Deforestation

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Top scientists warn of 'ghastly future of mass extinction' and climate disruption
Sobering new report says world is failing to grasp the extent of threats posed by biodiversity loss and the climate crisis

Phoebe Weston

13, Jan, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Australia the only developed nation on world list of deforestation hotspots
WWF report finds area six times the size of Tasmania has been cleared globally since 2004

Lisa Cox

13, Jan, 2021 @12:01 AM

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'Let's get rid of friggin' cows' says creator of plant-based 'bleeding burger'
Impossible Foods working on milk and fish substitutes as Patrick Brown pledges to put an end to animal agriculture industry

Patrick Greenfield

08, Jan, 2021 @11:30 AM

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'He's a risk-taker': Germans divided over Elon Musk's new GigaFactory
The Tesla project will put Grünheide on the map, but some say it is doing ‘irreversible’ harm to the environment

Kate Connolly in Berlin

05, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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How a 'tree mortgage' scheme could turn an Indian town carbon neutral
Kerala villagers are reaping the benefits of a scheme that pays them to leave their trees rooted, reducing risk of deforestation

Neha Bhatt in Gurugram

28, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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'It's as if we've learned nothing': alarm over Amazon road project
Memories of Brazil’s dictatorship as plan threatens biodiverse home of three indigenous communities

Tom Phillips and Caio Barretto Briso in Rio de Janeiro

26, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Time for some home truths about deforestation | Laura Spinney
A powerful French book punctures the myth that countries in the global south are largely responsible for habitat destruction, says science journalist Laura Spinney

Laura Spinney

21, Dec, 2020 @7:00 AM

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The most exciting scientific breakthroughs of 2020, chosen by scientists
From the first private taxi into space to advances in cultured meat and PTSD research, the year in science wasn’t only about finding a vaccine…

20, Dec, 2020 @12:00 PM

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DIY shops in Europe selling wood taken illegally from Russia, report alleges
More than 100,000 tonnes of lumber from taiga region enters EU countries in illegal timber scandal

Luke Harding

16, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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UK imported 1m tonnes of soya with deforestation risk in 2019
New analysis finds 40% was brought in without sourcing checks from Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay

Tom Levitt

01, Dec, 2020 @11:58 AM

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Amazon deforestation surges to 12-year high under Bolsonaro
An area seven times larger than Greater London has been lost in what one activist called a ‘humiliating and shameful’ destruction

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

30, Nov, 2020 @11:43 PM

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International lawyers draft plan to criminalise ecosystem destruction
Plan to draw up legal definition of ‘ecocide’ attracts support from European countries and small island nations

Owen Bowcott Legal affairs correspondent

30, Nov, 2020 @10:12 AM

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