroying tropical forests.

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20 January 2013

Ecuador treads fine line in preserving Amazon reserve

Ecuador's plan to refrain from drilling for oil in its rainforests in return for money remains controversial. Critics have questioned the tangible benefits of the project for the forest and its residents.

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20 January 2013

Can oil save the rainforest?

American biologist Kelly Swing thwacks a bush with his butterfly net and a dozen or so bugs and insects drop in.

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Decemer 2, 2012

“Come out of the forest” to save the trees

Forestry experts have called for a new approach to managing land and tackling climate change – challenging the ongoing debate that forests have to be sacrificed for the sake of rural development and food security.

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January 10th, 2013

100 Mile House timber supply review underway

The British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations is inviting public review and comment until March 9, 2013, on a public discussion paper released today as part of a comprehensive timber supply review of the 100 Mile House timber sup

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30 November 2012

Indigenous Leaders Embrace REDD, With Or Without Carbon Markets

More than a dozen indigenous leaders from across the Amazon endorsed efforts to save endangered rainforest using financial mechanisms that reward good land stewardship and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest d

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January 3, 2013

Amerindians will comply with forest rules – TAAMOG

The Amerindian Action Movement of Guyana (TAAMOG) has hailed Guyana’s receipt of the US$45 million for climate services provided by Norway, while noting that Amerindian communities are following guidelines for sustainable forest management.  In a re

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7 January 2013

Impacts of biofuel cultivation on mortality and crop yields

Fighting climate change by producing more biofuels could actually worsen a little-known type of air

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January 14, 2013

Mixed forests: A missed opportunity?

Forestry and nature conservation can benefit from promoting a diversity of tree species, new study finds. Modern forestry is largely based on monocultures—in Sweden usually pine or spruce—mainly because it is considered more rational.


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