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Saving Old-Growth Forests To Battle Climate Change

Saving Old-Growth Forests To Battle Climate Change

Virgin Forests Hold More Biodiversity, Carbon

By Jeremy Hance, Senior Editor, MongaBay

There’s nothing in the world like a primary forest, which has never been industrially logged or cleared by humans. Common characteristics of these forests include ancient trees, significant dead wood, little undergrowth due to canopy shade, and high biodiversity, including many species found no-where else. They…

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Marijuana Possible Treatment For Alzheimer’s
Compounds Offer Promise In Lab Research

Extremely low levels of the compound in marijuana known as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, may slow or halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, a recent study from neuroscientists at the University of South Florida shows. Findings from the experiments, using a cellular model of Alzheimer’s disease, were reported online in the Journal of…

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Marijuana Possible Treatment For Alzheimer’s
Compounds, Brain Stimulation Offer Promise In Lab Research

Extremely low levels of the compound in marijuana known as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, may slow or halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, a recent study from neuroscientists at the University of South Florida shows. Findings from the experiments, using a cellular model of Alzheimer’s disease, were reported online in the Jo…

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Lawsuit Filed To Protect Alaska Wolf Habitat

Editor’s Note: Another example of corporate welfare from the U.S. government against the will of the people. Was this lease on public land ever offered for public bid? Exactly how much will the USFS make from this land grab and where is the corporation based that is being enriched? Corruption is terrorism. Biodiversity is priceless and critical to the web of life that we all enjoy.

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Seeing Forests Through The Trees
Time For New Paradigm On Forest Conservation

“FORESTS are the lungs of our land,” said Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Twenty years ago, the world’s lungs were diseased. Brazil, the country with more tropical trees than any other, was cutting down an area of forest two-thirds the size of Belgium every year. Roughly half of all the planet’s once-luxuriant tropical forests had been felled and the…

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Indonesia Overtakes Brazil In Global Deforestation

Indonesia Now Leads Brazil In Global Deforestation

Policies Promote Global Warming, Wildlife Extinction

Indonesia lost 840,000 hectares of forest in 2012 compared to 460,000 hectares in Brazil, despite its forest being a quarter the size of the Amazon rainforest.

The study was published in the journal Nature Climate Change. Scientists monitored the growth of deforested land in Indonesia between 2000 and 2012 using satellites. They say the land…

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The High Cost of Cheap Biofuels
The clearing of Indonesia’s rainforest for palm oil plantations is having profound effects – threatening endangered species, upending the lives of indigenous people, and releasing massive amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

by Tom Knudson

As a child, Matt Aman grew up in the lush tropical lowland rainforest of Sumatra. Tigers padded through the underbrush, rarely seen and silent as…

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Google Street View Could Boost Tourism In Indonesia
Indonesia’s Biggest Cities Now On Google Street Views

The tool allows users to virtually explore parts of Indonesia through panoramic street-level images in Google Maps, and it could help tourists better understand the ups and downs of traveling in the world’s largest archipelago, said Rudy Ramawy, Google Indonesia’s country director. Collecting those images was a challenge.

Google street view and Indonesia

Google puts Indonesia…

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Bali Is The Top Attraction In Indonesia
Bali Still The Gateway To Indonesia Tourism

According to a recent report by the BBC, as the largest tourism draw for Indonesia, Bali welcomed nearly 3million foreign tourists in 2013, many of them attending business meetings or conferences on the island, including events such as the Miss World pageant and the APEC CEO Summit.

Bali tourism

Bali has been the face of Indonesia for most tourists. Can the country…

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Google Street View Could Boost Indonesian Tourism

Google Street View Could Give a Boost to Indonesian Tourism

Visit Indonesia’s Biggest Cities With Google Street Views

The tool allows users to virtually explore parts of Indonesia through panoramic street-level images in Google Maps, and it could help tourists better understand the ups and downs of traveling in the world’s largest archipelago, said Rudy Ramawy, Google Indonesia’s country director. Collecting those images wasn’t simple.

Indonesia joins Google street view

Indonesia joins…

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