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19/12/2014
Ecuador halted environmental cooperation deals with Germany worth some 43 million euros to the Latin American country after German lawmakers tried to visit an Amazon rainforest recently opened for oil production, the foreign minister said on ...   
19/12/2014
A team of researchers has identified 125 million hectares (309 million acres) of land suitable for agricultural expansion that won't come at the expense of tropical forests. The study, published in Conservation Letters, argues that ...   
19/12/2014
The Puerto Rican crested toad (Peltophryne lemur) has had a miraculous journey. Once common on the islands of Puerto Rico and Virgin Gorda, its population declined by more than 80 percent over the past decade, leaving behind just some 200 ...   
19/12/2014
The governor of Guinea's capital Conakry has banned all festivities marking the end of 2014 due to the emergency following the Ebola epidemic in the country. Police and gendarmes will deployed around the capital to ensure that the ban is ...   
19/12/2014
Greenpeace will co-operate with an investigation by a Peruvian court to determine responsibility for damage caused by activists at the Nazca Lines, the group's chief executive has said.Kumi Naidoo told reporters that the protest at the ...   
19/12/2014
Months into the Ebola crisis that has gripped African countries and the apathetic effort by nations to contain it, the progress report is unflattering — thanks to corruption and the lack of will. Money being earmarked as aid has been vanishing. ...   
19/12/2014
Sierra Leone’s most senior doctor has died of Ebola just hours after an experimental drug to treat him arrived at Freetown’s airport. Dr Victory Willoughby is the 11th of the country’s 120 doctors to die from the virus, during an ...   
19/12/2014
Clearing of trees in tropical rainforests not only increases carbon dioxide in the air but also affects rainfall patterns and raises temperatures across the globe, says a study showing that forests have many impacts on climate.This in ...   
19/12/2014
The number of people threatened by food insecurity in the Ebola-affected region in West Africa could jump from 500,000 to 1 million by March 2015, Devex has learned. The U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization raised the alarm during a ...   
19/12/2014
The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the nations that fund it failed to respond quickly and effectively to the deadly West Africa Ebola outbreak despite repeated warnings by aid agencies, a UK parliamentary committee said on ...   
19/12/2014
The number of Ebola-related deaths has reached an even 6,900 in the three most-affected countries in West Africa, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday, the same day the U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and a U.S. ...   
18/12/2014
The Ebola epidemic has seriously affected food supply chains in West Africa, leaving 500 000 people without enough to eat, UN agencies said on Wednesday in Rome. Without intervention, the number of people facing food insecurity could ...   
18/12/2014
A new study released today presents powerful evidence that clearing trees not only spews carbon into the atmosphere, but also triggers major shifts in rainfall and increased temperatures worldwide that are just as potent as those caused by ...   
18/12/2014
ime magazine has named health workers caring for Ebola victims in West Africa as its “Person of the Year 2014” and compared them to “military special forces who volunteered to fight the epidemic when governments were unprepared.” While ...   
18/12/2014
Palm oil — that nearly ubiquitous ingredient found in processed foods, hygiene products and cosmetics — fuels air and water pollution, climate change, extinction and human rights violations. A multi-billion-dollar industry, “big palm” has the ...   
18/12/2014
Vast areas of the Amazon forest are being destroyed for agricultural uses, mainly industrial-scale soybean crops, and turned into pasture land for livestock. The riparian forests surrounding streams have not been exempt from this trend. And ...   
18/12/2014
Clearing forests not only releases carbon into the atmosphere, it also triggers worldwide shifts in rainfall and temperatures that are just as potent as those caused by current carbon pollution and that pose great risk to future agricultural ...   
18/12/2014
Britain’s wet weather could be made worse by deforestation in the Amazon, according to a new report into the effect of the loss of vast tracts of rainforest on the world’s climate. It has long been known that the loss of rainforest ...   
18/12/2014
Weeding Out Ebola in Liberia, Liberian Observer
Thousands of smallholder farmers in Liberia are set to benefit from an innovative seed distribution initiative that seeks to combine food security and Ebola containment strategies in Liberia.The initiative, led by the Alliance for Green ...   
18/12/2014
Global warming could cause an 18 percent drop in world food production by 2050, but investments in irrigation and infrastructure, and moving food output to different regions, could reduce the loss, a study published on Thursday ...   
18/12/2014
Climate change impacts will require major but very uncertain transformations of global agriculture systems by mid-century, according to new research from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis.Climate change will require ...   
18/12/2014
The incidence of Ebola in Sierra Leone seems to be slowing, where officials say they will start house-to-house searches for the afflicted.A total of 18,603 cases of Ebola virus disease have been reported as of Dec. 14, with 6,915 reported ...   
18/12/2014
Large-scale deforestation in the tropics could drive significant and widespread shifts in rainfall distribution and temperatures, potentially affecting agriculture both locally and far from where forest loss is occurring, concludes a study ...   
18/12/2014
Waza National Park in West Africa is a refuge to many endangered and vulnerable species. Walk through the grounds and you may see red-fronted gazelles grazing or giraffes sauntering between trees in search of foliage. Head to the park's ...   

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