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25/6/2014
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 ...   
24/6/2014
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 ...   
23/6/2014
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 ...   
21/6/2014
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 ...   
16/6/2014
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 forests delisted. The committee, meeting in Doha, is ...   
16/6/2014
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’ ...   
14/6/2014
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 ...   
10/6/2014
Latin America's parliaments have failed to protect the forests and to guarantee their sustainable use, despite the fact that a number of countries have laws on forests, legislators from the region said at a global summit in the Mexican ...   
7/6/2014
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 ...   
26/5/2014
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 ...   
16/5/2014
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 ...   
13/5/2014
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, ...   
7/5/2014
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 ...   
20/4/2014
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 ...   
17/4/2014
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 ...   
9/4/2014
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 ...   
30/3/2014
A major report into climate change is a wake-up call New Zealand must heed, one of its main authors says. The second part of the fifth United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assessment report has just been ...   
20/3/2014
California is facing wildfires "outside of any normal bounds" as a historic drought turns drying brush and trees into a perfect tinderbox, officials have warned. The state recorded 665 wildfires from 1 January, about three times the average of ...   
8/3/2014
We have finally finished tidying up all the trees and branches thrown down by the furious winter winds in Court Wood. It's an 11-acre, mixed broad-leaf woodland near my home in the Black Mountains, south Wales. As part of a not-for-profit, ...   
27/2/2014
Southeast Asia has more than 27 million hectares of forested peatland, and peat releases devastating amounts of methane and carbon when drained or burned. Approximately 80% of the world's peatland is in Indonesia, and much of it is slated to be ...   
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 ...   
6/2/2014
WHRC Protected areas and corridors in South America A new set of maps highlights the importance of habitat corridors in helping wildlife deal with the effects of climate change and deforestation. The series of maps shows more than 16,000 habitat ...   
30/1/2014
Inside a ceremonial longhouse in northern Oregon last September, the sun's rays spilling between the high-peaked beams, Davis Yellowash Washines was seated in full ceremonial dress -- yellow headband, red sash, beaded shoes. A rawhide drum rested ...   
27/1/2014
For those watching the world’s largest corporations, 2013 was extraordinary. Under pressure from NGOs, a slew of global companies that are number one in their industries made unprecedented commitments to better environmental and social behavior. ...   
26/1/2014
Owen Paterson has been accused of “incredible complacency” over climate change after new figures showed his department has slashed spending on helping Britain cope with global warming. The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs ...   

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