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5/7/2015
In the vine-entangled forests of the Aguarague National Park, crude that seeped for decades out of abandoned wellheads saturates the soil and has stained the bedrock of creeks that provide water to the indigenous Guarani who live ...   
1/7/2015
Brazil, the United States and China -- three of the world’s top 10 greenhouse gas emitters -- all announced new goals Tuesday to curb climate change. President Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, leaders of the Western ...   
30/6/2015
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff disappointed environmentalists with what they call weak commitments on reducing deforestation and supporting renewable energy.In a joint declaration issued with President Obama after her visit to the ...   
30/6/2015
It may not surprise you to hear that monocultures of oil palm (tree species of the Elaeis genus) do not support a great diversity of species in comparison to primary forests. But just how bad is it? A recent study systematically documented bird ...   
30/6/2015
The world got a major dose of climate clarity on Tuesday. The U.S., Brazil and China -- three of the world's top greenhouse gas emitters -- all released major commitments to reduce or at least slow their greenhouse gas emissions, protect forests ...   
30/6/2015
Though scientists are striving hard to discover how the world's forests will respond to climate change – whether they will tip from being carbon sinks to being carbon sources – much remains clouded in mystery. Photo credit: Rhett ...   
30/6/2015
Top carbon polluter China confirmed it will try to cap its rising emissions before 2030 while the U.S. and Brazil pledged to boost renewable energy sources in a series of announcements Tuesday in anticipation of a global climate pact in ...   
29/6/2015
Every year, more companies pledge to stop using ingredients whose production cause tropical deforestation. Retailers and brands making voluntary commitments – mostly involving palm oil – include Johnson & Johnson, Unilever, Colgate and Wilmar, ...   
29/6/2015
White House officials confirmed Thursday that in President Obama’s meetings this coming week with the president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, they’re going to be talking about climate change.It’s unclear whether the result will be any kind ...   
26/6/2015
Global Forest Watch, a young online forest monitoring and alert system, provides free, near real-time data on deforestation and tree-cover loss around the world. It allows users to create customized interactive maps detailing forest change, ...   
26/6/2015
A tract of Peruvian rainforest bigger than California's Yosemite National Park is officially more protected, with formal declaration of the Maijuna-Kichwa Regional Conservation Area (RCA) made last week in Lima. Those involved with the reserve's ...   
18/6/2015
In a sweeping environmental manifesto aimed at spurring concrete action, Pope Francis called Thursday for a bold cultural revolution to correct what he described as a "structurally perverse" economic system where the rich exploit the poor, ...   
18/6/2015
Imazon SAD's system serves as a short-term deforestation alert mechanism. Analysis of satellite data suggests deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon may have reached a seven-year high. Numbers released today by Imazon, a ...   
12/6/2015
Ten percent of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon between August 2012 and July 2014 occurred in protected areas, reports new research from Imazon. The study, based on spatial analysis, found that 158,400 hectares of the 1.531 million ...   
11/6/2015
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will not unveil her country's greenhouse gas emissions plan for a new international global warming accord when she meets with President Obama this month, a top Brazilian negotiator told ...   
8/6/2015
Bolivia's government, supported by some small and most large producers, pushes to expand agricultural lands at the expense of the nation's environment. In April 2015, small-scale Bolivian farmers who painstakingly work the land as their ...   
29/5/2015
Sabah, a state in Malaysian Borneo, is weighing a proposal to produce only palm oil certified under the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), an eco-certification initiative, by 2025. The move, if approved, would represent the first time a ...   
20/5/2015
Two palm oil plantations have recently been established in Peru, supplanting primary forest. Satellite imagery analysis shows extent of the massive development, which is led by a group of companies tied to plantation entrepreneur and United Cacao ...   
20/5/2015
For the sixth episode of its third season, HBO’s Emmy-winning news series, VICE, focused its lens on Indonesia’s palm oil industry. The episode, entitled, “Indonesia’s Palm Bomb,” follows VICE correspondent, Ben Anderson, as he investigates the ...   
19/5/2015
Over 62 million hectares (240,000 square miles) of forest across Latin America - an area roughly the size of Texas or the United Kingdom - were cleared for new croplands and pastureland between 2001 and 2013, find a study published in ...   
19/5/2015
A couple of toy planes are out to catch illegal loggers and miners in the Amazon.It's an awesome responsibility.Every year, illegal logging and mining in the Peruvian Amazon destroy tens of thousands of acres of rain forest. The ...   
18/5/2015
China has been investing heavily in Latin America’s natural resources and crude oil. Recently, the country even pledged to invest $250 billion over the next decade to strengthen its presence in the region, and compete with the U.S. But this ...   
15/5/2015
Nearly two-thirds of the Amazon rainforest is located in Brazil, making it the biggest component in the region's deforestation rate. Helpfully, Brazil also has the best systems for tracking deforestation, with the government and Imazon, a ...   
13/5/2015
Roads spread out like multi-fingered tendrils, eating into the surrounding forests of Cordillera Azul National Park, in the Department of Loreto in Peru. What is their purpose? Are they being built legally? If so, are they remaining within the ...   

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