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Brazil keeps eye on Amazon deforestation with satellites

S - The vast Amazon forest may be hard to penetrate, posing a problem for authorities trying to stop illegal logging -- but there are still eyes in the sky keeping track of the destruction.

Amazon rainforest deforestation 'worst in 10 years', says Brazil

Brazil has released its worst annual deforestation figures in a decade amid fears that the situation might worsen when the avowedly anti-environmentalist president-elect Jair Bolsonaro takes power.

Latin America's 'magic tree' slowly coming back to life

Arroyo Arena - The guaimaro, a highly prized tree bearing nutritious fruit, once abundant throughout South America, is slowly being coaxed back from near extinction in Colombia.Widely adaptable, the tree is resistant to drought -- though not, sadly, to man.

Forest fires contributed to record global tree cover loss

Washington - A sharp increase in forest fires stoked record losses in global forest cover equivalent to the area of New Zealand in 2016, a Global Forest Watch report said Monday.

Op-Ed: Are U.S. retirement funds harming rainforests?

Some years ago ‘ethical investment’ was a big deal and people were keen to know where their money was being held. Things have drifted a bit since then, and one example which many are unaware of is where their retirement funds are invested.

Which areas are most at risk from deforestation?

The Earth has lost the equivalent of 1,000 football fields of forests per hour for the last 25 years, leaving some three trillion trees left. Some parts of the planet are hit more heavily than others.

New daddy longlegs named after Smeagol of Lord of the Rings

Living in a deep, dank cave in Brazil, this tiny, pale creature never emerges into the sunlight. Even if it did, the little harvestman, or daddy longlegs, is blind, so seeing sunlight isn't something it could ever do.

Sumatran tiger who killed NZ zookeeper won't be euthanized

Hamilton - A zoo in New Zealand has decided it won't euthanize the Sumatran tiger who attacked and killed a veteran zookeeper. The male tiger, named Oz, killed Samantha Kudeweh, 43, on Sunday morning inside an enclosure at the Hamilton Zoo.

The loss of tropical rainforests has accelerated by 62 percent

A new study using satellite-based imagery from 1990 to 2010 shows the real extent of tropical rainforest deforestation around the globe. The rate of deforestation was found to have accelerated by 62 percent.

Ebola, deforestation and fruit bats: What they have in common

As a human tragedy unfolds before the world's eyes, it may seem too little, too late to wonder if the Ebola epidemic now raging in several West African nations could have been prevented. If Ebola can be stopped, we need to keep it from recurring.

Absence of 'Flying Rivers' causing severe drought in Brazil

The extreme drought now affecting Sao Paulo, Brazil is thought to be because of the absence of South America's "flying Rivers." No, they are not a mythical entity, but the name given the clouds of water vapor that bring rains to Southeastern Brazil.

Amazon tribe takes direct action against illegal loggers

The Ka’apor Indian Amazonian tribe seem to be fed up with the lack of action against illegal logging in their state, so they have decided to take the law and matters into their own hands.

Fragrant forest pines regulate their own micro-climate

Seattle - The invigorating scent of pine assaulting the nostrils is one of the pleasures of any walk through pine forests but an international team of scientists has established there’s a lot more to pine-scented vapors than olfactory indulgence.

Google mapping & charitable funding combine to show deforestation

The Global Forest Watch project may become a fantastic tool for consumers interested in finding out whether or not their products have really been sourced from responsibly felled trees or anybody interested in gaining an overall view on deforestation.

Concerted action will secure future of Scotland’s national tree

Forres - Amid much fanfare the native Scots pine was declared Scotland’s national tree, end January, but a leading conservation charity is calling for concerted action to ensure the iconic species has a secure future.

Chemists unveil 'water-jet' printer

Paris - Like any ordinary printer, this machine ingests a blank page and spits it out covered in print. But instead of ink, it uses only water, and the used paper fades back to white within a day, enabling it to be reused.

Gros Morne National Park being devoured by hungry moose

Moose are devouring vegetation in Canada's Gros Morne National Park to the point that whole species of songbirds are disappearing, while new species have moved in. Research is now showing just how big an impact the moose have had on the park.

Huge population drift augurs as climate change alters ecosystems

Potsdam - Climate change is likely to transform landscapes worldwide, affecting most of Earth’s forests and agriculture — and it isn’t a far future scenario, says a new report. Profound changes in the world’s ecosystems could happen less than 90 years hence

Canadian mining company seeks to exploit Aceh's protected forests

Banda Aceh - A Canadian mining company has announced that it expects the governor of Sumatra’s Aceh province to allow it to destroy 1.2 million hectares of valuable and currently protected rainforest.

Orangutans — Victims of 'sustainable' palm oil in Indonesia

Bumitama Gunajaya Agro (BGA), a palm oil company, have completely destroyed the rainforest for miles around in this area of Borneo, Indonesia. Sitting on top of what is left of the last tree, an orangutan looks helplessly on.

Scotland's Caledonian Forest undergoing a renaissance

March 21 is the first United Nations International Day of Forests. In Scotland, conservation charity Trees for Life is stepping up efforts to get people involved in a renaissance of Scotland’s long beleaguered ancient Caledonian pine forest.

'Lost world' of eight new species discovered near Loch Ness

Biodiversity studies carried out on a charitable foundation’s ancient woodlands west of Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands have unearthed a wide range of rare and endangered species, some previously unknown.

Earth Hour 2013: Coming soon to a light bulb near you

Singapore - Earth Hour, the world’s largest movement for the planet, launched its campaign for 2013 in Singapore on February 27. This year Earth Hour will take place on Saturday, March 23 at 8:30 p.m. in time zones throughout the world.

