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(Natural News) A new study revealed that demand for biodiesel in Europe came with a heavy price – disappearing forest land. It mentioned that ever since the EU introduced its green fuels law in 2010, forests the size of the Netherlands have been lost to fields for growing crops for biodiesel. The study called on the EU to end support for palm and soy biodiesel to address the deforestation caused by their cultivation.
Thousands of miners in search of gold within Brazil’s Amazon Indigenous Territories (TIs) and Conservation Units (UCs), are illegally clearing forests and polluting rivers at an alarming rate in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic — more than 88,000 Brazilians are dead of the pandemic, with more than 430,000 cases reported in the Amazon as of 28 July. →
Despite global concern over last year’s catastrophic forest destruction and associated fires inEarth’s largest rainforest, deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon continues to rise, according to data from Brazil’s national space research institute INPE. →
Madagascar has embarked on its most ambitious tree-planting drive yet, aiming to plant 60 million trees in the coming months. The island nation celebrates 60 years of independence this year, and the start of the planting campaign on Jan. 19 marked one year since the inauguration of President Andry Rajoelina, who has promised to restore Madagascar’s lost forests. →
(Prepare For Change) At a meeting of the Royal Geographic Societyof London, Earthwatch Institute declared bees the most invaluable species on this planet, as reported by The Guardianin 2008. And along with it comes this disturbing piece of news. If the bees were to disappear today, mankind would follow suit very soon! Scientists and wildlife experts have joined bees to the list of species that are doomed to extinction in the near future if humanity does not do something about its most beneficial insects. →
It is estimated that people in the United States alone will spend $2.7 billion on candy for Halloween, and not many of us really think about where that money is going. Unfortunately, many of the companies behind our favorite Halloween candies have some extremely unethical business practices, including the use of child labor in slave-like conditions overseas. →
(True Activist) With the rainforests of the world being destroyed and burnt down at a rapid rate by the human society in order to profit from the area of the once lush jungle and home to wild animals, this becomes another problem for those living there.
Animals that seek refuge in jungles and forests have suddenly been displaced and oftentimes have nowhere else to go. The orangutan population has further diminished because of land urbanization that they are on the brink of extinction, all thanks to human activity. →
Peru has vowed to put an end to palm oil-driven deforestation by 2021, according to reports, in a move that is being hailed as a “momentous win” for wildlife and sustainable agriculture by conservationist group the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). The Andean nation joins Colombia in its pledge to produce the oil without deforestation. Palm oil cultivation has been a booming crop across Latin America, but has also been one of the foremost drivers of deforestation in rural regions. →