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Gestión: Lima could increase water availability by 35% with pre-Inca hydraulic system [In Spanish]

Sistemas utilizados hace más de 1,400 años podrían aumentar la disponibilidad de agua durante la temporada seca en Lima capital del Perú, según una nueva investigación publicada esta semana en la revista científica Nature Sustainability, liderada por investigadores del Imperial College London, iMHEA (Iniciativa Regional de Monitoreo Hidrológico de Ecosistemas Andinos), CONDESAN, SUNASS, FONAG, Forest Trends, PUCP, […]

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Financial Times: Vietnam under pressure to clear out illegal wood

Vietnam may be a big winner of Donald Trump’s trade war but its success is not cost-free. As the country takes more business from China-based exporters, so Hanoi’s currency practices draw more scrutiny, while its growing trade dependency leaves it more exposed to a global downturn.

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VietnamNet: Vietnam’s wood exports to U.S. at risk due to trade tensions

Vietnam’s wood and wooden product exports to the United States may be subject to higher import duties due to a surge in export revenues and China’s foreign direct investment in the local industry, experts said at a recent seminar in Hanoi.

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The Hill: Americans deserve better coverage of carbon finance

Australian researchers recently warned that without “immediate drastic action,” climate change will degrade our forests, farms, and ecosystems to such a degree that civilization as we know it could collapse as soon as 2050. Such dire climate projections are increasingly common, as is unwarranted cynicism about climate solutions.

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First National Gender Equality and Water Security Forum Launched in Peru

The National Forum recognizes the importance of gender to public policies on water. Participants include Representatives of the Peruvian State, governments, and international organizations. Rosa Gálvez-Cloutier, Canadian senator of Peruvian origin and renowned researcher, will discuss the role of education in promoting water conservation and gender equality. During the event, Ministers will recognize 20 women […]

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Fast Company: The Simple, yet Elusive, Key to Fighting the Climate Crisis

A new scientific report finds human behaviors are driving the extinction of non-human species at a rate so severe that the subsequent disappearance of life will soon be a threat to human health and prosperity. Habitat destruction on land, over-fishing in the seas and overconsumption across much of the globe, among other things, now threaten […]

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Phys.org: Territorial management and governance of the Columbian Amazon by indigenous people

In the Colombian Amazon, we find an indigenous organization that manages the protection of around two million hectares of rainforest. As we covered in a previous article, this organization, called Azicatch, worked in association with WWF-Colombia and Fundación Puerto Rastrojo in 2016 to identify its territory’s ecosystem services and the risks of losing them using […]

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Thompson Reuters Foundation: Chinese logging takes heavy toll on farmers in Guinea-Bissau

GAMAMADU, Guinea-Bissau, May 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Before the ban, Chinese loggers drove straight through Gamamadu village to harvest its most important resource: the rosewood forest. “So many Chinese came here. We were praying for a means to stop it,” said Braima Djassi, a small, white-haired farmer in the village in central Guinea-Bissau, a tiny […]

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Khmer Times: Rise in Timber Exports to Vietnam

The value of logs and sawn wood exported from Cambodia to Vietnam last year increased by about $31.5 million compared to 2016, customs data has shown. The Vietnamese data, obtained by Khmer Times yesterday, said about 163,071 cubic metres of Cambodian logs were imported to the country last year, worth about $39.5 million.

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Kelley Hamrick Honored with CARROT Award by the Climate Action Reserve

The Climate Action Reserve (CAR) has presented Kelley Hamrick of Forest Trends’ Ecosystem Marketplace initiative with its “Climate Action Reserve Recognizing Our Team” (CARROT) award. CAR each year presents CARROT awards to individuals who have made very notable contributions to its work and mission. “It’s an honor to receive the Climate Action Reserve’s CARROT award,” […]

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