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Authorities said the blaze was 100 percent contained on Sunday, although it will be months before it's fully extinguished.
Wildfire-prone communities across the West want trees removed from public land, but timber companies aren't turning a profit.
But one group is fighting to conserve working forests and keep rural economies alive.
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There are far more urgent threats, including exploitation and agriculture.
April 12th marks the 10-year anniversary of the signing of a trade pact between the U.S. and Peru. This agreement was the first, and only, U.S. trade agreement that the Sierra Club did not oppose, as it was the first-ever to have a legally binding environment chapter.
At the end of February, after years of turning a blind eye to evidence that Peru has been exporting illegally taken timber to the U.S. in clear violation of its commitments under the U.S.-Peru trade pact, the U.S. is opening its eyes -- just slightly -- to the trade violations.
Breakthrough Energy Coalition a global group of private investors, representing several billions in capital, who will support companies that are taking innovative clean-energy ideas out of the lab and into the marketplace. BEC will interact with MI.
I joined the WCS Malaysia team on a trek recently through the rainforest of Endau-Rompin, a state park in the southern part of Johor on Peninsular Malaysia. To get to this remote rainforest, you drive many hours past acre after acre of oil palm, through a forest reserve, and then you are there.
The TPP's wildlife protection standards have won accolades from the Humane Society, the World Wildlife Fund and World Animal
I am blessed to have had this opportunity to see this amazing animal -- so much like us humans -- and one that needs our help for survival. And I am very proud to be a part of WCS, which has worked to protect orangutans since the 1960s when Dr. George Schaller started researching this species.
Opportunities for addressing greenhouse gases lie within our reach. The potential environmental benefits of these opportunities are linked to other benefits. However, our policies are stuck and work against wider implementation of green technology.
It took time and a few more campaigns, but eventually this attention turned into formal pledges from companies that realize
A landmark paper published this week in Nature by James Watson and colleagues shows that there is now significant evidence that many governments are backsliding on their commitments to establish and support parks and other protected areas.
Going undercover to plant GPS trackers on truck shipments sounds like a plotline from the TV drama 24, or a James Bond movie. But that's just what Greenpeace did to track shipments of illegally-logged timber from the Amazon rainforest in Brazil to sawmills and eventually overseas.
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Recycling used cell phones to combat deforestation is an encouraging development -- hopefully one that will be replicated and scaled up around the world. However, efforts to combat the act of illegal logging must be paired with efforts to curb the demand for illegally harvested timber from importing countries.
This story originally appeared on Mother Nature Network. Did you know that Americans throw away 150 million cellphones every