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You know the old saying: Location, location, location? It turns out that it applies to the Amazon rainforest
, too. New work from Carnegie's Greg Asner illustrates a hidden tapestry of chemical variation across the lowland Peruvian Amazon, with ...
In the last two years, a series of companies have made bold commitments to halt deforestation in their supply chains (see this story for the context). But producing products like palm oil without clearing ecologically important rainforest
A top conservationist has called on world leaders and environmentalists to urgently renew their focus on the state of tropical rainforest
s, arguing that the issue has dropped off the political agenda even though the world is “not far away from a ...
When it comes to climate
change Africa is in the eye of the storm. This is partly because of human factors - but the continent’s climate
also makes it extremely vulnerable.
Africa is faced with a number of interlinked challenges. These ...
The Brazilian rainforest
could be effectively nationalised under a draft bill being considered by the country’s MPs.
The proposed legislation would recognise the sovereignty of Brazil over the Amazon’s natural resources and set up a ...
WASHINGTON -- Bank of America is cutting off its financing for coal extraction projects, the company announced at its shareholder meeting Wednesday.
"With regard to coal, over the past several years, we have been gradually and ...
Coal mining companies pose an increasingly risky investment, according to the Bank of America, which has said it will continue to reduce its financing of the sector.
“The dynamics around coal are shifting,” said the bank’s new coal ...
It is well known that tropical deforestation is just as costly as carbon pollution when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions. But while research has mostly focused on forests that have been completely mowed down, scientists are now saying that ...
Within the botanical menagerie that makes up the Amazon rainforest
, which is so important it's frequently dubbed the "lungs of the planet,' scientists have pinpointed a small number of tree species that are doing the heaviest breathing as they ...
About 1% of all the tree species in the Amazon account for half of the carbon locked in the vast South American rainforest
, a study has estimated.Although the region is home to an estimated 16,000 tree species, researchers found that just ...
Peru is planning a series of huge hydroelectric dams on the 1,700-kilometer (1,056-mile) Marañón River, which begins in the Peruvian Andes and is the main source of the Amazon River. Critics say the mega-dam projects could destroy the currently ...
Last week, the London-based think tank Innovation Forum convened a two-day conference on the subject of sustainable forestry in Washington, D.C. Titled “How Business Can Tackle Deforestation,” the conference brought together leaders from both ...
Frozen Arctic and sub-Arctic soil that thaws from global warming will add substantial amounts of carbon to the atmosphere in the form of greenhouse gases, accelerating climate
change the rest of the century, but it won't come in a sudden burst, ...
Randy Hayes is a great green lifer.Decades ago he founded the Rainforest
Action Network, still one of the major players in the save-the-Earth infrastructure. Now he runs Foundation Earth.Never one to comprise, Randy has gone ...
Barclays has ended its financing of a controversial coal mining method known as mountaintop removal and said time is running out for the practice.
The bank was the world’s biggest financier of mountain top removal (MTR) in 2013, when it ...
The CEO of a company listed on the London Stock Exchange, that aims to become the world’s largest producer of cocoa, is responsible for illegally clearing swathes of rainforest
in the Peruvian Amazon, according to a report by the Environmental ...
The dramatic growth in plant cover in the past decade gives a huge boost to the battle against global warming. But any celebrations should be muted by this sobering fact: the extra carbon being stored by this additional vegetation, while ...
In Brazil water and electricity go together, and two years of scant rainfall have left tens of millions of people on the verge of water and power rationing, boosting arguments for the need to fight deforestation in the Amazon ...
While deforestation for soy production in the Brazilian Amazon has slowed since the establishment of a deforestation moratorium in 2006, clearing for soy has increased sharply in recent years in the Bolivian Amazon; Paraguay's Chaco, a dry forest ...
Today, oil palm is Indonesia’s most important cash crop. In 2014, Indonesia produced 33.5 million tons of palm oil,  generating $18.9 billion in export revenue.  This makes palm oil Indonesia’s third most valuable export, behind only coal ...
Without better local management, world's most iconic ecosystems are at risk of collapse under climate
change, warn researchers.
Protecting places of global environmental importance such as the Great Barrier Reef and the Amazon rainforest
The amount of carbon the Amazon's remaining trees removed from the atmosphere fell by almost a third last decade, leading scientists to warn that manmade carbon emissions would need to be cut more deeply to tackle climate
Fall in ...
Researchers warn that without better local management, some of the world's most iconic ecosystems may collapse under climate
It is well known that corals in the Great Barrier Reef, for example, are diminishing due to ocean ...
The amount of climate
pollution being produced every year by the felling of forests is falling worldwide, but benefits of the heartening decline are being eroded by the worsening conditions of the forests still left standing.
The losses ...
The Amazon rainforest
is losing its ability to absorb carbon dioxide in the atmosphere as trees are dying, which could have negative implication on climate
change across the globe.
A study led by the University of Leeds revealed that ...