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Forest clearing can have just as catastrophic an impact on the world's climate
as carbon pollution, according to a new study published in the peer-reviewed science journal Nature Climate
Change.The study finds that deforestation increases ...
The permafrost in some of Alaska's most iconic national parks could all but disappear this century, new research suggests.Right now, half of the ground in Denali National Park's is frozen year-round, but if global warming continues at the ...
Clearing of trees in tropical rainforests not only increases carbon dioxide in the air but also affects rainfall patterns and raises temperatures across the globe, says a study showing that forests
have many impacts on climate
.This in ...
Tropical herbivorous fish are beginning to expand their range into temperate waters - likely as a result of climate
change - and a new international study documents the dramatic impact of the intrusion in the Mediterranean Sea.
The critical role that vast tropical forests
such as Brazil’s Amazon play in suppressing climate
change is well known: They store huge quantities of carbon, acting as “carbon sinks.”
But as a report out this week argues, scientists are ...
A new study released today presents powerful evidence that clearing trees not only spews carbon into the atmosphere, but also triggers major shifts in rainfall and increased temperatures worldwide that are just as potent as those caused by ...
Palm oil — that nearly ubiquitous ingredient found in processed foods, hygiene products and cosmetics — fuels air and water pollution, climate
change, extinction and human rights violations. A multi-billion-dollar industry, “big palm” has the ...
not only releases carbon into the atmosphere, it also triggers worldwide shifts in rainfall and temperatures that are just as potent as those caused by current carbon pollution and that pose great risk to future agricultural ...
Britain’s wet weather could be made worse by deforestation in the Amazon, according to a new report into the effect of the loss of vast tracts of rainforest on the world’s climate
It has long been known that the loss of rainforest ...
Large-scale deforestation in the tropics could drive significant and widespread shifts in rainfall distribution and temperatures, potentially affecting agriculture both locally and far from where forest loss is occurring, concludes a study ...
Peatlands in the Peruvian Amazon store ten times the amount of carbon as undisturbed rainforest in adjacent areas, making them critical in the battle to fight climate
change, finds a new study published in Environmental Research ...
The highest concentration of carbon in parts of Amazonia is not stored in trees, but below the ground as peat, according to new University of Leeds research.
Mapping and quantifying carbon stored in the largest area of peatland forest in ...
tists have long expected extra carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to boost tree growth - the climate
-changing waste product of our fuel-burning ways is plant food, after all. But a new study suggests that trees in tropical rainforests around the ...
deal reached late today by world governments at a UN conference in Lima keeps negotiations on track for a universal global climate
treaty in Paris in 2015, but the weak text points to a tough year of talks ahead.
United Nations ...
The magnitude of the climate
changes brought about by global warming and the alterations in rainfall patterns are modifying the geography of food production in the tropics, warned participants at the climate
summit in the Peruvian ...
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 ...
Pulling a worn, yellowed copy of the 1992 U.N. climate
change convention from her handbag, Farhana Yamin points to the paragraph that states its goal: To stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations at a level that would prevent dangerous ...
From the Amazon to the Andes, thousands of activists marched through the streets of Lima on Wednesday to demand a just solution to climate
The march through the traffic-choked streets put a human face on the United Nations ...
Forest-dependent peoples face grave threats from deforestation and other depredations, warns a new report that urges greater recognition of traditional land use and support of community-led initiatives to fight forest loss.
The report, ...
Indians on the Peru-Brazil border say they continue to receive death threats from loggers after the murder of four local chiefs in a remote forest region overrun by illegal felling.
The September slaying of Ashaninka leader Edwin Chota ...
India is not expected to announce any plans at the U.N. climate
talks to begin limiting its emissions but the country will talk up plans for a five-fold increase in the use of solar power by 2030, Indian negotiators said.
"Peaking of ...
A coalition of governments and organizations today pledged to restore 20 million hectares (50 million acres) of degraded forests
and ecosystems across Latin America by 2020 under an initiative that aims to curb boost rural incomes, fight climate
Deep in the forests
of the U.S. South, tree scraps are fueling a little-known but controversial energy boom: wood pellets. Long used to heat homes in the country's Northeast, they're now destined for a new market.
Europe is importing the ...
Latin American and Caribbean countries yesterday launched Initiative 20x20, an effort to begin restoring 20 million hectares of degraded land -- an area larger than Uruguay -- by 2020. The initiative has secured $365 million in funds, its leaders ...
Conservation groups announced plans on Sunday to restore degraded land across Latin America with financing from private investment funds.The project, announced at a conference on climate
change in Lima, Peru, is an effort to cut ...