deforestation

Trump moves to finalize ‘catastrophic’ stripping of key protections for largest national forest in US

“Forests are our guardians in our fight against the climate crisis, and we need forest protections more than ever if we are to avoid the worst impacts of the growing climate emergency,” Moas continued. “Greenlighting logging, road building, and other destructive development in previously untouched portions of our national forests will be catastrophic for our …

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Coastal Action Group: Climate Change and State Forest Policy

“There is no better processor of CO2 than a mature redwood tree.  Not only are forests an integral part of the carbon chain, they provide habitat for terrestrial species, including fish, and where 95% if the State’s water supply originates in forests.   Wood product with carbon stored in structures is important.  However, stored wood product …

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This One Idea Can Save Us From Climate Breakdown, Say Campaigners | HuffPost

“Pakistan has just planted 1 billion trees. China plans to create forests totaling the size of Ireland. And in Africa, Ethiopia, Niger, Mali are among countries that strongly back the reforestation of degraded land.  But there’s a snag. A new paper in the scientific journal Nature suggests that 45{5fc40a96f14c4a6aa4c2a32569b0a57dcc67c0b31eb04c341474283f11b6cdd2} of the land area that nations have so far pledged to allocate for …

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The Best Technology for Fighting Climate Change Isn’t a Technology: It’s Forests

“Yet the international focus on fossil fuels has overshadowed the most powerful and cost-efficient carbon-capture technology the world has yet seen: forests. Recent scientific research confirms that forests and other “natural climate solutions” are absolutely essential in mitigating climate change, thanks to their carbon sequestering and storage capabilities. In fact, natural climate solutions can help …

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Newsom declares wildfire emergency, waives environmental rules to expedite projects

Newsom off to a bad start:  “Most of the 35 projects are in Northern and Central California and would be completed over the course of the next year. Cal Fire worked with its local fire units to determine which projects to prioritize, assessing risk and socioeconomic factors, such as age of the nearby populations, poverty …

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Sierra Club: Stop Flushing Forests Down the Toilet

We all can make a difference….. “The average American flushes away 384 trees‘ worth of toilet paper in a lifetime, and though we account for just over 4 percent of the global population, we consume 20 percent of the world’s toilet paper. This “tree to toilet” pipeline is not only destroying woodlands and exacerbating the climate …

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