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Clearing of trees in tropical rainforests not only increases carbon dioxide in the air but also affects rainfall patterns and raises temperatures across the globe, says a study showing that forests have many impacts on climate.This in ...
A new study released today presents powerful evidence that clearing trees not only spews carbon into the atmosphere, but also triggers major shifts in rainfall and increased temperatures worldwide that are just as potent as those caused by ...
Vast areas of the Amazon
forest are being destroyed for agricultural uses, mainly industrial-scale soybean crops, and turned into pasture land for livestock. The riparian forests surrounding streams have not been exempt from this trend. And ...
Clearing forests not only releases carbon into the atmosphere, it also triggers worldwide shifts in rainfall and temperatures that are just as potent as those caused by current carbon pollution and that pose great risk to future agricultural ...
Britain’s wet weather could be made worse by deforestation
in the Amazon
, according to a new report into the effect of the loss of vast tracts of rainforest on the world’s climate.
It has long been known that the loss of rainforest ...
in the tropics could drive significant and widespread shifts in rainfall distribution and temperatures, potentially affecting agriculture both locally and far from where forest loss is occurring, concludes a study ...
Peatlands in the Peruvian Amazon
store ten times the amount of carbon as undisturbed rainforest in adjacent areas, making them critical in the battle to fight climate change, finds a new study published in Environmental Research ...
Global climate negotiators have gathered in Lima, Peru, for the annual United Nations climate change conference COP 20, to discuss how to combat climate change and who should pay for curbing the world's fossil fuel emissions.
There is a ...
Recent commitments by the world's major polluters to cut emissions have added fresh momentum to international climate talks, but foot-dragging persists among the next tier of polluters, including India, Brazil, Canada and ...
A new NASA-funded study has found that a dried out Amazon
, which has experienced a decline in rainfall over the last decade, could speed up global climate change due to the subsequent drop in vegetation.
And global climate models predict ...
Forest-dependent peoples face grave threats from deforestation
and other depredations, warns a new report that urges greater recognition of traditional land use and support of community-led initiatives to fight forest loss.
The report, ...
Indians on the Peru-Brazil border say they continue to receive death threats from loggers after the murder of four local chiefs in a remote forest region overrun by illegal felling.
The September slaying of Ashaninka leader Edwin Chota ...
Indigenous organizations and international human rights activists say Peru is failing to protect the rights of indigenous people in its Amazon
rainforest, putting at risk the individuals and the carbon stored in their lands.The report, ...
South American diplomats expect to make progress towards a global climate deal at this week’s UN talks in Lima, despite growing criticism from NGOs that governments in the region are backtracking on pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and ...
The clamor of indigenous peoples for recognition of their ancestral lands resounded among the delegates of 195 countries at the climate summit taking place in the Peruvian capital. "I want my land"¦that's where I live and eat, and it's where my ...
The Indonesian government has agreed on reference levels for measuring reductions in emissions from deforestation
and forest and peatland degradation, reports Antara.
The Forest Reference Emission Levels (FREL) will be used as a baseline ...
Standing before a packed audience of 2,000 spectators, Patricia Gualinga Montalvo calmly addressed the crowd, sharing the story of her people. The Sarayaku, a Kichwa indigenous people numbering 1,200 from the Ecuadorian Amazon
, won a historic ...
Protecting biodiversity may be crucial for successfully storing carbon in forests, scientists say. A recent publication on Oryx - The International Journal of Conservation suggests that biodiversity loss –especially through hunting – will hinder ...
Brazil will launch a satellite from China Sunday to keep an eye in the sky on deforestation
in the Amazon
, the National Space Agency (Inpe) said Thursday.An agency spokesman said the launch of the Cbers-4 satellite was scheduled for 0326 ...
Scientists say destroying indigenous areas of the Amazon
rainforest will have an irreversible impact on the atmosphere of the planet.
A new study said indigenous lands were "protected natural areas" accounting for 55% of the carbon ...
in the Peruvian Amazon
increased significantly last year, says a top official.Speaking to the press at U.N. climate change talks in Lima, Gustavo Suarez de Freitas of MINAM, Peru's environment ministry, said 145,000 hectares ...
More than half the carbon in the Amazon
region could be released into the atmosphere unless indigenous land rights are protected, a new study said on Tuesday, as a UN climate conference got under way in Peru.
Indigenous territories and ...
São Paulo, Brazil’s drought-hit megacity of 20 million, has about two months of guaranteed water supply remaining as it taps into the second of three emergency reserves, officials say.
The city began using its second so-called “technical ...
in the Amazon
rain forest dropped 18% over the past 12 months, falling to the second-lowest level in a quarter century, Brazil's environment minister said on Wednesday.
Izabella Teixeira told participants at a news ...
Preliminary data released by the Brazilian government suggests that deforestation
in Earth's largest rainforest slowed 18 percent over the past year.
Figures published Wednesday by Brazil's National Space Research Institute (INPE) show ...