Forests

"Almost 3 Billion Animals Affected By Australian Bushfires, Report Shows"

"Nearly 3 billion animals were killed or displaced by Australia’s devastating bushfire season of 2019 and 2020, according to scientists who have revealed for the first time the scale of the impact on the country’s native wildlife."

Source: Guardian, 07/29/2020

"Scientists Launch Ambitious Conservation Project To Save The Amazon"

"With the Amazon rainforest predicted to be at, or very close to, its disastrous rainforest-to-savanna tipping point, deforestation escalating at a frightening pace, and governments often worsening the problem, the need for action to secure the future of the rainforest has never been more urgent."

Source: Mongabay, 07/28/2020

"Brazil Sacks Official After Soaring June Deforestation Data"

"Brazil’s government on Monday fired an official at the national space agency Inpe whose department is responsible for satellite monitoring of the Amazon rainforest, just three days after the release of June deforestation data reflected a continued increase in degradation."

Source: AP, 07/14/2020

Scientists Say Wood Pellet Business Boom Is Bad for Climate

"Trump’s EPA is expected to propose a new rule declaring burning biomass to be carbon neutral, as industry looks to expand its domestic markets." "In rural Southern towns from Virginia to Texas, mill workers are churning out wood pellets from nearby forests as fast as European power plants, thousands of miles away, can burn them."

Source: InsideClimate News, 07/14/2020

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