World Forest Area Still on the Decline

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World Forest Area Still on the Decline



World Forest Area Still on the Decline (via sustainablog)

By Emily E. Adams Forests provide many important goods, such as timber and paper. They also supply essential services—for example, they filter water, control water runoff, protect soil, regulate climate, cycle and store nutrients, and provide habitat for countless animal species and space for recreation…



Obert Madondo is an Ottawa-based independent journalist, progressive political blogger, and activist. He’s the publisher and editor of The Canadian Progressive blog.
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2 comments on “World Forest Area Still on the Decline
  1. trees are a source of pulp for paper, but they aren't even close to the best in terms of quality and environmental impact – hemp is easier on the environment, and creates a far superior brand of paper without the need for the chemical processes currently used.

    • Oh, sure, but to covert to hemp, people would have to change their perceptions and learn new skill sets in order to transition into a new field of employment. I mean, that just seems so unreasonable. Politicians who don't support the logging industry would lose votes. I mean, it's got to stay the way it is. (She says, facetiously, having changed careers and learned new skills continuously for the past 20 years in order to remain gainfully employed.)

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