Protect the lungs of the planet

C8 on May 13, 2013 a group of students of the Faculty of the Kuban State Agrarian University environmental committed eco campaign. The aim was to conduct monitoring in hunting «Plancheskoe» Seversky district.

As a result of a visual inspection of the hunting farm lands have been identified numerous irregularities in the conduct of logging. The main deforestation carried out on the territory of the State reserve «Erik the Red». In this area, conducted felling valuable trees — beech, English oak, pine Caucasian linden. Also timber being at the foot of the mountain and Popeye Pshada.

From an environmental

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Deforestation in the snowy areas contributes to flooding

Deforestation in the snowy areas contributes to flooding Facts

Studies show that deforestation in areas where there are heavy snowfalls, can more than double, and at worst case — to increase four-fold — the risk of extensive flooding occurring due to the spill forest rivers and streams.

The effect of deforestation on the acceleration of seasonal flooding scientists have known for a long time. But as it turned out, the current pace of deforestation in northern areas especially pronounced contribute massive prolonged flooding, and not just a local or seasonal. Watching the wild rivers and streams in the

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The environmental crisis in Haiti: not a dream but a reality

The environmental crisis in Haiti: not a dream, but a reality to save the planet

On the island of Haiti, hurricanes are becoming more frequent and unpredictable. In 2008, here recorded four tropical storms in a row. The fourth largest city of Gonaives was flooded for a month.

Fig. Seedlings for tree nursery in Tiote. Deforestation increases the risk of landslides in Haiti, and a threat to the world environment.

Haiti also suffers from the mobility of the soil. The island is almost no trees from the original forest cover remains about 2%. Therefore, during the hurricane almost always happen

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The disappearance of the Amazon forest has slowed

The disappearance of the Amazon forest has slowed Facts

The Brazilian government released information that, compared with the previous year, the level of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon as dropped to 23%. From August 2011 to July 2012 were cut 2,040 km2 of forests. This means that people have managed to save almost 700 km2 of forest for the period.

Logging in almost all states of Brazil in the Amazonian tropics actually declined. The exception was the state of Roraima on the northern borders of the country, where, by contrast, saw an increase in deforestation, was

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Carbon emissions due to deforestation are reduced

Carbon emissions due to deforestation reduced Scientists prove

Group of scientists from the non-profit environmental organization Winrock International (Little Rock, AR), Applied GeoSolutions (Durham, UK) and the University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland) found that at this time for one year emissions from deforestation are 0, 81 billion tons, or 10% of total emissions from 2000 to 2005. This suggests a positive environmental trends and to reduce the amount of CO2 released into the atmosphere.

Annual distribution of carbon emissions as a consequence of deforestation between 2000 and 2005. (Spatial resolution — 18.5 km) During the study the

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The disappearance of the Amazon forest has slowed

The Brazilian government released information that, compared with the previous year, the level of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon as dropped to 23%. From August 2011 to July 2012 were cut 2,040 km2 of forests. This means that people have managed to save almost 700 km2 of forest for the period.

Logging in almost all states of Brazil in the Amazonian tropics actually declined. The exception was the state of Roraima on the northern borders of the country, where, by contrast, saw an increase in deforestation, was 218% in one year. Leader for the reduction of deforestation became staff

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Carbon emissions due to deforestation are reduced

Group of scientists from the non-profit environmental organization Winrock International (Little Rock, AR), Applied GeoSolutions (Durham, UK) and the University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland) found that at this time for one year emissions from deforestation are 0, 81 billion tons, or 10% of total emissions from 2000 to 2005. This suggests a positive environmental trends and to reduce the amount of CO2 released into the atmosphere. Annual distribution of carbon emissions as a consequence of deforestation between 2000 and 2005. (Spatial resolution — 18.5 km) During the study the largest amount of carbon was produced in Brazil and

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Deforestation of tropical forests across the Earth goes around comes around

According to the study, researchers from the University of Leeds and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, NERC, deforestation has a significant impact on rainfall.

These data confirm the fears of scientists: deforestation in regions such as the Congo and the Amazon, can affect the climate of regions that are thousands of miles away. The fact that most of the tropical regions of the Earth's land, with vast forests, producing at least two times more rain than regions with little vegetation. In some cases, tropical forests provide rainfall region in them at a distance of thousands of kilometers.

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Amazon forests decreased by 1.3 thousand square kilometers in 2012, five months

From August to December 2012, the area of deforestation in the Amazon region has increased by about 1.3 thousand square kilometers, or 127% compared to the same period in 2011, said on Friday, Reuters reported, citing data from the Research Institute of Brazil Imazon.

"Over the last five months of 2012 Imazon found mixing 1.288 thousand square kilometers of forest, which corresponds to the area of Los Angeles and more than twice the area of natural forest in the last five months of 2011," — said in a statement.

Research Institute Imazon make such conclusions based on satellite monitoring

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Experts: No action against floods Transcarpathia not save

Scientists say that it is necessary to fight the causes of floods — deforestation and clogging of the small rivers.

All flood event, which annually takes a lot of effort and money can not save Transcarpathia from flooding. Is claimed and Ukrainian experts say that it is necessary to fight the causes of floods — deforestation and clogging of the small rivers.

Anatoly Petrunya prosecutor Transcarpathian region said: "This is trouble for Transcarpathia: illegal logging, transportation of stolen timber.'s All there is. Plus a lot of cases, when the forest cut down by unidentified persons, of course, without

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