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United Cacao didn't need authorization to clear its plantation near Tamshiyacu, said a court in Loreto, Peru, resolving for the time being one of a series of questions about the legality and environmental sustainability of companies connected ...
Researchers will genetically modify tobacco plants to produce enzymes that can break down biomass from forest
raw materials. This may lead to a more effective, economic and sustainable production of biofuels.
Biorefining industries ...
Thousands of hectares of agricultural land in British Columbia are being planted with trees so that companies can gain credits for carbon
sequestration, says NDP agricultural critic Lana Popham.
During a tour of the province, the MLA has ...
The price of crude oil has slumped to its lowest point in six years, and that has sent some major oil companies scrambling to get out of expensive tar-sands projects in Alberta, Canada. Shell has pulled out of one of its largest lease ...
At the State Environment and Forest
ministers conference in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that the world has very little reason to pressure India to cut its carbon
emissions. "The world will lay down the parameters for us and we ...
Frozen Arctic and sub-Arctic soil that thaws from global warming will add substantial amounts of carbon
to the atmosphere in the form of greenhouse gases, accelerating climate change the rest of the century, but it won't come in a sudden burst, ...
Not very long ago, tropical countries like Indonesia and Brazil were cast as the main villains of global forest
conservation efforts. These countries have been chopping down huge swaths of rainforests to make way for agriculture and palm oil ...
A Wisconsin state board made up of elected officials voted 2-1 Tuesday to ban staff members of a small agency from on-the-job discussion or work related to climate change.
Staffers for the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands had ...
Are we tipping the right way? One of the great environmental stories is of how catastrophe can creep up and be noticed only when it is too late to act. Examples range from the sudden, inexplicable collapse of bee colonies, to ice cores revealing ...
The CEO of a company listed on the London Stock Exchange, that aims to become the world’s largest producer of cocoa, is responsible for illegally clearing swathes of rainforest in the Peruvian Amazon, according to a report by the Environmental ...
Prince Charles has called for urgent action on tropical deforestation, arguing that the forest
s are essential for life on Earth, in a report published by his International Sustainability unit.
The report, notes that despite some success ...
Google Earth image showing GPS points where forest
loss occurred within the past year in a West Kalimantan concession held by PT Bumi Mekar Hijau (BMH).
The apparent loss of some 4,000 hectares of forest
ed peatland in Indonesian Borneo ...
s not only house many of the world's species, but also much of its carbon
. Now, a toolkit has been developed by a group of companies and organizations with the aim of helping other companies and NGOs identify High Carbon
Stock (HCS) ...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today made it clear that India cannot be forced to "follow" the parameters laid down by the developed world on climate change and instead should lead the world in the fight against it.
India's position came ...
The threat of deforestation is understood as one of the major problems in the world today, but a new study suggests that the total amount of vegetation in the world appears to have increased in the past decade, suggesting a rare ray of light in ...
Deforestation is driving changes in the climate that threaten to impact global food production, according to a new study."Understanding the precise mechanisms of forest
-generated warming or cooling could help regional management agencies ...
While deforestation for soy production in the Brazilian Amazon has slowed since the establishment of a deforestation moratorium in 2006, clearing for soy has increased sharply in recent years in the Bolivian Amazon; Paraguay's Chaco, a dry forest
Look at most climate change projection graphs and you will see a smoothly rising red line of increasing temperature, melting ice and other impacts. But climate does not work that way. Studies of the paleoclimate record indicate that when heat ...
Today, oil palm is Indonesia’s most important cash crop. In 2014, Indonesia produced 33.5 million tons of palm oil,  generating $18.9 billion in export revenue.  This makes palm oil Indonesia’s third most valuable export, behind only coal ...
At the moment they are whippy saplings needing the support of canes to stand straight. Over hundreds – and hopefully thousands – of years, they will soar high into the Cornish sky.
Clones of some of the oldest and biggest coast redwoods ...
It's no secret that human activity is transforming our world. For example, increasing development for agriculture or new communities is shrinking forest
habitats, and new research shows that this is having a significant impact on global ...
The amount of carbon
the Amazon's remaining trees removed from the atmosphere fell by almost a third last decade, leading scientists to warn that manmade carbon
emissions would need to be cut more deeply to tackle climate change.
Fall in ...
Researchers warn that without better local management, some of the world's most iconic ecosystems may collapse under climate change.
It is well known that corals in the Great Barrier Reef, for example, are diminishing due to ocean ...
The amount of climate pollution being produced every year by the felling of forest
s is falling worldwide, but benefits of the heartening decline are being eroded by the worsening conditions of the forest
s still left standing.
The losses ...
The world changes a little faster these days. As concentrations of carbon
dioxide in the atmosphere tick up year over year, more and more of the sun's heat gets trapped. That heat affects the planet in a variety of ways: raising global average ...