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deforestation of the amazon is about to reach a threshold beyond which the region's tropical rainforest may undergo irreversible changes that transform the landscape into degraded savanna with sparse shrubby plant cover and low biodiversity.this warning derives from an editorial published in the jou...



amazon deforestation is close to tipping point




uncontacted indigenous tribe in the brazilian state of acre. credit: gleilson miranda / governo do acre / wikipediadeforestation of the amazon is about to reach a threshold beyond which the region's tropical rainforest may undergo irreversible changes that transform the landscape into degraded savan...



new amazon threat? deforestation from mining




sprawling mining operations in brazil are destroying much more of the iconic amazon forest than previously thought, says the first comprehensive study of mining deforestation in the world's largest tropical rainforest.



project uses drones to monitor the health of the amazon




drones launch from a tower in the amazon rainforest to map and monitor the unique chemical signals emitted by trees known as volatile organic compounds (vocs). credit: harvard universitythe amazon basin, home to the largest rainforest in the world, plays a crucial role in maintaining the planet's ...



norway threatens to cut aid to brazil over deforestation




brazil stands to lose out on some financial assistance from norway if it does not reverse a rise in deforestation in the amazon rainforest.oslo has contributed $1.1 billion to brazil's amazon fund since 2008, but this could come to an end if brazil doesn't clean up its act, the guardian reports. alt...



amazon basin deforestation could disrupt distant rainforest by remote climate co




the ongoing deforestation around the fringes of the amazon may have serious consequences for the untouched deeper parts of the rainforest. a new research study shows that it is not only the climate that is adversely affected by deforestation. in fact, the very stability of the ecosystem in the entir...



elections may be a catalyst for deforestation, new research suggests




democratic elections may be a catalyst for deforestation, according to new research. a study that examined deforestation rates during election years found that competitive elections are associated with higher rates of deforestation. the reason? politicians are trading trees for votes, according to t...



australia is a global top-ten deforester – and queensland is leading the way




when you think of devastating deforestation and extinction you usually think of the amazon, borneo and the congo. but eastern australia ranks alongside these in the top 10 of the world's major deforestation fronts – the only one in a developed nation. most of the clearing is happening in queenslan...



satellite maps provide a new way to track deforestation




as harvard's aaron ellison notes to the new york times, this approach will only do so much to tackle deforestation. there are already methods (such as studying large forests as a series of smaller ones) that can pick up on some of the subtler losses of forest cover. however, this might just help ide...



brazil's cerrado forests won't be saved by corporate pledges on deforestation




credit: www.shutterstock.comto the south of the amazon basin lies a huge savannah known as the cerrado. once a mix of grassland and forest, much of the cerrado has now been transformed into the vast soy farms and cattle ranches that have made brazil an agricultural superpower. there is also plenty o...



presstv-brazil police seize 444 containers of amazon logs




police in brazil have seized 444 containers in an investigation into illegal logging in the country's vast amazon, federal authorities said on thursday, as the nation seeks to cut down on the widespread practice.the seizures are part of an investigation taking place at ports in the brazilian riversi...



city warned of new sub-prime lending crisis, manufacturing 'brexit tipping point




the manufacturing sector is approaching a brexit "tipping point", the industry’s trade body will warn today. terry scuoler, chief executive of the eef manufacturers’ group, will say in a speech that manufacturers will have to prepare for the worst in the absence of greater clarity from the gover...



american service industry approaching a 'tipping point'




the average rate at which americans tip for services has been increasing steadily for decades, which creates a growing pay disparity between tipped and nontipped workers. the practice has been branded over the years as classist, anti-egalitarian, and downright undemocratic, leading some restaurateur...



study identifies tipping point for oyster restoration




we're all familiar with tipping points, when crossing what might seem a minor threshold can lead to drastically different outcomes—the super bowl favorite that falls to last place with injury to a single lineman, a tomato seedling that surges skyward the moment it tops the shadowy confines of its ...



amazon rainforest may be more resilient to deforestation than previously thought




the amazon forest stores about half of the global tropical forest carbon and accounts for about a quarter of carbon absorption from the atmosphere by global forests each year. as a result, large losses of amazonian forest cover could make global climate change worse.in the past, researchers have fou...



amazon rainforest may be more resilient to deforestation than previously thought




uncontacted indigenous tribe in the brazilian state of acre. credit: gleilson miranda / governo do acre / wikipediathe amazon forest stores about half of the global tropical forest carbon and accounts for about a quarter of carbon absorption from the atmosphere by global forests each year. as a resu...



new analysis shows brazil slows deforestation with land registration program




corvallis, ore. - brazil's environmental land registration program has been successful in slowing down the rate of deforestation on private land, according to a new study.the study is published in the journal conservation letters. brazil houses nearly 13 percent of the world's remaining forests, and...



new analysis shows brazil slows deforestation with land registration program




corn fields sit adjacent to forest in the brazilian state of mato grosso. credit: lisa rausch.brazil's environmental land registration program has been successful in slowing down the rate of deforestation on private land, according to a new study. the study is published in the journal conservation l...



cocoa industry agrees plan to tackle deforestation




major chocolate makers, including ferrero, nestle and mars, agreed thursday a landmark initiative to tackle deforestation in top cocoa producers ivory coast and ghana—a move hailed by prince charles.



fly-tipping incidents increase for third year in a row - thurrock gazette




fly-tipping is on the rise again, with the number of incidents up for the third year in a row, official figures show. councils across england reported 936,090 cases of fly-tipping in 2015/2016, up 4% on the previous year, the data from the environment department reveals.start the conversation, or re...



forest conservation can have greater ecological impacts by allowing sustainable




columbia, mo. - new research at the university of missouri has found that forest owners at greater risk of illegally cutting trees from their forests prefer to participate in conservation programs that allow sustainable timber harvesting. the findings of the study, conducted by francisco aguilar and...



human-induced deforestation is causing an increase in malaria cases




nearly 130 million hectares of forest--an area almost equivalent in size to south africa--have been lost since 1990, according to a recent report by the food and agriculture organization of the united nations.a new study of 67 less-developed, malaria-endemic nations titled, "anthropogenic forest los...



greenpeace slams indonesia palm oil industry on deforestation




`greenpeace slammed indonesia's palm oil industry monday for failing to live up to a pledge to halt deforestation, as the lucrative sector faces possible restrictions in europe over environmental concerns.



how the war on tipping is bad for customers




ideassome journalists and other social commentators have in recent years called for the abolition of restaurant tipping, primarily because they argue that it hurts workers. several restaurateurs have even replaced tipping at their restaurants with automatic service charges or inclusive pricing.anoth...



amazon video on apple tv could soon become a reality (really)




the agreement to bring an amazon video app to apple’s set-top box is “close” and probably has involved ceos tim cook and jeff bezos.recode notes:the tech giants, who are increasingly competing for customers’ time, eyeballs and money, are close to an agreement to bring an amazon video app to ...