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The United Nations Climate
Summit in New York last week passed with many promises, but no firm pledges. Most notably, China’s vice-premier Zhang Gaoli promised his country would peak its carbon dioxide emissions “as soon as possible,” and ...
A coalition of leading British businesses, including Marks & Spencer, Boots and Penguin Random House, have pledged to use only 100% sustainable timber and wood products by 2020.
Businesses from the high street and timber, construction, ...
Trees are currently threatening growing grasslands, turning tallgrass prairies into shrublands and forests
, and a pair of researchers is concerned that if nothing is done to stop or slow down this process, an important part of the ecosystem may ...
The world’s superpowers have finally woken from their climate
That was the message from the UK’s secretary of state for energy and climate
change Ed Davey, speaking on the sidelines of the UN’s climate
summit in New ...
On Tuesday, India’s minister for environment, forests
, and climate
change, Prakash Javadekar, scoffed at the idea of the country reducing emissions to counter climate
change. He held the US chiefly responsible for the climate
crisis, and ...
In 2011, Germany and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature launched the Bonn Challenge, which pledged to restore 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested lands by 2020. Several countries have already made ...
With the world's population predicted to reach 9 billion by 2050, we collectively face a dual challenge: ensuring that everyone will have access to affordable, nutritious food without decimating the earth's natural resources in the ...
Senior Environmental experts said on Wednesday that national agricultural economy was being affected by five major risks related to climate
change. Talking to APP senior researcher, Kashif Salik working with Sustainable Policy Development ...
Policies to end deforestation are essential for curbing climate
change and can also support economic development, top government and business officials said."Putting a stop to deforestation is the smart thing to do," Justine Greening, ...
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 ...
At the United Nations (UN) Climate
Summit on Tuesday, efforts to slow deforestation got a major boost when dozens of countries, indigenous groups and companies pledged to halve destructive deforestation by 2020, and completely end losses by ...
At the UN climate
summit taking place in New York on Tuesday, governments and businesses pledged to end deforestation by 2030. Backers of the declaration claim such action could save between 4.5 billion and 8.8 billion tonnes of carbon emissions ...
Cargill, one of the world's largest agricultural companies, has extended its zero deforestation commitment for palm oil to all commodities it produces.
The commitment, announced Tuesday at the United Nations Climate
Summit in New York, ...
This week, the United Nations will host a huge and well-publicized one-day summit on climate
change. The public is likely to be watching it closely: It comes just days after thousands of people in New York and around the world took to the ...
One of the biggest near-term opportunities to mitigate climate
change is to slow down deforestation and forest degradation in the tropics, where the lion’s share of the world’s forest loss is taking place. Brazil has reduced deforestation rates ...
China is for the first time emitting more carbon pollution per person than the EU, birthplace of the industrial revolution.In a notable turning point for the world’s most populous nation, China produced 7.2 tonnes of planet-warming carbon ...
Tens of thousands of people marched in New York and across the globe on Sunday, joined by celebrities and political leaders to demand urgent action to stem climate
Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio, US former vice president ...
The fall foliage transformations that so colorfully mark the start of the autumn season could soon start arriving later and lasting longer due to climate
change, researchers from Princeton University report in the latest edition of the journal ...
In her new book, The Human Age, Diane Ackerman, best-selling author of The Zookeeper's Wife and A Natural History of the Senses, takes us on a journey into the Anthropocene: the era in which humans have both mastered and degraded the natural ...
Behind all the fanfare around this week's UN Climate
Summit, which will bring 120 heads of state to New York on Tuesday, looms one big question: Will the nations of the world agree on a path to avoid the most dangerous consequences of climate
When Abudu Zikusoka was a small boy his father would bring people to their home in Ndesse village in Central Uganda's Mukono district. He would watch as they packed the family's harvested coffee into sacks and then loaded it onto their ...
President Benigno Aquino III is attending the United Nations Climate
Summit here in New York on Tuesday, September 23, to highlight the risks that vulnerable countries like the Philippines face from climate
Just days before the ...
With milder winters sparking a surge in deer ticks, park rangers now duct-tape their ankles while combing the wilds of Acadia, where native flowers are disappearing at alarming rates and invasive species are thriving.
Along the rocky ...
There are more than 7 billion people on Earth now, and roughly one in eight of us doesn't have enough to eat. The question of how many people the Earth can support is a long-standing one that becomes more intense as the world's population-and our ...
The United Nations and the streets of Manhattan are going into global warming saturation mode, from Sunday’s People’s Climate
March through the Tuesday climate
change summit convened by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and on through an annual ...