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Forest Protection

Firewood Is Not Innocent

Suwanna Gauntlett | Posted 04.05.2016 | World
Suwanna Gauntlett

I would like to share with you a big problem that I am fighting in my forest protection job. A powerful illegal logging ring is wiping out the protected forest on the northeast. It is similar to guerrilla warfare: our rangers are hiding in the forest to catch the loggers in the act.

How California Uses Forests - and Economic Forces - to Fight Climate Change

Mark Tercek | Posted 02.08.2016 | Green
Mark Tercek

California is often at the forefront of implementing strong environmental regulations, many times going beyond what the federal Environmental Protection Agency requires. We hope other state and country leaders will follow California's example as the world comes together to build off of the momentum of the Paris agreement.

What Will It Take to Win the Gold in Rainforest Defense?

Rebecca Tarbotton | Posted 10.17.2012 | Green
Rebecca Tarbotton

In the Olympics of forest defense, protection of natural rainforests from destruction by the companies feeding voracious markets is what will make the difference between a gold medal and unimaginable loss... and optimistic it may be, but I'm putting my money on a win.

EPA's Decision Not to Regulate Biomass Carbon Emissions Is Another 'Clean Energy' Smokescreen

Robert J. Cabin | Posted 09.19.2011 | Green
Robert J. Cabin

Calling it "renewable, homegrown power," the EPA just gave the green light to yet another destructive, unaccountable industry that unnecessarily threatens our climate, forests and health.

UN's Forest Protection Scheme At-Risk From Crime And Fraud

The Guardian | John Vidal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Experts on all sides of the debate, from international police to politicians to conservationists, have warned this week that the scheme, called Reduci...