Amazon Deforestation: Issue Study
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What would it cost to implement deforestation reduction policies in the Amazon?

What would it cost to implement deforestation reduction policies in the Amazon? | Amazon Deforestation: Issue Study | Scoop.it
In conjunction with its partners, the Institute for Advanced Development Studies (INESAD) has designed statistical tools, using extensive real life data, to simulate what kinds of policies are like...

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Amazon Rainforest Workshops's curator insight, October 3, 2013 9:48 PM

Excellent overview of the economics of deforestation policies in the Bolivian Amazon

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Cattle ranching goes green in the Brazilian Amazon

Cattle ranching goes green in the Brazilian Amazon | Amazon Deforestation: Issue Study | Scoop.it
In a remote corner of the Brazilian Amazon, farmer Lacir Soares is promoting sustainable cattle rearing that shuns deforestation and meets the environmental requirements of a new forestry law.

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Amazon deforestation due in part to soybean growing

Amazon deforestation due in part to soybean growing | Amazon Deforestation: Issue Study | Scoop.it
Fighting deforestation of the Amazon for cattle raising and farming is one of the great rallying cries of the world's conservationists. (Amazon deforestation due in part to soybean growing. Thanks for saving the environment vegetarians!

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Ruth Obadia's curator insight, September 18, 2013 3:34 PM

Areas that were deforested after 2006 and used to grow soybean increased 57% from 2011 to 2012, compared to more than 350% between 2008 and 2009.
Satellite images and pictures taken from aircraft by the National Institute of Space Research (INPE) show that such land now covers 18 400ha.

 

 

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Share » » Amazon deforestation: Timelapse

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The Amazon rainforest is shrinking at a rapid rate to provide land for farming and raising cattle. Each frame of the timelapse map is constructed from a year of Landsat satellite data, constituting an annual 1.7-terapixel snapshot ...

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Illegal Mining Rises in Amazon Rainforest as Gold Prices Reach ...

Illegal Mining Rises in Amazon Rainforest as Gold Prices Reach ... | Amazon Deforestation: Issue Study | Scoop.it
With gold prices hitting a record this year as a debt crisis drives investors into commodities, illegal mining of the precious metal has risen in the mineral-rich rainforests of South America, especially in Peru, Brazil, Guyana, ...

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In Brazil, Palm Oil Plantations Could Help Preserve the Amazon by Rhett Butler: Yale Environment 360

In Brazil, Palm Oil Plantations Could Help Preserve the Amazon by Rhett Butler: Yale Environment 360 | Amazon Deforestation: Issue Study | Scoop.it

In recent years, palm oil development in Malaysia and Indonesia has devastated tropical forests there.


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Deforestation in Amazon rainforests - allvoices

Deforestation in Amazon rainforests - allvoices | Amazon Deforestation: Issue Study | Scoop.it
Deforestation in Amazon rainforestsallvoicesBy sarah1 The deforestation in the Amazon rainforests is threatening the ecosystem.

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Amazon Deforestation Dropped 19% Between August and January - Latin American Herald Tribune

Amazon Deforestation Dropped 19% Between August and January - Latin American Herald Tribune | Amazon Deforestation: Issue Study | Scoop.it
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Amazon Deforestation Dropped 19% Between August and January
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RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazil's portion of the Amazon rainforest lost between August 2013 and January this year some 1,162.5 sq.
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Google offers bird's-eye view of global deforestation - UPI.com (blog)

Google offers bird's-eye view of global deforestation - UPI.com (blog) | Amazon Deforestation: Issue Study | Scoop.it
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Deforestation in the Amazon Basin, Is It Too Late? [IGEO.TV]

Contribute to the Project: http://igeo.tv/contribuye-al-proyecto/ Deforestation in the entire Amazon basin, considered the green lung of the world is worse t...
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Trees of knowledge

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Logging off MAURO LUCIO IS living the dream. Having started work as a cowboy at 16, he is now 48 and raises cattle on 50 square kilometres of Paragominas...

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Why Is Amazon Deforestation Climbing? - Ecosystem Marketplace

Why Is Amazon Deforestation Climbing? - Ecosystem Marketplace | Amazon Deforestation: Issue Study | Scoop.it
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Revealed: how our shoes are linked to deforestation and slavery in the Amazon - The Ecologist

Revealed: how our shoes are linked to deforestation and slavery in the Amazon - The Ecologist | Amazon Deforestation: Issue Study | Scoop.it
Revealed: how our shoes are linked to deforestation and slavery in the AmazonThe EcologistEurope is the world's largest importer of leather shoes but much of the leather itself comes from cattle farms deep in the Brazilian Amazon, where farms use...

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Brazil vote sparks fears for future of rainforest - CNN.com

Brazil vote sparks fears for future of rainforest - CNN.com | Amazon Deforestation: Issue Study | Scoop.it
Brazil stands at a crossroads in its efforts to preserve the Amazon rainforest, as the government considers controversial legislation governing land use.

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MAP OF THE DAY: The World's Most Extreme Deforestation

MAP OF THE DAY: The World's Most Extreme Deforestation | Amazon Deforestation: Issue Study | Scoop.it

This Map shows Brazil at Extreme Risk for Deforestation.  As we learned in Geography class maps can highlight important infomation and give us a better understanding. 


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Global News Roundup: Amazon Deforestation on the Rise Again in Brazil

Global News Roundup: Amazon Deforestation on the Rise Again in Brazil | Amazon Deforestation: Issue Study | Scoop.it

Amazon deforestation on the rise again in Brazil Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon accelerated in June, with more than 300 square kilometers destroyed, a 17 percent increase over the previous month, government researchers said Tuesday.


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Economic reasons for deforestation in Amazon

Elaine Reyes sits down with Steve Schwartzman who led environment defense fund work on tropical forests, to talk about.
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Deforestation Tracked Through Real-Time Satellite

Deforestation Tracked Through Real-Time Satellite | Amazon Deforestation: Issue Study | Scoop.it
Google has developed a map, much like Google Earth, to help track deforestation in real-time with the help of its satellites. This technology will help anyone observe the effects of deforestation on a much larger scale.
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