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4 Nov
Democratic Republic of Congo's environment minister said on Thursday (October 28) the country intends to ban all log exports and implement other measures to lessen threats to its carbon-absorbing tropical rainforest, a major bulwark against climate change. Home to a majority of the world's second-largest rainforest, Congo is under pressure to improve forest management and curb a high deforestation rate that has doubled in the last decade, according to U.N. figures. Environment Minister Eve Bazaiba announced the suspension of log exports to reporters in the capital Kinshasa, but did not say when it would come into effect.
25 Sep
Warming sea temperatures, pollution and dynamite fishing are causing Adriatic marine forests to disappear, a worrying trend which prompted Albanian experts to join a Mediterranean programme to restore them with 'good algaes'.
25 Nov 2020
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30 Apr 2020
The world's forests act as shields, keeping humans safe from coronaviruses and other diseases. Their destruction can unleash devastating consequences for global public health.
7 Feb 2020
Indigenous ideas of nature are gaining a foothold in mainstream legal systems by making rivers, forests and even rice legal persons. Does this help protect the environment?
10 Aug 2019
Forests are shrinking around the world, but Europe is bucking the trend, with France at the heart of this reblooming effort. A new €72-million project in Paris plans to transform the City of Light into the City of Green.
25 Jan 2019
Replanting forests in Nigeria must be a high priority says Joseph Onoja from the Nigerian Conservation Foundation. At the moment trees only cover around ten percent of the once green country.
11 Feb 2017
In the weeks following Donald Trump's inauguration, dozens of mostly African asylum seekers have crossed the vast US-Canada US-Canada illegally, walking through snowy fields and forests by night in temperatures as low as -30 degrees.

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