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Saving the forest
is extremely important to mitigate climate change and for environmental sanitation and soil retention, says Lengja Guenther, chairperson, GreenTech Vision.She said Gambia has a lot of problems, ranging from soil ...
Indonesia’s palm oil industry has gained a notorious reputation in recent years. Palm oil companies are routinely accused of clearing primary forest
s, destroying the habitats of endangered species, releasing massive amounts of carbon by draining ...
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 ...
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 ...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Thursday it will spend $30 million this year on forest
restoration projects in 12 states to reduce the threat of wildfires, protect
water quality and improve wildlife habitat for at-risk ...
One of the first things you realize about Borneo is how difficult it can be to land a plane. On my first trip there, our plane circled the provincial capital of Palangkaraya for a half hour before a window in the smoke opened long enough to ...
The Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was only elected in September 2013, but already has a rapidly growing list of broken promises and inconsistent decisions regarding public
funding support for private industry and non-profit ...
Rainforest Alliance has agreed to conduct an audit of Asia Pulp & Paper's progress in implementing the zero deforestation policy the forest
ry giant signed last year.
The deal, announced Thursday in Jakarta, could help boost the ...
One of the most challenging weeks of my working life starts today: the week of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.
Over 2,500 Presidents, Prime Minsters, CEOs, Celebrities and Academics with a smattering of ...
On the side of a mountain road in Pennsylvania's Tiadaghton State Forest
, I'm trying to avoid a steady stream of heavy truck traffic. Acres of freshly cut tree stumps stretch out in front of me.
Kevin Heatley lives in the area and has ...
In 2014, constitutional challenges to Brazil's dismantled Forest
Code will determine if wholesale destruction of the earth's largest forest
complexes¾and important carbon sinks¾will continue. These rulings may herald a return of ...
Mary Christina Wood has an unsparing view of the state of environmental protect
ion in the United States today: On a host of fronts -- from climate change, to mountaintop removal mining, to the nationwide fracking boom -- the federal and state ...
Seven billion people and growing. A quarter of them living in poverty. Unsustainable -- and unequal -- resource use. Landscapes vanishing, along with their nonhuman inhabitants. Global warming upending natural systems. These are tough times on ...
A new agency to protect
Indonesias rainforests is ready to begin work to implement a first of its kind environmental program.
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed Presidential Regulation No. 62/2013 on August 31, 2013, entitled ...
2013 was full of major developments in efforts to understand and protect
the world's tropical rainforests. The following is a review of some of the major tropical forest
-related news stories for the year.
As a review, this post will not ...
The strongest wave of indigenous protests since the 1990s is underway in Sarawak, a Malaysian state on the island of Borneo. On International Human Rights Day, December 10, hundreds of people across the state demonstrated against a series of 12 ...
2013 presented plenty of challenges for conservation. Special interest groups and anti-wilderness members of Congress continued their attempts to give away vast swaths of public
wild lands to mining, logging and oil and gas interests. These ...
A U.N. programme aimed at protect
ing Panama's forest
s has been reopened after it was suspended earlier this year due to disagreement between indigenous forest
communities and the Central American nation's government over how the scheme was being ...
GLOBAL warming or climate change is here to stay. In fact, it is manifesting its Sahara-like presence sooner than anticipated.
But what does this drastic change in global weather patterns mean to the general public
? What has triggered ...
Even in the first light of dawn in the Tripa swamp forest
of Sumatra it is clear that something is terribly wrong. Where there should be lush foliage stretching away towards the horizon, there are only the skeletons of trees. Smoke drifts across ...
Jerry Skinner stands in his garden, looking into the distance at the edge of a forest
ed mountain. Amid the lush shades of green, a muddy brown strip of earth stands out. It's the telltale sign of a buried pipeline."The pipelines are all ...
Several issues around the UN mechanism that aims to curtail greenhouse gases by preventing forest
loss were resolved in Warsaw at the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the meeting is ...
In the 17th, 18th, and early 19th centuries, European settlers stole a lot of land from Native Americans. They killed them, they cheated them, and they robbed them of most of the continent. But they made one mistake. Back then good land was ...
By a vote of 235-187, the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday approved its latest giveaway to the oil and gas industry--a bill that would fast track the approval of fracking on public
lands, according to Environment America.
The bill ...
The governments of Norway, Britain and the United States on Wednesday said they will allocate $280 million of their multi-billion dollar climate change finances to a new initiative aimed at halting deforestation.
The announcement was ...