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Acute problem of deforestation threatens Indonesia

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Acute problem of deforestation threatens Indonesia

Deforestation in Indonesia is responsible for much of the country's greenhouse gas emissions. Indonesia's failure to slow the destruction could impact global warming. Michael Novacek of the American Museum of Natural History discusses the acute problem of deforestation in Indonesia.

Posted: January 4, 2010 11:20   Comments: 0
Liberians weigh jobs against preserving rare forests

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Liberians weigh jobs against preserving rare forests

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes that for many Liberians looking to earn a living, environmental preservation is not always a top priority. But does logging revenue actually outweigh the benefits of preserving the country's rare virgin forests?

Posted: September 30, 2009 08:42   Comments: 4
Deforestation in Malaysia threatens glow of fireflies

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Deforestation in Malaysia threatens glow of fireflies

Tourists flock to Malaysia to take in the spectacle of the country's millions of fireflies. But their glow is fading, as deforestation threatens the environment that sustains the insects.

Posted: September 30, 2009 08:16   Comments: 2
Deforestation threatens the environment in Borneo

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Deforestation threatens the environment in Borneo

Environmental concerns are in conflict with the Malaysian government's economic interests on the island of Borneo. Large swaths of tropical forest are being cleared for the timber and palm oil industries.

Posted: September 3, 2009 14:52   Comments: 1
Efforts to safeguard world’s forests fall short

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Efforts to safeguard world’s forests fall short

A new study says that a goal set by more than 190 countries to protect 10 percent of the forests by next year is not being met. Michael Novacek of the American Museum of Natural History discusses the study and international efforts to protect the forests most at risk.

Posted: May 29, 2009 11:18   Comments: 1
In quest to develop, Africa risks squandering environment

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In quest to develop, Africa risks squandering environment

Nobel Peace Prize winner and environmental activist Wangari Maathai discusses how to balance the needs of developing countries with the need for conservation, as well as the impact of climate change on Africa and how African governments are dealing with environmental challenges.

Posted: April 9, 2009 20:50   Comments: 2
Competing global forums tackle the economy

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Competing global forums tackle the economy

As several nations gather in Davos, Switzerland, for the 2009 World Economic Forum, others are meeting in Brazil for the World Social Forum. Both forums will focus on the global economy, though the Davos conference centers around policy and the Brazil meeting looks at social need.

Posted: January 30, 2009 11:23   Comments: 2

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