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9/9/2014
The conversion of forests into cropland worldwide has triggered an atmospheric change that, while seldom considered in climate models, has had a net cooling effect on global temperatures, according to a new Yale study. Writing in the ...   
7/9/2014
Oil Rush in America, TomDispatch
Whatever you may imagine, “peak oil” has not been discredited as a concept, a statement no less true for “peak fossil fuels.” Think of them instead as postponed. We are, after all, on a finite planet that, by definition, holds a finite amount ...   
5/9/2014
Panama's efforts to gain funding for standing forests roiled by indigenous opposition There isn’t a word or phrase in the Kuna language for "carbon trading,” and much less for something as complex as REDD+. Standing for Reducing ...   
27/8/2014
Runaway growth in the emission of greenhouse gases is swamping all political efforts to deal with the problem, raising the risk of “severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts” over the coming decades, according to a draft of a major new United ...   
18/8/2014
Finally there's good news on climate change: We have part of the solution, and it's already working. For a long time, experts have theorized that indigenous people in forest communities and their management of these forests are critical ...   
10/8/2014
When 61-year old Mercy Joshua was young, the vast forests of southeastern Kenya teemed with wildlife, but decades of unchecked deforestation by locals have devastated the land. She watched forests dwindle and rivers dry up across her ...   
3/8/2014
Despite the uncertainty over the scale and the speed of climate change, Idaho leaders are beginning to discuss how to adapt and how to reduce its impacts. Boise law firm Holland and Hart held a workshop for its Idaho clients and ...   
2/8/2014
On Jul. 17, Australia scrapped its carbon tax--hardly a surprising move given that the country`s prime minister, Tony Abbott, once called evidence of climate change "absolute crap." Australia`s winemakers, however, don`t seem to agree ...   
1/8/2014
Nearly one-fifth of the carbon dioxide emissions caused by humans can be traced back to wildfires, slash-and-burn agriculture and the burning of wood waste to produce power, a Stanford University report found. While “biomass burning” has long ...   
18/7/2014
Two years ago this month, an edge-pushing environmental entrepreneur and a company formed by a Native Canadian village set off a wave of international protest by dispersing a pink slurry of 100 tons of iron-rich dust over one of the 60-mile-wide ...   
7/7/2014
The three-week-old carcass in Kenya's East Tsavo National Park is hardly identifiable as an elephant anymore. Gone are the hallmark tusks and expressive trunk; the elephant's entire face has been hacked off. The perpetrators used a ...   
15/6/2014
The Greens’ leader, Christine Milne, said she would move, this week, that the Senate should vote on the government's bill, which faces certain defeat because Labor also opposes scrapping the $10bn renewable energy initiative. A vote on ...   
14/6/2014
A digital image by Angelica Rojas Gracia prepared for the Visions and Pathways 200 project. It shows a bicycle highway built above train lines at North Melbourne station. As the conversation turns to the death of Melbourne's trees the ...   
14/6/2014
All eyes are on Brazil right now because of the World Cup. But there's another Brazil story that deserves just as much attention -- over the last decade, the country has made surprising strides in slowing the destruction of its ...   
31/5/2014
Bryan T. Pagel, a dairy farmer, watched as a glistening slurry of cow manure disappeared down a culvert. If recycling the waste on his family's farm would help to save the world, he was happy to go along. Out back, machinery was breaking ...   
12/5/2014
Step by step, the Australian Coalition Government, headed by Liberal Prime Minister Tony Abbott, is tearing down the climate change mitigation and adaption measures put in place by the previous two Labor governments. The carbon price ...   
3/5/2014
The meat industry is one of the top contributors to climate change, directly and indirectly producing about 14.5 percent of the world's anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, and global meat consumption is on the rise. People generally ...   
23/4/2014
If I asked you to think of renewable energy what comes to mind? I imagine it is skyscraper-sized wind turbines, solar panels on suburban roofs or massive hydro-electric dams. You probably do not think of burning wood or converting crops to liquid ...   
22/4/2014
They may be good at making movies, but Hollywood celebrities' lifestyles are far from an environmentalist's dream. Their globetrotting, multiple mansion owning ways are inconsistent with the environmental agenda they loudly ...   
12/4/2014
A Washington-based human rights organization warns of an unprecedented “carbon grab” by governments and investors that will infringe upon the rights of indigenous peoples in low- and middle-income countries in Latin America, Asia and Africa. ...   
11/4/2014
It is easy to feel powerless in the face of global warming. Even the phrase itself is impersonal, while the science behind it is dense and its long-term implications still contentious. Now the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which is ...   
9/4/2014
The tiny chopper quivered in the wind. It hovered at 300 metres and 75-year-old Uncle Neville Sampson, a Gomeroi elder, surveyed the Leard state forest below. Lush box gum woodland, the land that Sampson’s ancestors have walked for thousands of ...   
7/4/2014
A team of researchers led by the Washington State University has found that deserts may play a key role in alleviating the effects of global warming. The researchers, which included biologists from the WSU and scientists from the Desert ...   
3/4/2014
The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report on the impacts of global warming this century has been widely recognised as clarifying beyond all doubt that we do, indeed, face an unprecedented planetary ...   
30/3/2014
Climate change is already having sweeping effects on every continent and throughout the world's oceans, scientists reported Monday, and they warned that the problem is likely to grow substantially worse unless greenhouse emissions are brought ...   

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