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An award known as "the Nobel Prize for water" has been given to an Indian campaigner who has brought water to 1,000 villages.
The judges of the Stockholm Water Prize say his methods have also prevented floods, restored soil and rivers, ...
The amount of carbon the Amazon's remaining trees removed from the atmosphere fell by almost a third last decade, leading scientists to warn that manmade carbon emissions would need to be cut more deeply to tackle climate
Fall in ...
The amount of climate
pollution being produced every year by the felling of forests
is falling worldwide, but benefits of the heartening decline are being eroded by the worsening conditions of the forests
still left standing.
The losses ...
The Amazon rainforest is losing its ability to absorb carbon dioxide in the atmosphere as trees are dying, which could have negative implication on climate
change across the globe.
A study led by the University of Leeds revealed that ...
In November last year, India's power minister Piyush Goyal announced that he plans to double coal production in India by the end of this decade and, in an effort to enhance production, the Indian government has started a process of auctioning ...
A study has found that the net carbon uptake of the Amazon forest as halved since the 1990s. Researchers warn that the findings have implications for climate
change and emission reduction targets.
The research, which was led by the ...
The Amazonian rainforest has lost much of its ability to absorb climate
-altering greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, scientists reported on Wednesday.
In the 1990s, the great forest was able to store as much as two billion tonnes of ...
The Amazon rainforest's ability to soak up greenhouse gases from the air has fallen sharply, possibly because climate
change and droughts mean more trees are dying, an international team of scientists said on Wednesday.The world's biggest ...
“Who will stop this madness of climate
change? If not us, then who? If not now, then when?”
These inspiring words from Filipino environmental activist Yeb Sano provide the theme of an ongoing audiovisual exhibition at the Antara Gallery ...
Leading conservation groups, including Ducks Unlimited and the National Audubon Society, are pressing for a plan to protect North American boreal forests
that are home to an estimated 3 billion birds and more than 300 ...
In a far corner of North Dakota, just a few hundred miles from the proposed path of the Keystone XL pipeline, 84,000 barrels of crude oil per day recently began flowing through a new line that connects the state's sprawling oilfields to an oil ...
There's something disconcerting about life at Lake Tahoe these days.
It's still winter, but visitors are renting bikes instead of snowshoes and kayaks instead of skis. Come summer -- without last-ditch torrential rains -- the lake level ...
Vice President of India M. Hamid Ansari has said that environmental degradation and climate
change are amongst the foremost challenges confronting human civilization in our times.
The protection and preservation of environment and its ...
Global emissions of carbon dioxide, the main long-lived global warming pollutant, flatlined in 2014, despite global economic growth, a report released Friday found.
This is the first time in 40 years in which there was a halt or ...
If you Google "rainforest," you're almost assured to get a page of search results mostly about the tropics. Yet, another kind of rainforest also exists: temperate rainforests. Far less expansive than the tropical kind, temperate rainforests occur ...
A village chief in Malawi, Sheikh Mosa, is trying to persuade other chiefs in his area to support family planning.
For two villages in southern Malawi, climate
change and contraception have become intertwined. So much so, that long-held ...
Environmentalists in India have expressed alarm over the new budget of the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which they say heralds substantial cuts in environmental programmes and fails to address the country’s worsening pollution and ...
Willow and cottonwood trees, verdant with springtime foliage, draped over the shallow Aravaipa Creek in mid-February as if forsaking any notion of winter.
The blooming trees and abundant plant life, along with rare species of desert ...
21 months and counting
What is development? To many conventional economists it has been China, though not without irony. Its export-led development model and advantage in all economic sectors created its superpower status, and left it ...
In Minnesota, infestations have been found in the Twin Cities and in the state's southeastern corner. In northern Minnesota, where there are more than one million acres of black ash forest containing nearly a billion trees, researchers say the ...
Ecologist Philip Fearnside has lived and worked in the Brazilian Amazon for 30 years and is one of the foremost authorities on deforestation in the world’s largest tropical forest. A professor at the National Institute for Research in the Amazon, ...
Alfred Cipriani considers Pope Francis “the right pope for the right time” but believes his much-anticipated papal letter on the environment will stray into an area better left to others.
“My problem with him talking about the ...
ENSO, otherwise known as the El Niño Southern Oscillation, is one of the most startling examples of climate
change. As we have to adjust everywhere to such changes in our everyday concerns, it is useful that research has discovered connections ...
February is one of the first months since before months had names to boast carbon dioxide concentrations at 400 parts per million.* Such CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere have likely not been seen since at least the end of the Oligocene 23 ...
Journalism tends to be a rear-view mirror. We prefer to deal with what has happened, not what lies ahead. We favour what is exceptional and in full view over what is ordinary and hidden.
Famously, as a tribe, we are more interested in ...