23 Jan '12, 2pm

Economic slowdown leads to the pulping of Latvia's forests

Economic slowdown leads to the pulping of Latvia's forests

Is the Russian Forest Code a warning for Brazil? (12/19/2011) Brazil, which last week moved to reform its Forest Code, may find lessons in Russia's revision of its forest law in 2007, say a pair of Russian scientists. The Brazilian Senate last week passed a bill that would relax some of forest provisions imposed on landowners. Environmentalists blasted the move, arguing that the new Forest Code — provided it is not vetoed by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff next year — could undermine the country's progress in reducing deforestation. Global forest cover lower than previously estimated, says UN (11/30/2011) Global forest cover, as well as forest loss, is lower than previously estimated by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), according to a new satellite-based assessment that replaces the self-reporting system previously used by the U.N. agency. Deforestation could...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0122-hance_latvia_lvm.html

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