Forests

First Nations Leaders, Greens Have A New Plan To Protect BC Old-Growth

"Ancient forest advocates are weary of political promises that have so far been unable to slow the pace of clearcut logging in B.C. Here’s how visionaries think the province should move forward to protect beloved trees and critical habitat while making good on commitments to uphold Indigenous rights".

Source: The Narwhal, 11/23/2020

New Trump Rules Could Allow More Logging And Roadbuilding In US Forests

"In a last minute change before leaving office, the Trump administration finalized a rule Wednesday that will allow the U.S. Forest Service to log and otherwise manage 2,800 acres of forest in the West without an environmental review."

Source: Washington Post, 11/19/2020

"Wildfires Emerge as Threat to Water Quantity Across Parched West"

"As the largest wildfire in Colorado history spread beyond 200,000 acres, Mark Kempton began to worry it would incinerate so much of the Fort Collins watershed that the city would be unable to guarantee water to its residents."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 11/10/2020

Brazil VP Defends Rain Forest Policy, Says It Won't Change If Biden Wins

"Vice-President Hamilton Mourao on Tuesday defended Brazil’s environmental policies, saying the country was working to protect the Amazon rain forest and adding nothing will change if Democrat Joe Biden wins the U.S. presidential election."

Source: Reuters, 11/04/2020

"2020 Fires Endangering Uncontacted Amazon Indigenous Groups"

"Amazon fires this year are seriously threatening Indigenous territories in which isolated uncontacted Indigenous groups make their homes. Brazil has an estimated 100+ isolated Indigenous groups living within its borders, more than any other Amazonian nation."

Source: Mongabay, 10/30/2020

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