Saturday, December 4, 2021


Amazon deforestation surges to 15-year high, undercutting Brazil govt’s pledge

Brazil's space research agency recorded 13,235 sq km of deforestation, an area nearly 17 times the size of New York City.

UN deforestation scheme under scrutiny after Indonesia debacle

Protecting trees is key to meeting ambitious climate goals, with tropical rainforest loss accounting for about 8% of annual carbon dioxide emissions, according to the Global Forest Watch.

South America’s second longest river is drying up, baffling experts

The decrease has become so drastic that it is affecting commercial shipping, electricity generation, fishing, tourism, as well as the provision of water for drinking and irrigation.

The threat to Tasik Chini

Once known for its clear water and lush greenery, Tasik Chini is now under threat from mining and logging activities which have already changed much of its landscape and affected the lives of the Orang Asli in the area.

Include us in Tasik Chini restoration efforts, say Orang Asli

They say they have lived in the area for generations.

Brazil deforestation 94% illegal, report says

It says even in cases where farmers, ranchers, loggers and others have permits to clear land, the authorities are unable to document how those permits are being used on the ground.

More needed to safeguard reserves, activists say as 8,000-year-old forest faces loss of protected status

They call for a shift in decision-making power, warning that the degazettement of the Kuala Langat North Forest Reserve will set a bad precedent.

Brazil’s Bolsonaro decimating Amazon rainforest for grazing and soya beans

Bolsonaro has also cut funding to federal agencies with the power to fine and arrest farmers and loggers breaking environmental law.

Forests under-represented and under attack, green groups say

Peka says Malaysia's natural forest cover is nearer to 18% than it is to the public target of 50%.

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