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Across the western United States, wildfires grew bigger and more frequent in the past 30 years, according to a new study that blames climate
change and drought for the worsening flames.
"It's not just something that is localized to ...
Wildfires are getting bigger and more frequent in the American West. It`s not your imagination.
And the summers ahead will bring more of them, even larger than the ones that came before.
That`s the conclusion of a new study for ...
I once stumbled out of a jungle in the Congo Basin and startled two Bantu farmers -- both women -- tending a small field. I spoke no Bantu and they no French, and so we just stared at each other, a little warily, until one of their toddlers ...
ing biomass emit more air pollutants, including carbon dioxide, per megawatt-hour than those that burn
coal, according to a Partnership for Policy Integrity report.
The April 2 report, “Trees, Trash, and Toxics: How ...
The planet is poised for disaster, according to a landmark study released yesterday. Forests
, cities will flood and infrastructure will collapse under the strain of a warming climate
change will also lead to increased food ...
A little-known technology that may be able to take the equivalent of China's greenhouse gas emissions out of the carbon cycle could be the radical policy shift needed to slow climate
change this century, a draft U.N. report shows.Using ...
Some of the best habitats in North America for salamanders are showing strain from climate
change, becoming warmer and drier as global temperatures and weather patterns shift. This means the salamanders living there, which rely on cool, moist ...
Coal provides 40 percent of the world's electricity. It produces 39 percent of global CO2 emissions. It kills thousands a year in mines, many more with polluted air.
Environmentalists say that clean coal is a myth. Of course it is: Just ...
The recent surge in forest fires in Riau has raised questions over the commitment of major companies to fight open burn
ing, as satellites revealed that the current number of hot spots exceeds the number that caused last year's choking ...
In early March 2014, forest and peat fires in Indonesia's Riau province, on the island of Sumatra, spiked to levels not seen since the previous Southeast Asian haze crisis of June 2013. Nearly 50,000 Indonesians are suffering respiratory ailments ...
We have finally finished tidying up all the trees and branches thrown down by the furious winter winds in Court Wood. It's an 11-acre, mixed broad-leaf woodland near my home in the Black Mountains, south Wales. As part of a not-for-profit, ...
As the climate
warms, forest fires in the West increasingly will feast on acres of dry brush, growing into giants. In a cycle that will become routine, homeowners will flee, while firefighters will rush toward their houses -- and away from areas ...
Fires in Indonesia are destroying large areas of forest on land owned by lumber and palm oil companies, casting further attention on western companies that buy commodities from the affected regions.
The fires, which have been burn
Ricardo Vásquez Sánchez glances up at the dry thatched roof on the wood-framed platform that is his home in Peru's sweltering Amazon lowlands.
"If a spark lands there, it'll go up in flames,' he says.
It is a very real danger, ...
Forest fires that ravaged parts of Indonesia in mid-2013 and caused regional tensions have made it harder for the government to meet its goals for reducing carbon emissions, according to a report by climate
scientists -- and experts and activists ...
One of the first things you realize about Borneo is how difficult it can be to land a plane. On my first trip there, our plane circled the provincial capital of Palangkaraya for a half hour before a window in the smoke opened long enough to ...
We all know what's gone wrong, or we think we do: not enough spending on flood defences. It's true that government cuts have exposed thousands of homes to greater risk, but too little public spending is a small part of the problem.
It is ...
An Indonesian court has found the palm oil company PT Kallista Alam guilty of illegally burn
ing large swathes of the Tripa peat forest, which lies within Sumatra`s Leuser Ecosystem, the only place on Earth where tigers, elephants, rhinos, and ...
The U.S. Forest Service is proposing an extensive salvage operation to log dead trees on about 46 square miles of timberland charred in last year's massive Rim fire in the Sierra Nevada.
The project would be one of the largest federal ...
models: New research suggests that temperatures will rise between 1.5 degrees and 5 degrees. Photo: Michael Clayton-Jones
Temperatures are on course to rise at least 4 degrees by the end of the century, according to research that ...
Seven billion people and growing. A quarter of them living in poverty. Unsustainable -- and unequal -- resource use. Landscapes vanishing, along with their nonhuman inhabitants. Global warming upending natural systems. These are tough times on ...
Until they burn
ed, oaks and pines in the Rim fire area absorbed carbon dioxide and emitted oxygen, a useful service for the planet.
The massive blaze reduced the value of this function by as much as $797 million, according to an initial ...
After three decades of studying the world’s great rainforests, including the Amazon and Congo Basin, I thought I’d seen the best nature has to offer. But that was before I visited a small pocket of forest in northern Borneo known as the Danum ...
Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, 41 leading scientists sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calling on the agency to protect U.S. forests
from the growing sucking sound created by biomass power plants. The scientists ...
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 ...