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Biofuels Causing Deforestation Biofuels are rapidly becoming the main cause of deforestation in countries like Indonesia, Malaysia and Brazil. Nearly 40,000 hectares of forest vanish every day, driven by the world's growing hunger for timber, pulp and paper, and ironically, new biofuels and carbon credits designed to protect the environment. (03-23-2007)
3rd World Deforestation Severe Many countries in Europe and North America have been able to reverse centuries of deforestation and even, in some cases, increase their forest cover, according to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). But the global picture is blighted by uncontrolled felling in poorer countries - home to the majority of the world's forests. (03-15-2007)
Nobel Laureate Urges Tree Planting Campaign Kenyan Nobel peace laureate Wangari Maathai urged developing nations to help fight global warming and support the Kyoto Protocol on climate change by joining her tree-planting campaign. (02-25-2005)
Americans Oppose Drilling in Alaska A bipartisan national survey has found that by a margin of 53 percent to 35 percent, Americans oppose proposals to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (02-10-2005)

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