Posts Tagged ‘Deforestation’

Amazon rainforest could reach “tipping point” by 2050

Thursday, February 22nd, 2024

A critical section of the Amazon rainforest, a key climate regulator and a precious reserve of biodiversity, is at risk of crossing a “tipping point” by 2050 due to drought, fires, and deforestation. The study, published February 14 in Nature by an international group of 20 researchers, suggests that “between 10 and 47 percent” of Read more

Papua New Guinea’s timber exports to China illegal

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018
timber exports

Millions of tonnes of illegally logged timber, felled from forests across Papua New Guinea (PNG), are being exported to China and from there to the world as finished wood products, a new report from Global Witness has revealed. In 2016, PNG provided 29% of China’s tropical log imports, making it the country’s single largest supplier. Read more

Church calls on Indonesian authorities to address haze

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Thick haze blanketing the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Kalimantan has shackled the local economy, forced school closures and led to widespread acute respiratory infections, the head of the Catholic bishops’ justice and peace commission says. “Because of the haze crisis, [the local people’s] activities in the economic sphere have been shackled. Their right to Read more