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Swapping 20% of beef for microbial protein ‘could halve deforestation’

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Replacing 20% of the world’s beef consumption with microbial protein, such as Quorn, could halve the destruction of the planet’s forests over the next three decades, according to the latest analysis. The move would al...

Deforestation emissions far higher than previously thought, study finds

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Carbon emissions from tropical deforestation this century are far higher than previously thought, doubling in just two decades and continuing to accelerate, according to a study. The world’s forests form an enormous c...

Feed supplier to UK farm animals still linked to Amazon deforestation

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A major supplier of animal feed is still buying soya and corn from a farm linked to deforestation in the Amazon, despite having pledged to clean up its global supply chains. Cargill, a giant agricultural multinational...

Brazil: deforestation jumps in world’s largest savanna as scientists raise alarm

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Deforestation last year rose to the highest level since 2015 in Brazil’s Cerrado, prompting scientists on Monday to raise alarm over the state of the world’s most species-rich savanna and a major carbon sink that help...

The UK city taking a stand on palm oil in the fight against deforestation

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From mince pies and biscuits to lipstick and soap, palm oil grown on deforested land in south-east Asia will have been hard to avoid this Christmas. The vegetable oil is found in almost half of all packaged products i...

Deforestation making outdoor work unsafe for millions, says study

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Deforestation has made outdoor work unsafe for millions of people in the tropics over the past 15 years, a study has found. The rise in temperatures and humidity caused by tree loss has reduced the number of safe hour...

New study links major fashion brands to Amazon deforestation

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New research into the fashion industry’s complex global supply chains shows that a number of major fashion brands are at risk of contributing to deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, based on their connections to ta...

Jimmy Kimmel on Cop26 deforestation pledge: ‘A deal to save the Amazon from Amazon’

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Jimmy Kimmel celebrated a US vaccination milestone on Tuesday evening: according to the White House, 70% of US adults are now fully vaccinated, and 80% are at least partially vaccinated. “The other 20% are still waiti...

Tackling deforestation must be at the heart of our response to the climate crisis

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This morning, at the all-important Cop26 climate conference in Glasgow, the prime minister is urging world leaders to commit to take radical action to reverse the catastrophic degradation of the world’s forests. It is...

Biden, Bolsonaro and Xi among leaders agreeing to end deforestation

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World leaders have agreed a deal that aims to halt and reverse global deforestation over the next decade as part of a multibillion-dollar package to tackle human-caused greenhouse gas emissions. Xi Jinping, Jair Bolso...

UK to push plan to ‘halt and reverse global deforestation by 2030’ at Cop26

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The UK government is pushing for an ambitious agreement among world leaders at Cop26 to halt and reverse forest loss and degradation, the Guardian can reveal. Big producers and consumers of deforestation-linked commod...

Food brands challenge deforestation rules in UK environment bill

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Trade associations representing leading food suppliers have questioned the need for new regulations to protect forests overseas, which will come before parliament in the environment bill on Wednesday. The much-delayed...

Food giants accused of links to illegal Amazon deforestation

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Three of the world’s biggest food businesses have been accused of buying soya from a farmer linked to illegal deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon. Cargill, Bunge and Cofco sourced soya beans from the Chinese-owned F...