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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
With financial incentives encouraging maintenance of carbon
stocks and the increased popularity of carbon trading
between countries, a forest
has become economically a lot more than a clump of trees that supplements livelihoods. A forest
now has ...
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 ...
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 ...
Last week, Indonesia`s new president, Joko Widodo, ordered the country's Ministry of Environment and Forest
ry to review the licenses of all companies that have converted peatlands to oil palm plantations.
If the ministry follows through, ...
Aneesa Khan was born in India and raised in Muscat, Oman. She graduated from the Mahindra United World College of India in 2013 and is currently a second year Davis Scholar at College of the Atlantic, where she has focused her studies on a range ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
These are rough times for carbon
taxes, aimed at mitigating climate change. Australia recently repealed its carbon
tax. South Korea delayed a carbon
-based tax on vehicle emissions. South Africa put off a planned carbon
tax until 2016.And ...
Covert GPS surveillance of timber trucks by Amazon campaigners has revealed how loggers are defeating attempts to halt deforestation in the world’s greatest rainforest. Raids by law enforcement officers are expected early on Wednesday morning, ...
The United Nations Climate Summit in New York last week passed with many promises, but no firm pledges. Most notably, China’s vice-premier Zhang Gaoli promised his country would peak its carbon
dioxide emissions “as soon as possible,” and ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
For many years, residents of Kasigau location in Voi lived off felling trees, clearing bushes and burning charcoal in an open-canopy forest
where they call home, but a carbon trading
project is empowering thousands of residents here to embrace ...
On Tuesday a prominent group of conservation scientists condemned the Australian government's recent moves to eliminate protections for native ecosystems, cut research funding, backtrack on commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and step ...
The three-week-old carcass in Kenya's East Tsavo National Park is hardly identifiable as an elephant anymore. Gone are the hallmark tusks and expressive trunk; the elephant's entire face has been hacked off.
The perpetrators used a ...
With co-authors from Harvard University, the team found air quality in Kentucky and the Ohio River Valley potentially stands to gain the most from the proposed EPA action. That's because some of the region's coal-fired power plants could be ...
espite powerful evidence that climate change threatens our economies, our health and our safety, most countries remain slow to act on environmental protection.Why don’t we want to hear about climate change and what is behind global citizens’ ...
Two palm oil companies partially owned by Wilmar are continuing to destroy rainforests in Indonesia despite a high profile zero deforestation pledge, alleges a new report published by Greenomics.
The report, titled As a strategic ...
Bryan T. Pagel, a dairy farmer, watched as a glistening slurry of cow manure disappeared down a culvert. If recycling the waste on his family's farm would help to save the world, he was happy to go along.
Out back, machinery was breaking ...
The Brazilian government published a final set of regulations on the use of its forest
s on Tuesday that could push farmers to restore a huge amount of illegally cleared native vegetation and encourage the use of "tradeable forest
credits" to help ...
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. ...
Climate change poses a “major risk” to forest
s all over the world, threatening widespread tree deaths that could wipe out wildlife, exacerbate global warming and hurt the economy, a major new UN report will warn today.According to a ...