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The global trade in agricultural and timber products is pushing the planet’s forest
s to the brink, having been responsible for more than a third of recent deforestation, a new study has warned.
The report, commissioned by the Center for ...
Policies to end deforestation are essential for curbing climate change and can also support economic development, top government and business officials said."Putting a stop to deforestation is the smart thing to do," Justine Greening, ...
Cargill, one of the world's largest agricultural companies, has extended its zero deforestation commitment for palm oil to all commodities it produces.
The commitment, announced Tuesday at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York, ...
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 ...
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,
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 ...
The Tasmanian government has decided to open up 400,000 hectares of previously protected forest
to the timber industry, a move that environmentalists say will do serious harm to both the climate and the country’s tourism sector.In 2013, ...
Finally there's good news on climate change: We have part of the solution, and it's already working.
For a long time, experts have theorized that indigenous people in forest
communities and their management of these forest
s are critical ...
Indigenous tribesmen living deep in the Peruvian rainforest have emerged into the outside world to seek help, after suffering a murderous attack by probable drug traffickers.
The contact took place across the border in Brazil and was ...
The UN has rejected a proposal from the Australian government to revoke the special protection
afforded to 74,000 hectares of Tasmanian rainforest, in order to allow logging operations in the region to resume.
The controversial request ...
The United Nations has unanimously rejected an Australian proposal to revoke the heritage status of 74,000 hectares (183,000 acres) of Tasmania's rainforest and enable them to be reopened to logging.
Added to the World Heritage List in ...
Unesco has unanimously rejected a “feeble” Australian government bid to reopen 74,000 hectares of Tasmania’s world heritage area to logging.
At its annual meeting in Doha, the Unesco World Heritage Committee said the Australian ...
The history of international efforts to rein in global warming is littered with a forest
of printed reports, talking points, and treaty drafts – all in pursuit of two agreements that lacked either rigorous enforcement or the participation of key ...
The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has begun its annual meeting in Qatar, where a decision will be made on the Federal Government's application to have 74,000 hectares of Tasmanian forest
The committee, meeting in Doha, is ...
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’ ...
No one could accuse Nilcilene Miguel de Lima of being easily afraid. When loggers beat her and burned down her home in Lábrea – in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon – the environmental activist refused to give up her struggle. When they killed ...
Latin America's parliaments have failed to protect the forest
s and to guarantee their sustainable use, despite the fact that a number of countries have laws on forest
s, legislators from the region said at a global summit in the Mexican ...
Canada's prime minister, Stephen Harper, faces a widening revolt by the country's leading scientists against sweeping cuts to government research labs and broadly pro-industry policies.
The scientists plan to march through Ottawa in ...
On May 21, the Brazilian government, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and partners announced the creation of a $215 million fund to ensure long-term protection
of the world's largest network of protected areas — 150 million acres of the Brazilian Amazon ...
European countries formerly divided by the Bosnian war are today united by catastrophic flooding and the European Union is rushing to their rescue.
The European Union Civil Protection
Mechanism was activated late Thursday at the requests ...
The Western Ghats of southern India, one of the world’s top biodiversity hotspots, is a 1600-kilometer (1000-mile) mountain chain that runs parallel to the western coast of the Indian subcontinent. It traverses six Indian states (Gujarat, ...
In a major overture of environmental engagement, the Obama White House last evening rolled out trenchant scientific findings that climate change is already impacting every corner of the country from oyster farmers in Washington State to cattle ...
With the click of a computer mouse, the potential risks of rising sea levels will soon be searchable - by ZIP code - for all U.S. coastal communities.
An online mapping tool will show how much sea levels are expected to rise in each ...
This is the seventh in an ongoing series of articles developed in support of this year's two Katoomba Meetings, both of which are taking place in Latin America. The first meeting will take place on March 19 and 20 at Iguazú Falls, on the border ...
After years of criticism from environmental groups, Cargill says it will establish policies to eliminate deforestation, peatlands conversion, and social conflict from its palm oil supply chain. But activists aren't yet sure what to make of the ...