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  1. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Brazil refuses to join pact to end deforestation by 2030

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 08:19pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York More than 30 nations set deadline to end deforestation by 2030 but Brazilian environment minister says her country was not consulted Brazil says no to forest protection pact More than 30 countries have set the first-ever deadline to end deforestation by 2030, but the feasibility of such a goal has been eroded by a key player, Brazil, that is refusing ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Deforestation to blame for Beijing's pollution

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by XUN ZHOU

    ... Xun Zhou Xun Zhou says the smog and dust that now plague Beijing can be traced back to the massive deforestation during the Great Leap Forward that left China scarred by environmental ... envisaged, it needed a huge amount of steel. Forests were destroyed as trees were felled to feed backyard furnaces. Many of the mountainous regions throughout China were deforested. Deforestation had ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 06:06am by STAFF

    ... It's impossible to think that you can have a global forest initiative without Brazil on board Brazilian Minister Izabella Teixeira on a deforestation deal her country will not endorse   I think we were worried some drivers might run into us while trying to take pictures Entrepreneur Lex Hoefsloot on the drive of a solar-powered car from L.A. to San Francisco   Today we proved ...

  4. News - China - SAFETY

    Landslide in northwest kills 19 road workers in dormitory

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 03:29pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... the agency reported. Landslides are common in China’s mountainous regions, where construction of roads and deforestation have stripped the soil of vegetation. The risk of mudslides has increased ...

  5. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Four dead as floods paralyse Jakarta

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 01:02pm

    ... deforestation in the hills to the south of the city, chaotic planning and hundreds of rivers and waterways combine to cause floods, which expose the country’s poor infrastructure even as it posts ...

  6. News - China

    China at the centre of global illegal timber trade, NGO says

    Posted Nov 29th 2012, 04:48pm by Reuters in Singapore

    ... wood-processing industry, reliant on imports for most of its raw materials supply. It is in effect exporting deforestation,” the group said in the report. It said China’s state-owned companies played ...

  7. News - World - PERU

    Peru environmental activist killings condemned ahead of Lima climate talks

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 09:24pm by AFP

    ... Ashaninka people who had been involved in fighting deforestation in the Amazon. At least one of the leaders, well-known environmentalist Edwin Chota Valera, had received death threats from illegal ...

  8. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Rate of destruction of Brazil's Amazon rainforest has risen by almost a third

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 09:50pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Brasilia Urgent action demanded after destruction of the Amazon rainforest rises by almost a third Deforestation on the rise in Brazil Brazil's environment minister demanded urgent action to reverse double-digit rises of as much as 52 per cent in the rate of deforestation in some Amazon regions over the past year. Agricultural production has been ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, November 20, 2014

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 06:31am by LETTERS

    ... felling trees and deforestation. Cattle also contribute to the generation of greenhouse gases. We can all help to make a difference, for example, by trying to buy seasonal food which ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, November 15, 2014

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 04:53am by LETTERS

    ... resources such as wood. An increasing number of trees are being felled, which is causing deforestation. This has destroyed the habitats of many animals, which lose shelter and their sources of food. ...




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