Forests – GBRI
 

Rising sea levels, extreme weather conditions, severe floods and droughts, rapidly depleting glaciers – all these events taking place across the globe are inter-related, and all these interconnections are revealing changes that may not be obvious at first glance. A research published by a team of top scientists from China and Brazil astonishingly found that rising temperatures […]

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A new study published in Science Advances claims that when children live near forests, they tend to have dietary diversity and better nutrition. For the research, a team of scientists analyzed children’s diets from 43,000 households—in Nepal, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Philippines, the Caribbean, South America, sub-Saharan Africa and Eastern Europe—that were both close to and far away […]

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Trees, as a species, are heading towards west in search of wetter climates. Some species, such as evergreens, are migrating towards the Poles where the climate is cooler. But for the most part, “tree migrations are moisture related,” said Songlin Fei, associate professor at Purdue’s University’s department of forestry and natural resources, who has studied […]

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According to a leading conservation group, the ring-tailed lemurs, found only in Madagascar, are fighting for survival as 95% of the primates are on the brink of being wiped off the face of this planet. They are currently the most endangered primates on Earth. Increasing level of hunting, rainforest destruction, unregulated agriculture, logging and mining are said […]

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The World Health Organization’s latest initiative to ban artificial trans fats from the global food supply by 2023 is praiseworthy as around 500,000 people die from cardiovascular diseases annually after consuming trans fats. However, environmentalists fear this move could inadvertently increase the demand for palm oil, which is a highly unsustainable substitute. Artificial trans fats are […]

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Hayel Saeed Anam Group (HSA) supplies palm oil to leading international brands including Mars, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever. According to a new investigation by Greenpeace, this palm oil supplier has destroyed around 4,000 hectares of rainforest in PT Megakarya Jaya Raya concession between May 2015 and April 2017. That’s an area equivalent to half the size of […]

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WWF Australia has raised concerns over the dwindling koala populations in areas of Queensland and New South Wales as a result of disappearing koala habitats. It urged state governments to look into the rapid destruction of their natural bush habitats and put in strong protections for the animal. Dr Martin Taylor, protected areas and conservation […]

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A new study conducted by WWF, the University of East Anglia and the James Cook University has warned world’s biggest forests could lose almost 60% of plants and 50% of animals by 2100 if the world continues to warm at current rate. Mammals, amphibians, reptiles and birds are also likely to disappear on a catastrophic scale […]

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In the world’s largest donation of privately held land, American philanthropists Kristine Tompkins and her late husband Doug donated more than one million acres to the Chilean government for creation of new parklands. The Chilean government added another 9 million acres to it and created five new and three expanded national parks. In total, the new parklands are […]

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