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Norway to Become First Country That Bans Palm Oil Biofuels That Are Linked to Deforestation

The ban is set to go into effect one decade ahead of the European Union's similar ruling to phase out harmful biofuel use.

China’s Forests Steadily Recovering From Decades of Deforestation

China’s sweeping program to restore forests across the country is working. The vast destruction of China’s forests from decades of logging, floods and conversion to...

Amazon Deforestation in Brazil Has Plummeted Almost 90% in Ten Years

Brazil is seeing a whole lot of green these days after slashing its rate of Amazonian deforestation by about 90%. The happy decline began after Brazil became...

KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut Commit to Deforestation-free Palm Oil

The company that owns fast-food restaurants KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut joined the trend toward sustainability by announcing on Friday it plans to...

World’s Five Biggest Palm Oil Growers Agree To Moratorium on Deforestation

The five biggest palm oil growers in the world have launched and signed the Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto with a temporary moratorium against deforestation...
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Leading Paper Producer to Halt Deforestation in Indonesian

The world's third largest paper company, Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), announced earlier this month an immediate end to all natural forest clearing in...
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Amazon Deforestation at Record Low, Data Shows

Deforestation of the Amazon has fallen to its lowest levels since records began, according to data recently released by Brazil's National Institute for Space...
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Saving the Amazon: Brazil is Winning the War on Deforestation

For years, the story told about the Amazon has been one of destruction. But in Brazil the environmental battle is actually being won. In...
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Birds Thought Extinct Return to Rain Forest After Deforestation

Many bird species in the Amazon rainforest previously isolated and thought to be extinct in the quarter-century following deforestation have reappeared in these same...
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KFC to Stop Using Palm Oil – Healthier Food, Less Deforestation

KFC restaurants in the UK and Ireland will stop using palm oil to fry its chicken beginning this month, reaping a "double benefit" by...
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Moratorium on Amazon Deforestation for Soy Production Proving Effective

The Brazilian soy industry's moratorium is proving effective at slowing deforestation for soy production in the Amazon rainforest, according to a new study published...
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Good News for World Forests: Deforestation Slows in Last Decade

The Earth lost fewer trees in the last decade as global deforestation over the past ten years fell by more than 18 percent,...
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Kenya to Plant 7.6 Billion Trees to Counter Deforestation

Kenya said on Wednesday it would plant 7.6 billion trees over the next 20 years to redress decades of chopping down forest cover, the...
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Newlyweds Turn Back Clock on Deforestation

Newlyweds in Indonesia are planting trees under a program to replenish forests. Couples agree to plant 10 trees before they marry....

Brazil to Crack Down on Recent Rise in Deforestation

Brazil announced it will send police and environmental agents to the rainforest in an emergency move aimed at stopping an alarming rise in deforestation...

Amazon Deforestation Reduced Dramatically

Deforestation rates in the Brazilian Amazon have dropped by 25 percent each of the past three years, according to Brazil’s environment ministry. From July...

Rate of Deforestation in Amazon Slowing

Deforestation rates in the Amazon are declining, according to data released by the Brazilian government. Rates of deforestation from 1 August 2005 to 1...

Clicks Against Breast Cancer, and Hunger, and Deforestation, and…

My friend Katharine sent me a message that the Breast Cancer Site was having trouble getting enough people to click on their site for...

First Drone Project of Its Kind in Canada is Aiming to Plant 1 Billion Trees by 2028

By planting trees at a rate of 20,000 saplings per drone per day, the group hopes to plant 1 billion trees over the course of the next 8 years.

Rather Than Importing Their Food, Coastal Cities Can Build Their Own Floating Farms—Like This One

This 3-story floating farm is the first of its kind in Rotterdam—and the creators hope that it will inspire other cities to build their own.