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Farmers Fight Back Against Eucalyptus Damage to Water Sources

Farmers Fight Back Against Eucalyptus Damage to Water Sources

MongaBay.com recently published a piece titled Indigenous farmers fight eucalyptus damage to water source in Ecuador, where we are reminded of the environmental fallout of traditional eucalyptus plantations. Non-GMO eucalyptus plantations have had devastating impacts...

Following The Ongoing Destruction of the Amazonian Region

Following The Ongoing Destruction of the Amazonian Region

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HusBCLws0Q While the Campaign to STOP GE Trees primary mission is to stop the development and implementation of genetically engineered trees, we are constantly monitoring worldwide deforestation issues, including the abuse of the...

PepsiCo, McDonald’s, Nestle Bringing Conflict Palm Oil to Market

PepsiCo, McDonald’s, Nestle Bringing Conflict Palm Oil to Market

Field investigation provides shocking satellite imagery of increased deforestation, despite the company having been exposed in a report just three months prior San Francisco, CA - A new “Leuser Watch” report released by Rainforest Action Network (RAN) exposes shocking...

Controversy Over Logging Plans in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Controversy Over Logging Plans in the Democratic Republic of Congo

By CHRIS LANG Originally published at Redd-Monitor.org   In an open letter, scientists have warned about the impacts that logging the forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo would have on the planet’s climate. The scientists are concerned that a proposal to...

New Law Allows Amazon Land Thieves to Legalize Holdings

New Law Allows Amazon Land Thieves to Legalize Holdings

By Sue Branford and Maurício Torres Originally published by MongaBay.com:   MP 759 changes a key land program to make acquisition better for wealthy land thieves and worse for peasant families — a huge threat to the Amazon rainforest, say experts. MP 759, signed...

Monoculture Eucalyptus Plantations Caused Deadly Wildfires

Monoculture Eucalyptus Plantations Caused Deadly Wildfires

The wildfire in Portugal that killed 61 people earlier this month were caused by eucalyptus tree plantations according to critics like Catarina Martins the leader of the  Left Bloc, a progressive political party in Portugal. “After what happened, things have to...

Incêndios florestais em Portugal: Resultado da Indústria da Madeira

  22 de junho de 2017: Para liberação imediata da campanha para deter árvores transgênicas Os incêndios florestais em Portugal vêm sendo chamados de “o pior desastres desse tipo na história recente”. Dezenas de pessoas morreram em seus carros enquanto tentavam...