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25Apr/140

Brazil’s new Forest Code a mixed bag for native ecosystems

The revised Forest Code passed into law by Brazil in 2012 could authorize conversion of 400,000 square miles of native grassland for industrial agriculture, while granting amnesty for deforesters in the Amazon rainforest, argues a policy piece published this week in the journal Science.
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25Apr/140

Despite campaign, Girl Scout cookies still aren’t deforestation free, say scout activists

Despite a high-profile campaign that caused one of the world's largest food companies to adopt a comprehensive zero deforestation policy, Girl Scout cookies still aren't necessarily free of rainforest destruction and social conflict, say the two girl scouts who launched the protest seven years ago.
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25Apr/140

The beef with beef: how 12 strategies could drastically cut agricultural emissions

Eating less beef, cutting food waste, and utilizing farm landscapes to sequester carbon are three ways a new report suggests the world could rapidly tackle agricultural emissions. Currently, global agriculture accounts for nearly a fifth of the world's greenhouse gas emissions when agriculturally-linked deforestation is included.
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25Apr/140

Congo rainforest losing its greenness, finds NASA

The Congo, the world's second largest rainforest, is losing its greenness, finds a new study published in Nature.
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24Apr/140

‘Better late than never,’ Myanmar bans timber exports to save remaining forests

Myanmar contains some of Asia's largest forests, but has been losing them at a rapid pace during the last two decades as logging companies emptied woodlands to meet the demands of the lumber industry. In an effort to save its disappearing forests, Myanmar implemented a landmark ban on timber exports, effective March 31, 2014.
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24Apr/140

Brazil to test drones in monitoring the Amazon rainforest

Brazilian municipalities are planning to use drones to map properties and monitor forest cover as they move to step up enforcement of the country's Forest Code, reports The Financial Times.
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