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Preliminary data released by the Brazilian government suggests that deforestation in Earth's largest rainforest slowed 18 percent over the past year.
Figures published Wednesday by Brazil's National Space Research Institute (INPE) show ...
Deforestation in the Amazon rain forest
dropped 18% over the past 12 months, falling to the second-lowest level in a quarter century, Brazil’s environment minister said on Wednesday.
Izabella Teixeira told participants at a news ...
The Brazilian soy industry has extended its deforestation moratorium for another 18 months.
The moratorium, which was established in 2006 after a high-profile Greenpeace campaign, bars conversion of forest
s in Brazilian Amazon for soy ...
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 ...
The Managing Body for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest
Degradation (BP REDD+) is familiarizing all stakeholders with the Forest
Reference Emission Levels (FREL) as the final step before it is passed as a state ...
dioxide emissions jumped 7.8 percent in 2013 due to rising deforestation and fossil fuels use, according to data released by Observatório do Clima (Climate Observatory), an alliance of Brazilian and international ...
Home products giant IKEA has made a time-bound commitment for eliminating palm oil linked to deforestation and human rights abuses from its supply chain.
IKEA, which uses palm oil in candles and food products, unveiled the policy today. ...
Though Arctic Alaska is warming and permafrost is thawing, the area so far has been spared from the scourge of excessive methane emissions, according to data collected by a NASA-managed research project.
Concentrations of methane ...
This is what your atmosphere looks like in carbon
dioxide (CO2). And it’s not a pretty sight. Nasa provides a stark and stunning view of a year in the life of our planet as humans continue to emit greenhouse gases that warm the planet. The ...
Q. What is the Keystone XL pipeline?
A. The Keystone oil pipeline system is designed to carry up to 830,000 barrels of petroleum per day from the oil sands of boreal forest
s in Alberta, Canada to oil refineries and ports on the Gulf ...
At least 57 environmental activists have been murdered in Peru since 2002, a rights group said Monday, criticizing the killings as the country prepares to host major UN climate talks.
In a report released two weeks before Peru welcomes ...
Even if the world stopped cutting down forest
dioxide emissions from land use change would still pose a major challenge, according to a new paper in Nature Climate Change. The research finds that eliminating deforestation would mean ...
Last August, from the window of a jet high over Sumatra, I counted nearly a dozen plumes of smoke rising from the vast jungles and plantations below. Some more than a half-mile wide, they looked like pillars holding up the sky. That week the ...
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has signed an agreement with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) to promote eco-certified palm oil as part of the broader effort to conserve biodiversity.
The move, announced ...
In the 1990s, the world watched with alarm as vast tracts of tropical rainforest were torn down for timber and croplands, dug up for minerals and energy, and flooded for hydroelectric projects. Conservation groups, governments, philanthropists, ...
The head of the world’s leading conservation organisation has criticised the Australian government’s attempt to strip world heritage protection from Tasmania’s forest
s, as new data laid bare the vast number of ecosystems in Australia at risk of ...
Is a tree trying to survive in the city better off than a tree growing in the forest
? The obvious answer would seem to be "no': City trees face pollution, poor soil, and a root system disrupted by asphalt and pipes.
But when ecologists ...
While Arizona’s most recent fire season was relatively tame, one study argues that the worst may be yet to come due to climate change.
In a study titled “Flammable Planet: Wildfires and the Social Cost of Carbon
,” the Cost of Carbon
In a 19th-century farmhouse deep in northern Pennsylvania`s Bradford County, Nancy Baker is looking at family photos dating back four generations.
One shows her grandfather with a team of horses on clear cut land. Another shows her ...
Visitors to Pittsburgh science-education facilities can experience an earthquake, look down the gullet of a Tyrannosaurus Rex, and wander through a distant rain forest
But learning about climate change - which scientists warn poses a ...
In an effort to cope with heavier rains and warmer temperatures that climate change brings, some communities are beginning to grapple with ways to help people adapt to the inevitable, even as they work to cut greenhouse gas ...
The most sophisticated, comprehensive and succinct scientific account of the accelerating impacts of human activity on the world around us, from warming and rising oceans to the growing toll of heat stroke, was published Sunday by a United ...
On September 6, when the floodwaters first started appearing in the Rambagh neighbourhood of Srinagar, Shakeel Ahmad and a dozen of his neighbours stood under a ceaseless downpour, shouting at each other for sandbags. In surprise, they stared at ...
Climate change is causing toxic metals trapped in the sediment beds of the Hooghly estuary in the Indian Sunderbans to leach out into the water system due to changes in ocean chemistry, say scientists, warning of potential human health ...
A Colombian environmental charity will launch a carbon
trading platform in mid-2015 to companies at home and abroad seeking to voluntarily offset emissions, it said on Thursday, as projects in the Andean nation to cut greenhouse gases ...