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Environmental icon Marina Silva may struggle to advance her environment agenda if elected president.
Marina Silva rose from poverty deep in the Amazon
jungle to become a prominent politician and the advocate who kick-started Brazil’s ...
Policies to end deforestation
are essential for curbing climate change and can also support economic development, top government and business officials said."Putting a stop to deforestation
is the smart thing to do," Justine Greening, ...
From the Andes to the Amazon
, Peru houses some of the world's most spectacular forests. Proud and culturally-diverse indigenous tribes inhabit the interiors of the Peruvian Amazon
, including some that have chosen little contact with the outside ...
The U.S., Canada, and the European Union agreed at yesterday's UN climate summit to cut global deforestation
in half by the end of the decade and eliminate net forest losses entirely by 2030, marking the first time such a deadline has been set. ...
Cargill, one of the world's largest agricultural companies, has extended its zero deforestation
commitment for palm oil to all commodities it produces.
The commitment, announced Tuesday at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York, ...
One of the biggest near-term opportunities to mitigate climate change is to slow down deforestation
and forest degradation in the tropics, where the lion’s share of the world’s forest loss is taking place. Brazil has reduced deforestation
ON SEPTEMBER 23rd 120-odd presidents and prime ministers will gather in New York for a UN meeting on climate change. It is the first time the subject has brought so many leaders together since the ill-fated Copenhagen summit of 2009. Now, as ...
Since 2008, governments have invested $1.64 billion in funds to kick-start REDD+, or Reducing Emissions from Deforestation
and Degradation, the global effort to conserve the world's forests in order to better mitigate climate change. However, a ...
Climate change scientists have a new high-rise tower window on the Amazon
rainforest to capture children`s imaginations by giving them a view from the top. The towering structure gives teachers a chance to start conversations in the classroom ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Since the birth of agriculture thousands of years ago, humans have cut down the world's forests to grow food and expand their population.But now experts believe the end of our "war on trees" is in sight amid what some are calling a new ...
"The best thing you could do for the Amazon
is to blow up all the roads.' These might sound like the words of an eco-terrorist, but it's actually a direct quote from Eneas Salati, a forest climatologist and one of Brazil's most respected ...
The world's last remaining forest wilderness is rapidly being lost - and much of this is taking place in Canada, not in Brazil or Indonesia where deforestation
has so far made the headlines.
A new satellite study reveals that since 2000 ...
This article originally was published on Conservation International's blog, Human Nature, as part of the "Conservation Tools' blog series which spotlights how cutting-edge technology is helping scientists explore and protect the natural ...
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 ...
Raised in isolated villages in the Brazilian Amazon
, Joenia Batista de Carvalho grew up loving nature and taking pride in her tribe's customs, way of life and Indian identity.
Carvalho is a Wapixana Indian, one of five tribes totalling ...
IN 1998 Fernando Henrique Cardoso, then Brazil’s president, said he would triple the area of the Amazon
ian forest set aside for posterity. At the time the ambition seemed vain: Brazil was losing 20,000 square kilometres (7,700 square miles) of ...
Air pollution caused by fires set for land-clearing on Sumatra has become a regularly occurrence in Southeast Asia, spurring hand-wringing in Singapore and Malaysia over health effects and worries among environmentalists over the climate impacts. ...
Finally there's good news on climate change: We have part of the solution, and it's already working.
For a long time, experts have theorized that indigenous people in forest communities and their management of these forests are critical ...
Brazil’s Socialist Party (PSB) is expected to name former environment minister Marina Silva to run for the presidency after former candidate Eduardo Campos died in a plane crash.
Silva, who was set to run as Campos’ vice-president, is a ...
Soy consumption in China and Europe is having significant ecological impacts in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso, finds a study published in Environmental Research Letters.
The research, led by Michael Lathuillière from the University ...
With worldwide food production expected to double by 2050, it's almost inevitable that agriculture is going to have to expand in a warming world with a growing population. A new study suggests that if new farmland is created carefully, billions ...
An investigation conducted by the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) has concluded that after a year of a supposed crackdown, the EU is still failing to uphold its own law to stop the trade of illegal timber.
According to the report, only ...