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20/12/2014
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 ...   
19/12/2014
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 ...   
19/12/2014
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 ...   
19/12/2014
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. Temperate ...   
18/12/2014
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 ...   
18/12/2014
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 ...   
18/12/2014
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 ...   
18/12/2014
Clearing forests 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 ...   
18/12/2014
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 ...   
18/12/2014
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 ...   
17/12/2014
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 ...   
16/12/2014
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 ...   
15/12/2014
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 ...   
14/12/2014
A climate 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 ...   
13/12/2014
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 ...   
11/12/2014
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 ...   
10/12/2014
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 ...   
10/12/2014
From the Amazon to the Andes, thousands of activists marched through the streets of Lima on Wednesday to demand a just solution to climate change. The march through the traffic-choked streets put a human face on the United Nations ...   
10/12/2014
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, ...   
9/12/2014
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 ...   
9/12/2014
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 ...   
8/12/2014
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 ...   
8/12/2014
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 ...   
8/12/2014
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 ...   
8/12/2014
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 ...   

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