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Long considered an unproductive hindrance to growth and development, peat swamp forests
in Southeast Asia have been systematically cleared, drained and burn
ed away to make room plantations and construction. Now, as alternating cycles of fires and ...
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 ...
Add your name to the growing list of people urging President Obama to protect the greater Yosemite ecosystem from post-fire salvage logging. In a warming world, we must act to foster a healthy regeneration of fire-affected forests
and unroaded ...
The central California wildfire that yesterday destroyed three homes and forced hundreds of evacuations is just the latest blaze to strain the nation's overburdened federal firefighting system. According to the latest official update, by Monday ...
Research indicates that areas with more forest cover tend to have superior food security compared to areas with less. In addition, the loss of forest cover to deforestation has long-term impacts not only locally, but also globally. These topics ...
It's easy to imagine new snow so bright that we must avert our eyes even while wearing sunglasses. What scientists are discovering, though, is this brilliant whiteness of snow and ice is increasingly being dimmed by air pollution.
Coal built the modern world and still makes its lights glow, but we've reached a turning point in our love affair with this powerful and ancient fuel.
The world—with China and the U.S. in the lead—burns more coal now than ever, and our ...
Alaska is battling a huge wildfire this Memorial Day. In the last 24 hours the fire has spread to become bigger than Chicago, prompting officials to issue an order for about 900 people as it threatens Alaska`s Kenai Peninsula, a region south of ...
Next to a newly paved highway in the Peruvian Amazon, a discreet white-on-green sign urges travellers to protect the surrounding ecosystem. “Let's care for the environment, let's conserve the forest,” it reads. But the appeal comes too late for ...
Last week, the White House released the National Climate
Assessment, and the news is grim. Coral reefs are dying, shellfish will increasingly make us sick, and cherries are being decimated by weather extremes. Along the Eastern Seaboard, waters ...
When it rains, it pours. When it's dry, it's parched. When it's hot, it lasts.
These are some of the impacts climate
change is already bringing to the United States, with more extremes to come in the future, according to the National ...
change is baking Southwestern cities, intensifying wildfires and straining water supplies, and the worst is yet to come, scientists say in the latest National Climate
Assessment released Tuesday.
The Earth is heating ...
On Tuesday, the federal government released its third report of climate
change in the U.S. The report, called the National Climate
Assessment, makes clear that climate
change is a present-day issue and a growing threat. While climate
change is ...
Some of the most distinguished scientists in the US have written to UK energy secretary Ed Davey, urging him to abandon the government’s “misguided” subsidies for companies burn
ing wood pellets to generate electricity, such as the Drax plant in ...
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, ...