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8/7/2014
Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) will not acquire companies that continue to destroy forests, according to a new procedure for association introduced by the Indonesian forestry giant. The procedure, developed after months of consultations with ...   
8/7/2014
The 48 least developed countries (LDCs), described as the poorest of the world`s poor, want to be an integral part of the U.N.`s post-2015 development agenda currently under discussion. An Open-ended Working Group (OWG), which will ...   
8/7/2014
Health officials in West Africa say 25 more people have died from Ebola since 3 July, taking the total number of deaths to 518. The World Health Organization (WHO) said 50 new cases of the deadly disease had also been ...   
8/7/2014
A series of square, straight and ringlike ditches scattered throughout the Bolivian and Brazilian Amazon were there before the rainforest existed, a new study finds. These human-made structures remain a mystery: They may have been used ...   
7/7/2014
"SOCO is pleased that we were able to work together with WWF to hopefully find a way to jointly improve conditions in Virunga National Park and for its inhabitants," said Roger Cagle, Deputy CEO of SOCO International, on the occasion of ...   
7/7/2014
The three-week-old carcass in Kenya's East Tsavo National Park is hardly identifiable as an elephant anymore. Gone are the hallmark tusks and expressive trunk; the elephant's entire face has been hacked off. The perpetrators used a ...   
3/7/2014
The United States and El Salvador said this week that they had settled their differences over compliance with the fine print of a trade agreement that threatened to hold up aid to the small Central American country, but the timing of the dispute ...   
3/7/2014
Early humans were less primitive than previously thought, being able to carry out many of same tasks as man, such as making tools and adapting to the environment, researchers have found. Archaeologists had believed hominids like ...   
3/7/2014
It’s an age-old nerd debate: Do vampires melt in the daytime, sparkle in the sunlight, or have an adorable wooly tail? The dreaded tufted ground squirrel, the blood-swilling, tree-born nut lover of the Bornean forests seen in this rare video, ...   
3/7/2014
NASA Agriculture has increased global vegetative cover. On a global scale, the presence of people corresponds to more plant growth, according to an analysis of three decades of global vegetation greenness data from satellites. More than 20 ...   
3/7/2014
Coffee cultivation could be significantly affected by the effects of climate change as soon as 2020, according to a new report. The warning comes amid estimates that coffee bean production must rise by almost 15% in the next five years to keep up ...   
3/7/2014
Caribbean coral reefs are at risk of disappearing within the next 20 years because of pollution, overfishing and the loss of grazers, unless action is taken to restore them to full health. A new comprehensive study by the Global Coral ...   
3/7/2014
Sierra Leone is subject to a mass epidemic of ebola, a virus thought to be transferred through the eating of fruit bats – which are a delicacy in the West African nation. In a country still shrouded in superstition, the people of Pujeh, ...   
3/7/2014
The “Landscapes for People, Food and Nature in Africa” conference has kicked off in Nairobi with major players calling for harmonization and integration of people living within the landscapes, with respect to the growing ...   
2/7/2014
He may look like a rapper, but 33-year-old José Antonio Bardález is the mayor of Jepelacio, in the Peruvian Amazon. His ingenious innovations in the municipality include transforming waste management into a source of income and making spring ...   
2/7/2014
Environmentalists are formally urging President Barack Obama to enact trade sanctions on Mozambique over the country's alleged chronic facilitation of elephant and rhinoceros poaching through broad swathes of southern ...   
2/7/2014
Ecuador’s government was moving to install a power plant to exploit oil fields under the iconic Yasuni national park at the same time as pursuing a high-profile international scheme not to exploit the oil, according to government documents seen ...   
1/7/2014
Moving is such a bitch. You’ve got to find a buddy with a truck, friends willing to work for food, and tranquilizers for the cat. It’s even tougher when you’re moving a whole country, a situation the tiny island nation of Kiribati faces. Do you ...   
1/7/2014
Kiribati has finalised the purchase of 20 sq km of land on Vanua Levu, a Fijian island, in order to give its people somewhere to grow food or to escape to, should the country continue to be affected by rising sea levels. Kiribati’s ...   
1/7/2014
In the San Francisco Bay Area oil port city of Martinez, where a colossal Shell refinery has long tainted the air, the landmark California law that requires polluters to ease their carbon footprint seemed to some to promise new ...   
1/7/2014
Policymakers around the world have been urged to work together to improve the governance of vulnerable estuary habitats or risk some of the planet's most valuable economic and biodiversity hubs being undermined by escalating climate change risks ...   
1/7/2014
Global Forest Watch, an online mapping tool for detecting forest change, launched less than six months ago. Since then, the site is already being put to use by a number of governments and environmental organizations to better protect their ...   
1/7/2014
Meat-eaters’ diets have a much larger carbon footprint than vegan, vegetarian and pescatarian diets, a new study published in the journal Climatic Change has found. The study said that high meat diets have more than double the amount of ...   
1/7/2014
If it’s too good to be true, it probably is. Many people seem to forget this maxim when investing. In recent years, there has been a spate of unregulated ‘green’ investment schemes. These ‘guarantee’ returns of 13% per annum or more, and claim to ...   
1/7/2014
If areas that have been ‘land grabbed’ in developing countries were cultivated for the benefit of the local population, the produce could feed up to 550 million of the world’s poorest people, according to new research. Land grabbing ...   

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