Articles tagged "deforestation"

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More than 60 percent of mangroves deforested over the past 20 years, Myanmar

A new study by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) indicated that mangrove deforestation rates in Myanmar greatly surpassed previous estimates, as more than 60 percent of the forest had been converted to other uses in the last 20 years....

March 05, 2020

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Amazon deforestation ‘threshold’ causes species loss to accelerate

One of the largest area studies of forest loss impacting biodiversity shows that a third of the Amazon is headed toward or has just past a threshold of forest cover below which species loss is faster and more damaging. Researchers call for conservation policy to switch

March 04, 2015

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Extensive scorching of Amazon forest for agriculture still continues

The International Space Station (ISS) flew over several Amazon forest fires following the major highway BR 163. Those fires are used to clear patches of forest for agricultural purposes. This process is used to grab rich red-brown soil from forest for agriculture.Fires

September 22, 2014

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Nicaraguan rainforest under threat from growing illegal logging and agricultural frontier

Leaders of Nicaraguan  indigenous Mayangna and Miskito people warned that a rainforest in Nicaragua is under growing threat from illegal logging by landless people who have invaded the area. Indigenous tribes hold the title to the land of

May 06, 2013

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New FAO deforestation survey: Planet lost 10 hectares of forest per minute over 15-year period

The world's deforestation rate has accelerated to 6.4 million hectares a year, a new UN survey showed on Wednesday, but Asia showed net gains in forest land-use largely due to extensive planting in China. A new, satellite-based survey released by the UN Food and

December 01, 2011

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Deforestation and food crisis threatens Myanmar

Part of Myanmar's breadbasket in the country's centre is fast deteriorating and the area may face greater food insecurity without immediate action, local NGOs warn. Myanmar ranks #4 in the world for annual forest area lost per year. Between 2000 and 2005, the country

November 28, 2011

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Impact of deforestation on global warming varies with latitude

The new research, from a team of scientists representing 20 institutions from around the world, discovered that the impact of deforestation on global warming varies with latitude. It depends where the deforestation is. It could have some cooling effects at the regional

November 19, 2011

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Colonial-Era erosion may have fueled Wetland growth

The salt marshes that rim the shores of Massachusetts's Plum Island estuary, which provide nesting grounds for numerous waterfowl and extremely productive spawning grounds for striped bass and soft-shell clams, have grown by 300 hectares in the last 300

April 28, 2011

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Antimalarial trees in East Africa threatened with extinction

Researchers  find  that plants in East Africa with promising antimalarial qualities - ones that have treated malaria symptoms in the region's communities for hundreds of years - are at risk of extinction. Scientists fear that these natural remedial qualities, and

April 27, 2011