Afforestt : planting mini super forests everywhere

For the past few years I have grown to become a treehugger, willing to see more trees everywhere as they could clean our air from pollution and prevent climate change. Then comes Afforestt. 

10 species that will thrive on a warming world

We have all read news on how our civilization with deforestation, pollutions of all kinds and climate change – and more – is wiping off entire species of animals to the point that we may be on the verge of a great extinction. But don’t worry, some animals have no problem with global warming temperatures :… Continue reading 10 species that will thrive on a warming world

Conservation goes forward in Indonesia

According to the Guardian a million hectares – 10,000 square kilometers – of rainforests in Indonesia should be conserved thanks to plans by Asian Pulp and Paper, one of the world’s biggest paper companies. While this sounds nice, green groups such as Greenpeace said it won’t stop loggers from deforesting the area. An explanation of this is that the company didn’t… Continue reading Conservation goes forward in Indonesia

Global Forest Watch to fight deforestation

Deforestation is a large driver of increasing greenhouse gases emissions and an important environmental issue as every minute of every day the equivalent of 50 football fields of trees are being cut down. But this could change soon. The World Resources Institute, Google, USAid, and UNEP, and many more institutions and companies have teamed up… Continue reading Global Forest Watch to fight deforestation

Brazilian deforestation increasing

Here are some bad news I read last week : deforestation in Brazil is increasing again. For the past years, it had been decreasing steadily, reaching its lowest levels in two decades. But over the last year, deforestation increased by 28 percent over the previous one. As the BBC noted : ” The government is… Continue reading Brazilian deforestation increasing

Fight deforestation to save coral reefs

As our world is just a huge jigsaw puzzle where every pieces are connected, solving an environmental issue might help solve another one. Ending deforestation on land would have indeed  an important positive effect to coral reefs growing near rivers. As Jaymi Heimbuch noted for Treehugger : ” The researchers found that mitigating erosion on… Continue reading Fight deforestation to save coral reefs

Deforestation in Brazil bumps up

Even if there have been many good news on the environmental fronts in the past few months, there are still some bad ones. While deforestation of the Amazon rainforest had been drastically reduced since 2004, it seems it increased last year. As Treehugger reports : “According to the Brazilian forest monitoring agency which uses satellite… Continue reading Deforestation in Brazil bumps up

Major company to stop deforestating Indonesia

To the Agence France Presse : ” The world’s third-largest paper producer Asia Pulp and Paper said Tuesday it had stopped using logs from Indonesia’s natural forests, after fierce campaigning by green groups against the company.” ” The firm has in recent years lost packaging contracts with big brands such as foodmaker Kraft and Barbie’s… Continue reading Major company to stop deforestating Indonesia

New low levels for Amazon deforestation

Among all the doom and gloom climate change news nowadays – arctic record low levels,no commitment at COP18 in Doha, permafrost melting… – I chose to write today about some good news. We have seen that the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest has been steadily decreasing for the past few years. Well, it seems it… Continue reading New low levels for Amazon deforestation

Organized crime is also behind deforestation

If I tell you “organized crime” you will most likely think about drug and weapons trafficking, prostitution, money laundering, extortion and so on. But as the Huffington Post Green reports : ” The United Nations Environment Program recently released an alarming report indicating organized crime is responsible for 50 to 90% of illegal logging in… Continue reading Organized crime is also behind deforestation

Worth an article – my August 2012 tweets

I have been committed since January 2007 to bring you each month a selection of the latest headlines and best researches on sustainable development, climate change and the world energy sector. However, I don’t blog as much as I would like to and generally write around 25 posts per month. But many more news are… Continue reading Worth an article – my August 2012 tweets

Brazilian forestry code changes get vetoed

As deforestation in the Brazilian part of the Amazon rainforest was hitting its lowest levels in over two decades, some special interests had introduced to the local Congress some law to change that. Luckily, environmental organizations has been campaigning to avoid those catastrophic changes. Celebrities joined in too… Even more fortunately, the Brazilian President –… Continue reading Brazilian forestry code changes get vetoed