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A new study released today presents powerful evidence that clearing trees not only spews carbon into the atmosphere, but also triggers major shifts in rainfall and increased temperatures worldwide that are just as potent as those caused by ...
Palm oil — that nearly ubiquitous ingredient found in processed foods, hygiene products and cosmetics — fuels air and water pollution, climate
change, extinction and human rights violations. A multi-billion-dollar industry, “big palm” has the ...
Britain’s wet weather could be made worse by deforestation in the Amazon, according to a new report into the effect of the loss of vast tracts of rainforest
on the world’s climate
It has long been known that the loss of rainforest
Large-scale deforestation in the tropics could drive significant and widespread shifts in rainfall distribution and temperatures, potentially affecting agriculture both locally and far from where forest loss is occurring, concludes a study ...
Peatlands in the Peruvian Amazon store ten times the amount of carbon as undisturbed rainforest
in adjacent areas, making them critical in the battle to fight climate
change, finds a new study published in Environmental Research ...
tists have long expected extra carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to boost tree growth - the climate
-changing waste product of our fuel-burning ways is plant food, after all. But a new study suggests that trees in tropical rainforest
s around the ...
negotiators have gathered in Lima, Peru, for the annual United Nations climate
change conference COP 20, to discuss how to combat climate
change and who should pay for curbing the world's fossil fuel emissions.
There is a ...
A new NASA-funded study has found that a dried out Amazon, which has experienced a decline in rainfall over the last decade, could speed up global climate
change due to the subsequent drop in vegetation.
And global climate
models predict ...
Democracy Now! is broadcasting from the United Nations climate
summit in Lima, Peru, where high-level talks have just gotten under way. Here is the coverage from today:
Putting People Before Profit: Thousands March in Peruvian People’s ...
Indigenous organizations and international human rights activists say Peru is failing to protect the rights of indigenous people in its Amazon rainforest
, putting at risk the individuals and the carbon stored in their lands.The report, ...
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
They have helped the ...
Initiatives balancing protection for forests and other natural resources with the interests of farmers need more political and financial support if they are to advance the fight against climate
change, experts said on Saturday.
Scientists in the US and Latin America have once again confirmed the importance of the Amazon rainforest
as a planetary resource and as a carbon sink to store carbon drawn down from the atmosphere. Sadly, they have also confirmed, once again, ...
Scientists say destroying indigenous areas of the Amazon rainforest
will have an irreversible impact on the atmosphere of the planet.
A new study said indigenous lands were "protected natural areas" accounting for 55% of the carbon ...
Deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon increased significantly last year, says a top official.Speaking to the press at U.N. climate
change talks in Lima, Gustavo Suarez de Freitas of MINAM, Peru's environment ministry, said 145,000 hectares ...
New study faults adaptive 'Novel Ecosystems' concept with ignoring true values of biodiversity, restoration
Over the past few years a new conservation approach known as the "novel ecosystems" concept has been slowly gathering steam in ...
São Paulo, Brazil’s drought-hit megacity of 20 million, has about two months of guaranteed water supply remaining as it taps into the second of three emergency reserves, officials say.
The city began using its second so-called “technical ...
Indonesia’s reforming new president is to crack down on the rampant deforestation and peatland destruction that has made the nation the world’s third largest emitter of climate
-warming carbon dioxide.
Joko Widodo signalled the ...
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 ...
At least 57 environmental activists have been murdered in Peru since 2002, a rights group said Monday, criticizing the killings as the country prepares to host major UN climate
In a report released two weeks before Peru welcomes ...
Two American scientists have just sought to find a way of answering the ultimate global warming question: how long can any species last once it has discovered how to exploit fossil fuels and change the conditions under which it first ...
Last August, from the window of a jet high over Sumatra, I counted nearly a dozen plumes of smoke rising from the vast jungles and plantations below. Some more than a half-mile wide, they looked like pillars holding up the sky. That week the ...
In the 1990s, the world watched with alarm as vast tracts of tropical rainforest
were torn down for timber and croplands, dug up for minerals and energy, and flooded for hydroelectric projects. Conservation groups, governments, philanthropists, ...
On the eve of the World Parks Congress in Sydney, the Australian government has just hosted the 'Asia-Pacific Rainforest
Summit', a two-day event that brought together political leaders, academics, environmental managers and NGO staff in an ...
If you don’t like the message on climate
change, it seems that the answer is to shoot the messenger.
According to a new book by veteran environmentalist George Marshall, thousands of abusive emails—including demands that he commit ...