deforestation

Lula Defeats Bolsonaro in Brazil, a Crucial Win for the Amazon Rainforest

Lula Defeats Bolsonaro in Brazil, a Crucial Win for the Amazon Rainforest

A tense presidential election runoff in Brazil has led to a victory for left-wing candidate and former president Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva against the far-right incumbent, President Jair Bolsonaro. But as of Monday, October 31, Bolsonaro has not conceded. Lula is scheduled to be inaugurated on January 1, 2023. In the initial election, Lula […]

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    Toilet Paper Companies Destroying Canada’s Boreal Forests: New NRDC Report

    Toilet Paper Companies Destroying Canada’s Boreal Forests: New NRDC Report

    The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has just released its Issue With Tissue report for 2022, and while it does show some progress in regards to sustainable bathroom tissue, the findings also show that many major toilet paper companies are destroying Canada’s boreal forests. Boreal forests are crucial to our planet, as they store 30% […]

    4 Countries Harbor 80% of the World’s Deforestation Caused by Industrial Mining

    4 Countries Harbor 80% of the World’s Deforestation Caused by Industrial Mining

    While more than 70 percent of deforestation worldwide is linked to agriculture, this isn’t the only threat faced by the world’s tropical forests. Another threat is industrial mining, and this could grow in significance as demand for rare-earth minerals rises due to the clean energy transition.  That’s why a team of researchers published the first-ever […]

    Global Forest Area Declined by 60% Since 1960, Study Finds

    Global Forest Area Declined by 60% Since 1960, Study Finds

    A new study has found an alarming loss in forest areas globally, including that global forest area per capita has dropped from 1.4 hectares in 1960 to just 0.5 hectares per person by 2019, a 60% decline. The research, lead by Ronald Estoque from the Center for Biodiversity and Climate Change, Forestry and Forest Products […]

    Brazil’s Amazon Lost Record Amount of Forest During First Six Months of 2022

    Brazil’s Amazon Lost Record Amount of Forest During First Six Months of 2022

    Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has breached another record this year.  The rainforest lost 1,448 square miles between January 1 and June 24 according to satellite data provided by Brasil’s Space Research Institute (INPE). That’s the largest chunk of forest lost during a six-month period since the agency began monitoring in 2016, according to CNN.  […]