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United Cacao didn't need authorization to clear its plantation near Tamshiyacu, said a court in Loreto, Peru, resolving for the time being one of a series of questions about the legality and environmental sustainability of companies connected ...
A new platform will provide critical near-real time information and analysis on emerging threats to forests in the non-Brazilian Amazon
Officially announced today, the Monitoring of the Andean Amazon
Project (MAAP) in an initiative ...
The CEO of a company listed on the London Stock Exchange, that aims to become the world’s largest producer of cocoa, is responsible for illegally clearing swathes of rainforest in the Peruvian Amazon
, according to a report by the Environmental ...
In Brazil water and electricity go together, and two years of scant rainfall have left tens of millions of people on the verge of water and power rationing, boosting arguments for the need to fight deforestation
in the Amazon
for soy production in the Brazilian Amazon
has slowed since the establishment of a deforestation
moratorium in 2006, clearing for soy has increased sharply in recent years in the Bolivian Amazon
; Paraguay's Chaco, a dry forest ...
Today, the state of New York announced that, after negotiations with the global agribusiness conglomerate Archer Daniels Midland, ADM will adopt a no-deforestation policy for soy and palm oil.
This is really freaking good news, and it ...
Without better local management, world's most iconic ecosystems are at risk of collapse under climate change, warn researchers.
Protecting places of global environmental importance such as the Great Barrier Reef and the Amazon
The amount of carbon the Amazon
's remaining trees removed from the atmosphere fell by almost a third last decade, leading scientists to warn that manmade carbon emissions would need to be cut more deeply to tackle climate change.
Fall in ...
Researchers warn that without better local management, some of the world's most iconic ecosystems may collapse under climate change.
It is well known that corals in the Great Barrier Reef, for example, are diminishing due to ocean ...
The amount of climate pollution being produced every year by the felling of forests is falling worldwide, but benefits of the heartening decline are being eroded by the worsening conditions of the forests still left standing.
The losses ...
Farms, roads and towns are fast slicing up the world's wilderness, leaving 70 percent of the world's remaining forested land less than one km (half a mile) from a forest edge, a U.S.-led study showed on Friday.
The report, by two dozen ...
It was 2009 when I first laid eyes on the 2,500 kilometer-long Interoceanic Highway that connects the west coast of Peru with the western Brazilian border - bisecting the entirety of the Peruvian Amazon
. Far from impressive, it resembled a ...
The Brazilian government has officially confirmed that deforestation
in the Amazon
is pacing sharply higher than a year ago.
Figures released last week by the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) shows that forest clearing ...
The Southern Suriname Conservation Corridor was made official when indigenous leaders and members of Suriname's parlaiment met to sign a declaration on March 5. Photo courtesy of Forward Motion.
Indigenous leaders from southern Suriname ...
Ecologist Philip Fearnside has lived and worked in the Brazilian Amazon
for 30 years and is one of the foremost authorities on deforestation
in the world’s largest tropical forest. A professor at the National Institute for Research in the Amazon
Companies in Peru are planning to clear more than 23,000 hectares of primary rainforest in the northern Amazon
in order to cultivate oil palm, according to NGOs.
Operations on two plantations called Maniti and Santa Cecilia which would ...
It is not - as described in climatological models - the mass circulation of air which drives the hydrological cycle, but the hydrological cycle which drives the mass circulation of air.
Imagine being in one of the wettest rainforests in ...
For most of the past six years, Ezequiel Antônio Castanha had seemed a pillar of the community in the small Amazon
ian city of Novo Progresso. As the owner of a supermarket, hotel and car dealership, he provided more jobs than anyone else. Outside ...
A new report from the World Resources Institute finds that dedicating land to the production of biofuels, a form of renewable energy made from plants, may undermine efforts to achieve a sustainable food future, combat climate change, and protect ...
Imagine this scenario: The following is a Public Service Announcement by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Water, July 4, 2015: Because of low water levels in state reservoirs, the Division of Water proclaims a ...
In São Paulo, Brazil, which is suffering its worst drought in almost a century, Maria de Fátima dos Santos has lived for days at a time with no water, relying on what she had carefully hoarded in bottles.But in the Bolivian Amazon
, about ...
With financial incentives encouraging maintenance of carbon stocks and the increased popularity of carbon trading between countries, a forest has become economically a lot more than a clump of trees that supplements livelihoods. A forest now has ...
Selective logging is causing long-term changes to tropical forests in Africa by facilitating the growth of weeds and vines, which reduces plant diversity and diminishes carbon storage, reports a new paper published in the journal Ecological ...
Something’s up with the environment. Sea levels have risen nearly seven inches in the past 100 years, and Arctic ice sheets are shrinking at about 13% a decade, according to NASA. Meanwhile the earth’s surface temperature has been climbing ...
Endowed with the Amazon
and other mighty rivers, an array of huge dams and one-eighth of the world’s fresh water, Brazil is sometimes called the “Saudi Arabia of water,” so rich in the coveted resource that some liken it to living above a sea of ...