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31/8/2014
A month after Singapore was shrouded in a thick haze produced by Indonesian fires in June 2013, scientist David Gaveau went to the source of the smoke in Riau province to survey the charred aftermath. News reports attributed the haze to ...   
31/8/2014
Small island nations, particularly those in the Pacific, are already experiencing "extreme effects" from global warming, and rich nations including Australia have a "moral responsibility" to help them cope with future unavoidable threats, a ...   
31/8/2014
Coming soon to a farm near you: just about every possible type of pest that could take advantage of the ripening harvest in the nearby fields.Wherever pests can make a living, they will. None of this bodes well for food security in a ...   
30/8/2014
A severe drought has ravaged crops in Central America and as many as 2.81 million people are struggling to feed themselves, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday, though the region's coffee crop has been largely ...   
29/8/2014
Fast-tracked human testing of a vaccine to prevent Ebola virus disease will begin next week by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIAID, part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. The early-stage trial will ...   
29/8/2014
Even if we slash greenhouse gases immediately, the dangerous effects of global warming will continue for centuries to come. How many synonyms for "grim" can I pack into one article? I had to consult the thesaurus: ghastly, horrid, awful, ...   
28/8/2014
In this spoof documentary, Bankwatch with Bill Oddie, the naturalist protests against HSBC's illegal logging by entering the den of a creature closely related to humans: the banker. HSBC has made nearly £100m bankrolling some of the world's most ...   
28/8/2014
The gloves are off. In recent days, a sustained attack on environmentalism has been mounted in the UK media. The Times, the Telegraph and the Financial Times have all run articles by influential journalists blaming the environment community for ...   
28/8/2014
Stephen Emmott's book on global ecological challenges is attracting much attention. The work is extremely short – perhaps about 15,000 words – and is in the form of notes that provide terse commentary on a series of graphs. It is little more than ...   
28/8/2014
Last week, I was in Indonesia. I'd travelled there to work with colleagues in Jakarta and Sumatra on our continuing campaign to end the devastation of the country's magnificent rainforests. But after an extremely intense few days, I left ...   
28/8/2014
Burger King's newly-announced $11bn acquisition of Canadian coffee and doughnuts chain Tim Hortons may have already faced criticism over its tax arrangements, but now the deal is also taking flak over the two companies' environmental track ...   
27/8/2014
It took five hours by boat from Kepayang in the Indonesian province of South Sumatra to arrive at this remote river community, where most of the residents are illegal loggers. Sembilang National Park is another hour by river to the ...   
27/8/2014
A University of Hawaii report is warning the state's tourism industry to start preparing now for the effects of climate change. The study says Hawaii will likely see more competition for visitors as warmer climate zones expand and new, ...   
27/8/2014
The best hope of winning the war against ivory poaching is to target the mega-consignments of elephant tusks as they are smuggled out of Africa, according to a new report which finds that most ivory is shipped out of the continent in as few as ...   
27/8/2014
Runaway growth in the emission of greenhouse gases is swamping all political efforts to deal with the problem, raising the risk of “severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts” over the coming decades, according to a draft of a major new United ...   
27/8/2014
The world is headed "down a dangerous path" with disruption of the food system possible within a decade as climate change undermines nations' ability to feed themselves, according to a senior World Bank official. Rising urban populations ...   
27/8/2014
Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous - and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says. The United Nations' Intergovernmental ...   
27/8/2014
A Pulitzer Prize winner and Harvard scientist has said that half of the Earth should be human-free and dedicated solely to the world’s wildlife in order to avoid mass extinction of species. Prominent biologist and two times Pulitzer ...   
27/8/2014
While there are effectively unlimited numbers of poachers and consumers fueling the lucrative illegal ivory market, a new report suggests that nearly all the ivory shuttled from Africa to Asia-the biggest market-is confined to as few as 200 ...   
26/8/2014
It is a graphic demonstration of the sickening, symbiotic relationship between hunger and conflict and highlights food supply problems from Somalia to India to Spain Share Tweet this Email Sub-saharan Africa dominates a new food security risk ...   
26/8/2014
Researchers have concluded that the planet can support a lot more plant life than experts once thought, even in its current state, according to a recent study. The study, published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, ...   
26/8/2014
The effects of climate change will be “severe, pervasive and irreversible” within the next few decades if countries burn more than just one-quarter of the fossil fuel reserves already found, according to a major new U.N. draft report. Already, ...   
26/8/2014
Are environmental and social problems such as global warming and poverty the result of inadequate governmental regulations or does the burden fall on our failure as consumers to make better consumption choices? According to a new study in the ...   
25/8/2014
When Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos' plane went down near Sao Paulo this month, one of the most improbable consequences may have been to thrust the Amazon center stage in the race.Yet that's what is happening now that ...   
25/8/2014
Although the global climate has continued to build up heat at an incredibly rapid rate, there has been a keen focus among climate contrarians and in the media on the slowdown of the warming at the Earth’s surface. The slowdown is in fact a double ...   

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