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Issue date: 
9 January 2012

Deforestation and Destruction of Wetlands Heats Up Kabale

Kabale — In the early 1990s Kabale was nicknamed "The Switzerland of Africa" by white settlers because of its cool weather. But with environment degradation and accompanying high temperatures, the name rings hollow.

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Jan 11, 2012

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Makes Climate Change a Top Priority

Developing countries (including China) are expected to account for more than 90% of global energy growth in the next 30 years.

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8 January 2012

Climate negotiator Rende: Turkey ready to do its part on climate change

Turkey is emerging in the UN as a country that is working for the common good of the world with regard to climate change and one that is interested in a positive agenda, Turkey’s climate change chief negotiator Mithat Rende has said in an interview with Sunday’s Zaman.
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January 02, 2012

Small town rises up against deforestation in Pakistan

The town of Ayun, home to 16,000 people in the Chitral district of Pakistan, has been rocked by large-scale protests and mass arrests over the issue of corruption and deforestation in recent days.

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December 19, 2011

Is the Russian Forest Code a warning for Brazil?

Brazil, which last week moved to reform its Forest Code, may find lessons in Russia's revision of its forest law in 2007, say a pair of Russian scientists.

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04 Dec 2011

UK pledges £10m to help tackle deforestation in Brazil

The UK Government has agreed to provide £10 million to a joint project to tackle deforestation in Brazil, Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman announced today at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa.

The funding will support a project based in the Cerrado, central Brazil, and aims to reduce rates of deforestation by supporting environmental registration of rural properties and by helping farmers restore vegetation on illegally cleared land. It will also fund measures to prevent and manage forest fires.

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December 2, 2011

What Will Save Our Forests?

In this article I wrote for Earth Island Journal earlier this year detailing the fatal flaws of the climate mitigation scheme known as REDD (for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and fo

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November 23, 2011

Depleting of Forest in Ghana worrying – Minister

Mr Mike Hammah, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, on Tuesday expressed concern about the rate at which the country’s forest was depleting and said Government needed to update laws on forest and natural resources.

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Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011

Forest land transfers, deforestation spiral out of control

Lahore - A study commissioned by the Scientific Committee of WWF Pakistan has revealed that a startling area of forest land has been transferred over for non-forest uses since 1947. This is most rampant in Sindh and Punjab.

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December 17, 2011

Brazil judge says work can resume at Amazon dam

Judge Carlos Castro said the company behind the Belo Monte had shown that local fishing will not be impeded during construction, and the natural flow of the Xingu river will not be affected.


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by Dr. Radut