Pulp and Paper Giant APRIL Ends Deforestation

June 2, 2015, greenpeaceblogs.org | “Today Indonesia’s second largest pulp and paper producer agreed to turn off the bulldozers and protect the forest and high carbon peatlands and begin respecting the rights of local communities. This is a major breakthrough and we commend APRIL and parent company the Royal Golden Eagle Group for taking this step.”

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Indonesia’s second largest pulp & paper company, Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL) announces end to deforestation.
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An Ancient Native American Drought Solution For A Parched California

June 2, 2015, kvpr.org | “In the Sierra Nevada, above Fresno, North Fork Mono Indians are working to thin the forest. The group’s goal is twofold. Save water and prevent large-scale forest fires. North Fork Mono Indians have been using this approach for centuries, but now California’s severe drought means these ancient techniques are being looked at as a possible long-term solution. From Valley Public Radio, Ezra David Romero reports.”

excellent model for drought solution
In the Sierra Nevada, above Fresno, North Fork Mono Indians are working to thin the forest. The group’s goal is twofold. Save water and prevent large-scale
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Activists Destroy Road Leading to Elliott Forest Timber Sale

March 22, 2015, earthfirstjournal.org | “But for those of us who are intimately connected to this land, a clearcut is a clearcut. No matter if the trees are 100 or 250 years old: the mountain beavers will be trampled, trapped and poisoned and the coho salmon downstream will struggle to survive as temperatures rise and silt settles on the gravel beds.”

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Activists create a three foot deep trench to prevent Scott Timber from clear cutting. They activists want to protect the Murrelet nesting habitat, the salmon from the temperatures rise and silt settles on the gravel beds, the mountain beavers in Elliot, Oregon.

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  •  Nurjamila Elliott: “No compromise, Once these standers are gone everything turns to dust.”

 

Grassy Narrows 12-year blockade against clear cutting wins award

 

May 24, 2015, www.cbc.ca | “An Ontario environmental group is recognizing one of Canada’s longest standing blockades with a public service award.  Grassy Narrows First Nation in northwestern Ontario received Ontario Nature’s J.R. Dymond Public Service Award for exceptional environmental achievement at a ceremony on Saturday.”

Absolutely Awesome!
An Ontario environmental group is recognizing one of Canada’s longest standing blockades with a public service award.
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Shell loses appeal of oil train project in Skagit County

May 21, 2015, wecprotects.org | “Today, Skagit County Superior Court dismissed Shell Oil Refinery’s appeal of a decision that required an environmental impact statement for their proposed oil-by-rail expansion. This decision follows the Skagit County Hearing Examiner’s February 2015 ruling that Shell’s proposed project posed a significant risk of harm to people, water and wildlife. ”

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Skagit County Superior Court dismissed Shell Oil Refinery’s appeal of a decision that required an…
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This amazing village in India plants 111 trees every time a girl is born

May 21, 2015, www.globalcitizen.org | “In a country that historically favors the birth of a son, Piplantri village in India has created a new tradition that not only celebrates the birth of a daughter, but also benefits the community and the planet. You see, every time a girl is born they plant 111 trees. That’s right, 111 trees!”

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A tradition that celebrates girls and benefits the community and planet.
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Brazilian Ranchers Aren’t Cutting Down As Much Forest Anymore

May 12, 2015, thinkprogress.org | “Pressure from environmental groups and federal prosecutors is helping break the link between cattle ranching and deforestation in the Amazon, according to a new study.  Agreements with Brazil’s largest slaughterhouses have “dramatically” reduced deforestation by ranchers, research published Tuesday in Conservation Letters found.”

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Breaking the cycle of deforestation in the Amazon is critical to fighting climate change.
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Sri Lanka to become the first nation in the world to protect all its mangroves

Mangrove Forest near Ahungalla, Galle District, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

May 12, 2013 www.theguardian.com | “More than half the world’s mangroves have been lost over the last century but all of those surviving in Sri Lanka, one of their most important havens, are now to be protected in an unprecedented operation.”

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National plan puts women at centre of strategy to save trees from being felled for firewood by providing microloans to start business
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Ex-NASA Engineer to Plant One Billion Trees a Year Using Drones

April 25, 2015, www.goodnewsnetwork.org | “A start-up plans to help solve the world’s climate problems by using drones to plant forests of seedlings.  “We are going to counter industrial scale deforestation using industrial scale reforestation,” says Lauren Fletcher, the founder of BioCarbon Engineering.  The environmental engineer who worked 20 years with NASA wants to use drone technology to plant up to one billion trees a year, without having to plant each one by hand.”

A start-up plans to help solve the world’s climate problems by using drones to plant forests of seedlings – a billion trees each year.
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President Obama’s Earth Day Focus: Climate Change

ObamaApril 22, 2015, ens-newswire.com | “Climate change is the greatest threat that faces humans today, and as a nation, the United States must ‘act before it is too late,’ declared President Barack Obama in his 2015 Earth Day Proclamation. ‘The United States is committed to our role as a global leader in the fight against climate change,’ he proclaimed.”

President Obama’s Earth Day Focus: Climate Change
WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2015 (ENS) – Climate change is the greatest threat that faces humans today, and as a nation, the United States must “act before it is too late,” declared President Barack Obama in his 2015 Earth Day Proclamation. Visiting the Everglades today, Obama said, “Climate change can no longer be denied.”
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