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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 ...
In the past two years, we’ve seen rapid changes in the forestry sector that we could not have predicted would be realized by 2014. As a starting point, we witnessed the chairman of Indonesia-based Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), the world’s second ...
A new United Nations report stresses that in order to stop the most devastating effects of global warming, the world must take action by 2020.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change (IPCC) mitigation report was released Sunday in ...
Delivering the latest stark news about climate
change on Sunday, a United Nations panel warned that governments are not doing enough to avert profound risks in coming decades. But the experts found a silver lining: Not only is there still time to ...
As temperatures continue to rise and habitats come under threat, a group of Hollywood heavyweights is seeking to bring the spotlight back on climate
change with a new documentary series.
"Years of Living Dangerously," a nine-part series ...
The world is on track for dangerous climate
change, having nearly lost room for further pollution in the mix of gases that make up the atmosphere. Despite a rise in clean, renewable energy supplies in certain countries, and a partial shift from ...
Greenhouse gas emissions grew almost twice as fast in the past decade as they did in the previous 30 years, bringing the world another step closer to a level of warming that could wreck havoc with the climate
if humans don’t end their dependence ...
The UN's climate
panel has published the third part of its long-awaited report - on strategies for mitigation. The document by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change (IPCC) considers the options for limiting or preventing greenhouse gas ...
Massive cuts to greenhouse gas emissions are needed in the next few decades to avoid "dangerous" climate
change, a major international report has warned.
Output of carbon dioxide and other climate
-changing gases has increased in recent ...
The countries of the world have dragged their feet so long on global warming that the situation is now critical, experts appointed by the United Nations reported Sunday, and only an intensive worldwide push over the next 15 years can stave off ...
In the wake of Cyclone Aila in 2009, swollen seas washed over the delta of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers. The storm surge breached the embankments surrounding a small island that was home to 10,000 families, turning the land into a muddy ...