Aceh Governor's logging proposal could exterminate iconic species

Banda Aceh - Already decimated by illegal palm oil corporations, a proposed new spatial plan by the Aceh government would reduce total forest cover by about a quarter. The plan says conservation groups, could force 'charismatic species' into extinction.

Greenpeace exits Canada's Boreal Forest Agreement citing breaches

Greenpeace Canada announced its withdrawal yesterday from the Canada Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA) claiming logging roads built in Quebec’s Montagnes Blanches region managed by Resolute Forest Products are a violation of the CBFA.

Biodiversity: 400 more species threatened with extinction

Hyderabad - More than 400 additional plant and animal species have joined the list of endangered species, the so-called ‘Red List,’ it was revealed at the UN conference on biodiversity held this week.

World’s oldest reproductive orangutan in captivity dies in France

Nantes - Major, believed to be the world's oldest reproductive orang-utan in captivity has died at a zoo in western France, aged 50.

Dealing With Drought: Nepal Village Shows The Way Special

Kathmandu - I was traveling to Teenpiple, a village in Panchkhal, valley of Nepal, and it takes a good two-and-a-half hours to get there from the capital city of Kathmandu.

Tribe faces extinction because of illegal logging Special

A Brazilian tribe faces extinction as its territory is being illegally deforested. A report obtained by charity Survival International found that the nomadic Awá tribe live in three of the five most deforested areas in the Amazon.

Deforestation in an urban neighborhood Special

There used to be a dirt bicycle trail in River Rouge Park. While there still is, it turns into a newly paved stone road.
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Illegal logging in the Cardamom Mountain  Koh Kong Province  Cambodia.
Illegal logging in the Cardamom Mountain, Koh Kong Province, Cambodia.
Paul Mason USAID/Cambodia/OGD
Fruit bats are carriers of the Ebola virus. Humans can become infected from ingesting fruits the bat...
Fruit bats are carriers of the Ebola virus. Humans can become infected from ingesting fruits the bats have nibbled on or coming into contact with the urine or feces.
Jon Dawson
On November 30  2001  MODIS captured this image of southeastern Asia. The image focuses on the count...
On November 30, 2001, MODIS captured this image of southeastern Asia. The image focuses on the countries of Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam, left to right respectively. Deforestation is clealy seen.
NASA
Newly cleared farmland in Kerinci Seblat National Park  Sumatra
Newly cleared farmland in Kerinci Seblat National Park, Sumatra
Schlegel (CC BY-SA 4.0)
The Awá of Tiracambu community  Brazil.
The Awá of Tiracambu community, Brazil.
© Fiona Watson/Survival courtesy of Survival International
Deforestation in Amazonia  seen from satellite.
Deforestation in Amazonia, seen from satellite.
NASA
This biggest Ebola outbreak ever recorded requires an intensification of efforts to avoid it from sp...
This biggest Ebola outbreak ever recorded requires an intensification of efforts to avoid it from spreading further and claiming many more lives.
EC/ECHO/Jean-Louis Mosser
Awá man from Juriti survey the forest which is being illegally destroyed by settlers  Awa  Brazil.
Awá man from Juriti survey the forest which is being illegally destroyed by settlers, Awa, Brazil.
© Fiona Watson/Survival courtesy of Survival International
Growing human population has increased deforestation in Africa  which reduces chimpanzee habitat  dr...
Growing human population has increased deforestation in Africa, which reduces chimpanzee habitat, driving the species toward extinction, and accelerating climate change.
the Jane Goodall Institute
Deforestation of the Montane Rainforest in Ecuador  province Zamora-Chinchipe  along the road to Loj...
Deforestation of the Montane Rainforest in Ecuador, province Zamora-Chinchipe, along the road to Loja-Zamora in 2011.
Gunnar brehm
Because of deforestation  Bornean orangutan populations have declined by more than 50% over the past...
Because of deforestation, Bornean orangutan populations have declined by more than 50% over the past 60 years, and the species' habitat has been reduced by at least 55% over the past 20 years.
WWF
Satellite image showing deforestation in Haiti  Haiti-Centre. This image depicts the border between ...
Satellite image showing deforestation in Haiti, Haiti-Centre. This image depicts the border between Haiti (left) and the Dominican Republic (right).
NASA
Deforestation in Riau province  Sumatra  to make way for an oil palm plantation. Photo taken in 2007...
Deforestation in Riau province, Sumatra, to make way for an oil palm plantation. Photo taken in 2007.
Hayden
Deter deforestation alert for Aug. 2009 through July 2014
Deter deforestation alert for Aug. 2009 through July 2014
DETER
Forest on Awá land is being illegally cleared by settlers  Brazil.
Forest on Awá land is being illegally cleared by settlers, Brazil.
© Fiona Watson/Survival courtesy of Survival International
Scattered remnants of a once great forest - Mature Scots Pine Pinus sylvestris. Glen Quoich  looking...
Scattered remnants of a once great forest - Mature Scots Pine Pinus sylvestris. Glen Quoich, looking towards Beinn a Bhuird, Scotland.
Graham Lewis - Wikipedia CC License
Making charcoal in what was a tropical rainforest.
Making charcoal in what was a tropical rainforest.
Sheynhertz-Unbayg
Timber-laden trucks.
Timber-laden trucks.
Joseph Andie Lamug
A young Awá girl from Juriti eats papaya  Brazil.
A young Awá girl from Juriti eats papaya, Brazil.
© Sarah Shenker/Survival courtesy of Survival International
Copernicus Sentinel-2 image of mouth of the Amazon River running into the Atlantic Ocean. Note the b...
Copernicus Sentinel-2 image of mouth of the Amazon River running into the Atlantic Ocean. Note the brown, muddy water, runoff from deforestation. Earth observation satellites have been instrumental in highlighting the vulnerability of the rainforests by documenting the scale of deforestation.
European Space Agency (CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO)

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