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Brazil to Stop Illegal Logging in Amazon Forests with Tracking Devices

January 23, 2013 / No Comments

The world’s largest rainforest is finally getting things done with regard to protection. To stop deforestation and to track illegal loggers, Brazilian authorities have announced a new plan to save the Amazon rainforest. They will soon start installing tracking devices on trees. Authorities will install tracking units called the Invisible Tracck, a device that is developed by Brazilian firm Cargo Tracck ...

Deforestation Touches Alarming Levels in Amazon Rainforest

February 24, 2011 / No Comments

Latest statistics indicate that deforestation in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil has increased nearly 1,000 percent from the same period last year. The report on the world's largest rainforest is from the Amazon Institute of People and the Environment (IMAZON). It goes in detail and says that 175 square kilometers (68 mi²) of forest were cleared during last December. In ...

Are Your Kids’ Books From ‘Green’ Publishers? RAN Tells You How to Choose

November 19, 2010 / No Comments

Just in time for the biggest shopping season of the year Black Friday, Rainforest Action Initiative (RAN) has released information that is aimed at helping consumers make greener choices when it comes to purchasing books. Their guide ‘Rainforest-Safe Kids' Books: How Do Publishers Stack Up’ is a report plus consumer guide that lists out book publishers that are not linked ...

Nature Conservancy Launches Web Campaign to Educate and Inspire Action About Climate Change

September 27, 2009 / No Comments

Did you know that the carbon emissions caused by deforestation are greater than those caused by the entire global transportation sector? The Nature Conservancy wants to equip you with facts like this so you can start thinking about the solutions that nature holds for slowing carbon emissions and dealing with the effects of climate change. In fact, last week, the Nature ...

Timberland plans to ban all leather supplies from the Amazon Biome

August 6, 2009 / No Comments

The Greenpeace report -- Slaughtering the Amazon -- that reveals how supply chains for a number of footwear companies intersect with the deforestation in the Amazon Biome  has left a lasting impact on a few companies . It was Nike first that issued an order to its suppliers that it will not use the leather coming from the cattle raised in ...

Malaysia to Use Satellite Monitoring to Stop Illegal Logging

January 13, 2009 / 1 Comment

Illegally logged trees amount to one-third of all forest area that is cleared in Malaysia each year according to the World Wildlife Fund. An insanely large amount of lush green forest area is being simply destroyed. That is exactly the reason why the Malaysian government is doing all it can to ensure that illegal logging is stopped with immediate effect. Operation ...