Tag: tropical forests

Orang You Glad Your Chair is from a Sustainable Source?

Written by | January 31st, 2014

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More than half of the wood products consumed in major markets come from somewhere else. In 2010, the United States was the top buyer of wood furniture from the Asia Pacific region. That might just include your favorite chair.

Beneath the Mists: Loggers and Conservationists Can Be Allies

Written by | May 14th, 2012

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Can tropical forests be logged sustainably and still maintain their incredibly rich biodiversity and benefits to people? A new study published in the journal Conservation Letters provides evidence that with smart forest management, the answer can be “yes.”

Green With Forestry: Asia Pacific Forestry Week 2011

Written by | November 7th, 2011

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The second Asia-Pacific Forest Week is taking place in Beijing this week. Find out how the Conservancy is playing a major role and why this conference halfway around the world could impact your daily life.

Striking a Balance for Forests, from the Boreal to Borneo

Written by | July 20th, 2011

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Saving the world’s forests, and the species that depend on them, is very much like having relatives over for Thanksgiving dinner. The Conservancy’s Jack Hurd explains.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, June 9

Written by | June 9th, 2011

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Every cool green day gets you closer to a cool green weekend:

  1. 6 times more plastic than plankton in our oceans? That’s a good reason to ban plastic bottles. (Treehugger)
  2. A new survey says the world’s tropical forests are better managed now than 5 years ago. (BBC)
  3. Why do bacteria like E. coli flourish on certain types of farms? (Scientific American)
  4. Climate change will have huge impacts on air quality, says new study. (Grist)
  5. Ever wonder what it’s like to be a field conservationist in Africa? These bloggers can tell you. (YaleE360)

Reporting the Real Story on REDD+

Written by | December 6th, 2010

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The climate change talks in Cancun this week will spend significant time on issues caused by deforestation. But to make a real impact, our writer says an entirely different audience must be reached.

Business as Unusual: Growing Industry Support for Sustainable Forestry in Asia

Written by | September 24th, 2010

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Many business leaders in the forest products industry have changed attitudes and are now aligning their interests with conservationists. Are there lessons to be learned for the fishing, agricultural and mining industries?

Amazon Deforestation: Crunch Time

Written by | September 3rd, 2010

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Is there really a link between the economy and levels of deforestation in the Amazon? David Cleary, our director of conservation strategies in South America, looks at that relationship and some interesting trends in Brazil.

From Cold War to Hot Peace: The Stakes at Copenhagen

Written by | December 5th, 2009

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For much of the latter half of the 20th century, the world was locked in a cold war. Two superpowers amassed nuclear arsenals capable of destroying the world many times over.The world took sides and watched as the superpowers stared one another down, fingers poised over red buttons that could only lead to mutually assured […]

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