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Reforestation Can Turn Back the Carbon Clock

Halting tree-felling and land clearance is not enough to save tropical rainforests without restoration programs in degraded areas, scientists say.

Posted on Aug 22, 2016 READ MORE


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High-Level Danger for Forest Giants

The tallest trees play a vital role in combating global warming by taking carbon from the atmosphere, but they are at great risk from ever-increasing droughts.

Posted on Dec 14, 2015 READ MORE



Forest Destruction Can Be Cut by Half

A new study shows that political will is all that is needed to stop the chainsaws and bulldozers that are destroying tropical forests and contributing to global warming.

Posted on Nov 30, 2015 READ MORE



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Plenty of Surprises as World Warms

Regarding rainfall patterns and tree growth, nobody knows for certain what climate change will bring.

Posted on Jun 6, 2013 READ MORE



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Miners Allegedly Killed Dozens of Indigenous Amazonians

A human rights group has reported an attack on the Yanomami tribe in Venezuela that has left up to 80 people dead after gold miners set fire to a communal house last month.

Posted on Aug 29, 2012 READ MORE



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A Disappearing Brazilian Tribe Cries Out

Terrorized by gunmen, loggers, drug traffickers and encroaching farmers, the 355 surviving members of the Amazonian Awá tribe face extinction if the Brazilian government and the international community fail to protect them from what a Brazilian judge termed “a real genocide.”

Posted on Apr 23, 2012 READ MORE


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Pope: Homosexuality Is Unnatural

Pope Benedict XVI on Monday called for the protection of traditional heterosexuality, comparing the Catholic church’s role in defending the family to saving the rain forests.

Posted on Dec 22, 2008 READ MORE


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