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Amazon losing more carbon from forest degradation than deforestation

Amazon losing far more carbon from forest degradation than deforestation: Study

Forest degradation due to environmental causes (such as drought) and human causes (such as fragmentation) released three times as much carbon as deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon between 2010 and 2019, say researchers.
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Deforestation and wildfires take a toll on the Amazon
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Hotter and drier: Deforestation and wildfires take a toll on the Amazon

The climate in the Amazon has been changing over the last few decades. The average temperature in the basin rose about 1º Celsius (1.8° Fahrenheit) between 1979 and 2018, with increases of up to 1.5ºC (2.7°F) in some regions. And there have been three “one-in-a-century” episodes of extreme drought in the last 15 years: in […]
Indonesian fishers protest offshore tin mining
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Indonesian fishers seize dredging boat in protest against offshore tin mining

Mining has resulted in extensive forest degradation and deforestation, been associated with worker fatalities and child labor, and been tainted with corruption.

rhododendrons spreading sudden oak death
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Could your rhododendrons be spreading sudden oak death?

These garden shrubs, among others, have been known to spread Sudden Oak Death. The government is ill prepared to prevent an outbreak.
Britain, Norway and the United States announce a plan to protect tropical forests
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Britain, Norway and the United States announce a plan to protect tropical forests

The effort seeks to rally more than $1 billion for countries that can show they are lowering emissions by protecting tropical forests.

P&G shareholders vote to address supply-chain deforestation
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P&G shareholders vote in landslide to address supply-chain deforestation

The majority of shareholders have voted to tackle supply chain loopholes that impact deforestation and forest degradation.

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