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Archive: Forests

09 Mar 2015

What Lies Behind the Recent Surge of Amazon Deforestation

by RICHARD SCHIFFMAN
After declining by more than 70 percent in recent years, deforestation in the Amazon is soaring. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, scientist Philip Fearnside explains what’s driving the clearing of the Amazon and what needs to be done to once again bring deforestation under control. READ MORE

26 Feb 2015

In Kenya’s Mountain Forests, A New Path to Conservation

by FRED PEARCE
Kenya’s high-elevation forests are the source for most of the water on which the drought-plagued nation depends. Now, after decades of government-abetted abuse of these regions, a new conservation strategy of working with local communities is showing signs of success. READ MORE

22 Jan 2015

Wood Pellets: Green Energy or New Source of CO2 Emissions?

by ROGER REAL DROUIN
Burning wood pellets to produce electricity is on the rise in Europe, where the pellets are classified as a form of renewable energy. But in the U.S., where pellet facilities are rapidly being built, concerns are growing about logging and the carbon released by the combustion of wood biomass. READ MORE

12 Jan 2015

Giving Local Women a Voice In Grass-Roots Conservation

by DIANE TOOMEY
As “gender advisor” at Conservation International, Kame Westerman seeks to include local women’s perspectives and priorities into the planning of projects in developing countries. This approach, she says, can be critical in determining whether a project succeeds or fails. READ MORE

04 Dec 2014

A Decade After Asian Tsunami, New Forests Protect the Coast

by FRED PEARCE
The tsunami that struck Indonesia in 2004 obliterated vast areas of Aceh province. But villagers there are using an innovative microcredit scheme to restore mangrove forests and other coastal ecosystems that will serve as a natural barrier against future killer waves and storms. READ MORE

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09 Mar 2015: Interview: What Lies Behind the Surge of Deforestation in Amazon

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28 Jan 2015: Camera Trap Records Rare Glimpse of African Golden Cat Hunting

12 Jan 2015: Interview: Giving Local Women A Voice in Grass-Roots Conservation


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