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10/10/2014
The United Nations Climate Summit at the end of September saw a host of governments, agencies and organizations rally around an international agreement aimed at stopping deforestation called the New York Declaration on Forests. In it, three ...   
10/10/2014
Six weeks ago, a powerful voice for conservation and governance on Peru’s ragged, violent Amazon rain forest frontier was silenced, adding the name Edwin Chota to the lamentable list of campaigners and others killed around the world in places ...   
9/10/2014
The United Nations Environment Programme and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) released a report this week at a conference in Korea, compiling studies on the impact of increased ocean acidification, caused by absorbing carbon dioxide, ...   
8/10/2014
Cattle ranchers that drive the vast majority of forest clearing in the Brazilian Amazon are unlikely to be held at bay indefinitely unless they are afforded new incentives for keeping trees standing, argues new analysis published by an economic ...   
7/10/2014
With more and more of the world`s population moving into urban centers, the number of such areas with more than 10 million people has exploded in the last quarter century.In 1990 there were only 10 of these "megacities," with about seven ...   
5/10/2014
A new report published Forest Heroes, an advocacy campaign pushing for an end to deforestation, ranks global palm oil companies on their sustainability commitments. The Green Tigers, authored by Glen Hurowitz, reviews the recent history ...   
3/10/2014
“There is no Planet B,” “Climate Change is a Health Crisis,” “Pricing Pollution is the Solution,” and “Jobs, Justice, and Clean Energy.” These are but a few of the hundreds of messages held aloft by an estimated 310,000 to 400,000 marchers in the ...   
29/9/2014
Australians require a huge ecological “footprint” in order to sustain their lifestyles, with just 12 nations in the world using up more arable land and carbon-burning generation, according to new figures. WWF’s Living Planet Index, which ...   
29/9/2014
The United Nations Climate Summit in New York last week passed with many promises, but no firm pledges. Most notably, China’s vice-premier Zhang Gaoli promised his country would peak its carbon dioxide emissions “as soon as possible,” and ...   
21/9/2014
Two days before a United Nations summit on climate change, people are marching in cities around the world Sunday to urge their leaders to act boldly to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that are driving the changes. The "People's ...   
21/9/2014
World leaders gathered at the Climate Change Summit during the United Nations General Assembly on Sep. 23 will have a crucial opportunity to mobilise political will and advance solutions to climate change. They will also need to address ...   
18/9/2014
Recognising the land rights of local people could provide cost-effective protection for many of the world's tropical forests, a report says. But existing initiatives to tackle deforestation were poorly suited to deal with the issue, it ...   
18/9/2014
Since 2008, governments have invested $1.64 billion in funds to kick-start REDD+, or Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation, the global effort to conserve the world's forests in order to better mitigate climate change. However, a ...   
17/9/2014
The speed at which trees grow has accelerated considerably since the 1960s – by as much as 77 per cent in the case of the beech – as climate change increases the temperature and lengthens the growing season, according to new ...   
16/9/2014
We're baking the world; on track to raise global temperatures by more than 7°F by burning fuels, raising livestock, bulldozing forests, and allowing cities to sprawl as they grow. Pulling the planet out of the costly slow-cooker of old-fashioned ...   
16/9/2014
The global economy is undergoing a remarkable transformation which is altering our ability to deal with climate change. The growth of emerging economies, rapid urbanisation and new technological advances are making possible a new path of ...   
11/9/2014
Nearly 50 percent of tropical deforestation to make room for commercial agriculture between 2000 and 2012 was done so illegally. That’s a key finding of a report published by the U.S.-based nonprofit organization Forest Trends looking at the ...   
6/9/2014
Since the birth of agriculture thousands of years ago, humans have cut down the world's forests to grow food and expand their population.But now experts believe the end of our "war on trees" is in sight amid what some are calling a new ...   
5/9/2014
In recent years reports on global warming have shifted away from firmly establishing a human connection to the phenomenon and have instead begun warning of the dire consequences humanity might face as a result of climate change. An ...   
5/9/2014
Major palm oil suppliers may be continuing to buy tainted palm oil despite high-profile commitments to eliminate deforestation from their supply chains, reports a new investigation published by Eyes on the Forest. The study tracked fresh ...   
5/9/2014
Indonesian forestry giant Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) won't need to clear additional forests to meet pulp requirements for current and forecast mill expansion, finds an independent assessment conducted by The Forest Trust (TFT) and Ata ...   
5/9/2014
Panama's efforts to gain funding for standing forests roiled by indigenous opposition There isn’t a word or phrase in the Kuna language for "carbon trading,” and much less for something as complex as REDD+. Standing for Reducing ...   
5/9/2014
Most of us want to do something good for the environment. An easy way is to spend a few dollars buying carbon offsets, perhaps to make us feel less guilty about that long-haul flight we're planning. Turns out those offsets could be more ...   
3/9/2014
Data is buzzing around us all the time. Whether you realize it or not, you utilize data everyday, be it in figuring out how much your daily cup of coffee costs or how long it takes you to get to work. Now imagine doing that on a much ...   
1/9/2014
Unless global red meat and dairy product consumption is reduced, greenhouse gases resulting from food production will increase by 80 percent in the years to come, a team of researchers from the UK reported Sunday in the journal Nature Climate ...   

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