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It will be a profound irony if NASA`s lasting value will be to document from space the planet`s decline.
Case in point: The agency released today a scientific visualization video showing the transition of the entire African rainforest in ...
Years of drier conditions in the Congo River basin in central Africa appear to be affecting trees in the region’s vast rain forests
, scientists reported on Wednesday.Writing in the journal Nature, the researchers said that the capacity of ...
A global programme to reward developing countries for avoiding deforestation has made little headway, officials and conservationists say.
The delays are proving particularly frustrating for communities concerned with conserving forests
Earth is home to millions of species. Just one dominates it. Us. Our cleverness, our inventiveness and our activities have modified almost every part of our planet. In fact, we are having a profound impact on it. Indeed, our cleverness, our ...
It’s fitting that the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change report was released during Earth Month. After all, the third chapter of its Fifth Assessment focuses on ways to keep our planet healthy and livable by warding off extreme ...
Before we jump into a debate about the environmental costs of eating meat, here are three things you should know:
1. I've experimented with vegetarianism twice, but it's never really stuck. Round one ended when I had a dream about a ...
I'm not watching Years of Living Dangerously, Showtime's nine-part series on climate
change. I'm not going to read Elizabeth Kolbert's The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, despite its great reviews. When I see a long article in The New ...
OK, can we please stop pretending biofuel made from corn is helping the planet and the environment? With huge subsidies for ethanol in gasoline, with all States now selling gasoline having some ethanol blend, and a general misconception that ...
One of Indonesia's most unique biosphere reserves is at risk of being destroyed by forest fires unless local and national government can work together to save it, a UNESCO expert says.
Covering around 700,000 hectares of the Bengkalis ...
Across the western United States, wildfires grew bigger and more frequent in the past 30 years, according to a new study that blames climate
change and drought for the worsening flames.
"It's not just something that is localized to ...
Wildfires are getting bigger and more frequent in the American West. It`s not your imagination.
And the summers ahead will bring more of them, even larger than the ones that came before.
That`s the conclusion of a new study for ...
Those wind turbines endlessly turning on the hill near your home tell of a changing world. So do the fields of solar panels sprouting from the deserts of California to the plains of Germany. But the world is not changing fast enough, says the ...
This is the seventh in an ongoing series of articles developed in support of this year's two Katoomba Meetings, both of which are taking place in Latin America. The first meeting will take place on March 19 and 20 at Iguazú Falls, on the border ...
To engage the public, Years of Living Dangerously and Sand Wars take different approaches, one is a Hollywood behemoth, the other is shrewd and assailing
In the first episode of Years of Living Dangerously, a lavish nine-part US ...
A combination of climate
change and deforestation is making the Amazon rainforest increasingly vulnerable to devastating forest fires, a new study has said.The Amazon is one of the most important ecosystems on the planet. It is estimated ...
Fires caused by climate
change and deforestation could mean trouble for the trees of the Amazonian rainforest, according to a new study.
Biologists from Brazil's Amazon Environmental Research Institute and the Woods Hole Research Center ...
Injudicious site and species selection while planting 'bioshields' -- plantations that protect coastlines against natural disasters -- could be ecologically damaging in the long term, a study warns.
Catastrophic cyclones and a ...
Entering its second week, the inspiring Washington University sit-in against Peabody Energy has already gone beyond its goals to cut school ties with the St. Louis-based coal giant, and forced the rest of the nation to ask themselves an urgent ...
Converting peat swamp forests
in Southeast Asia into industrial oil palm and pulpwood plantations releases emissions, threatens biodiversity and ultimately accelerates climate
change, according to a guest column by a Princeton professor and PhD ...
If you were collecting sections of the new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change, you can now complete your set. Following the release of the section on the physical science of climate
change in September and the section on ...
Just a few decades remain to halt global warming and head off its most catastrophic effects, says a new United Nations report that offers a sweeping menu of climate
change fixes that would require global cooperation to implement.
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.
The world is transitioning to a green economy, but the many synergies between greater sustainability and the forest-focused REDD+ mechanism are underutilized, according to a recent United Nations report.
Countries with tropical forests
On April 9th, 2014, Code REDD and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) presented an historic, first ever event - REDD+ Talks: Colombia in Cartagena. The packed event brought together leaders from the private, public, and ...
The severe transboundary haze which blanketed Singapore in June last year could have influenced the results of a recent survey on climate
change, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said in Parliament on Monday.
The survey, commissioned ...