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31/10/2014
The Amazon rainforest has degraded to the point where it is losing its ability to benignly regulate weather systems, according to a stark new warning from one of Brazil’s leading scientists. In a new report, Antonio Nobre, researcher in ...   
30/10/2014
In order to save the Amazon, it's not enough for deforestation to stop; areas that have been denuded also need recuperation. A Brazilian research scientist has released a report with the World Wildlife Fund that suggested actions to curb the ...   
30/10/2014
In the mid-1990s I visited a magnificent tract of lowland rainforest in Malaysian Borneo. Some of my fondest memories are from that forest: hiking under the towering trees, wading in the crystal-clear streams, and delighting in its spectacular ...   
28/10/2014
In the Amazon, everything is big – the trees, the rivers, the snakes, and the statistics that measure everything in numbers of football fields or areas the size of entire countries. Now one of the biggest towers in the world – taller ...   
27/10/2014
The lungs of the planet are drying out, threatening to cause Earth to cough up some of its carbon reserves. The Amazon rainforest inhales massive amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, helping keep the globe's carbon budget in ...   
24/10/2014
South America's biggest and wealthiest city may run out of water by mid-November if it doesn't rain soon.São Paulo, a Brazilian megacity of 20 million people, is suffering its worst drought in at least 80 years, with key reservoirs that ...   
21/10/2014
The Brazilian government said on Tuesday it has put an environmentally rich area of the Amazon rainforest under federal protection, creating a reserve larger than the U.S. state of Delaware.The new reserve, called Alto Maues, has 6,680 ...   
20/10/2014
Satellite data from NGO Imazon suggests that the rate of deforestation in the Amazon increased by 290% in September when compared to last year. Demand for commodities such as palm oil, animal feed and timber have driven tropical ...   
16/10/2014
Arial surveillance of the Amazon by environmental campaigners has revealed how loggers are continuing to ravage the world's largest rainforest despite attempts to halt deforestation.   
15/10/2014
Covert GPS surveillance of timber trucks by Amazon campaigners has revealed how loggers are defeating attempts to halt deforestation in the world’s greatest rainforest. Raids by law enforcement officers are expected early on Wednesday morning, ...   
11/10/2014
Agricultural losses are no longer the most visible effect of the drought plaguing Brazil's most developed region. Now the energy crisis and the threat of water shortages in the city of São Paulo are painful reminders of just how dependent ...   
10/10/2014
Six weeks ago, a powerful voice for conservation and governance on Peru’s ragged, violent Amazon rain forest frontier was silenced, adding the name Edwin Chota to the lamentable list of campaigners and others killed around the world in places ...   
9/10/2014
A strip of rainforest running along the northwestern Ecuadorian coast and up through Colombia is one of the most biodiverse places in the world. Yet, less than 10 percent of Ecuador’s portion remains intact, with more forest lost every year to ...   
8/10/2014
Cattle ranchers that drive the vast majority of forest clearing in the Brazilian Amazon are unlikely to be held at bay indefinitely unless they are afforded new incentives for keeping trees standing, argues new analysis published by an economic ...   
7/10/2014
With more and more of the world`s population moving into urban centers, the number of such areas with more than 10 million people has exploded in the last quarter century.In 1990 there were only 10 of these "megacities," with about seven ...   
7/10/2014
Because of the deforestation of tropical rainforests in Brazil, significantly more carbon has been lost than was previously assumed. As scientists of the Hemholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) write in the scientific journal Nature ...   
3/10/2014
As the fires rage, the helicopters of the environmental police at this outpost in the Brazilian Amazon cannot even take off some mornings because the sky is so thick with smoke. The plumes, sent up by the burning of the forest to clear land for ...   
25/9/2014
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 ...   
25/9/2014
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, ...   
24/9/2014
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 ...   
24/9/2014
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. ...   
24/9/2014
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, ...   
22/9/2014
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 rates ...   
18/9/2014
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 ...   
18/9/2014
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 ...   

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