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Underlying the Obama administration's $60.4 billion emergency
funding request to Congress for Superstorm Sandy cleanup and relief efforts is an acknowledgement that climate change is real and must be addressed in a comprehensive fashion along ...
As Governor, Andrew Cuomo will continue to be an environmental champion by . . . making sure health and environmental risks are comprehensively studied before natural gas exploration in New York’s Marcellus Shale formation occurs.
By all accounts, the fires were devastating. More than 130 homes torched, 38,000 people evacuated, 138,000 acres to the west of Denver and Colorado Springs incinerated, in some places fires burning so hot that nothing but topsoil ...
Ecologically ignorant policies are largely responsible for the interlinked crises that are unraveling the planet's life support system.
The unintended consequences of such policies are climate change, desertification, biodiversity ...
Seventeen top scientists and four acclaimed conservation organizations have called for radical action to create a better world for this and future generations. Compiled by 21 past winners of the prestigious Blue Planet Prize, a new paper ...
On the heels of the COP 17 climate talks in Durban, South Africa, the only thing surprising about Canada’s announcement on December 13 that it would no longer be a party to the Kyoto Protocol (KP) was the swiftness of its decision. Rumors had ...
Scientists scramble to save dying amphibians
Hyloscirtus colymba tree frog being fed after being treated for Chytridiomycosis. Photo taken by Rhett A. Butler at Summit Park.
s, ponds, swamps, and other ecosystems around ...
One of Australia's finest national
parks, the Tarkine National
Park is currently struggling to fend off various threats from mining companies it has been announced in a press release by The Tarkine National
The Tarkine is one ...
Ravaged by a giant tsunami in 2004, war-torn Aceh went on to sign a truce with Jakarta. But the natural destruction
of the province didn't end, writes Andre Vltchek, returning after seven years.
"The people demonstrate against the roads ...
Peru: Indigenous People Declare They Are On The Foot Of War And Permanent Mobilization In Defense Of Their Territories
Translated from Spanish, Original Below
At a press conference, the Board of AIDESEP and regional ...
As strong winds whipped up again overnight in the Boulder area, where a Colorado record 169 homes have already been destroyed in the ongoing Fourmile Canyon Fire, there’s also a growing firestorm of debate over how climate change contributes to ...
Hurricane Katrina, and the destruction
it wrought, are often referred to as a natural disaster. Think again, says actor Harry Shearer. In his documentary, The Big Uneasy, Shearer says much of the destruction
in New Orleans was man-made and ...
Wildfires possibly sparked by fallen power lines have roared across part of Western Australia, destroying almost 40 homes and sending hundreds of people fleeing for their lives. At least three people were injured, officials in the state ...
Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon jungle was reduced more than expected between August 2008 and July 2009 - 45 percent compared to the previous 12 months, the National
Institute for Space Research (INPE) reported.
During that period, ...
Across the Amazon basin, river dwellers are adding new floors to their stilt houses, trying to stay above rising floodwaters that have killed 44 people and left 376,000 homeless.
Flooding is common in the world's largest remaining ...
No one could say they hadn't seen it coming.
The sand dunes had been advancing for decades before, two years ago, they finally swallowed the houses of Raimundo do Nascimento and 12 other families in Ilha Grande, an island in the Parnaiba ...
Haiti’s environmental degradation is a time bomb that needs urgent attention if the country is to preserve its already strained social and economic stability, says a new briefing from the International Crisis Group (ICG).
The brief, ...
When a series of powerful January storms dumped huge volumes of rain across the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, Washington's top geologist, Dave Norman, knew to expect landslides.During the first two weeks of the month, the intense ...
When someone discovers, too late, that they are suffering from a serious and probably incurable disease and may have no more than six months to live, their first response is shock and then, in denial, they angrily try any cure on offer or go to ...
Joao da Antonio's eyes are full of tears. If good rains do not come, he says, he will pack his bag, kiss his wife and two children goodbye and join the annual exodus of young men leaving hot, dry rural north-east Brazil for the biofuel fields in ...
Southern Californians weathered a third day of devastation Saturday as wind-blasted wildfires destroyed hundreds of homes, shut down major freeways and forced thousands of residents in the path of flames to flee.
No deaths were reported, ...
Southern Californians weathered a second straight day of devastation today as wind-blasted wildfires destroyed hundreds of homes, shut down major freeways and forced thousands of residents in the path of flames to flee to safety.
A fire ...
The world's oil party is coming to a dramatic close, and Canada has adopted a new geodestiny: providing the United States with bitumen, a low-quality, high-cost substitute.
Northern Alberta's bituminous sands, a national
treasure, are ...
Consumers in rich countries feel it in supermarkets but in the world's
poorest ones people are starving. The reason - soaring food prices, and it's
triggered riots around the world in places like Mexico, Indonesia, Yemen, the ...
Americans don't like to lose wars—which makes sense, since we have so little
practice with it. Of course, a lot depends on how you define just what a war is.
There are shooting wars—the kind that test our mettle and our patriotism and our ...