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1/7/2015
Brazil, the United States and China -- three of the world’s top 10 greenhouse gas emitters -- all announced new goals Tuesday to curb climate change. President Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, leaders of the Western ...   
1/7/2015
China formally pledged on Tuesday to play an ambitious role in curbing its carbon dioxide emissions over the next 15 years. It represented a major contribution toward the success of climate treaty talks by the world's biggest source of global ...   
30/6/2015
Though scientists are striving hard to discover how the world's forests will respond to climate change – whether they will tip from being carbon sinks to being carbon sources – much remains clouded in mystery. Photo credit: Rhett ...   
29/6/2015
Every year, more companies pledge to stop using ingredients whose production cause tropical deforestation. Retailers and brands making voluntary commitments – mostly involving palm oil – include Johnson & Johnson, Unilever, Colgate and Wilmar, ...   
29/6/2015
White House officials confirmed Thursday that in President Obama’s meetings this coming week with the president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, they’re going to be talking about climate change.It’s unclear whether the result will be any kind ...   
25/6/2015
Over the past two years dozens of companies have established "zero-deforestation" or "deforestation-free" policies for the commodities they source, trade, and produce. The pace of adoption has been staggeringly fast for a business that have been ...   
22/6/2015
Less than three weeks after APRIL unveiled a sustainability policy that is supposed to protect natural forests, an environmental group is alleging that one of the Indonesian forestry giant's subsidiaries is already breaching the commitment. But ...   
18/6/2015
In a sweeping environmental manifesto aimed at spurring concrete action, Pope Francis called Thursday for a bold cultural revolution to correct what he described as a "structurally perverse" economic system where the rich exploit the poor, ...   
18/6/2015
Agribusiness giants Cargill and Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) are pledging to investigate a palm oil supplier after an Indonesian environmental group presented evidence of rainforest clearing in New Guinea.On Thursday, Greenomics-Indonesia ...   
18/6/2015
He warns of “synthetic agrotoxins” harming birds and insects and “bioaccumulation” from industrial waste. He calls for renewable fuel subsidies and “maximum energy efficiency.” And although he offers prayers at the beginning and end of his ...   
13/6/2015
A major palm oil company blamed for cutting down swathes of the rainforest has said it will stop clear-felling trees, in a move hailed by campaigners as a major breakthrough. Astra Agro Lestari (AAL), a subsidiary of the multinational ...   
11/6/2015
The mid-year Bonn climate negotiations in Germany have unexpectedly agreed a mechanism to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD+) after 10 years of effort. It lays the groundwork to get assistance to countries to help them ...   
11/6/2015
More than 100 scientists from the U.S. and Canada called for a moratorium on the development of tar sands Wednesday, saying the carbon-intensive form of energy was "incompatible" with limiting climate change. The scientists published a ...   
11/6/2015
One of the key elements for a global climate deal was unexpectedly resolved in Bonn on Tuesday, with governments signing off on plans for a UN-backed forest protection scheme. Envoys told RTCC of their surprise at the agreement, which ...   
11/6/2015
The reputation of oil palm business group Sawit Sumbermas Sarana (SSS), a holding of one of Indonesia's richest men, has in recent days taken hits on multiple fronts, with a pair of NGOs separately accusing the firm of violating various ...   
9/6/2015
Negotiators reached a surprise resolution to thorny issues relating to forest protection at U.N. climate talks on Tuesday, increasing the odds it will be included in a new global climate deal due to be agreed in Paris in December, experts ...   
8/6/2015
Bolivia's government, supported by some small and most large producers, pushes to expand agricultural lands at the expense of the nation's environment. In April 2015, small-scale Bolivian farmers who painstakingly work the land as their ...   
4/6/2015
Recent drone footage from the nonprofit Forest Heroes, which works to end global deforestation, shows that, despite recent efforts to reduce deforestation, it is still happening. The drone footage below shows an Indonesian rainforest cleared for ...   
3/6/2015
The United States and European Union are shirking chances to dent greenhouse gas emissions arising from forests and agriculture, a report charged on Tuesday. The major polluters have "considerable" potential to take steps like planting ...   
25/5/2015
Unless you are a new arrival from another planet, you have probably heard or read at least one of the following claims (among other possibilities): Global warming is occurring--or, conversely, is not occurring. (Presidential candidate ...   
22/5/2015
The last time Nguyen Van Viet saw water in his well was almost four months ago. The 44-year-old has farmed coffee in central Vietnam for two decades and says that’s never happened before. “This is the worst drought I’ve seen in over a ...   
21/5/2015
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 isn`t ...   
21/5/2015
A top conservationist has called on world leaders and environmentalists to urgently renew their focus on the state of tropical rainforests, arguing that the issue has dropped off the political agenda even though the world is “not far away from a ...   
20/5/2015
Two palm oil plantations have recently been established in Peru, supplanting primary forest. Satellite imagery analysis shows extent of the massive development, which is led by a group of companies tied to plantation entrepreneur and United Cacao ...   
18/5/2015
China has been investing heavily in Latin America’s natural resources and crude oil. Recently, the country even pledged to invest $250 billion over the next decade to strengthen its presence in the region, and compete with the U.S. But this ...   

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