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Top 10 Environmental Issues: Deforestation (No. 10)

Since 1990 half of the world’s rain forests have been destroyed. The clearing of forests continue at an alarming rate. To add to the worry a recent phenomenon has been added to the list. 129 more words

Nature

Congo Basin Deforestation Contributes to Rising Regional Temperatures

As global temperatures are expected to rise by 2050, deforestation in the Congo Basin could exacerbate regional temperature extremes by a factor of half, according to new research. 11 more words

How Palm Oil is Killing Orang-Utans

Palm oil production is the leading cause of deforestation in Indonesia and Malaysia – threatening the survival of critically endangered orang-utans, as well as tigers, elephants and rhinos. 474 more words

Planet

Palm oil - a threat to both orangutans and humans

Save him, save yourself – by avoiding palm oil wherever you can

The controversy surrounding palm oil has focused mainly on deforestation but little is being said or written about the dietary risks, whether to cardivascular health or obesity. 280 more words

Livia Firth, Founder of Eco-Age & the Green Carpet Challenge

Every month, the Rainforest Alliance highlights one of the 1.6 billion people on the planet who rely on forests for their livelihood. This month, we shine the spotlight on sustainable fashion pioneer Livia Firth, whose company Eco-Age played an integral role in the creation of the world’s first handbag line made with leather from a… 657 more words

Deforestation

Is Deforestation in Brazil Getting Better or Worse? We Can’t Figure it Out.

Alright.  It’s clear that we have been trying to control the deforestation issue for quite some time now.  Brazil first acknowledged the need to regulate this deforestation in 1965 when they passed the Forest Code, though it has never been successfully implemented.  1,155 more words