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President Obama and other leaders at the G-7 Summit in Germany made headlines last week pledging to cut greenhouse gas emissions 40 to 70 percent by 2050, the first time leading Western nations have committed to such specific long-term ...
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will not unveil her country's greenhouse gas emissions plan for a new international global warming accord when she meets with President Obama this month, a top Brazilian negotiator told ...
One of the key elements for a global climate deal
was unexpectedly resolved in Bonn on Tuesday, with governments signing off on plans for a UN-backed forest protection
Envoys told RTCC of their surprise at the agreement, which ...
Negotiators reached a surprise resolution to thorny issues relating to forest protection
at U.N. climate talks on Tuesday, increasing the odds it will be included in a new global climate deal
due to be agreed in Paris in December, experts ...
French Ambassador for the Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP 21) Philippe Zeller and COP 21 adviser Emmanuel Guerin, were in Bangkok to attend meetings recently. The pair spoke to The Nation's Wiraj Sripong on the readiness of Asean nations, ...
On December 14, 2006, Barbara Correro was at home drinking tea, reading the paper. She had spent the past five years and most of her savings on a long-cherished retirement dream: a small mobile home on 24 acres of pine and hardwood forest
, a ...
The federal raids in Alta Floresta, Brazil surprised locals in 2005. The year before, nearly 60,000 acres of rainforest had been torn out of the municipality. Now farmers and loggers were being arrested by armed police, accused of environmental ...
s may lose their power to help curb global warming without stronger domestic protection
and a place in a new global climate change deal
, scientists have warned.
Russia has 19 percent of world forest
reserves by surface ...
Last September, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon invited world leaders to a climate summit in New York where they were met by hundreds of thousands of people marching on the city streets. Along with parallel marches in major cities all over the ...
Warned by geologists that the South Tahoma Glacier is aimed like a fire hose at the main entrance to Mount Rainier National Park, the National Park Service responded this summer with a traditional approach.Just past the log archway at the ...
Indigenous organizations and international human rights activists say Peru is failing to protect the rights of indigenous people in its Amazon rainforest, putting at risk the individuals and the carbon stored in their lands.The report, ...
In the winter of 2013--14, hundreds of milk-white birds with luminous yellow eyes and wingspans of up to 5 feet descended on beaches, farmers' fields, city parks and airport runways throughout southern Canada and the United ...
Glenn Hurowitz is the head of the Forest
Heroes campaign, an effort to shift agricultural expansion away from forest
s and peatlands. The views expressed in this commentary are his own.About one year ago today, I was pretty down. It was ...
Early on in the furious battle over the Keystone XL pipeline, a new slogan began to appear at rallies: “Keystone XL = Game Over for Climate.” That phrase, “game over for the climate,” originated in a May, 2012, Times Op-Ed, by James Hansen, who ...
One cold October day in 1968, I climbed out of a warm creek on the Yellowstone Plateau and came face to face with a huge grizzly. I froze, not knowing what to do. Since I was naked, my options were limited. I slowly turned my head and looked off ...
Q. What is the Keystone XL pipeline?
A. The Keystone oil pipeline system is designed to carry up to 830,000 barrels of petroleum per day from the oil sands of boreal forest
s in Alberta, Canada to oil refineries and ports on the Gulf ...
At least 57 environmental activists have been murdered in Peru since 2002, a rights group said Monday, criticizing the killings as the country prepares to host major UN climate talks.
In a report released two weeks before Peru welcomes ...
On the eve of the World Parks Congress in Sydney, the Australian government has just hosted the 'Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit', a two-day event that brought together political leaders, academics, environmental managers and NGO staff in an ...
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,