Good news for the world's forests.
"...the researchers, using new analytical techniques, calculated that in the last 15 years forests had actually expanded in 22 of the 50 countries with the most forest, and that many others were poised to make the transition from deforestation to reforestation in the coming decades." Unfortunately, countries like Brazil and Indonesia aren't doing so well.....
posted by storybored
on Nov 14, 2006 -
"When they emerged after 50 yards, the landscape no longer looked anything like the southern edge of the Amazon forest.
It looked like Iowa.
In Mato Grosso, Brazil the rainforest is vanishing. And all because of soybeans and beef.
"If we were an aggressive tribe, we would have killed the land owners already," said Tupxi, one of the canoeists, who estimated his age at 77. "
good Washpost story...
posted by punkbitch
on Jun 12, 2005 -
Tigers bite back.
Endangered Sumatran tigers have taken the destruction of their habitat into their own mouths by killing three & mauling several other illegal loggers.
posted by i_cola
on May 13, 2004 -
end of the worlds forests?
are there other very important issues for the world that are slipping by us while the we are caught up with the problems in the middle east the the "war on terror"? should there be US leadership in this area?
posted by specialk420
on Apr 4, 2002 -
And you thought US environmental policies were bad.
Europe is facing a major environmental crisis that it
seems unwilling or unable to act on -- deforestation,
flooding, desertification and more. From the article:
"One fifth of the land in Spain is already so degraded
that it is turning to desert" -- and it's as bad if
not worse elsewhere on the continent & in Britain.
posted by croutonsupafreak
on Jan 24, 2001 -