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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 ...
The threat of deforestation
is understood as one of the major problems in the world today, but a new study suggests that the total amount of vegetation in the world appears to have increased in the past decade, suggesting a rare ray of light in ...
is driving changes in the climate
that threaten to impact global food production, according to a new study."Understanding the precise mechanisms of forest-generated warming or cooling could help regional
management agencies ...
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 ...
Imagine this scenario: The following is a Public Service Announcement by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Water, July 4, 2015: Because of low water levels in state reservoirs, the Division of Water proclaims a ...
The world's largest remaining contiguous stand of old-growth redwood forest resides in Humboldt Redwoods State Park in Northern California. On the park's northwestern flank, six people gathered last May to oppose a logging venture on adjacent ...
It was a bad weekend for global warming “skeptics” but not so great for the rest of us either.
A report from the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration in the U.S. confirms that contrary to claims there’s been no warming for a ...
A new NASA-led study shows that tropical forests may be absorbing far more carbon dioxide than many scientists thought, in response to rising atmospheric levels of the greenhouse gas. The study estimates that tropical forests absorb 1.4 billion ...
Forest clearing can have just as catastrophic an impact on the world's climate
as carbon pollution, according to a new study published in the peer-reviewed science journal Nature Climate
Change.The study finds that deforestation
Clearing of trees in tropical rainforests not only increases carbon dioxide in the air but also affects rainfall patterns and raises temperatures across the globe, says a study showing that forests have many impacts on climate
.This in ...
The critical role that vast tropical forests such as Brazil’s Amazon play in suppressing climate
change is well known: They store huge quantities of carbon, acting as “carbon sinks.”
But as a report out this week argues, scientists are ...
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 ...
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 ...
Pledges to reduce emissions in China, Europe and the US provide an important step forward for climate
change action, but a more comprehensive effort is needed to stabilize the climate
below critical thresholds. Climate
finance can cover ...
Indians on the Peru-Brazil border say they continue to receive death threats from loggers after the murder of four local chiefs in a remote forest region overrun by illegal felling.
The September slaying of Ashaninka leader Edwin Chota ...
South American diplomats expect to make progress towards a global climate
deal at this week’s UN talks in Lima, despite growing criticism from NGOs that governments in the region are backtracking on pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and ...
A coalition of governments and organizations today pledged to restore 20 million hectares (50 million acres) of degraded forests and ecosystems across Latin America by 2020 under an initiative that aims to curb boost rural incomes, fight climate
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 ...
Severe droughts in southern Brazil may be linked to deforestation
and degradation of Earth's largest rainforest, argues a new report published by a Brazilian scientist.
Reviewing data from roughly 200 studies, Antonio Donato Nobre of ...
The rapid propagation in recent years of infectious diseases such as Malaria, Chikungunya and even Ebola is one more example of how climate
change threatens global health security.
"Climatic changes also affect temperatures and regional
Of Indonesia’s 100 GW in new power generation capacity by 2035, half will be coal-fired, says IEA.
Indonesia cannot build power stations fast enough. And neither can most of its Asian neighbors. Rapid economic and population growth are ...
Like most matters involving an Ebola epidemic, chronicling its first horrifying infection is not an easy endeavor. But even in circumstances in which details are hard to come by, certain similarities have emerged. The first contact often occurs ...
Senior Environmental experts said on Wednesday that national agricultural economy was being affected by five major risks related to climate
change. Talking to APP senior researcher, Kashif Salik working with Sustainable Policy Development ...
ON SEPTEMBER 23rd 120-odd presidents and prime ministers will gather in New York for a UN meeting on climate
change. It is the first time the subject has brought so many leaders together since the ill-fated Copenhagen summit of 2009. Now, as ...
"The best thing you could do for the Amazon is to blow up all the roads.' These might sound like the words of an eco-terrorist, but it's actually a direct quote from Eneas Salati, a forest climatologist and one of Brazil's most respected ...