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Mongabay: Ending illegal deforestation is good for our health (commentary)

Without forests as a buffer, activities like hunting, mining, and logging expose people to animals. These interactions lead to the spread of animal diseases to humans, known as “zoonotic diseases.” And viruses aren’t the only health impacts from forest loss.

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Peru 21: Día Mundial del Agua: La importancia del agua frente al coronavirus

Pese a la necesidad de este importante elemento, 3.4 millones (10,2% de la población) carecen de acceso a servicios de agua, y 8 millones de peruanos (25,5%) no cuentan con acceso a servicios de alcantarillado.

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Bloomberg: UN Airline Carbon Ruling Could Add Cost Pressure Amid Pandemic

The global aviation regulator’s decision to toughen a new carbon market for airlines will cut supply of emission credits to offset greenhouse gases as the coronavirus slams ticket sales.

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Climate Change News: Coronavirus may toughen airlines’ goals for curbing emissions in 2020s

The coronavirus outbreak has sent the aviation industry reeling from one of its biggest economic shocks in recent years. But the virus is also putting the finger on one of the industry’s most difficult challenges: curbing the sector’s increasing greenhouse gas emissions from a baseline of 2019 and 2020.

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Arbor Day Foundation: COP 25: The Time for Action is Now, The Time for Trees is Now

Ten Takeaways for Facilitating Global Forest Restoration at-Scale

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World Economic Forum: How to build deforestation-free supply chains – lessons from Indonesia

As pressure steadily rachets up on companies to cut their greenhouse gas emissions, addressing forest risk in supply chains is proving a hard nut to crack.

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The Irrawaddy: In Eastern Myanmar, the Karen Watch Over a Revolutionary Forest

It is before dawn when we pass the last checkpoint perched above the Salween River, along the border between Thailand and Myanmar. As we wind north through a sparse woodland up an unpaved track, the first signs of daylight begin to appear. It is the end of the dry season, and most of the trees […]

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Mongabay: Coronavirus outbreak hits Vietnam’s timber sector

As an outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has raged in its northern neighbor China over the past several weeks, Vietnam has been impacted in some perhaps unexpected ways.

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GreenBiz: Trend: Carbon markets get real on removal

Trey Hill’s family has been working the land around Rock Hall, Maryland, since the early 1900s. Their company, Harborview Farms, harvests corn, wheat and soy from thousands of acres. But something is different this year. The Hill family has a new crop: sequestered carbon, which they sell to individuals and companies across the United States.

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GreenBiz: As companies get behind the tree-planting movement, here’s how to get real climate results

The world is rallying around planting trees for climate action. Even President Donald Trump is on board, announcing at the World Economic Forum that the United States would join the One Trillion Trees Initiative.

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