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19/12/2014
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 ...   
19/12/2014
With increasing focus on international climate change cooperation in the run-up to the 2015 United Nations Climate Conference in Paris, ministers in the Abbott Government have been saying that Australia is doing its share to tackle global ...   
18/12/2014
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 ...   
18/12/2014
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 ...   
18/12/2014
Palm oil — that nearly ubiquitous ingredient found in processed foods, hygiene products and cosmetics — fuels air and water pollution, climate change, extinction and human rights violations. A multi-billion-dollar industry, “big palm” has the ...   
18/12/2014
Clearing forests not only releases carbon into the atmosphere, it also triggers worldwide shifts in rainfall and temperatures that are just as potent as those caused by current carbon pollution and that pose great risk to future agricultural ...   
18/12/2014
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 ...   
15/12/2014
Development of oil palm plantations is providing cover for large-scale illegal logging in Indonesian Borneo, driving destruction of some of the island's most biodiverse forests and undermining efforts to reform the country's forestry sector, ...   
15/12/2014
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 ...   
13/12/2014
Latin American countries, participating in crucial global climate talks being hosted in the region this week, came under criticism for their plans to drastically increase oil production. Some influential Latin American nations in the ...   
13/12/2014
The magnitude of the climate changes brought about by global warming and the alterations in rainfall patterns are modifying the geography of food production in the tropics, warned participants at the climate summit in the Peruvian ...   
10/12/2014
Enormous wood fiber concession appears in West Kalimantan, threatening critical habitat. Environmental groups cry foul, claiming impact assessments were not properly done before plantation company set up shop. A major wood fiber ...   
10/12/2014
Forest-dependent peoples face grave threats from deforestation and other depredations, warns a new report that urges greater recognition of traditional land use and support of community-led initiatives to fight forest loss. The report, ...   
9/12/2014
Indigenous organizations and international human rights activists say Peru is failing to protect the rights of indigenous people in its Amazon rainforest, putting at risk the individuals and the carbon stored in their lands.The report, ...   
8/12/2014
Mines, palm oil plantations, large farms and mining projects are contributing to an alarming pace of forest destruction, a new report has found, hampering efforts to curb global warming. Satellite imagery indicates that more than 30,000 ...   
7/12/2014
Initiatives balancing protection for forests and other natural resources with the interests of farmers need more political and financial support if they are to advance the fight against climate change, experts said on Saturday. A ...   
6/12/2014
The clamor of indigenous peoples for recognition of their ancestral lands resounded among the delegates of 195 countries at the climate summit taking place in the Peruvian capital. "I want my land"¦that's where I live and eat, and it's where my ...   
6/12/2014
The most crucial battles in the fight against climate change are unfolding now in Lima, Peru. That's where negotiators from around the world are hashing out issues of fairness and finance to sketch out an effective climate treaty that would push ...   
5/12/2014
The cost to poor countries of adjusting to ever-hotter temperatures will be two or even three times higher than previously thought, the U.N.'s environment agency said Friday ? and that assumes a best-case scenario in which greenhouse gas ...   
3/12/2014
Scientists say destroying indigenous areas of the Amazon rainforest will have an irreversible impact on the atmosphere of the planet. A new study said indigenous lands were "protected natural areas" accounting for 55% of the carbon ...   
3/12/2014
An "awareness gap" about emissions from livestock could hamper efforts to curb climate change, a report warns. A survey showed that twice as many respondents thought emissions from transport were greater than from the global livestock ...   
2/12/2014
Curbing the world’s huge and increasing appetite for meat is essential to avoid devastating climate change, according to a new report. But governments and green campaigners are doing nothing to tackle the issue due to fears of a consumer ...   
2/12/2014
As this year’s UN climate change conference opens in Lima, Peru, a series of unexpected political developments in recent months has created a mood of surprising optimism. But dark clouds remain. First came the UN Climate Summit in ...   
29/11/2014
The two-week United Nations climate conference in Peru, which begins Monday, is the final pit stop before Paris in 2015, where negotiators aim to strike a deal obligating, for the first time, all countries to combat climate change. The ...   
25/11/2014
Much of the discussion during next month's international climate negotiations in Lima, Peru will revolve around halting tropical forest loss to reduce global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. But Ecosystem Marketplace's latest report on the ...   

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