Category: Deforestation

Sumatra Indonesia

Deforestation Kills More Than Trees Stakeholders welcome the European Commission’s intention to step up EU action against deforestation and forest degradation, as indicated in today’s publication of a roadmap towards a Communication, which is expected to be adopted in the second quarter of 2019. This initiative follows numerous calls by NGOs and other civil society […]

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global warming and climate change

Deforestation Throwing Fuel On The Fire Deforestation generates about 20 percent of greenhouse gasses and cripples our planet’s ability to filter carbon dioxide from our air. Unfortunately, deforestation also threatens entire watersheds, endangered species and endangered cultures around the world. An international PR firm has launched a program to help reverse deforestation, while defending entire ecosystems. If all CO2 emissions stopped today, climate change […]

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global warming and climate change

Tensions Rising With Global Warming Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have poured new fuel on the debate over man-made climate change. It’s unfortunate that there is even a debate at all. We are wasting critical time and resources as we seek to justify our overconsumption and our fascination with capitalizing on the misfortunes of others. […]

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global warming and climate change

Forest Conservation And Climate Change Forest conservation is critical to life as we know it. Forests sequester carbon and release oxygen. They influence rainfall, filter fresh water and prevent flooding and soil erosion. They produce wild foods, fuelwood and medicines. While the pressures on our vanishing forests vary around the world, the biggest cause of deforestation […]

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orangutan conservation

Sustainability Claims Fraudulent Today Amnesty International published a damning report into the practices of major consumer goods multinationals. The human rights NGO dissects the palm oil supply chain and finds evidence of forced labor, child employment and dangerous working conditions within the palm oil supply chain. Although the company primarily under investigation is Wilmar, the world’s largest […]

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global warming and climate change

Climate Change Threatens Water Supplies The greater Kilimanjaro region is one of the most threatened ecosystems on the planet. A new report by the United Nations Environment Programme says that protecting East Africa’s mountain ecosystems would safeguard the region’s $7 billion tourism industry, not to mention the lives of millions of people and iconic endangered species. […]

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elephant conservation Tanzania

Defending Ecosystems The Kilimanjaro region of East Africa is one of the most threatened ecosystems on earth. Millions of people and several endangered species depend on the snows and rains of Kilimanjaro for survival. As land use encroaches further into local forests, and as the effects of climate change gain momentum, water flows are changing and […]

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orangutan conservation

Palm Oil Threatens Biodiversity, Climate Deforestation is directly responsible for about 20 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. In addition to the carbon released when forests are burned, deforestation impairs the planet’s capacity to absorb harmful CO2 from our air, which compounds the greenhouse effect, global warming and climate change. Because of deforestation, ecosystems in some regions […]

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global warming and climate change

Climate Change Action Reforestation is one of the few proven carbon capture solutions available today. Thanks to our partners in East Africa, we have one of the largest carbon capture opportunities in the world and it’s ready to begin immediately. With the help of foundations, corporations, governments, NGOs and donors, we can conserve millions of hectares of […]

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orangutan conservation

Sustainable Palm Oil A Label Bought Not Earned The sustainable palm oil industry is destroying biodiversity at the speed of light. In a rush to greenwash the industry, biodiversity is being crushed and pushed toward extinction. The culprits then offset the death and destruction with a token green project somewhere else around the world. Companies like […]

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global warming and climate change

Palm Oil Destroying Biodiversity Palm oil plantations could be accelerating the effects of climate change, new research shows, adding further credibility to claims the crop is not environmentally sustainable and eliminates biodiversity, which is pushing many species toward extinction. An international team of scientists examined how the deforestation of peat swamps in Malaysia to make way […]

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Sumatra Indonesia

PR Firm Defending Endangered Species The war on wildlife has been a lopsided battle. To help turn the tables, Crossbow Communications is going to work for mother nature. Crossbow is an award-winning and record-setting public affairs and public relations consulting firm with offices in Denver, New York and Phoenix. The company’s president, Gary Chandler, is […]

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