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22/4/2015
On Tuesday, global fast food giant McDonald’s pledged to end deforestation across its entire supply chain. The announcement follows recent similar pledges by Dunkin’ Donuts, Krispy Kreme, Yum Brands and many others. But the World ...   
20/4/2015
The assassination, murder, and extrajudicial killing of environmental activists rose by 20 percent last year, according to a new grim report by Global Witness. The organization documented 116 killings in 2014 across 17 countries with the highest ...   
16/4/2015
United Cacao didn't need authorization to clear its plantation near Tamshiyacu, said a court in Loreto, Peru, resolving for the time being one of a series of questions about the legality and environmental sustainability of companies connected ...   
15/4/2015
Three sets of scientists in the same week have helped narrow the uncertainties about how the natural world will respond to extra carbon dioxide in the atmosphere caused by the burning of fossil fuels.Carbon locked in the frozen earth will ...   
10/4/2015
As permafrost soils thaw the greenhouse gases stored are likely to be released gradually and over a prolonged period of time, having a similar affect to topical deforestation, according to research from the US Geological Survey.Permafrost ...   
9/4/2015
Australia’s climate “debate” screamed itself out nine months ago and fell over in exhaustion, having smashed a workable policy and failed to produce an alternative. People who care about the subject, which you’d think would be most ...   
9/4/2015
The ‘carbon bomb’ stored in the thawing Arctic permafrost may be released in a slow leak as global warming takes hold, rather than an eruption, according to new research. Scientists at the US Geological Survey (USGS) found previous ...   
8/4/2015
Papua New Guinea is the second largest island in the world. It is inhabited by diverse tribes that depend on nature to provide them with food and medicine. In ecological terms, the island has a rich array of botanical and animal species. ...   
7/4/2015
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 ...   
7/4/2015
Prince Charles has called for urgent action on tropical deforestation, arguing that the forests are essential for life on Earth, in a report published by his International Sustainability unit. The report, notes that despite some success ...   
6/4/2015
A quarter of agricultural goods produced from illegally deforested land are destined for the EU, a new report has found, which estimates their value at more than EUR6bn (£4.3bn) a year. The investigation by Fern, a Brussels-based forestry NGO, ...   
6/4/2015
Google Earth image showing GPS points where forest loss occurred within the past year in a West Kalimantan concession held by PT Bumi Mekar Hijau (BMH). The apparent loss of some 4,000 hectares of forested peatland in Indonesian Borneo ...   
6/4/2015
Forests not only house many of the world's species, but also much of its carbon. Now, a toolkit has been developed by a group of companies and organizations with the aim of helping other companies and NGOs identify High Carbon Stock (HCS) ...   
5/4/2015
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 ...   
1/4/2015
International aid to protect forests in Indonesia and Brazil pales in comparison to domestic subsidies for commodities driving deforestation there, according to a new report by United Kingdom-based think tank Overseas Development Institute ...   
26/3/2015
Today, oil palm is Indonesia’s most important cash crop. In 2014, Indonesia produced 33.5 million tons of palm oil, [1] generating $18.9 billion in export revenue. [2] This makes palm oil Indonesia’s third most valuable export, behind only coal ...   
20/3/2015
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 ...   
20/3/2015
Farms, roads and towns are fast slicing up the world's wilderness, leaving 70 percent of the world's remaining forested land less than one km (half a mile) from a forest edge, a U.S.-led study showed on Friday. The report, by two dozen ...   
17/3/2015
EU imports have been linked to driving illegal deforestation in a report from campaign group Fern. The UK is among the largest consumers of the good highlighted in the study. The report – Stolen Goods: The EU’s complicity in illegal ...   
14/3/2015
It was 2009 when I first laid eyes on the 2,500 kilometer-long Interoceanic Highway that connects the west coast of Peru with the western Brazilian border - bisecting the entirety of the Peruvian Amazon. Far from impressive, it resembled a ...   
13/3/2015
People in China who want to take industries to task for fouling their surroundings have been rushing to file complaints and lawsuits this year in a test of legal reforms that toughen environmental penalties and make clear that many ...   
5/3/2015
Zimbabwe, home to more than 14 million people, is currently facing a severe economic crisis. Under President Robert Mugabe’s land distribution reforms, in the year 2000 all white-owned commercial farms were forcibly seized for redistribution to ...   
28/2/2015
French President François Hollande’s state visit a few days ago to the Philippines--one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change will have a strong historic gesture to environmentalists and a world traumatized by devastating climate ...   
27/2/2015
A new report from the World Resources Institute finds that dedicating land to the production of biofuels, a form of renewable energy made from plants, may undermine efforts to achieve a sustainable food future, combat climate change, and protect ...   
26/2/2015
Here is a good news story from Africa. A story about how conservationists and forest managers are putting local communities at the heart of efforts to protect forests on critical upland watersheds. In Kenya, local famers are replacing state ...   

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