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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...



new approach predicts threats to rainforests




with rain forests at risk the world over, a new collaboration is equipping conservationists with the tools to predict and plan for future forest loss.a new study by scientists from the universities of oxford, montana and the us forest service highlights novel approaches to tackling deforestation. th...



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.



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...



study explores risk of deforestation as agriculture expands in africa




next time you bite into a chocolate bar, think of africa. the continent produces nearly 70 percent of the world's cocoa, a growing output that requires carving more than 325,000 acres of new farmland from forests every year - a drop in the bucket of overall agricultural expansion there.



stanford study explores risk of deforestation as agriculture expands in africa




next time you bite into a chocolate bar, think of africa. the continent produces nearly 70 percent of the world's cocoa, a growing output that requires carving more than 325,000 acres of new farmland from forests every year - a drop in the bucket of overall agricultural expansion there. that expansi...



'narco-deforestation' study links loss of central american tropical forests to c




central american tropical forests are beginning to disappear at an alarming rate, threatening the livelihood of indigenous peoples there and endangering some of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in north america.



new look at satellite data questions scale of china's afforestation success




china has invested more resources than any other country in reversing deforestation and planting trees. however, given the large scale of these programmes it has been difficult to quantify their impact on forest cover. a new study shows that much of china's new tree cover consists of sparse, low pla...



les ravages de la culture d’huile de palme passés au crible du parlement europée




un rapport insiste sur la nécessité de mieux contrôler les conditions de production de cette matière première, responsable de la déforestation.le monde | 03.04.2017 à 06h41 • mis à jour le 03.04.2017 à 09h20 | par martine valoce n’est pas un réquisitoire contre le secteur de l’huile ...



'narco-deforestation' study links loss of central american tropical forests to c




image: this is deforested land in central america. view more credit: oregon state universitycorvallis, ore. - central american tropical forests are beginning to disappear at an alarming rate, threatening the livelihood of indigenous peoples there and endangering some of the most biologically diver...



les ravages de la culture d’huile de palme passés au crible du parlement europée




un rapport présenté lundi met en lumière la nécessité de mieux contrôler les conditions de production de cette matière première, responsable de la déforestation.le monde | 03.04.2017 à 06h41 • mis à jour le 03.04.2017 à 07h20 | par martine valoce n’est pas un réquisitoire contre le ...



'narco-deforestation' study links loss of central american tropical forests to c




deforested land in central america. credit: oregon state universitycentral american tropical forests are beginning to disappear at an alarming rate, threatening the livelihood of indigenous peoples there and endangering some of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in north america. the culprit? ...



7 things you need to know about climate risk insurance - world




climate risk insurance is a practical and political solutionclimate risk insurance can help protect individuals, small businesses or entire countries from permanent damage caused by the impact of extreme weather events. in the short-term it can reduce the effect of natural disasters and, in the long...



more tenants struggle to pay their bills, half at-risk households in trouble




photo: depositphotos.commore tenants in rent controlled property are getting into financial difficulty as rents continue to rise, the netherlands environmental assessment agency said on tuesday in a new report.in 2012, 37% of high-risk tenants were at risk of having problems paying their bills over ...



dementia risk in too much sleep




collision averted at ahmedabad airportbusiness standardthe increased risk was not seen in people who had always slept more than nine hoursroni caryn rabin | nyt  february 25, 2017 last updated at 23:48 isthttp://mybs.in/2utuod7



study confirms link between alcohol consumption, breast cancer risk in black wom




chapel hill - alcohol consumption is known to be a risk factor for breast cancer based on studies predominately done in white women. now a university of north carolina lineberger comprehensive cancer center study has found the same risk exists for black women, an understudied group.researchers found...



postmenopausal hormone therapy associated with higher risk of hearing loss




boston, ma -- hearing loss afflicts approximately 48 million americans and the number is expected to increase as the population ages. some previous studies suggested that menopause may increase the risk for hearing loss, presumably due to the reduction in circulating estrogen levels, and that postme...



fingerprint' technique spots frog populations at risk from pollution




researchers at lancaster university have found a way to detect subtle early warning signs that reveal a frog population is at risk from pollution.



colombia flood: disaster struck after years of warnings




(mocoa, colombia) — people were caught off guard when a devastating flash flood surged through a small city in southern colombia, but not everyone was surprised.government agencies, land use experts, and environmental organizations had said for years that mocoa could face dangerous flooding. many ...



severe mental illness linked to much higher risk for cardiovascular disease




an international study of more than 3.2 million people with severe mental illness reveals a substantially increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease compared to the general population.led by king's college london, the research shows that people with severe mental illness (smi), including s...



tooth loss linked to an increased risk of dementia




in a study of 1566 community-dwelling japanese elderly who were followed for 5 years, the risk of developing dementia was elevated in individuals with fewer remaining teeth. individuals with 10-19, 1-9, and no teeth had 62%, 81%, and 63% higher risks of dementia, respectively, than individuals with ...



researchers seek new ways to improve earthquake risk communications




seismogram being recorded by a seismograph at the weston observatory in massachusetts, usa. credit: wikipediathe public wants to know more about earthquake risk and how best to manage it, surveys show, but scientists and engineers must adapt their communication skills to meet these public needs, res...



children, youth born in canada at higher risk of unintentional gun injury than i




children and youth born in canada are at higher risk of unintentional injury from guns compared with immigrant children and youth, although certain subgroups of immigrants and refugees are at higher risk of assault-related injury, found a study published http://www.cmaj.ca/site/press/cmaj.160850.pdf...



predicting a patient's future firearm violence risk in the emergency department




image: jason goldstick, ph.d. view more credit: michigan medicineann arbor, mich. - homicide is the third-leading cause of death among young people ages 15 to 24. more than 87 percent of those homicides are due to firearms, according to the centers for disease control and prevention."firearm violen...



neurological events with tavi and surgical valve replacement in intermediate-ris




tavi is increasingly being used to treat patients at intermediate risk for surgical mortality who require aortic valve replacement. however, patients undergoing valve replacement face increased risk of death and long-term morbidity due to periprocedural stroke after either transcatheter or surgical ...