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16/11/2014
Last August, from the window of a jet high over Sumatra, I counted nearly a dozen plumes of smoke rising from the vast jungles and plantations below. Some more than a half-mile wide, they looked like pillars holding up the sky. That week the ...   
12/11/2014
The odds that any climate change agreement among the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitters will succeed became a little greater on Tuesday as China and the U.S. committed to slash carbon pollution in the coming decades.It was a critical ...   
15/2/2013
Following a promising start, Brazil`s dream of positioning ethanol in the global market on an equal standing with petroleum-based fuels is hindered by new and old challenges. Brazil`s goal of expanding ethanol sales across the world will ...   
11/1/2013
Deals in which rich foreign corporations and countries buy or lease agricultural land abroad result in nearly half a trillion cubic metres of fresh water also being grabbed each year -- often enough to grow sufficient food to abate ...   
31/10/2012
Population growth, urbanisation, industrialisation and climate change are putting pressure on the world's river basins, and "hydro-diplomacy' is essential if water-related conflicts are to be avoided, experts said on Wednesday.Cooperation ...   
13/6/2012
HUMANITY is doomed. Or it was in 1798, when English scholar Robert Malthus published his influential An Essay on the Principle of Population. Malthus predicted that unchecked growth in human numbers would condemn our species to a "perpetual ...   
19/5/2012
We're putting our foot in it | Photo | Report, New Zealand Herald
We are heading for hell in a fossil-fuelled handcart, spinning towards implosion. Planet Earth is not able to keep pace with humanity's demands nor cope with its wasteful by-products. And the gap - the "ecological overshoot" - is ...   
2/5/2012
In flood-hit fields in the Philippines, farmers are testing a hardy new variety of rice that can survive completely submerged for more than two weeks. In Kenya's Kibera slum, poor urban families are turning around their diets and incomes ...   
12/3/2012
Water problems in many parts of the world are chronic and without a crackdown on waste will worsen as demand for food rises and climate change intensifies, the UN warned on Sunday. Issued on the eve of a six-day gathering on world water ...   
27/1/2012
Like the oil drilling rig that became an icon of the Industrial Age, the giant, spinning wind turbine has become a global image of clean power.No longer a futuristic dream of environmentalists, wind power has become a big business: Since ...   
13/1/2012
Echoes from armed raids still seem to resound in this valley, eight hours north of the capital city. In early 2011 military and paramilitary forces forcibly evicted 13 communities of indigenous Mayan peasants—some 300 families were dispossessed ...   
5/12/2011
Big Oil heads back home, Wall Street Journal
Big Oil is redrawing the energy map. For decades, its main stomping grounds were in the developing world—exotic locales like the Persian Gulf and the desert sands of North Africa, the Niger Delta and the Caspian Sea. But in recent years, ...   
27/11/2011
While world leaders and government negotiators hold out little hope for a legally binding agreement at the UN climate talks starting in Durban tomorrow, there remains promise of the finalisation of details for the establishment of a Green Climate ...   
28/9/2011
SciDev.Net reporters from around the world tell us which countries are set on developing nuclear energy despite the Fukushima accident. The quest for energy independence, rising power needs and a desire for political weight all mean that ...   
7/7/2011
Investment in renewable energy last year amounted to a record 211 billion dollars, a rise of 32 percent over 2009 and 540 percent over 2004, a UN-backed report said on Thursday. China, investing 48.9 billion dollars, up 28 percent, ...   
1/6/2011
Biofuels boom in Africa as British firms lead rush on land for plantations Controversial fuel crops linked to rising food prices and hunger, as well as increased greenhouse gas emissionsBritish firms have acquired more land in Africa ...   
31/5/2011
British firms have acquired more land in Africa for controversial biofuel plantations than companies from any other country, a Guardian investigation has revealed. Half of the 3.2m hectares (ha) of biofuel land identified – in countries ...   
7/4/2011
Thailand's cassava goes mainly to China, which has sought new energy sources to power growth. But last year, 98 percent of cassava chips exported from Thailand, the world's largest cassava exporter, went to just one place and almost all ...   
20/3/2011
Food prices worldwide were up by a whopping 25% in 2010, according to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation, and February marked the eighth consecutive month of rising global food prices. Within the past two months, food riots helped to ...   
9/2/2011
Progress over the past 25 years in recognizing indigenous peoples' rights to land and resources has been interrupted by a worldwide commodity boom, argues a new report published by the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI). The report, ...   
25/1/2011
Oil palm plantations in Sabah, Malaysia. The palm oil industry maintains its product is "greening the planet" but the reality is more complex. The commercial shows a typical office setting. A worker sits drearily at a desk, shredding ...   
5/1/2011
China is rapidly becoming a global colossus in renewable energy as it seeks to reduce reliance on polluting fossil fuels and establish itself as the top clean-power manufacturer and exporter. The US government has belatedly recognized ...   
1/1/2011
Human activity is disrupting Earth`s climate, and the rising emissions of greenhouse gases are accelerating that disruption. (See "Our Changing Climate" box below) Some of the health consequences of climate change are straightforward: warmer ...   
1/12/2010
Farmers in this iron-roof village in Sierra Leone say they didn't know what they were getting into when they leased their land for a biofuel crop they now fear threatens their food harvests. Addax Bioenergy, part of privately-owned Swiss ...   
24/9/2010
DAYBREAK is a heavenly time to look on the Amazonian canopy. From a Brazilian research tower high above it, a fuzzy grey sylvan view emerges from the thinning gloom, vastly undulating, more granular than a cloud. It is mind-bendingly beautiful. ...   

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