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6 February 2012

Paid for Keeping the Forest Alive

30% of global greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation!

One couldn't believe these figures:

"The link between deforestation and climate change is well known and estimated to cause between 25-30 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions - and excessive demand for wood is one of the main causes of forest destruction ."

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Feb 8 2012

Forest cover falls to 23.81% of total geographical area

India’s environment ministry has blamed Maoist rebels and shifting cultivation practised in the country’s north-east for a drop in forest cover.

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February 09, 2012

Humans drove rainforest into savannah in ancient Africa

Three thousand years ago (around 1000 BCE) several large sections of the Congo rainforest in central Africa suddenly vanished and became savannah.

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If biofuels are not the answer, then what is?

There is mounting evidence that the current generation of biofuels do not deliver the claimed environmental benefits. But are other alternatives to petrol and diesel likely to be any more successful? The Scientific Alliance newsletter.

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09 February 2012

Behind the forest cover

In its latest report, the Indian government has attributed the declining forest cover in India to forest clearance by Maoist guerrillas. The statistics, however, say the contrary.

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7 February 2012

Tanzania: Plans Underway to Cut Down Gas Prices

Arusha — THE government plans to subsidize domestic Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) prices in order to make the commodity affordable to the majority.

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January 20, 2012

Attenborough asks corporations to protect wilderness from poor people

Since we can’t stop poor people from breeding, let’s build fences to keep them out. And let’s ask the world’s biggest polluters to pay for the fences.

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24 January 2012

'Peak timber' concerns in tropics

(BBC) - Current tropical timber practices are not sustainable and nations should consider the "implications of 'peak timber'", a study has suggested.

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Jan 19, 2012

Money Is All That's Green in Biodiesel

Most biodiesel production is making climate change worse not better, studies show. Biodiesel from palm oil plantations may be the world's dirtiest fuel - far worse than burning diesel made from oil when the entire production life cycle is considered.


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by Dr. Radut