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December 11, 2011

Saving the Amazon, from forest floor up

Just three years ago, the manmade fires here were so fierce smoke would blot out the Amazon sky, turning the days dark. Towering rainforest trees exploded in flames, their canopies cleared to let pasture grow for cattle.

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November 18, 2011

New method can aid rainforest, help loggers

(PhysOrg.com) -- Reduced-impact logging (RIL) in an Amazon rainforest generated profits while emitting a small fraction of carbon compared with total forest clearing, a University at Albany study concludes.

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Peugeot and the ONF announce the launch of the sale of carbon credits

Outside the XII Scientific and Technical Council of the Peugeot carbon sink forest and ONF (French Agency for Forest) has been developed at the University of Brasilia from 2 to 4 November and has brought together dozens of political, scientific and academic Brazilian and French, Peugeot and ONF a

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Who Could Refuse to Protect the Rainforest of Brazil and Feed 9 Billion People?

10/24/11 - Huffington POST | Anyone looking at Brazil on the map sees a huge swath of green, which symbolizes a country that is blessed by natural resources and a true environmental power.

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October 17, 2011

Japan approves 4 forestry CDM projects


Host country: Nicaragua

Project Name: South CDM reforestation project in Nicaragua

Activities Summary: reforestation of native species to the former pasture has declined by over-harvesting (area: 813ha)

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September 26, 2011

Brazil Shares Lessons with Africa on Incentives for Sustainable Forestry Management

Providing Country(ies): Brazil
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Sep 1, 2011

Pöyry Awarded BOP-EPCM And Owner's Engineering Contracts For The Suzano Greenfield Pulp Mill Project In Brazil

FINLAND, Sep 1, 2011 Pöyry's Industry Business Group has been awarded services contract by Suzano Papel e Celulose for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) services for the Balance of Plant (BOP), and the Owners' Engineering services during the project implementation. The parties have agreed that the value of the assignment is not disclosed.

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1 August 2011

ITTO and Marubeni sign Agreement for REDD+ feasibility study in Brazil

Makoto Sato, General Manager of Marubeni's Global Environmental Projects Department, and Emmanuel Ze Meka, ITTO Executive Director, signed an Agreement on 29 July 2011 at ITTO Headquarters in Yokohama, to conduct a REDD+ feasibility study in the State of Acre, Brazil.

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July 18, 2011

Brazil’s Deforestation Quagmire – Analysis

A string of recent events indicates that Amazonian deforestation and violence against environmental activists are on the rise.
The Brazilian Congress’s lower house approves a bill that weakens protection of the rainforest—which may explain the drastic increase in deforestation, as land clearers anticipate amnesty for their crimes.

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July 27, 2011

Small-Scale Land Speculators Contribute To Amazon Deforestation

Many migrants from southern Brazil who clear forests in Brazil’s state of Amazonas are making their living as small-scale land speculators and not as farmers or as cattle ranchers, new research has found.


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by Dr. Radut