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Brazilian Amazon oil palm deforestation under control, for now

Brazil’s Sustainable Palm Oil Production Program (SPOPP), launched in 2010, aims to prevent primary and secondary forest clearing for new oil palm plantations in Legal Amazonia. As part of the plan, a bio-physical suitability zoning map excluded legally …

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Oil palm, rubber could trigger ‘storm’ of deforestation in the Congo Basin

Earthsight documented approximately 500 square kilometers (193 square miles) of deforestation to clear the way for new rubber and oil palm plantations in Central Africa’s rainforest countries in the past five years. The team also found that companies in …

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Amazon rainforest deforestation linked to droughts, extreme weather events: report – Raw Story


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Amazon rainforest deforestation linked to droughts, extreme weather events: report
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The Amazon rainforest has degraded to the point where it is losing its ability to benignly regulate weather systems, according to a stark new warning from one of Brazil's leading scientists. In a new report, Antonio Nobre, researcher in the government

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Battling Deforestation In Indonesia, One Firm At A Time

Environmentalists are focusing on big corporations to prevent the destruction of rain forests cut down for paper products. With help from some unlikely characters, they’ve scored a success against one of the world’s largest paper companies.

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Court rules for palm oil company in controversial deforestation case – Mongabay.com


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Court rules for palm oil company in controversial deforestation case
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Environmental groups opposed the 1,605-hectare concession, saying it not only violates the moratorium but also threatens the habitat of critically endangered Sumatran orangutans. The Aceh chapter of the Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi)

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RSPO rules against palm oil company in controversial deforestation case – Mongabay.com


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RSPO rules against palm oil company in controversial deforestation case
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The body that sets social and environmental criteria for greener palm oil production has taken action against a palm oil accused of clearing community forest in Indonesian Borneo, reports the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA). The Roundtable on

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Cerrado deforestation rate falls by half in Brazil: Environment Ministry – People’s Daily Online

The pace of deforestation in Brazil’s Cerrado almost slowed by half, from 0.69 percent annually from 2002 to 2008 to 0.37 percent annually between 2008 and 2009, according to a survey released on Wednesday by the Brazilian Ministry of Environment (MMA …
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Deforestation in america – Loosing U . s . Forested acres along with Woodlands – Gather.com

Losing virgin natrual enviroment by way of visiting, importation associated with blighted trees as well as timber products, agriculture, as well as monoculture provides changed the face area of The us. Wood market is certainly an essential attribute …
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