Stories tagged: deforestation
Wed., July 26, 2017, 11:54 p.m.
Indonesian villagers cut down forest in orangutan sanctuary
Nearly a fifth of the forest in an orangutan sanctuary on the Indonesian part of Borneo has been taken over by people, a conservation group says, threatening efforts to rehabilitate …
Wed., June 7, 2017, 8:30 p.m.
Brazil’s rollback of environmental rules a blow to Paris climate pact
Brazil is considering measures that would roll back environmental protections and make it difficult to meet its Paris climate accord targets – a signal it is stepping back from its …
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 5:46 p.m.
Mexico: Deforestation caused by avocados much higher than thought
Deforestation caused by the expansion of Mexican avocado orchards is much higher than previously thought, authorities said Monday.
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 1:20 p.m.
Palm oil buyers improve on use of sustainable sources, environmental group says
On Sept. 21, WWF released its 2016 Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard, looking at the palm oil policies of 137 companies worldwide.
Mon., Nov. 22, 2010
Do Your Part: Time to stop taking trees for granted
Are you a tree hugger? Would you admit it if you were? The term “tree hugger” is frequently used in a less-than-favorable way to describe someone who is passionate about …
Thu., Oct. 8, 2009
‘Forest offsets’ would aid bottom line, report finds
U.S. companies could save tens of billions of dollars by investing in efforts to combat deforestation in developing nations instead of cleaning up their own domestic carbon dioxide emissions, according …