Forests – GBRI
 

Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approved construction of Walmart shopping center near Zoo Miami and Everglades National Park. Now in a move that is being celebrated by environmentalists, a Miami district court judge has issued an emergency injunction stopping the razing down of a stretch of endangered pine rocklands in the area. “Plaintiffs will suffer immediate […]

Read More

Big names in the chocolate and cocoa industry like Barry Callebaut, Cargill, Godiva, Hershey, Mars, Mondelez International, Nestlé etc. have signed the “Frameworks for Action” announced by Ivory Coast and Ghana, world’s top two cocoa-producing countries. Under new frameworks, the two West African countries committed to end the massive deforestation for cocoa going on inside their borders. […]

Read More

Climate change is warming our Earth like never before. Among the major factors that contribute to global warming is rapid deforestation of our rainforests. Now a new project led by Conservation International is attempting to reverse deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon by planting 73 million trees covering around 70,000 acres of land. If all goes according […]

Read More

Despite their repeated claims to stop using ‘conflict palm oil’ sourced from Indonesian forests, the lawful habitat of endangered animals like orangutans, rhinos and clouded leopards, Nestlé, Hershey and Mars have been found guilty of using it for their Halloween confectionery. The Rainforest Action Network (RAN) says consumers have been “deceived” by promises from the […]

Read More

Since the last 30 years or so, environmentalists have been quite vocal about the exploitation of Brazil’s precious Amazon rainforest by businesses for products like soy and beef. Their relentless efforts succeeded in controlling the Amazon deforestation to some extent. However, it now appears that measures to save the rainforest might have pushed some of […]

Read More

According to sources at the Guardian, global chocolate industry is the cause of large-scale deforestation in Ivory Coast, West Africa. Traders selling cocoa beans to big chocolate brands like Mars, Nestle, Mondelez etc are actually sourcing them from protected areas in Ivory Coast. These illegally grown beans are then mixed with ‘clean’ beans and sold […]

Read More

Nobody would have thought that an orange juice manufacturer’s agricultural waste of orange peels and pulp could give birth to an entire forest! But that is exactly what happened in Costa Rica. In 1990s, at the suggestion of husband and wife ecologist team Daniel Janzen and Winnie Hallwachs, orange juice manufacturer Del Oro donated some of its […]

Read More

Trump administration’s decision to do away with the Clean Power Plan was undoubtedly one of its biggest environment blunders. The Clean Power Plan aimed to reduce power sector emissions by 30% by 2030, reducing particle pollution and other bad actors in the air by 25% and was backed by big names like Google, Microsoft, Amazon and […]

Read More