Deforestation

Conservation Is Necessary for Food Security

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

Given that humanity needs both food security and forests, how do we address these two seemingly conflicting needs? A first step is to recognise that the dichotomy between conserving forests and achieving food security is a false one.

If Trees Could Give Off Wi-Fi Signals

Mudabbir Khalid | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK
Mudabbir Khalid

We are connected to this world in more ways than imaginable, in the ground and in the air; everything is made up of the basic building blocks of life, carbon, oxygen and nitrogen. Trees are one of these givers of life, and how humans and trees correspond to give each other life is one of the most fundamental, yet essential aspects of ecology that much of the world lets slip from their minds...

If We Want to Save Wildlife, We Must Save the Rainforests It Lives In

Andrew Simms | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK
Andrew Simms

The trade and policing measures agreed today do not fit the nature and scale of the challenge. Many of Africa's most precious species will soon face extinction unless we tackle this problem at its roots, and keep the door to rainforest destruction closed.

Dangerous Loopholes in Climate Change Framework

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

Libby Blanchard [2012] is a Gates Cambridge Scholar and a PhD candidate in Geography at the University of Cambridge. Follow her on Twitter: @blancha...

Forestry Deal Is Key to Protecting the Planet

Adam Matthews | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Adam Matthews

Over the first week of the UN climate change negotiations in Poland we have seen the alarming results of studies showing increased decline of tropical forests. It is clear from newly available data from satellite monitoring stations that there are now growing areas being deforested as a result of illegal logging, agriculture and mining.

Note to Governments and Banks: Stop Bankrolling the Destruction of Planet Earth

Andrew Simms | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Andrew Simms

Good news is relatively rare in the world of forest protection, especially in the tropics where ecosystems and biodiversity are disappearing at such an alarming rate. That's why Brazil's announcement last year of a large drop in the Amazon's rate of forest loss was met with such elation.

How You Can Help Save the Amazon Rainforest From Deforestation

Frontier | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Frontier

The Amazon rainforest is the largest gathering of trees on the planet, covering 5,500,000 square kilometers. The area is vast, spread across nine countries: the majority in Brazil (60%), followed by 13% in Peru 10% in Colombia and other small variants in Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana.

Test-Tube Meat: Yay or Nay?

Bhanu Bhatnagar | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Bhanu Bhatnagar

The recent laboratory development of an in-vitro beef burger created from stem cells is causing quite a buzz amongst consumers. Most people's first reaction is one of disgust and trepidation. And then the many questions: how can I eat meat that was grown in a lab made possible only by human engineering?

Amazonian Wild Rubber: A Vehicle for Green Economics

Lily Cole | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lily Cole

We walk two hours through the rainforest to reach the rubber tapper's house, exploring a day in his life. It's beautiful though exhausting. Jaguars hidden, the magic is in the detail. A tree lined by mushrooms. Butterfly shaped leaves. A tree wrapped around another, a lover's embrace. Patterns of holes in leaves like a design studio stencil. With the kindest face and a rifle on his back, the rubber tapper leads me into the forest to show me how he extracts rubber from Seringueira trees.

Video Message for the Deforestation Event at the Sustainable Development Conference Rio+20 Summit

HRH The Prince of Wales | Posted 21.08.2012 | UK
HRH The Prince of Wales

Now, as never before, is the time to re-integrate nature's economy with our own so that, instead of living dangerously off nature's rapidly diminishing capital, we draw a sustainable income from the wise management of that precious capital. Now is the time for focussed, integrated thinking and for collective, decisive action.

Animal Welfare and Human Welfare Need to Go Hand in Hand at Rio+20

Dr Michael Appleby | Posted 21.08.2012 | UK
Dr Michael Appleby

The final Rio+20 outcomes and goals need to acknowledge the role of animals and their welfare within food production and wider society, and make on-going political and financial commitments to guarantee that we can feed the world's growing population sustainably and humanely.

Man Paints Trees Blue... But Why?

The Huffington Post UK | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 17.04.2012 | Home

Eco-friendly types have long thought of inventive ways to save trees. Hugging them, chaining themselves to them, singing songs about them. Paint...

Gemma Arterton Joins Fight To Save A Billion Trees

The Huffington Post UK | Olivia Williams | Posted 01.01.2012 | UK

Former Bond girl Gemma Arterton has visited the Amazon rainforest to highlight the scale of the on-going destruction. She joined forces with the Sk...