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Deforestation

Michelle Duggar fails on understanding population boom

Human population growth is clearly taxing the planet. We are seeing rampant deforestation and habitat loss and a huge strain on resources in many areas of the Earth. And many species of wildlife are being wiped off the face of the Earth, a trend that can indeed be traced to human activity and greed. But […]

Major paper company agrees to halt destruction of natural forests in Indonesia

Asia Pulp & Paper Group, called one of the largest paper producers in the world, has agreed to stop its suppliers from cutting down natural forests in Indonesia, as reported by the Associated Press. This is being hailed as an important step in protecting vital habitat for endangered animals such as orangutans and Sumatran tigers. […]

On the Environment: BP suspended and Amazon deforestation rate is down

On the environmental front, there are two areas of good news this week: The Environmental Protection Agency as announced BP has received a suspension from being issued new contracts with the US government. The Associated Press reports the EPA suspension has arrised due to BP’s “lack of business integrity as demonstrated by the company’s conduct […]

Bill in US Congress could weaken Endangered Species Act and more

Defenders of Wildlife is opposing HR 2578, a bill in the US House of Representatives that could weaken important protections for wildlife and allow for clear-cutting in the Tongass National Forest. Defenders of Wildlife posted the following on website – “” “” This anti-wildlife bill would… Waive Endangered Species Act protections within 100 miles of […]

Deforestation in the Amazon increasing at alarming rate

This an extremely important story that will sadly get little attention in the cloud that is the national media. A significant increase in the level of deforestation is being witnessed in the Amazon rainforests in Brazil – as reported on the Huffington Post website. Some Brazilian farmers are calling for a weakening of environmental laws […]