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Indonesia’s New President Announces Action Against Rampant Deforestation

Indonesia’s New President Announces Action Against Rampant Deforestation

Indonesia has the worst rate of deforestation in the world, with much of its logging activity illegal and therefore unreported. However, the country's new president, Joko Widodo, has taken an early stand

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Interpol Wants You to Help Catch the World’s Worst Environmental Criminals

Interpol Wants You to Help Catch the World’s Worst Environmental Criminals

Interpol is launching the first-ever Most Wanted-style list for environmental criminals. Consisting of nine individuals suspected of all kind of eco-crimes, the list is meant to raise awareness and help

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‘Environmental Activist’ Arnold Schwarzenegger Reportedly Linked to Illegal Logging Companies

‘Environmental Activist’ Arnold Schwarzenegger Reportedly Linked to Illegal Logging Companies

A new report from Global Witness states that movie star/governor/"environmental champion" Arnold Schwarzenegger is part owner of an investment company that backs some of the world’s most destructive

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New Web App Uses Google Maps to Track Deforestation as it Happens

New Web App Uses Google Maps to Track Deforestation as it Happens

Google just unveiled a new online tool called Global Forest Watch that allows organizations and everyday people to monitor deforestation around the world. More than 40 organizations are collaborating on

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Rainforest Connection Tackles Illegal Deforestation With Solar-Powered Smartphones

Rainforest Connection Tackles Illegal Deforestation With Solar-Powered Smartphones

Photo via Shutterstock Rainforest Connection is an online system that was developed to inform park rangers protecting rainforests of illegal deforestation activities. The platform fits discarded

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GMOs and Illegal Logging Halve Mexican Monarch Butterfly Population

GMOs and Illegal Logging Halve Mexican Monarch Butterfly Population

Photo via Shutterstock Just about anyone who grew up in the eastern United States will recall the beautiful black and brown Monarch butterflies that migrate en masse from Mexico to breed and feed in

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Report Says Number of Environmentalists Killed Has Doubled Over Last 3 Years

Report Says Number of Environmentalists Killed Has Doubled Over Last 3 Years

Environmental activists sometimes put themselves in harm's way to protect natural resources, and according to a new report from Global Witness the number of people killed defending the natural world has

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UN and Interpol Join Forces to Fight Global Forest Crime

UN and Interpol Join Forces to Fight Global Forest Crime

The United Nations and Interpol have joined forces to tackle global forest crimes such as illegal logging and timber trafficking. Working with local enforcement agencies, the partnership hopes that the

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Danone, Xerox Boycott APP Because Illegal Logging Threatens the Rare Sumatran Tiger

Danone, Xerox Boycott APP Because Illegal Logging Threatens the Rare Sumatran Tiger

Multinational companies including Danone and Xerox announced they will boycott Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), the Singapore-based conglomerate accused of illegal logging in Indonesia. Evidence suggests APP

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Philippine National Police Ordered to Replant Forests with 10 Million Trees

Philippine National Police Ordered to Replant Forests with 10 Million Trees

In an unusually environmentally-aware interpretation of governmental public service, the Philippine National Police Force has teamed up with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to

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New Wooden RFID Tags Could Reduce Illegal Logging

New Wooden RFID Tags Could Reduce Illegal Logging

Trees, like animals, get tagged with radio chips: the chips help timber companies keep track of their product and fight illegal logging. Unfortunately, metal RFID chips damage the goods — a problem

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