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22/7/2014
Proposed new global development goals, drafted by a U.N. working group, include a goal to take urgent action on climate change, despite opposition from some countries - even though the goal is weaker than many campaigners would like. How ...   
21/7/2014
At first the forest seems still, with only the sounds of busy insects and slight movement of wind betraying activity in the patchy undergrowth. Then, curiously, a Malay civet (Viverra tangalunga), an animal resembling half cat and half weasel, ...   
20/7/2014
Long considered an unproductive hindrance to growth and development, peat swamp forests in Southeast Asia have been systematically cleared, drained and burned away to make room plantations and construction. Now, as alternating cycles of fires and ...   
20/7/2014
The size and age of plants has more of an impact on their productivity than temperature and precipitation, according to a landmark study by University of Arizona researchers. UA professor Brian Enquist and postdoctoral researcher Sean ...   
19/7/2014
A witless remark by a single bureaucrat may be dooming America’s remaining wolverines to extinction.The specious crack by Noreen Walsh, the Rocky Mountain region director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, denies climate-change models ...   
18/7/2014
Agriculture plays a massive role in today’s global economy. It’s easy to not realize that your salad’s fresh tomatoes are likely flown in from the Netherlands, its asparagus is picked by a Peruvian farmer and the dressing has palm oil harvested ...   
18/7/2014
Australia`s Senate has voted to repeal the price on emissions of the climate-warming gas carbon dioxide, a levy on the biggest polluters passed by the previous Labor government. The Yallourn Power Station burns brown coal to provide ...   
16/7/2014
More than 30 percent of Borneo's rainforests have been destroyed over the past forty years due to fires, industrial logging, and the spread of plantations, finds a new study that provides the most comprehensive analysis of the island's forest ...   
15/7/2014
It was just after lunch, Monday, November 8th 2010 when it all began. At the time, it was innocent enough; there were certainly no ill intentions. Yet, looking back, I now see it as the moment that kicked off the polarizing debate that today ...   
12/7/2014
Scientists are investigating how climate change may be influencing a spruce budworm outbreak in Quebec’s forests. An area the size of Belgium on Quebec’s North Shore is now affected by the highly destructive insect, which feeds on the ...   
12/7/2014
High in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, mustard plants slumber through the winter in snow-covered meadows. When spring finally reveals these hardy perennials, the plants reach for the sky, unveiling tiny pink or white flowers. This ...   
12/7/2014
The nation's third-largest carbon dioxide-emitting state is in the middle of a fierce election fight that could determine whether it stays on its current path of challenging U.S. EPA climate rules, or instead slows fossil fuel development and ...   
10/7/2014
Climate researchers and economic experts have pooled their knowledge to draw up a map of what actions leading countries should take in the battle against man-driven carbon emissions. In a recent report from a United Nations (UN) ...   
10/7/2014
The selective logging and burning of trees carried out to clear land for farming in the Amazon rainforest releases 54 million tons of carbon into the atmosphere every year, according to a new study. While rainforests are invaluable ...   
8/7/2014
A political push is underway to block California's carbon cap-and-trade program from expanding next year to include motor fuels. State Assemblyman Henry Perea (D) on Friday stripped text out of one of his bills that was sitting in ...   
7/7/2014
For those living either north or south of the tropics, images of this green ring around the Earth's equator often include verdant rainforests, exotic animals, and unchanging weather; but they may also be of entrenched poverty, unstable ...   
7/7/2014
The three-week-old carcass in Kenya's East Tsavo National Park is hardly identifiable as an elephant anymore. Gone are the hallmark tusks and expressive trunk; the elephant's entire face has been hacked off. The perpetrators used a ...   
6/7/2014
In the four-year period between 2007 and 2011, there were 11 FEMA disaster declarations in Vermont. Most of them were related to intense precipitation. In 2011 alone, every county in Vermont was included in at least one federal disaster ...   
3/7/2014
Within the past six weeks, former Republican Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson and 16 former generals and admirals have issued stern warnings about the serious economic and national security risks America faces by failing to address climate ...   
3/7/2014
For decades, Asian leaders largely ignored climate change. It's a Western problem, we said. They caused the problem by dumping greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere; let them clean it up. Instead, we Asian leaders focused on reducing poverty by ...   
3/7/2014
A workhorse Delta 2 rocket roared to life and climbed away from California coast early Wednesday, boosting an environmental research satellite into orbit on a $468 million mission to precisely measure global carbon dioxide levels, a key factor in ...   
2/7/2014
In the great halls of La Boqueria, Barcelona’s central market, tourists, foodies and cooks gather every day to marvel at the fresh food, like pilgrims at the site of a miracle. The chief shrines are the fish counters, where thousands of sea ...   
1/7/2014
Some African countries have expressed their commitment to partner UN agencies and the International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL) to combat illegal timber trade in their countries. This is contained in a statement issued by the ...   
30/6/2014
Last week there was a bit of a hullabaloo when it was discovered that the international programme director for Greenpeace, Pascal Husting, was flying to work from Luxembourg to Amsterdam a few times a month. Sensible arguments could be made for ...   
30/6/2014
While in the political world carbon dioxide can still be referred to as an invisible, harmless gas for years scientists at NASA have been studying the way its dramatic rise in atmospheric concentration is affecting life on earth. On Tuesday ...   

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