10 Apr '11, 11pm

Study calls for REDD+ to subsidize agrochemicals in West Africa

Could forest conservation payments undermine organic agriculture? (09/07/2010) Forest carbon payment programs like the proposed reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) mechanism could put pressure on wildlife-friendly farming techniques by increasing the need to intensify agricultural production, warns a paper published this June in Conservation Biology. The paper, written by Jaboury Ghazoul and Lian Pin Koh of ETH Zurich and myself in September 2009, posits that by increasing the opportunity cost of conversion of forest land for agriculture, REDD will potentially constrain the amount of land available to meet growing demand for food. Because organic agriculture and other biodiversity-friendly farming practices generally have lower yields than industrial agriculture, REDD will therefore encourage a shift toward from more productive forms of food produc...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0411-redd_agrochem.html

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Greenpeace says McKinsey's REDD+ work could encourage deforestation

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Hobet Mine, West Virginia [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 09 Apr '11, 10pm

Long before there were people, there were swamps. Those carbon-rich landscapes were eventually buried by mud and sand and ...

Hobet Mine, West Virginia | Earth Observatory #...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 09 Apr '11, 10pm

Long before there were people, there were swamps. Those carbon-rich landscapes were eventually buried by mud and sand and ...

Marijuana Growing Gobbles Electricity, Study Finds

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Jim Wilson/The New York Times Marijuana growing in a converted bedroom in a house in Humboldt County, Calif. Don’t bogart ...

Green: Marijuana Growing Gobbles Electricity, S...

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Jim Wilson/The New York Times Marijuana growing in a converted bedroom in a house in Humboldt County, Calif. Don’t bogart ...

Green: Marijuana Growing Gobbles Electricity, S...

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Jim Wilson/The New York Times Marijuana growing in a converted bedroom in a house in Humboldt County, Calif. Don’t bogart ...