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15/5/2015
His job allows him a unique view of what is taking place in the interior of this volcanic east Caribbean nation, where the landscape mostly alternates between deep gorges and high mountains."Sometimes we hardly see any fish along the coastline, ...   
5/5/2015
Amid one the West's worst droughts in centuries, more than 5,600 wildfires scorched more than 600,000 acres last year in California alone. It could happen again. With drought showing signs of worsening across the West and Upper ...   
4/5/2015
The firefighters are primed, hoses at the ready. May and June are often the peak months for forest fires in the southwest of the U.S., and the outlook for this year is grim. “I wish I could have some hope,” says Dr Wally Covington, ...   
30/4/2015
On Monday, 200 firefighters evacuated an upscale residential neighborhood in Los Angeles as they responded to a wildfire that had just broken out in the nearby hills. Ninety minutes later, the fire was out, with no damage done. But if that battle ...   
30/4/2015
California introduced a world-leading carbon dioxide cap-and-trade program to drive down pollution rates after lawmakers approved an ambitious climate protection law in 2006. It also changed rules affecting utilities, spurring investments in some ...   
15/4/2015
The average citizen of Nepal consumes about 100 kilowatt-hours of electricity in a year. Cambodians make do with 160. Bangladeshis are better off, consuming, on average, 260.Then there is the fridge in your kitchen. A typical ...   
29/3/2015
In 2012, when the High Park Fire tore through a northern Colorado forest replete with dead trees left in the wake of a mountain pine beetle infestation, blame for the fire's spread across 87,000 acres was often placed primarily on the ...   
26/3/2015
Today, oil palm is Indonesia’s most important cash crop. In 2014, Indonesia produced 33.5 million tons of palm oil, [1] generating $18.9 billion in export revenue. [2] This makes palm oil Indonesia’s third most valuable export, behind only coal ...   
19/3/2015
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 ...   
13/3/2015
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 ...   
6/3/2015
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 ...   
27/2/2015
A new report from the World Resources Institute finds that dedicating land to the production of biofuels, a form of renewable energy made from plants, may undermine efforts to achieve a sustainable food future, combat climate change, and protect ...   
26/2/2015
In São Paulo, Brazil, which is suffering its worst drought in almost a century, Maria de Fátima dos Santos has lived for days at a time with no water, relying on what she had carefully hoarded in bottles.But in the Bolivian Amazon, about ...   
10/2/2015
Does combating climate change require burning the world’s forests and crops for fuel?It certainly looks that way, judging from the aggressive mandates governments across the globe have set to incorporate bioenergy into their ...   
10/2/2015
When the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploded in 1986, some 85 petabecquerels of radioactive cesium was released into the atmosphere and surrounding environs. Researchers believe somewhere between 2 and 8 PBq is still lingering in the soil and ...   
2/2/2015
Scientists are having trouble convincing the public that people are changing the climate. A Pew Research Center survey, released last week as part of a broader report on science and society, found that only 50 percent of Americans ...   
30/1/2015
President Obama's signature environmental initiative, his Clean Power Plan, is designed to fight climate change and crack down on America's carbon-emitting power plants. But behind the scenes, a dispute is raging over obscure language that could ...   
14/1/2015
Pinecone-littered forests draped over tens of millions of acres of mountaintops through the American Southwest are in danger of being scorched out of existence by global warming. It's not just rising heat that threatens to put a ...   
6/1/2015
Calling Aldo Rebelo a climate-change skeptic would be putting it mildly. In his days as a fiery legislator in the Communist Party of Brazil, he railed against those who say human activity is warming the globe and called the international ...   
31/12/2014
Plant a tree. Preserve a forest. Save the Earth from climate change? It's of course much more complicated than that, and slowing the tide of climate change will take a lot more than saving trees from chainsaws. But a new study highlights ...   
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
Solar panels glisten from every thatched hut on this crowded island, one of the largest in this remote chain off the Panamanian coast. But the tiny emblems of green energy offer no hope against climate change. They have helped the ...   
6/12/2014
In the winter of 2013--14, hundreds of milk-white birds with luminous yellow eyes and wingspans of up to 5 feet descended on beaches, farmers' fields, city parks and airport runways throughout southern Canada and the United ...   
6/12/2014
Almost a century ago, Russian botanist N.I. Vavilov was traveling the world in search of new species when he identified why equatorial rain forests are so critical to the Earth’s future: They’re the source-pool for 90 percent of the planet’s ...   
26/11/2014
If you have ever wondered about the connection between giant hallucinogenic frogs, uncontacted peoples, conservation, and climate change - and who hasn't? - check out this tour de force TED talk from ethnobotanist Mark Plotkin: What the people of ...   

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