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Category : Forests

10 May 2016

Fort McMurray wildfire: The climate connection

As Albertans scramble for solutions to the Fort McMurray wildfire, experts are warning that a “perfect storm” of last year’s El Niño and climate change helped fuel the destruction.

04 May 2016

Alberta grapples with devastation as wildfire blazes through community

More than 60,000 people have been forced out of their homes in Fort McMurray, Alberta, for the biggest evacuation in the province’s history due to a wildfire.

07 Dec 2015

Deforestation emissions could be halved by 2020, researchers say

Emissions from tropical deforestation could be reduced by 50% in the next five years, according to new research

26 Nov 2015

Trees face global extinction threat

Field scientists warn that damage being done to the Amazon rainforest indicates that most of the world’s 40,000 tropical tree species now qualify as being at risk.

04 Nov 2015

Indonesian fires a “crime against humanity”, nature, and the global climate

A man-made firestorm continues to burn across Indonesia, putting the country on track to emit more carbon than the UK’s entire annual output, and pushing it up the list from the world’s sixth largest emitter to fourth in a matter of weeks.

30 Jul 2015

Financial institutions urged to wake up to sustainable forestry

The majority of financial institutions do not have policies requiring clients to comply with forestry regulations, a new study from the UN Environment Programme has warned.

28 Apr 2015

Amazon deforestation on the rise in Brazil and Peru

Both Brazil and Peru have experienced a recent uptick in deforestation in the Amazon rainforest according to two new reports. The new data collected in both countries by satellites troubles environmentalists who fear a return to the heavy deforestation that occurred in previous decades.

16 Apr 2015

Russia and Canada ahead of tropical countries in global deforestation list

Tropical countries, especially Brazil and Indonesia, have been known as the nations with the highest deforestation rates in the world.

24 Mar 2015

Greenpeace celebrates landmark victory in dispute over Mahan forest

In a huge victory for local and international campaigners, the Indian government has announced that the Mahan forest will not be cut down to make way for a huge coal mine.

02 Mar 2015

Study: One third of Indonesia’s forestry products comes from illegal sources

More than 30% of wood used by Indonesia’s industrial forestry sector likely comes from the unreported and illegal clearing of natural forest, new research has warned.