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Recognising the land rights of local people could provide cost-effective protection for many of the world's tropical forest
s, a report says.
But existing initiatives to tackle deforestation were poorly suited to deal with the issue, it ...
An analysis of data spanning 140 years from one of the world's oldest forest
study sites indicates that trees have been growing significantly faster and stands have become larger since the 1960s. The study, published in Nature Communications, was ...
Recent research has revealed that trees across the world continue to grow significantly faster than they did before the 1960s, but what's the cause? Experts from Technische Universität München (TUM) provide evidence and speculation about ...
The speed at which trees grow has accelerated considerably since the 1960s – by as much as 77 per cent in the case of the beech – as climate change increases the temperature and lengthens the growing season, according to new ...
Climate change scientists have a new high-rise tower window on the Amazon rainforest to capture children`s imaginations by giving them a view from the top. The towering structure gives teachers a chance to start conversations in the classroom ...
A group of palm oil and timber companies that have pledged to eliminate deforestation from their supply chains have agreed to establish a standard for determining what constitutes "forest" in terms of carbon
Asia Pulp and Paper ...
We're baking the world; on track to raise global temperatures by more than 7°F by burning fuels, raising livestock, bulldozing forest
s, and allowing cities to sprawl as they grow. Pulling the planet out of the costly slow-cooker of old-fashioned ...
If Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal wants to be the next president, he faces a delicate political task in articulating his position on climate change.On one end, endorsing the scientific consensus that human activity is the main driver of ...
Indonesian lawmakers have approved a pact for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to tackle smog pollution, becoming the grouping's final member to sign up to the regional co-operation effort.
Indonesia has failed in ...
Soon after reporting on the 2010 BP oil spill, Naomi Klein found she was pregnant – and miscarried. Was there a connection? She looks at the 'greenwashing' of big business and its effects Share Tweet this Email Naomi Klein The Guardian,
On Tuesday, the National Audubon Society released a study that predicts how climate change will affect 588 species of North American birds. The Audubon Birds and Climate Change Report makes the deeply unsettling prediction that by 2080, 314 ...
Researchers have recently discovered that over the last 150 years, the conversion of forest
s into cropland has actually resulted in a small amount of global cooling. These results underscore the overall complexity of the climate change ...
The destruction of the world's largest rainforest accelerated last year with a 29 percent spike in deforestation, according to final figures released by the Brazilian government on Wednesday that confirmed a reversal in gains seen since ...
This small city on the Wasatch Front south of Salt Lake City seems an unlikely locale for what could turn out to be an important battle against climate change. But here, in a modest building housing the U.S. Forest
Service’s Shrub Sciences ...
The conversion of forest
s into cropland worldwide has triggered an atmospheric change that, while seldom considered in climate models, has had a net cooling effect on global temperatures, according to a new Yale study.
Writing in the ...
Deforestation is a major driver of global warming and responsible for up to 20% of global carbon
emissions, as well as a threat to the livelihoods of the 1.6 billion people who rely on forest
s for food and economic stability. Over the past few ...
OVER the last couple of weeks, we had seen quite a bit of rain, and in some instances, very heavy downpours.
Showers have provided much needed relief for thousands of people who experienced acute water shortage between June and ...
Since the birth of agriculture thousands of years ago, humans have cut down the world's forest
s to grow food and expand their population.But now experts believe the end of our "war on trees" is in sight amid what some are calling a new ...
"The best thing you could do for the Amazon is to blow up all the roads.' These might sound like the words of an eco-terrorist, but it's actually a direct quote from Eneas Salati, a forest
climatologist and one of Brazil's most respected ...
This Sunday marks a year since Tony Abbott was elected. The prime minister is riding low in the opinion polls as the least popular prime minister in twenty five years, with a net dissatisfaction rating of minus 19.
There's little doubt ...
Mapping the world's tropical forest
s with a fleet of airplanes outfitted with advanced LiDAR could rapidly and accurately assess global forest carbon
stocks for a fraction of the cost of a typical Earth observation satellite mission - and far ...
As the lavish display of Fall Fashion Week gets under way this week in New York City, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) announced Out of Fashion: a campaign promoting forest
“Out of Fashion” is RAN`s latest major effort to ...
The world's undisturbed forest
s are being degraded at an "alarming speed", researchers said on Thursday, as they released new analysis showing an area three times the size of Germany was affected by logging and infrastructure development in the ...
The world’s virgin forest
s are being lost at an increasing rate and the largest portion of the degradation is in Canada, according to a new report.
No longer is Brazil the main villain in the struggle to stop forest
Panama's efforts to gain funding for standing forest
s roiled by indigenous opposition
There isn’t a word or phrase in the Kuna language for "carbon trading,” and much less for something as complex as REDD+. Standing for Reducing ...