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This evening I'm participating in a discussion at San Francisco's Commonwealth Club with thought leaders from various industries to explore the environmental and economic impacts of deforestation.
Deforestation represents a large ...
From the wildebeest to the monarch butterfly, this year many of the world's great animal migrations are out of whack. Migration expert and Princeton Ecology professor David Wilcove joins host Steve Curwood to discuss what's going ...
Last year a friend of mine and her husband set out with their three children on a trek from Missouri to the boreal forests
of central Canada to raise awareness about climate
change. She read Bill McKibben's article "Global Warming's Terrifying ...
change may be progressing incrementally, but one of those increments is sure to produce abrupt, possibly irreversible changes, a new report says.
Citing mass polar ice melt, ocean dead zones and the potential for mass extinction ...
Seems like humans aren't the only ones anxious because of climate
change. Beneath the briny waves could lie legions of stressed-out fish, whose bodies aren't up to coping with the ongoing acidification of the oceans.
Scientists have ...
This small town in the semi-arid central Argentine province of Córdoba now has a 24-hour hotline for people to report their neighbours for sprinkling their lawns or using water to clean off the sidewalks.
The water shortage is felt ...
As environmentalists began ratcheting up pressure against Canada's tar sands three years ago, one of the world's biggest strategic consulting firms was tapped to help the North American oil industry figure out how to handle the mounting activism. ...
Building on several years of negotiations, countries inked a major agreement on forest conservation at the United Nations climate
talks in Warsaw on 23 November. The deal formally integrates forest conservation into the international climate
Generally speaking, anthropogenic climate
change doesn`t come at us like some Pacific Rim Kaiju monster, leaping suddenly into view from the watery depths. It`s slow and confusing and hard to observe on a day-to-day basis. But that doesn’t mean ...
A coalition of investors and asset managers is urging stakeholders in the palm oil industry to adopt policies that exclude deforestation and human rights violations from their supply chains.
The call, coordinated by Green Century Capital ...
Software engineer Andres Chavez is used to doing things quickly, efficiently and correctly. So he knew something was seriously wrong when, on a business trip in 2009, he was so confused he could barely sign a stack of paperwork.
"I felt ...
Several issues around the UN mechanism that aims to curtail greenhouse gases by preventing forest loss were resolved in Warsaw at the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate
Change (UNFCCC), and the meeting is ...
New research suggests that the Amazon rainforest may be more able to cope with dry conditions than previously predicted. Researchers at the University of Exeter and Colorado State University used a computer model to demonstrate that, providing ...
Continued global warming poses a risk of rapid, drastic changes in some human and natural systems, a scientific panel warned Tuesday, citing the possible collapse of polar sea ice, the potential for a mass extinction of plant and animal life and ...
Governments have set the wrong target to limit climate
change. The goal at present--to limit global warming to a maximum of two degree Celsius higher than the average for most of human history--“would have consequences that can be described as ...
When tropical ecologist Greg Asner glances down at the Amazon tree canopy from the window of his twin-engine plane, he sees more than indeterminate treetops punctuated by looping rivers and bright bursts of flowers.
With a spectrometer ...
change "tipping points" could be sudden and surprising, experts say.The threat of sudden climate
change disaster-from the poles melting to farmlands failing-is real and requires an early warning system, an expert panel suggested ...
The impact of climate
change is mostly discussed in terms of global warming, agriculture and health but on Thursday, a seminar organised by Shirkat Gah looked into how the women in Pakistan have been affected by the climatic change in Sindh’s ...
For the first time in more than 50 years, a team of wildlife film-makers has been permitted to venture deep into Burma's barely penetrable jungles. The expedition's insect expert, Ross Piper, explains why the country's forests
are special and, in ...
The Philippines has firmed up plans to develop a mangrove forest along the eastern seaboard of two islands hit hardest by Typhoon Haiyan to act as a first-line of defense again the impact of future storms.
Haiyan is one of the strongest ...
As UN climate
negotiations rumbled on in Warsaw, big business came together with conservation groups in Edinburgh last week at the inaugural World Forum on Natural Capital to put a price on nature.
The idea goes back to the Rio+20 ...
We're not just talking about measures to combat global climate
change — we're talking about investments in clean water, forests
and biodiversity. A new study explores a novel theory about these differences.
When food goes to the garbage can instead of someone’s stomach, it is easy to see a wasted opportunity. The resources used to grow and transport that apple or hamburger went to the landfill. The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is bringing ...
Almost 200 countries clinched a deal on climate
change over the weekend in Warsaw, marking the start of a long journey towards a binding international agreement at the 2015 UN climate
talks in Paris.
The agreement, clinched after the UN ...
Almost eight years after the idea was first mooted, climate
change negotiators have thrashed out an agreement of a deal to channelise funds – necessarily for developing countries – to help them cut greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and ...