September 2018

24
Sep

Highest Scoring Categories on the 2017 Sustainability Index

Apples, Computers, Diapers, Peaches, Hair Coloring Products and Melons Reported as Highest Scoring Categories on the 2017 Sustainability Index

The Sustainability Consortium releases its list of highest scoring product categories.
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13
Sep

One-Fourth of Global Forest Loss Permanent: Deforestation Is Not Slowing Down

More than a fourth of global forest loss from 2001 to 2015 is permanent deforestation from commodity-driven agriculture, meaning these areas likely will not be forested again.
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13
Sep

When a Tree Falls, Is It Deforestation?

News from WRI | Article by Nancy Harris, Elizabeth Dow Goldman, Mikaela Weisse and Alyssa Barrett
The narrative is not a new one: The world is losing tree cover at an alarming rate, and the effects on biodiversity, the climate and indigenous communities cannot be overstated.
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13
Sep

Deforestation for the Production of Commodities Persists in Brazil and in the World

News from BBC | Article by Edison Veiga From Rome to BBC News Brazil
In the last decades, the effort to preserve the environment seems to have been incorporated, to a greater or lesser degree, by governments, companies and citizens.
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13
Sep

New Global Study Reveals the ‘Staggering’ Loss of Forests Caused by Industrial Agriculture

News from Science | Article By Erik Stokstad
A new analysis of global forest loss—the first to examine not only where forests are disappearing, but also why—reveals just how much industrial agriculture is contributing to the loss.
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