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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 ...
Mapping the world's tropical forests with a fleet of airplanes outfitted with advanced LiDAR could rapidly and accurately assess global forest carbon stocks for a fraction of the cost of a typical Earth observation satellite mission - and far ...
This week, the government of Chile holds a final vote on its first carbon taxation scheme, also the first in South America, a measure to make fossil fuel generators pay for emitting greenhouse gases. The Chile carbon tax is part of a larger ...
Soy consumption in China and Europe is having significant ecological impacts in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso, finds a study published in Environmental Research Letters.
The research, led by Michael Lathuillière from the University ...
For those living either north or south of the tropics, images of this green ring around the Earth's equator often include verdant rainforests, exotic animals, and unchanging weather; but they may also be of entrenched poverty, unstable ...
Some African countries have expressed their commitment to partner UN agencies and the International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL) to combat illegal timber trade in their countries.
This is contained in a statement issued by the ...
The biggest reservoir in the United States is dropping 1 foot each week. Lake Mead's rapidly sinking water level is set to reach an all-time low in July, driven down by a 14-year drought that scientists say is one of the most severe to hit the ...
No one could accuse Nilcilene Miguel de Lima of being easily afraid. When loggers beat her and burned down her home in Lábrea – in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon – the environmental activist refused to give up her struggle. When they killed ...
Brazil's success in reducing deforestation
in the world's largest rainforest has been much heralded, but progress may stall unless farmers, ranchers and other land users in the region are provided incentives to further improve the environmental ...