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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,
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, ...
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’ ...
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 ...