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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 ...   
19/2/2015
Amid government schemes to curb illegal land clearing and systematically enhance a struggling legal wood certification system, a new report analyzing Indonesia’s forestry industry alleges that more than roughly 30 percent of wood used by the ...   
17/2/2015
WHAT HAPPENS if humans fail to cut carbon dioxide emissions enough to prevent worsening climate change? A new report from the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences contemplates some very unattractive -- but potentially ...   
17/2/2015
Creating biofuels from waste produced by industry, farms, and households could generate 36,000 jobs in the UK and save around 37m tonnes of oil use annually by 2030, according to a new report.Across Europe, hundreds of thousands of new ...   
11/2/2015
The world's largest remaining contiguous stand of old-growth redwood forest resides in Humboldt Redwoods State Park in Northern California. On the park's northwestern flank, six people gathered last May to oppose a logging venture on adjacent ...   
5/2/2015
Picture a doughnut. That's small and easy, right? Now picture palm oil. Drawing a blank? That's because palm oil, a prized vegetable oil, is relatively unknown in America. But its market is huge because it's used in many different ...   
3/2/2015
The federal raids in Alta Floresta, Brazil surprised locals in 2005. The year before, nearly 60,000 acres of rainforest had been torn out of the municipality. Now farmers and loggers were being arrested by armed police, accused of environmental ...   
2/2/2015
Scientists are having trouble convincing the public that people are changing the climate. A Pew Research Center survey, released last week as part of a broader report on science and society, found that only 50 percent of Americans ...   
2/2/2015
When U.S. Forest Service scientist David Wear hikes the trails crisscrossing the Appalachian Mountains, he pauses to revel not only in the beauty and solitude, but to consider the remarkable role that the forest around him plays in the world's ...   
30/1/2015
President Obama's signature environmental initiative, his Clean Power Plan, is designed to fight climate change and crack down on America's carbon-emitting power plants. But behind the scenes, a dispute is raging over obscure language that could ...   
22/1/2015
Wilmar, the world's largest palm oil company, has unveiled a tool it says will help eliminate deforestation from its global supply chain. The tool is an online dashboard that maps the company's supply chain, including the names of ...   
21/1/2015
"This year is the Year of Climate," Al Gore told an audience of global business and political leaders Wednesday on the at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos. To inspire climate protection, the former U.S. vice president together ...   
20/1/2015
Aiming to be the world’s largest purveyor of sustainable cacao, a company is developing a plantation in the Amazon that scientists say comes at the expense of primary forest A cacao grower with roots in Southeast Asia’s palm oil industry ...   
20/1/2015
It was a bad weekend for global warming “skeptics” but not so great for the rest of us either. A report from the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration in the U.S. confirms that contrary to claims there’s been no warming for a ...   
16/1/2015
Climate change is already having a severe impact on the atmosphere and oceans around the world. These changes are also impacting specific economic sectors including the fishing and aquaculture industries. According to a recent report by the ...   
15/1/2015
With prospects of containing global warming slipping away, a team of scientists urged policymakers to redouble their efforts to rein in pollution, saying human activity risks turning even rich nations into a “danger zone.” The ...   
4/1/2015
Lima did not call for zero carbon emissions. However it got nations to accept the groundwork for a global legally binding agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Countries could then aim for that wishful zero target that the world’s ...   
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 ...   

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