Forests

Alaska Tribes Petition to Preserve Tongass Forest Roadless Protections

"Last week, nine native Alaska tribes filed a petition calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to halt the removal of protections for the Tongass National Forest, the country's largest reserve of public woodlands, which the tribes say is vital to their livelihoods."

Source: InsideClimate News, 08/06/2020

Public Institute Became A De Facto Lobbying Arm Of The Timber Industry

"As Oregon Gov. Kate Brown crafted a bill in 2018 to enact sweeping limits on greenhouse gas emissions, leaders at an obscure state agency worked behind the scenes to discredit research they feared would persuade her to target one of the state’s most powerful industries."

Source: Oregonian/OPB, 08/05/2020

"Almost 3 Billion Animals Affected By Australian Bushfires, Report Shows"

"Nearly 3 billion animals were killed or displaced by Australia’s devastating bushfire season of 2019 and 2020, according to scientists who have revealed for the first time the scale of the impact on the country’s native wildlife."

Source: Guardian, 07/29/2020

"Scientists Launch Ambitious Conservation Project To Save The Amazon"

"With the Amazon rainforest predicted to be at, or very close to, its disastrous rainforest-to-savanna tipping point, deforestation escalating at a frightening pace, and governments often worsening the problem, the need for action to secure the future of the rainforest has never been more urgent."

Source: Mongabay, 07/28/2020

"Brazil Sacks Official After Soaring June Deforestation Data"

"Brazil’s government on Monday fired an official at the national space agency Inpe whose department is responsible for satellite monitoring of the Amazon rainforest, just three days after the release of June deforestation data reflected a continued increase in degradation."

Source: AP, 07/14/2020

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