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15/4/2014
Converting peat swamp forests in Southeast Asia into industrial oil palm and pulpwood plantations releases emissions, threatens biodiversity and ultimately accelerates climate change, according to a guest column by a Princeton professor and PhD ...   
14/4/2014
Elizabeth Kolbert has been an unflinching chronicler of climate change at The New Yorker magazine for years, writing with a steady, understated tone that lets each alarming fact speak for itself. Her engrossing new book, The Sixth Extinction: An ...   
14/4/2014
On Sunday, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the final installment of a massive report laying out just how feasible it is for the global community to limit manmade global warming to below dangerous ...   
14/4/2014
The world is transitioning to a green economy, but the many synergies between greater sustainability and the forest-focused REDD+ mechanism are underutilized, according to a recent United Nations report. Countries with tropical forests ...   
14/4/2014
On April 9th, 2014, Code REDD and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) presented an historic, first ever event - REDD+ Talks: Colombia in Cartagena. The packed event brought together leaders from the private, public, and ...   
14/4/2014
The UN’s programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) has seen considerable attention paid to deforestation but “the second ‘D’ is poorly understood and accounted”, according to a team from Winrock ...   
14/4/2014
Residents of British Columbia, Canada are pushing back against Enbridge`s proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline, a 731-mile twin pipeline project that, if given final approval, would carry tar sands oil from Alberta to Canada`s west ...   
13/4/2014
Greenhouse gas emissions grew almost twice as fast in the past decade as they did in the previous 30 years, bringing the world another step closer to a level of warming that could wreck havoc with the climate if humans don’t end their dependence ...   
13/4/2014
The UN's climate panel has published the third part of its long-awaited report - on strategies for mitigation. The document by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) considers the options for limiting or preventing greenhouse gas ...   
13/4/2014
An immediate effort to cut carbon emissions and avoid the most severe impacts of global warming would slow the world's economy by 0.06 per cent per year through to the end of the century says the UN body tasked with tracking climate climate ...   
12/4/2014
A Washington-based human rights organization warns of an unprecedented “carbon grab” by governments and investors that will infringe upon the rights of indigenous peoples in low- and middle-income countries in Latin America, Asia and Africa. ...   
12/4/2014
The 300-acre landslide in Oso, Washington, which killed at least 30 people and destroyed the local community on March 22, 2014, reveals a consequence of a relatively unregulated and unseen industry: logging. Logging was not the sole cause of the ...   
11/4/2014
Send Tashka Yawanawa an email, he tells you, and he will reply "to the singing of a thousand frogs'. He'll be online at home in a traditional Indian village in the headwaters of the Amazon, reachable only by canoe. Remote though he may ...   
11/4/2014
Two large national public health groups today wrote to Secretary of State John Kerry, joining a request for an in-depth human health study on the Keystone XL pipeline before the President decides whether to permit the tar sands pipeline to cross ...   
11/4/2014
A vision for a greener future for the world seems very distant if you descend into the heart of one of Germany's largest coal mines. While researchers and officials are in Berlin preparing the next report from the UN's Intergovernmental ...   
10/4/2014
Forest clearing within areas zoned for timber, logging, oil palm, and mining accounted for nearly 45 percent of deforestation in Indonesia between 2000 and 2010, finds a new study that examined forest loss within industrial ...   
10/4/2014
Nigel Sizer has worked on the forefront of global forest issues for decades. Currently, he is the Global Director of the World Resource Institute’s (WRI) Forests Program, whose projects include the Global Forest Watch, the Forest Legality ...   
9/4/2014
After years of criticism from environmental groups, Cargill says it will establish policies to eliminate deforestation, peatlands conversion, and social conflict from its palm oil supply chain. But activists aren't yet sure what to make of the ...   
9/4/2014
A new study charges that government regulations for biomass plants are riddled with loopholes that allow wood-burning facilities to spew more toxic emissions in the air than coal-fired power plants. The findings are refueling a controversy over ...   
9/4/2014
Whether they do so or not all depends on the availability of organic matter in the soil, which in turn depends on whether that soil is frozen or not. In the Arctic, where, thanks to global warming, permafrost is failing to live up to its ...   
9/4/2014
The tiny chopper quivered in the wind. It hovered at 300 metres and 75-year-old Uncle Neville Sampson, a Gomeroi elder, surveyed the Leard state forest below. Lush box gum woodland, the land that Sampson’s ancestors have walked for thousands of ...   
8/4/2014
The recently released IPCC report only serves to remind us that our duty to humankind demands a greater sense of urgency. But any policy response can bring risks to people or the environment, and the costs of dealing with the consequences can be ...   
8/4/2014
Keystone XL must not be approved, scientists and economists say Over 100 scientists and economists who are very much concerned about climate change and global warming have recently signed their names on a letter intended for United States ...   
8/4/2014
Carbon emissions from selective logging operations in tropical rainforests are roughly a sixth of those from outright forest clearing, finds a new study that evaluated 13 forestry concessions in six countries. The study, published in the ...   
8/4/2014
Procter & Gamble (P&G) and Cargill today announced new measures to cut deforestation from their palm oil supply chains. P&G (NYSE:PG), a consumer products giant that owns brands like Head & Shoulders and Oil of Olay, pledged to establish ...   

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