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Brazil sees jump in logged Amazon areas
(22nd December 2008, MSNBC)


Brazil remembers slain activist
(22nd December 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


Britain pledges $149.3 million to reduce deforestation
(12th December 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


UN poised to agree action to halt rainforest destruction
(12th December 2008, The Independent (UK))


People paid to live among trees
(12th December 2008, The Independent (UK))


Darfur conflict ravages environment
(10th December 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Carbon trade in U.N. climate spotlight
(9th December 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Indigenous row at Poznan threatens rainforest protection
(9th December 2008, The Guardian (UK))


Forest hotspots pinpointed for climate, animals
(5th December 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Scientist says ancient technique cuts greenhouse gas
(5th December 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Rich, poor in dispute over rainforest cash
(4th December 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Developing nations seek cash in U.N. warming fight
(2nd December 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Palm oil offers no green solution
(2nd December 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


Brazil pledges to cut Amazon destruction in half
(1st December 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Clearing forests for biofuel hurts climate: study
(1st December 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Climate Change Could Destroy Vast Forests, Report Warns
(1st December 2008, ENS)


70% deforestation cuts for Brazil
(1st December 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


UN climate summit seeks clarity
(1st December 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


Amazon deforestation accelerates
(29th November 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


Brazil Amazon destruction rises after 3-year fall
(28th November 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Forests under threat from climate change: study
(27th November 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


EU plans to limit biofuel impact on forests
(27th November 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Trees to fight warming? Insurers ponder risks
(27th November 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Trees for kids: Indonesia's way of beating global warming
(24th November 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Forest protection plan could displace millions, says Friends of the Earth
(24th November 2008, The Guardian (UK))


How Haiti hopes to break the cycle of disaster: restoring its lost forests
(23rd November 2008, The Guardian (UK))


Politicians persuaded to save Canada boreal forest
(19th November 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Macedonians plant six million trees in single day
(19th November 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Indonesia to plant 100 million trees this year
(19th November 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Rainforest nations want coordinated carbon effort
(18th November 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Give the rainforests our word and bond
(14th November 2008, The Times (UK))


Greenpeace says blocks palm oil ships in Indonesia
(10th November 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


A Day to Prevent Exploitation of the Environment in War
(10th November 2008, ENS)


Funding for Glasgow-sized forest
(5th November 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


Rainforest Fungus Makes Diesel Compounds From Cellulose
(4th November 2008, ENS)


Economic growth found in forests
(4th November 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


Tropical farms 'aid biodiversity'
(4th November 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


Prince calls for rainforest bills
(3rd November 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


Prince to reveal rainforest plan
(1st November 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


Prince Charles Visits Conservation Projects Across the Far East
(31st October 2008, ENS)


Scientists discover cloud-thickening chemicals in trees that could offer a new weapon in the fight against global warming
(31st October 2008, The Guardian (UK))


Companies wary as U.S. shapes illegal logging rules
(28th October 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


UN says investment in in clean technologies and natural resources will rebuild world economy
(22nd October 2008, The Guardian (UK))


Crunch may put price tag on environment
(21st October 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


EU Illegal Logging Proposals Called Toothless
(21st October 2008, ENS)


Brazil tests carbon reduction in Amazon forest
(17th October 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


EU steps up battle to halt deforestation by 2030
(17th October 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Audits could curb illegal logging
(17th October 2008, ENN)


African chimps decline 'alarming'
(17th October 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


Oslo says forest plan to help indigenous peoples
(15th October 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Brazil bets on technology to control Amazon
(15th October 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Seeing the wood - editorial
(15th October 2008, The Guardian (UK))


Rich countries must pay for rainforests: UK report
(14th October 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Forest plan may 'fuel corruption'
(14th October 2008, The Guardian (UK))


Global fund 'could pay owners to keep rainforests safe'
(14th October 2008, The Guardian (UK))


Brown's plan to save rainforests
(13th October 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


Nature loss 'dwarfs bank crisis'
(10th October 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


Focus sharpens on forests for climate fix
(9th October 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Pledge to protect Sumatran forest
(9th October 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


Indonesia Papua forests seen under palm oil threat
(8th October 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Forest CO2 storage plans should aid poor: alliance
(8th October 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Rural communities best equipped to cope with climate change: UN report
(7th October 2008, The Guardian (UK))


Mammals facing extinction threat
(6th October 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


Brazil government 'worst logger'
(30th September 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


Brazil unveils deforestation plan
(26th September 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


Friends of the Earth Rejects Forest Stewardship Counci
(23rd September 2008, Ecological Internet)


Norway joins fight to save Amazon
(17th September 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


Oil palm plantations are no substitute for tropical rainforests, a new study shows
(15th September 2008, ENN)


Bush Officials Sued for Steering $350M to Forest Foundations
(12th September 2008, ENS)


