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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 ...
In the hilly Singrauli region of northern India, animals feed on ash-covered grass, smoke stings the eyes and burns the throat, and the reservoir is foul with toxins such as mercury and arsenic. Even the breakfast eggs are gray.
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 ...
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 ...
California has lost half its big trees since the 1930s, according to a study to be published Tuesday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences-and climate change seems to be a major factor.
The number of trees larger than ...
Through three-plus decades of reporting, I’ve been seeking ways to better mesh humanity’s infinite aspirations with life on a finite planet. (Do this Google search — “infinite aspirations” “finite planet” Revkin – to get the idea. Also read the ...
s may lose their power to help curb global warming without stronger domestic protection and a place in a new global climate change deal, scientists have warned.
Russia has 19 percent of world forest
reserves by surface ...
Five years go an impressive, international group of scientists unveiled nine biological and environmental “boundaries” that humankind should not cross in order to keep the earth a livable place. To its peril, the world had already crossed three ...
The first equity index-linked World Bank Green Bond available to retail investors just closed, and it was a big hit, raising more than US$91 million to support environmental solutions, the bank has announced.
The World Bank Green Growth ...
The plan agreed at the United Nations talks in Lima, Peru is a key first step toward a global climate change agreement due to be finalised this year. It would be none too soon. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently warned again ...
The Indonesian Ministry of the Environment and Forest
ry has announced it will further hobble its peatlands protection law to allow plantations to continue operating on a business as usual basis.
Indonesian law number 71/2014 on the ...
A new study led by NASA and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) shows that tropical forest
s may be absorbing far more human-emitted carbon
dioxide than many scientists thought. The study estimates that tropical forest
s absorb 1.4 ...
For the president in any democracy, compromises are often necessary in assembling a cabinet that satisfies a range of constituencies. But even with that in mind, it’s really hard to understand how President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil, who has ...
California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) Jan. 5 proposed increasing the state's current 33 percent renewable portfolio standard to 50 percent over the next 15 years and, over the same period, cutting petroleum use in cars and trucks in half, making ...
Rice could soon become the first crop in California's cap-and-trade program, but it is unclear if the program provides enough incentives to motivate farmers to change their growing practices.
In a December meeting, the California Air ...
Calling Aldo Rebelo a climate-change skeptic would be putting it mildly. In his days as a fiery legislator in the Communist Party of Brazil, he railed against those who say human activity is warming the globe and called the international ...
If commercial aviation were a country, it would rank seventh in global greenhouse gas emissions according to a recent report by the International Council on Clean Transportation.
The aviation industry is growing so quickly that its ...
Scientists in the US say the world’s tropical forest
s may be making a much larger contribution to slowing climate change than many of their colleagues have previously recognised.
A new study-led by the space agency NASA and the US ...
A new NASA-led study shows that tropical forest
s may be absorbing far more carbon
dioxide than many scientists thought, in response to rising atmospheric levels of the greenhouse gas. The study estimates that tropical forest
s absorb 1.4 billion ...
2014 was a landmark year for tropical rainforests, with dozens of major companies committing to eliminating deforestation from their supply chains, the launch of new platforms for monitoring forest
s, and sharp drop in clearing in the Brazilian ...
Plant a tree. Preserve a forest
. Save the Earth from climate change?
It's of course much more complicated than that, and slowing the tide of climate change will take a lot more than saving trees from chainsaws. But a new study highlights ...
Warned by geologists that the South Tahoma Glacier is aimed like a fire hose at the main entrance to Mount Rainier National Park, the National Park Service responded this summer with a traditional approach.Just past the log archway at the ...
clearing can have just as catastrophic an impact on the world's climate as carbon
pollution, according to a new study published in the peer-reviewed science journal Nature Climate Change.The study finds that deforestation increases ...
A team of researchers has identified 125 million hectares (309 million acres) of land suitable for agricultural expansion that won't come at the expense of tropical forest
The study, published in Conservation Letters, argues that ...
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 forest
s have many impacts on climate.This in ...