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18/9/2014
The accelerating ebola epidemic in West Africa, which the World Health Organization (WHO) has called “unprecedented,” has so far killed more than half the 3,069 people who contracted the disease in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria. The ...   
12/9/2014
On Tuesday, the National Audubon Society released a study that predicts how climate change will affect 588 species of North American birds. The Audubon Birds and Climate Change Report makes the deeply unsettling prediction that by 2080, 314 ...   
10/9/2014
UK oil company Soco is waging a war of violence and intimidation against those opposing its plans to drill for oil in Virunga national park, writes Gregory McCann. It has paid genocidal armed rebels, encouraged attacks on park rangers, financed ...   
6/9/2014
"The best thing you could do for the Amazon is to blow up all the roads.' These might sound like the words of an eco-terrorist, but it's actually a direct quote from Eneas Salati, a forest climatologist and one of Brazil's most respected ...   
5/9/2014
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 ...   
23/8/2014
Hundreds of concerned home and business owners turned out Friday night for the second of four public hearings in Sanford on rules to govern the North Carolina fracking industry.Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is the practice of ...   
7/8/2014
A wind-whipped Oregon brush fire forced the evacuation of 600 people and shut a highway by Thursday as firefighters struggled against steady winds to tame the growing blaze and tamp down others across the U.S. Pacific Northwest, fire officials ...   
3/8/2014
ARUN RATH, HOST:Wildfires along the West Coast in Oregon, Washington state and California have destroyed homes, scorched thousands of square miles of land and prompted several evacuations. Meanwhile, officials report that the cost of ...   
3/8/2014
Despite the uncertainty over the scale and the speed of climate change, Idaho leaders are beginning to discuss how to adapt and how to reduce its impacts. Boise law firm Holland and Hart held a workshop for its Idaho clients and ...   
25/7/2014
I have spent a year collecting newspaper and Internet articles about fracking and its negative consequences. I made sure that the articles reported legitimate studies (not funded by the oil and gas industry) or statements from recognized experts ...   
22/7/2014
A cool, wet spring that drew out luxuriant growth in parts of the Pacific Northwest, followed by a ferociously hot and dry early summer, has created a fire-season tinderbox across the Pacific Northwest that exploded over the past week with dozens ...   
10/7/2014
Standing on a dirt road outside his aging barn, Walter Jaworski, a former veterinarian turned cattle rancher in this rural part of north-central Massachusetts, points south across his 200 acres of forest and pasture to a nearby tree line. If ...   
10/7/2014
The Wilderness Act is one of the iconic pieces of environmental legislation, and it is 50 years old this year. It created a process and management standard by which millions of acres of relatively undeveloped federal land were protected from ...   
2/7/2014
Ecuador’s government was moving to install a power plant to exploit oil fields under the iconic Yasuni national park at the same time as pursuing a high-profile international scheme not to exploit the oil, according to government documents seen ...   
1/7/2014
In the San Francisco Bay Area oil port city of Martinez, where a colossal Shell refinery has long tainted the air, the landmark California law that requires polluters to ease their carbon footprint seemed to some to promise new ...   
30/6/2014
As developing countries reach upper middle income (UMI) status, their populations are willing to pay increasing amounts toward tropical forest conservation, yet government spending on these programs lags far behind, concludes Jeffrey Vincent of ...   
21/6/2014
When a single snowflake falls peacefully atop a Sierra peak, it begins a turbulent journey to help quench the thirst of a drought-stricken state. In most years, Sierra snow provides a third of California's water supply. But it is by far ...   
20/6/2014
Add your name to the growing list of people urging President Obama to protect the greater Yosemite ecosystem from post-fire salvage logging. In a warming world, we must act to foster a healthy regeneration of fire-affected forests and unroaded ...   
14/6/2014
Brazil may be struggling to be a "green" host for the World Cup, but Dan Nepstad, director of the Earth Innovation Institute, tells host Steve Curwood that Brazil is already a top winner in tackling global warming emissions, as it has reduced ...   
12/6/2014
Imagine the uproar if the Grand Canyon was dug up for mining. The protests if the bells of Notre Dame were melted down for car parts. There are not many places in the world precious enough for World Heritage listing, so many countries ...   
9/6/2014
As a week old Oregonian, I received an unprecedented and gracious orientation of sorts--a “call of the wild" from the Pacific Northwest, if you will. I was invited to attend the Wilderness Conference hosted by Oregon Wild. Oregon Wild ...   
8/6/2014
Beetles are obliterating forests throughout Colorado and the West, draining budgets as property values decline and threatening tourism at national parks, including the home of Mount Rushmore. Voters in Colorado communities raised taxes ...   
31/5/2014
Coal companies have stripped the tops of mountains in Appalachia in search of the fuel. But as Amanda Starbuck tells host Steve Curwood, the Rainforest Action Network has helped convince some of the world's biggest banks to stop funding companies ...   
26/5/2014
A journal has an interesting article to challenge current climate change theory and global warming solutions in - Global Change Biology. The underestimate of carbon loss arises from selective logging and set fires which can be grouped together as ...   
24/5/2014
Cameroon's government is due to introduce legal reforms by the end of the year to redress weaknesses in its two-decade-old forestry legislation. The new forest code will better protect rainforests and the rights of indigenous communities that ...   

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