Loggers still advance on Amazon Indians - official
(11th September 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Rise in illegal logging threatens butterflies
(11th September 2008, The Guardian (UK))


Found after 300m years: rainforest fossils show how climate change could look
(9th September 2008, The Times (UK))


Why the West should put money in the trees
(8th September 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


Can capitalism save the Amazon?
(7th September 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


'Lost towns' discovered in Amazon
(29th August 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


Ghana climate talks make progress to save forests
(28th August 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Mexico Seeks to Break New World Tree Planting Record
(27th August 2008, Mexican Government)


Almost half of Australia untouched by humans: study
(27th August 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


U.N. climate talks advance on forests and industry
(26th August 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Ghana elephants show U.N. deforestation headache
(26th August 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


We can't stop climate change in a deforesting world
(26th August 2008, The Guardian (UK))


UK 'should end biofuel subsidies'
(26th August 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


Submerged Ghana forest may point to timber bonanza
(25th August 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


U.N. climate talks split over deforestation funds
(22nd August 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Corruption 'threatens China rainforest'
(22nd August 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


Six key species get woodland aid
(21st August 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


Camera spots rare clouded leopard
(16th August 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


Amazon Fund seen as 'paradigm shift' for forest
(14th August 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Scientists ask to plant GM trees
(9th August 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


Haze over Indonesia's Sumatra, flights delayed
(8th August 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Congo should cancel most logging deals: report
(6th August 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Primates 'face extinction crisis'
(5th August 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


Untouched forests store 3 times more carbon: study
(4th August 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Indonesia reports more than 500 fire hot spots in Sumatra
(4th August 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Traditional forests endangered by climate change and disease
(3rd August 2008, The Telegraph (UK))


Brazil launches ambitious fund for Amazon forest
(1st August 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Brazil launches rainforest fund
(1st August 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


Congo launches review of logging contracts
(30th July 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Gourmet coffee eats into Panama forest
(24th July 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Avoiding deforestation to limit climate change 'cheap and practical'
(23rd July 2008, ENS)


Logging threatens tribes in Peru's Amazon
(21st July 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Ontario protects vast boreal forest to fight climate change
(16th July 2008, ENS)


Brazil seeks to rein in foreign influence in Amazon
(15th July 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Forests to fall for food and fuel
(14th July 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


Brazil's Veracel to appeal deforestation ruling
(11th July 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


UK to slow expansion of biofuels
(7th July 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


Poll shows ignorance over Rainforest role
(4th July 2008, The Telegraph (UK))


Brazil seizes cattle to stem Amazon destruction
(24th June 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


U.N. calls on Asian nations to end deforestation
(20th June 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Brazil throws weight behind Amazon soy ban
(18th June 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


WWF urges Portugal to expand cork forests
(17th June 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Space cameras to monitor forests
(17th June 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


Norway may seek help to fight forest blaze
(13th June 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Madagascar to sell carbon credits to protect forest
(12th June 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


How long does it take a rainforest to regenerate?
(11th June 2008, New Scientist)


Africa's deforestation twice world rate, says atlas
(10th June 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Brazil protects vast new areas of Amazon Rainforest
(6th June 2008, ENS)


Prince Charles: Help me save the rainforests
(5th June 2008, The Telegraph (UK))


Brazil to crack down on Amazon cattle invasion
(4th June 2008, Associated Press Link to News Story)


Brazil minister says Amazon trend worrying
(3rd June 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Images reveal 'rapid forest loss'
(2nd June 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


Nature loss 'to hurt global poor'
(29th May 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


Oil and gas blocks cover 75 percent of Peruvian Amazon
(28th May 2008, ENS)


Brazil to set up Amazon protection fund
(28th May 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Germany pledges millions to save forests
(28th May 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Brazil police arrest loggers in Amazon reserve
(28th May 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Brazil environment chief sworn in
(28th May 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


The Amazon up for sale for $50 bn?
(27th May 2008, The Times of India)


Congo basin forests saved by government action , timber certification
(27th May 2008, ENS)


Congo basin forest is biggest for approved logging
(27th May 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


'Indiana Jones' sidetracks bid to save forests
(20th May 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Brazil environment agency seizes Amazon soy, corn
(20th May 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Charles urges forest logging halt
(15th May 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


Amazon 'needs economic chances'
(15th May 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


Seeking an Amazon solution
(15th May 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


Peru sets up environment ministry
(14th May 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


Brazil biofuels must respect Amazon: Merkel
(14th May 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Front line battle to save Amazon forest
(13th May 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


Brazil's Amazon minister resigns
(13th May 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


China says Beijing Olympics 'basically' carbon neutral
(8th May 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Women face tougher impact from climate change
(7th May 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Mangrove loss 'left Burma exposed'
(6th May 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


