Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro Defends Deforestation: ‘The Amazon Is Not Being Devastated’

NEW YORK ― Far-right Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro blamed the worldwide media and environmental organizations for spreading “lies” in regards to the fires which can be ravaging the Amazon rainforest throughout a nationalist speech that opened the 2019 United Nations Common Meeting on Tuesday morning. “The Amazon is not being devastated,” Bolsonaro stated, contradicting current media […]

The War on Drugs Is Driving Deforestation in Central America

The cloud forest at Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica.Photo: AP The U.S. War on Drugs has a troubled historical past riddled with racism, propaganda, and failure because the nation stays one of many high markets for unlawful medicine. The U.S. crackdown on medicine is, sadly, additionally driving deforestation all through Central America in response […]

How China Helps Drive Deforestation in Brazil and Indonesia

This has been a watershed 12 months for tropical forests—and not in a great way. Massive fires have burned by a whole bunch of hundreds of acres of rainforests in Indonesia and Brazil. The result’s enormous uptick in greenhouse gasoline emissions as a consequence of carbon being launched from not solely bushes, but in addition […]

Tyson will assess its deforestation risks

Dive Brief: Tyson Foods is partnering with Proforest, a U.K.-based sustainability nonprofit, to determine any deforestation risks in its international agriculture provide chain. The nation’s largest meat processor stated in a launch the evaluation will have a look at sourcing for cattle, palm oil, soy, timber, pulp and paper. Tyson stated the evaluation findings will contribute to an organization […]

Global CPG companies will miss 2020 zero net deforestation goals, study finds

Dive Brief: A new analysis report from CDP — previously the Carbon Disclosure Project — discovered international CPG companies will not meet the Consumer Goods Forum’s zero net deforestation objectives by subsequent yr, and are usually not on observe to attaining sustainable consumption and manufacturing by 2030. “No Woods for the Trees,” the report from the […]