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The Brazilian soy industry has extended its deforestation moratorium for another 18 months.
The moratorium, which was established in 2006 after a high-profile Greenpeace campaign, bars conversion of forests in Brazilian Amazon
for soy ...
In the 1990s, the world watched with alarm as vast tracts of tropical rainforest
were torn down for timber and croplands, dug up for minerals and energy, and flooded for hydroelectric projects. Conservation groups, governments, philanthropists, ...
A book alleging massive corruption by Sarawak's long-time ruler, Abdul Taib bin Mahmud, is being released despite apparent legal threats against the book's publisher and author.
Money Logging, written by the Bruno Manser Fund's executive ...
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 ...
A recent documentary, Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, asks why most leading environmental organizations are ignoring a leading cause of environmental damage.
In 90 minutes, co-producers Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn argue that our ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
Climate change scientists have a new high-rise tower window on the Amazon rainforest
to capture children`s imaginations by giving them a view from the top. The towering structure gives teachers a chance to start conversations in the classroom ...
Since the birth of agriculture thousands of years ago, humans have cut down the world's forests to grow food and expand their population.But now experts believe the end of our "war on trees" is in sight amid what some are calling a new ...
"The best thing you could do for the Amazon
is to blow up all the roads.' These might sound like the words of an eco-terrorist, but it's actually a direct quote from Eneas Salati, a forest climatologist and one of Brazil's most respected ...
The world's undisturbed forests are being degraded at an "alarming speed", researchers said on Thursday, as they released new analysis showing an area three times the size of Germany was affected by logging and infrastructure development in the ...
IN 1998 Fernando Henrique Cardoso, then Brazil’s president, said he would triple the area of the Amazon
ian forest set aside for posterity. At the time the ambition seemed vain: Brazil was losing 20,000 square kilometres (7,700 square miles) of ...
Air pollution caused by fires set for land-clearing on Sumatra has become a regularly occurrence in Southeast Asia, spurring hand-wringing in Singapore and Malaysia over health effects and worries among environmentalists over the climate impacts. ...
Indigenous tribesmen living deep in the Peruvian rainforest
have emerged into the outside world to seek help, after suffering a murderous attack by probable drug traffickers.
The contact took place across the border in Brazil and was ...
Yasuni National park has been in the conservation spotlight in recent years, with oil
drilling threatening the forests and wildlife of this biodiversity hotspot. Recently, disturbance in the park may have ramped up, with satellite data showing a ...
The selective logging and burning of trees carried out to clear land for farming in the Amazon rainforest
releases 54 million tons of carbon into the atmosphere every year, according to a new study.
s are invaluable ...
‘Call me Victor,’ says the mustachioed scientist as he picks me up from the airport on a brisk, fall afternoon in Germany. Victor Smetacek is an esteemed marine biologist, but he’s decided to spend his golden years on an ambitious new pursuit. He ...
Peruvian ministers have met with representatives of hundreds of indigenous people from the country’s Amazon rainforest
after they threatened to go on hunger strike in protest at what they say is government failure to aid communities affected by ...
Trees in Indonesia are disappearing at twice the rate reported by the nation's government, according to a new analysis of deforestation rates. The data also suggests that the nation's 2011 regulations to halt deforestation were largely ...
Chiefly because of climate change and global warming, environmentalists do not hold the oil
and gas industry very close at heart. Courtesy of a new study, greenheads are likely to criticize this industry even more than they have until ...
Decades of oil
extraction in the Western Amazon
has caused widespread pollution, raising questions about the impact of a new oil
boom in the region, according to a team of Spanish researchers presenting at a conference in California.Led ...
Brazil's success in reducing deforestation in the world's largest rainforest
has been much heralded, but progress may stall unless farmers, ranchers and other land users in the region are provided incentives to further improve the environmental ...
When the Ecuadorian government approved permits for an oil
company to drill deep in Yasuni National Park-an area known as Block 31-it was on the condition that the company undertake a roadless design with helicopters doing the majority of the ...
Regnskogfondet (the Rainforest
Foundation of Norway) recently released a 52-page report entitled “Human Rights and Resource Conflicts in the Amazon
.” The report took over six months to complete and gives an in-depth account of the conflicts ...