Tag archives for deforestation
A report issued this morning by NGO Mighty Earth suggests the U.S. meat industry is largely responsible for what has become the largest “dead zone” ever in the Gulf of Mexico.
Vail Resorts, one of the largest mountain resort operators on the planet, announced that it has committed to a "zero net operating footprint" by 2030.
The global banking giant HSBC has launched an investigation of a major Indonesian palm oil supplier over allegations that the company has been ready to clear cut thousands of hectares of rainforests in a remote corner of the island country.
A recent report reveals Brazil is becoming more aggressive about being a major player in the global palm oil industry. While this development raises fears that deforestation in Brazil could accelerate, some NGOs insist that a boost in Brazil's palm oil production could be a net positive for the environment.
The forests of the U.S. South provide companies' paper supplies, but growth is threatening many of these lands. WWF's Global Forest and Trade Network brings together companies, suppliers and non-profits to share ideas on how to increase the supply of sustainable pulp and paper for the benefit of people, profit and the planet.
One of South Korea’s largest conglomerates has produced a massive amount of palm oil with alleged links to deforestation in Indonesia. But POSCO Daewoo has not found any takers amongst many of the world’s largest palm oil buyers, suggesting anti-deforestation policies increasingly have teeth.
U-Haul and supermarket supplier C&S Wholesale Grocers announced a commitment to work with The Conservation Fund to offset their wood consumption by boosting the protection of a forest ecosystem in rural New Hampshire.
Rainforest Alliance and UTZ have announced they will merge by the end of this year. The new Rainforest Alliance will eliminate double certifications and aims to expand more responsible and sustainable farming worldwide.
The RSPO recently announced that 21 percent of the world's palm oil supply is now certified as sustainably sourced. NGOs reply, however, that there is still plenty of room for improvement.
Proponents of carbon offsets say these programs do their part to mitigate climate change risk, but the market faced a rough year in 2016. Does it have a future?
Hiking Brown's Ditch Trail is a great half-day trip if you happen to be visiting the San Joaquin Valley region. The 5-mile hike gives a window in the the region's history, when logging drove the local economy.
P&G, 3M, and International Paper have announced a partnership with the American Forest Foundation to boost sustainable forestry efforts across the Carolina plains region.