A new report from the University of Copenhagen states that particulate matter from burning wood and traffic causes at least 2000 heart disease related deaths every year in Denmark (population … [Read full article]
As with any global scale problem, illegal logging is a hard issue to tackle. As with the wider issue of climate change, the everyday person, when discussing illegal logging, may be tempted to throw up their hands and exclaim “what can I do about it?”
Some good news for the world’s forests: assurance that along the entire supply chain, products from Tetra Pak, the world’s leading food processing and packaging company, support forest management with … [Read full article]
A team of medical and environmental researchers at Beijing University have confirmed the causal relationship between exposure to high levels of organic pollutants (primarily polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs) by pregnant women and the occurrence of neural tube defects. Organic pollutants result from the burning of natural substances such as coal, wood, and plant matter. A similar link was found with DDT residue exposure, even thought the pesticide has been banned in China since 1982.
A new study looks specifically at the benefits and tradeoffs that the planet’s forests play in the global carbon cycle. [social_buttons]Published in the spring edition of Issues in Ecology, the … [Read full article]