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11/12/2014
Restoring degraded land and forests with the world’s fastest growing plant, bamboo, can contribute to major carbon emission reductions. This is according to a new report released at the COP20 in Lima by the International Network for Bamboo and ...   
2/12/2014
Canada's green energy sector has grown so quickly and has become such an important part of the economy that it now employs more people than the oil sands. About $25-billion has been invested in Canada's clean-energy sector in the past ...   
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 ...   
26/7/2014
ENVIRONMENTAL experts have warned that we have just 20 years to act over climate change or it will be too late. Speaking at the MacGill Summer School yesterday, they warned that the clock is ticking and if nothing is done we will see ...   
15/7/2014
It was just after lunch, Monday, November 8th 2010 when it all began. At the time, it was innocent enough; there were certainly no ill intentions. Yet, looking back, I now see it as the moment that kicked off the polarizing debate that today ...   
7/7/2014
For those living either north or south of the tropics, images of this green ring around the Earth's equator often include verdant rainforests, exotic animals, and unchanging weather; but they may also be of entrenched poverty, unstable ...   
25/6/2014
Britain is running out of land for food and faces a potential shortfall of two million hectares by 2030 according to new research. The report, from the University of Cambridge, says the growing population plus the use of land for energy ...   
20/5/2014
Europe's demand for biomass power is likely to exceed the amount of wood and land available to grow energy crops within its borders, researchers have warned. A study by the International Institute for Sustainability Analysis and Strategy ...   
14/4/2014
A rapid shift to less-polluting energy will be needed to avoid catastrophic global warming, because global emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases have accelerated to unprecedented levels, the United Nations reports today. These ...   
31/3/2014
The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has for the first time acknowledged the risks of uncontrolled biofuels development, a skepticism that has slowly emerged into the mainstream scientific community, say academics.IPCC's ...   
15/3/2014
On a perfect spring day in the coastal forest of North Carolina I hike along a nature trail - a thread of dry gravel between the pools of the Roanoke river backwaters. A glistening otter dives for lunch just a few feet away. Majestic ...   
18/2/2014
Although low temperature fuel cells powered by methanol or hydrogen have been well studied, existing low temperature fuel cell technologies cannot directly use biomass as a fuel because of the lack of an effective catalyst system for polymeric ...   
6/2/2014
The situation in many third world countries could actually improve because of the global economic collapse. First world countries would no longer enforce crushing debt repayment and structural adjustment programs, nor would CIA goons be able to ...   
17/1/2014
The smell of freshly cut wood wafting from a dirt lot along an industrial stretch of road near the state capital might not conjure up an image of green energy, but some say this is the future of sustainability. The smell comes from two ...   
15/1/2014
Corn may lead the pack in terms of biomass yield when it comes to biofuels, but this category shouldn’t be the sole focus of efficiency, according to a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of ...   
4/12/2013
Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) will not convert any blocks of forest found to have high conservation value or substantial carbon stocks as it expands in Indonesian Borneo, according the forestry giant's managing director of ...   
9/11/2013
Britain's new generation of biomass power stations will have to source millions of tonnes of wood from thousands of miles away if they are to operate near to their full capacity, raising questions about the claims made for the sustainability of ...   
6/11/2013
The global convergence Reclaim Power, along with the No REDD in Africa Network, have named this week a week of action against false solutions. We offer this blog post as a contribution to that effort.In the landscape of global ...   
30/10/2013
Biofuelwatch has launched a new report, Biomass: the Chain of Destruction, focusing on the human and environmental costs of biomass-focused UK renewable energy policy. The report includes the first ever study of a land-grab in Brazil for ...   
1/10/2013
Europe’s Greens have got the blues.The antinuclear environmentalist movement that burst into politics in the 1980s as a youthful third force has suffered a string of setbacks in Germany and France, raising questions about its ...   
6/9/2013
This week an estimated 3,000 water professionals convened in Stockholm for World Water Week. The theme of the conference – inspired by the UN General Assembly, which declared 2013 International Year of Water Co-operation – was "water co-operation ...   
22/8/2013
Biomass electricity generators could risk losing government subsidies if they fail to prove their fuel has come from sources that have been officially certified as "sustainable", under new plans announced today. Climate Change Minister ...   
8/8/2013
Few people would put the West Midlands town of Dudley at the centre of world history. Yet former oil executive Gary Kendall credits the British coal-mining town with setting in motion a global energy system that could jeopardise our very ...   
19/7/2013
Brazil’s economy has been booming. During the past decade, it grew from the ninth to the sixth-largest in the world. While this growth has brought many socioeconomic benefits, it’s come with a downside: significant environmental impacts. Brazil ...   
16/7/2013
The government is turning away from its controversial policy of subsidising UK power stations to generate electricity from burning wood. It is proposing that subsidies for bespoke biomass burning plants should be capped at 400 MW per ...   

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