Brazil 'soy king' sees Amazon as food solution
(25th April 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Brazil to rein in foreign groups in Amazon
(24th April 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Pine beetles may affect climate change
(23rd April 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Norway gives Tanzania $100 million for forests
(21st April 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


EU can hit biofuels goal without conflicts: Germany
(12th April 2008, ENN)


Russia plans timber tracking to control illegal logging
(10th April 2008, ENS)


In Brazil, Violence Looms at the Forest Edge
(10th April 2008, ENN)


Greenpeace warns on Canada's northern forests
(10th April 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Siberia's black market logging
(9th April 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


Indonesia MP detained over forestry graft probe
(9th April 2008, ENN)


Haze could worsen this year: ASEAN ministers
(8th April 2008, ENN)


Rubber trees for tire industry shrink China rainforests
(7th April 2008, ENN)


Slowing deforestation may be worth billions: study
(7th April 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Brazil says condoms to stem Amazon losses, AIDS
(7th April 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Fires main threat to Amazon in drier climate: study
(7th April 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Three 'eco-town' sites rejected
(2nd April 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


Asia must reverse deforestation: U.N.
(27th March 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Vietnam 'hub for illegal timber'
(19th March 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


Indonesia plays down mining threat to forests
(18th March 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Coral triangle, Heart of Borneo conservation funded
(14th March 2008, ENS)


Peru to allow Amazon explorations despite protests
(14th March 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Indonesia lawmakers set to reject ASEAN haze pact
(14th March 2008, ENN)


Minorities the forgotten victims of climate change
(11th March 2008, ENN)


Madagascar slows destruction of forests
(10th March 2008, ENN)


Indonesian mining rules alarm green groups
(7th March 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Fires destroy Patagonian forest in Argentina
(28th February 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Indonesia deforestation threatens elephants: WWF
(27th February 2008, ENN)


Troops sent to stem Amazon loss
(26th February 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


Forest protection is climate protection, Globe Forum told
(24th February 2008, ENS)


Amazon nuts help fuel first biofuel flight
(24th February 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Call for new laws on stolen logs
(21st February 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


AfDB gives $814 mln for Central Africa forests
(21st February 2008, ENN)


Heavy snows damage one-tenth of China's forests
(19th February 2008, ENS)


Managed forestry offers hope of saving Amazon
(18th February 2008, Reuters Link to News Story)


Prince sees climate fight as war
(14th February 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


Boycott Called for Soybeans Coming from the Deforested Amazon Region of Brazil
(14th February 2008, ENN)


Britain's Prince Charles urges rainforest funding
(14th February 2008, ENN)


Brazilian police crack down on illegal Amazon logging
(13th February 2008, Reuters)


Canadian province enlists trees in climate fight
(12th February 2008, Reuters)


Tenth of China's forests damaged by blizzards
(9th February 2008, ENN)


Food-based biofuels can spur climate change: study
(7th February 2008, Reuters)


Catholic bishop blasts Brazil on Amazon destruction
(6th February 2008, ENN)


'Tipping point' on horizon for Greenland ice
(4th February 2008, Reuters)


UN: Mangrove forests vanishing at an 'alarming' rate
(3rd February 2008, ENS)


Brazil unable to curb Amazon destruction
(31st January 2008, ENN)


GPS helps pygmies defend forest
(30th January 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


How much would it cost to end Amazon deforestation?
(27th January 2008, Mongabay)


Disguised as Rainforest Creatures, Activists Expose Greenwashing by Rainforest Alliance
(24th January 2008, Rainforest Portal)


Brazil vows to stem Amazon loss
(24th January 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


Brazil Amazon deforestation soars
(24th January 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


Forests and carbon capture keys to climate: Norway's PM
(18th January 2008, ENN)


Chimpanzees key to Iowa-Rwanda forest restoration plan
(17th January 2008, ENS)


Amazon deforestation seen surging
(17th January 2008, ENN)


World Bank Pledges to Save Trees... Then Helps Cut Down Amazon Forest.
(16th January 2008, ENN)


Pressures build on Amazon jungle
(14th January 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


EU rethinks biofuels guidelines
(14th January 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


Sierra Leone bans timber exports
(14th January 2008, ENN)


Human thirst for palm oil wipes out rare forest birds
(11th January 2008, ENS)


Brazil sees sharp farm growth, despite environment
(10th January 2008, ENN)


Bush administration abandons effort to undercut forest protections
(9th January 2008, ENS)


Illegal logging and road building threatens tigers and tribes of the Heart of Sumatra
(8th January 2008, ENN)


Corn subsidies leading to deforestation
(8th January 2008, ENN)


'No clear trend' in forest loss
(8th January 2008, BBC Link to News Story)


Northern plants 'losing carbon' due to warming
(5th January 2008, ENN)


UK govt scientist sees few benefits from biofuels
(5th January 2008, ENN)



Document last updated on Tuesday 30 August 2011

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