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Indonesian Paper Firm April to Halt Deforestation

June 3, 2015, www.wsj.com | “Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings Ltd., under pressure from environmental groups and banks after a tepid start with a sustainability plan last year, unveiled a promise Wednesday to halt deforestation that was welcomed by the pulp-and-paper company’s biggest critics.”

Indonesian pulp-and-paper giant Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings Ltd., under pressure from environmental groups and banks after a tepid start with a sustainability plan last year, promised to halt deforestation.
wsj.com|By Ben Otto
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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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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.”

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An Ontario environmental group is recognizing one of Canada’s longest standing blockades with a public service award.
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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!”

Pamela Benda shared a link to GoodNews FortheEarth‘s Timeline.
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.”

Juliann Adiastri Rubijono shared a link to GoodNews FortheEarth‘s Timeline.

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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2,000 free trees up for grabs in Spokane

Ric Weidner prepares one of the cherry trees before planting it in the ground. The wind was howling and temperatures were hovering in the mid 40's but a couple hundred people turned out for the event. To celebrate the Japan United Sates Cherry Blossom Cen

March 20, 2015, www.krem.com | “SPOKANE, Wash. — The City of Spokane and its partners are giving away 2,000 trees in an effort to reduce stormwater runoff.”

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Local residents can come grab two trees each for two tree give away events. The first event was held April 17 and 18; the second event will be held at the end of October. The local residents who do come and claim trees have been asked to plant their trees in a way to help mitigate water from the storms.

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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.
goodnewsnetwork.org|By Good News Network
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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.”

Six Environmentalists Each Win $175,000 Goldman Prize

winnersApril 20, 2015, ens-newswire.com | “The activists honored with the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize at a ceremony Monday evening have protected the planet by shutting down a lead smelter, blocking dam construction, stopping a proposed gold and copper mine, and safeguarding fisheries.”

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Six Environmentalists Each Win $175,000 Goldman Prize SAN FRANCISCO, California, April 20, 2015 (ENS) – The activists honored with the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize at a ceremony Monday evening have protected the planet by shutting down a lead smelter, blocking dam construction, stopping a proposed gold and copper mine, and safeguarding fisheries. – Six Environmentalists Each Win $175,000 Goldman Prize | ENS
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