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22/4/2014
Corruption, weak governance, and powerful timber barons are illegally stripping the forests of Papua New Guinea, according to a new report from the Chatham House. The policy institute finds that 70 percent of logging in Papua New Guinea is ...   
20/4/2014
Mark Kitchell’s 1990 Oscar nominated documentary, Berkeley in the Sixties, covered the campus activism that disrupted the House Un-American Activities Committee’s hearings, launched the Free Speech Movement, fought the police at People’s Park and ...   
10/4/2014
Nigel Sizer has worked on the forefront of global forest issues for decades. Currently, he is the Global Director of the World Resource Institute’s (WRI) Forests Program, whose projects include the Global Forest Watch, the Forest Legality ...   
9/4/2014
A new study charges that government regulations for biomass plants are riddled with loopholes that allow wood-burning facilities to spew more toxic emissions in the air than coal-fired power plants. The findings are refueling a controversy over ...   
7/4/2014
Flaws in the country’s system to verify legal wood products could have implications for trade with Europe, as new research suggests even certified companies in Indonesia may not be meeting EU standards Indonesian civil society groups ...   
27/3/2014
Keystone XL, a pipeline proposal to pump Canadian oil sands through the heart of America, has alarmed environmentalists and become one of the most contentious issues of the Obama presidency. But there is a "Plan B" to cut the United States out of ...   
26/3/2014
Just days before Myanmar, also known as Burma, implements a ban on exporting raw logs, the Environmental Investigative Agency (EIA) has released a new report that captures the sheer scale of the country's illegal logging crisis. According to the ...   
22/3/2014
High above the vast Indonesian island of Sumatra, satellites identify hundreds of plumes of smoke drifting over the oil palm plantations and rainforests. They look harmless as the monsoon winds sweep them north and east towards Singapore, ...   
20/3/2014
Indigenous communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are observing climate change even though they have no knowledge of the science, according to a unique collaboration between the Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) and local ...   
15/3/2014
On a perfect spring day in the coastal forest of North Carolina I hike along a nature trail - a thread of dry gravel between the pools of the Roanoke river backwaters. A glistening otter dives for lunch just a few feet away. Majestic ...   
15/3/2014
Hydraulic fracturing joins the usual local, state and federal offices on the Johnson County primary ballot Tuesday. In the weeks leading up to the election, the divisive national debate has found its way into homes, cafes and even ...   
15/3/2014
House Bill 819, "An Act to Study and Modify Certain Coastal Management Policies," became law in August 2012. It gave the Coastal Resources Commission four years to develop the state's official prediction for how fast North Carolina sea levels ...   
14/3/2014
In early March 2014, forest and peat fires in Indonesia's Riau province, on the island of Sumatra, spiked to levels not seen since the previous Southeast Asian haze crisis of June 2013. Nearly 50,000 Indonesians are suffering respiratory ailments ...   
14/3/2014
Ecosystem Marketplace - Post-2020 Emissions-Reduction Contribution: Which Time Frame Should We Choose? Contact Us| Support Us| Site Map| Español News articles Add This Page Email this Page Print this Page Markets Carbon Water ...   
12/3/2014
West Sumatra has officially joined Indonesia's effort to cut forest loss as a pilot province under the country's REDD+ program. The agreement, announced today, means that regencies, towns, and villages are now placed to receive funding ...   
11/3/2014
he lowland swamp forests of Riau Province in Indonesia are dense with gnarled roots and tall rainforest trees. The habitat supports critically endangered tigers and a bewildering array of other species, ranging from short-clawed otters to leaf ...   
11/3/2014
In 2006, Mexico intensified its security strategy, forming an inhospitable environment for drug trafficking organizations (also known as DTOs) within the nation. The drug cartels responded by creating new trade routes along the border of ...   
7/3/2014
Fires in Indonesia are destroying large areas of forest on land owned by lumber and palm oil companies, casting further attention on western companies that buy commodities from the affected regions. The fires, which have been burning ...   
3/3/2014
Six thousand hectares of land and forests were destroyed by fire in Riau province, according to a disaster mitigation agency official. "Based on data taken through aerial and land surveys, the land and forests that have been set on fire ...   
2/3/2014
Indonesia’s palm oil industry has gained a notorious reputation in recent years. Palm oil companies are routinely accused of clearing primary forests, destroying the habitats of endangered species, releasing massive amounts of carbon by draining ...   
26/2/2014
An estimated 35 million gallons of arsenic-contaminated water and ash has spilled into the Dan River since February 2, when a stormwater pipe broke beneath an unlined coal ash storage pond at Duke Energy`s retired power plant in Eden, near the ...   
17/2/2014
As Brazil struggles to solve land disputes between Indians and farmers on the expanding frontier of its agricultural heartland, more tensions over forest and mineral resources are brewing in the remote Amazon. The government of President ...   
16/2/2014
In YAWEPARE, Ecuador -- An oil pipeline runs through this village to a Chinese rig at the end of the road. At night, when the rig is pumping, the pipeline is too hot to touch, but villagers say that in the morning, it's a good place to dry ...   
14/2/2014
Earlier this month, the UN open working group on the sustainable development goals (SDGs) proposed a framework to replace the millennium development goals (MDGs), which expire in 2015. The SDGs are meant to guide global action on health, ...   
14/2/2014
In both the United States and Canada, activism against tar sands, pipelines and climate change has soared in recent years. But while President Obama has encouraged citizens to "stand up and speak up" to demand change on energy, Canadian ...   

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