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Analysis of forest cover using medium-scale satellite imagery may miss deforestation
for small-scale subsistence agriculture, finds a study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters.
The study, which involved researchers ...
A U.N. deal on forest protection will attract more government funding to help poorer nations, but could fail to prevent a slump in the fledgling market for carbon credits from projects that cut emissions by slowing deforestation
When tropical ecologist Greg Asner glances down at the Amazon
tree canopy from the window of his twin-engine plane, he sees more than indeterminate treetops punctuated by looping rivers and bright bursts of flowers.
With a spectrometer ...
Brazil could substantially boost its agricultural output while increasing protection of its native ecosystems, finds a new analysis published by the Climate Policy Initiative (CPI), an international think tank.
The study, titled ...
Unlike just about every other developing country`s carbon print, Brazil`s greenhouse gas emissions are falling--fast. That`s according to an independent study (link in Portuguese) carried out by over 30 non-government organizations focused on ...
For the first time, all countries of the world have agreed to make contributions in cutting greenhouse gas emissions to prevent the planet’s temperature rising above the 2°C danger limit previously agreed by politicians.
Over the first week of the UN climate change negotiations in Poland we have seen the alarming results of studies showing increased decline of tropical forests. It is clear from newly available data from satellite monitoring stations that there ...
U.N. climate talks head into a tense final week Monday after the diplomatic effort to reduce global warming gases was hit by a series of setbacks, including Japan's decision to ditch its voluntary emissions target.
The two-decade-old ...
The 28 percent increase in deforestation
in the Brazilian Amazon
over last year that was reported this week is bad news, but it is not surprising. It is bad news because the decline in deforestation
since 2005 has given us the single largest ...
New data indicate that the deforestation
rate in Brazil has risen by 28 percent this year, marking an about-face after four consecutive years of declining deforestation
, the Brazilian government announced Thursday.
China, the EU and environmentalists criticised Japan at U.N. climate talks on Friday for slashing its greenhouse gas emissions target after its nuclear power industry was shuttered by the Fukushima disaster.
The Japanese government on ...
Guyana is engaged in a balancing act to save its rainforest, regarded as a living treasure, from the destructive activities of miners digging their way to another kind of treasure buried beneath this fragile ecosystem.
Natural Resources ...
of the Amazon
rainforest could reduce rainfall in the Pacific Northwest by up to 20 percent and snowpack in the Sierra Nevada by up to 50 percent, suggests new research published in the Journal of Climate.
Parliaments and national legislation are key to reducing deforestation
, according to a report released last week by Globe International.The global forum of legislators says Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico and the Democratic Republic of Congo do ...
How long does it take to build a little more than 30,000 miles (50,000 kilometers) of new roads through the rain forest? A new study finds that, in the Brazilian Amazon
, such development can happen in just three years. While roads cover ...
The Rainforest Trust, which from 1988 until last month was known as the World Land Trust-US, has kicked off an effort to preserve some 2.4 million hectares (5.9 million acres) of rainforest in a remote part of the Peruvian Amazon
With November's annual UN climate change conference approaching, it is clear that the next two years are crucial if we are to reach a global climate deal in 2015.
Reducing emissions from forests is a crucial step with deforestation
Construction on Belo Monte, Brazil's largest dam, was again halted by a federal court due to concerns over its license, reports Amazon
Watch, an NGO that is mobilizing opposition to the project.
"Last week the Federal Regional Court of ...
Roads are rapidly expanding across the Brazilian Amazon
opening up once remote rainforests to loggers, miners, ranchers, farmers, and land speculators, finds a new study published in the journal Regional Environmental Change.
Between 2004 and 2007, more than 50,000 kilometers (31,000 miles) of roads were built in the Brazilian Amazon
, contributing to untold deforestation
and habitat loss, according to a new study which is the first to measure the number of roads built ...
The destruction of a global biodiversity hotspot deep in the Peruvian Amazon
by illegal gold mining is twice as bad as previously thought, an authoritative new study using ground-breaking technology has revealed.
According to the report ...
Illegal logging remains pervasive in the Brazilian state of Pará, finds an assessment released Monday by Imazon.
Analyzing satellite data and records from Pará's environmental agency Sema, the Brazil-based NGO found that 78 percent of ...
Thanks to climate change the southern Amazon
rainforest is "drying out", say US researchers.Researchers say the southern part of the Amazon
rainforest is at a far higher risk of dieback than the models used by the Intergovernmental Panel ...
Natural gas potentially can help address global climate change, but its contributions will be limited, certain experts agreed. More intelligent multinational carbon emissions reduction policies that countries are willing to actually follow will ...
After lifting off this week from the chaotic urban jungle of Kinshasa, scientists guided a twin-engine aircraft over the real jungle. With a small onboard laser, they began sweeping the vast rainforest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo ...