25 Jul '12, 8pm

64,000 sq km of Colombian rainforest mapped in stunning detail using lasers, satellites

64,000 sq km of Colombian rainforest mapped in stunning detail using lasers, satellites

Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico, Peru get big boost in deforestation tracking, biomass measurement (07/11/2012) Efforts to rapidly and accurately track deforestation and forest degradation in Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico, and Peru got a boost this week with a special technical training session organized by the Governors Climate and Forest Task Force. The meeting, convened at Stanford University and Google's Silicon Valley campus, paired staffers from government agencies and NGOs in the four tropical countries with technical experts from the Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM), the Carnegie Institution for Science, the Forum on Readiness for REDD, Woods Hole Research Center, and Google Earth Outreach. The participants received training to augment existing deforestation, forest degradation and biomass monitoring capabilities, which are highly variable both between countrie...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0725-colombia-carbon-map.html

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Norway Cuts Palm Oil Consumption 64% to Protect Rainforest

Norway Cuts Palm Oil Consumption 64% to Protect...

treehugger.com 26 Jul '12, 7pm

Last autumn, Rainforest Foundation Norway (RFN) launched a campaign with two aims; to reduce Norwegian palm oil consumptio...