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14/9/2014
The news is enough to make climate campaigners choke on their high-fibre breakfast cereal: If Americans adopted the dietary guidelines suggested by their own Department of Agriculture, greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) would actually go up by 12 ...   
14/9/2014
The unprecedented drought now affecting São Paulo, South America’s giant metropolis, is believed to be caused by the absence of the “flying rivers”-the vapour clouds from the Amazon that normally bring rain to the centre and south of ...   
13/9/2014
Soon after reporting on the 2010 BP oil spill, Naomi Klein found she was pregnant – and miscarried. Was there a connection? She looks at the 'greenwashing' of big business and its effects Share Tweet this Email Naomi Klein The Guardian,
12/9/2014
The World Meteorological Organization’s recent report noted a diminishing ability of the world’s oceans and plant life to soak up the excess carbon put into the atmosphere but failed to look at the growing body of science supporting “coastal blue ...   
12/9/2014
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has passed a motion to increase protection of old-growth forests. Motion 65, a measure proposed by Greenpeace, passed with over 90 percent support from FSC members. The motion specifically increases ...   
12/9/2014
We have a problem with "emergent" diseases, ones that are becoming potentially serious to a larger and more vulnerable human population. Ebola and Marburg viruses, because of their high death rates, could become this generation's version of the ...   
12/9/2014
World leaders face multiple barriers in their efforts to reach agreement on greenhouse gas emission policies. And, according to Arizona State University researchers, without globally consistent, independent emissions assessments, climate ...   
11/9/2014
PUCALLPA, Peru-Tribal people in a remote headwaters region in the Peruvian Amazon are reacting with defiance and despair to the recent brutal murders of four community leaders who were ambushed on a jungle trail near the border with ...   
11/9/2014
Nearly 50 percent of tropical deforestation to make room for commercial agriculture between 2000 and 2012 was done so illegally. That’s a key finding of a report published by the U.S.-based nonprofit organization Forest Trends looking at the ...   
11/9/2014
Big dams built in the tropics to produce hydroelectricity have long been highly controversial - and data gathered in Laos by a French team studying methane emissions confirms that dams can add to global warming, not reduce it. In many ...   
11/9/2014
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), a body that sets social and environmental certification criteria for forestry products, is weighing measures that could step up protection for old-growth forests and make it easier for indigenous people and ...   
10/9/2014
Researchers have recently discovered that over the last 150 years, the conversion of forests into cropland has actually resulted in a small amount of global cooling. These results underscore the overall complexity of the climate change ...   
10/9/2014
The authorities here are investigating the killing of an environmental advocate and indigenous leader who died along with three other men in a remote region of the Amazon jungle that he had sought to protect from illegal logging.The ...   
10/9/2014
Deforestation in the Amazon rose 29 percent between August 2012 and July of last year to 5,891 square kilometers (2,275 square miles), Brazilian officials said Wednesday, posting an amended figure. Last year, authorities indicated a ...   
10/9/2014
Audie Cornish talks to geographer David Salisbury about his friend Edwin Chota. Chota — the Peruvian activist who advocated that land that was being illegally logged should be given to indigenous groups — was murdered deep in the Amazon jungle on ...   
10/9/2014
The destruction of the world's largest rainforest accelerated last year with a 29 percent spike in deforestation, according to final figures released by the Brazilian government on Wednesday that confirmed a reversal in gains seen since ...   
10/9/2014
On August 14, the Bolivian Vice President, Alvaro Garcia Linera, made a startling announcement: by 2025, Bolivia was going to make two striking developments - first, it would expand all cultivated land to 2.5 times its present area, and second, ...   
10/9/2014
Best estimates put the number of pygmy elephants in Malaysian Borneo at approximately 2,200, but no one can be sure how many have lost their lives in recent years as palm plantations encroach further and further into the rainforest. What is clear ...   
10/9/2014
UK oil company Soco is waging a war of violence and intimidation against those opposing its plans to drill for oil in Virunga national park, writes Gregory McCann. It has paid genocidal armed rebels, encouraged attacks on park rangers, financed ...   
9/9/2014
One of Malaysia's top palm oil officials has once again misled the public on the state of forests in Malaysia. Speaking at a recent conference on palm oil sustainability in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysian Palm Oil Council CEO Yusof Basiron ...   
9/9/2014
As the climate warms, sources of the water so critical to life everywhere on Earth are drying up.By the end of this century, communities dependent on fresh water from mountain-fed rivers could see significantly less water, according to a ...   
9/9/2014
After 20 months, Zambia has lifted its ban on hunting, allowing trophy hunters to target numerous species in the wildlife-rich country including elephants. The announcement was made by the country's Tourism and Art's Minister, Jean Kapata, who ...   
9/9/2014
Scientists have released the most complete database of the wild relatives of common food crops. These wild relatives are closely related to our crops, but grow naturally under a wide range of environmental conditions. This makes ...   
9/9/2014
If carbon emissions continue at current rates, the globe is set to surpass the United Nations's (U.N.) temperature target, hitting roughly 4 degrees Celsius, according to a new report. The sixth Low Carbon Economy report by international ...   
9/9/2014
Productivity-boosting agricultural innovations in Africa could lead to an increase in global deforestation rates and carbon emissions, a Purdue University study finds. Historically, improvements in agricultural technology have conserved ...   

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