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China Can Save Forests While Strengthening Its Economic Resilience

  • Forests
  • illegal logging
  • commodities
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • China
  • timber
Bolivian soy plantation
  • Forests
  • illegal logging
  • commodities
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • China
  • timber
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China Can Lead Global Green Trade Drive

  • commodities
  • China
  • palm oil
  • timber
  • trade
Cargo chip near San Francisco
  • commodities
  • China
  • palm oil
  • timber
  • trade
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Buyer Beware: One Study Finds 62% of Wood Products Mislabeled

  • Forests
  • illegal logging
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • deforestation
  • timber
Lumber waiting to be sold. (Flickr/CIFOR)
  • Forests
  • illegal logging
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • deforestation
  • timber
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China is the world's largest timber market.
  • China
  • Forests
  • timber
  • trade
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Indonesia Has a Carrot to End Illegal Logging; Now It Needs a Stick

  • Business
  • deforestation
  • Indonesia
  • logging
  • timber
Indonesian sawmill
  • Business
  • deforestation
  • Indonesia
  • logging
  • timber
Insights
  • Business
  • timber
  • wood
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Rosewood stockpile
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • timber
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Building a Sustainable Guitar: Rosewood

  • building a sustainable guitar
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • timber
  • wood
Fender P Bass guitar
  • building a sustainable guitar
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • timber
  • wood
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5 Technologies Help Thwart Illegal Logging by Tracing Wood’s Origin

  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • lacey act
  • logging
  • timber
  • wood
Stacks of Logs
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • lacey act
  • logging
  • timber
  • wood
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How Does China’s Growing Overseas Investment Affect Africa’s Forests? 5 Things to Know

  • Forests
  • Africa
  • China
  • investment
  • logging
  • small and medium enterprise (SME)
  • timber
Forest in the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Forests
  • Africa
  • China
  • investment
  • logging
  • small and medium enterprise (SME)
  • timber

Peru’s Illegal “Ghost Trees”: What U.S. Buyers Need to Know

  • Forests
  • forest monitoring
  • commodities
  • deforestation
  • logging
  • timber
While not a new problem, the scale and pervasiveness of timber laundering in Peru is astounding.  Photo by CIFOR/Flickr.
  • Forests
  • forest monitoring
  • commodities
  • deforestation
  • logging
  • timber

$13 Million Fine For Lumber Liquidators Shows U.S. Lacey Act‘s Clout

  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • lacey act
  • logging
  • timber
Photo by Mathias Appel/Flickr.
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • lacey act
  • logging
  • timber
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Will World Forestry Congress See Merit in Trees Outside the Forest?

  • Forests
  • drought
  • agriculture
  • forest restoration
  • landscapes
  • restoration
  • timber
Restoring trees in drylands can improve higher food security. (Drylands, Mail) Photo by TREEAID/Flickr.
  • Forests
  • drought
  • agriculture
  • forest restoration
  • landscapes
  • restoration
  • timber
Illegal logging site in Brazil. Photo by Joelle Hernandez/Flickr.
  • Forests
  • Brazil
  • timber
  • trade
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Fires Spread Across Indonesia as Parliament Approves Haze Treaty

  • Forests
  • Air Quality
  • fire
  • Indonesia
  • indonesia forest fires
  • logging
  • palm oil
  • pollution
  • timber
Forest fires in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. Photo Credit: Billy Gabriel/Flickr
  • Forests
  • Air Quality
  • fire
  • Indonesia
  • indonesia forest fires
  • logging
  • palm oil
  • pollution
  • timber
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A New Strategy to Improve Water Quality—One Targeted Watershed at a Time

  • eutrophication
  • hypoxia
  • water
  • Water Quality
More than 15,000 streams, rivers, and lakes are too polluted with nutrient runoff to support wildlife, be enjoyed recreationally, or serve as a drinking water source. Photo credit: USDA
  • eutrophication
  • hypoxia
  • water
  • Water Quality
Initiatives
Initiatives
This website serves as an information portal about eutrophication—the over-enrichment of water by nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus—a leading threat to water quality around the world. Explore our interactive map and learn more.

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