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It is not - as described in climatological models - the mass circulation of air which drives the hydrological cycle, but the hydrological cycle which drives the mass circulation of air.
Imagine being in one of the wettest rainforests in ...
The tiny hut sculpted out of mud at the edge of the sea is barely large enough for Bokul Mondol and his family to lie down. The water has taken everything else from them, and one day it almost certainly will take this, too.
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 ...
A group of 78 scientists is criticizing an Environmental Protection
Agency memo they say may dramatically undermine President Barack Obama's directive to cut planet-warming emissions.
In a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, a ...
's largest remaining contiguous stand of old-growth redwood forest
resides in Humboldt Redwoods State Park in Northern California. On the park's northwestern flank, six people gathered last May to oppose a logging venture on adjacent ...
Does combating climate change require burning the world
s and crops for fuel?It certainly looks that way, judging from the aggressive mandates governments across the globe have set to incorporate bioenergy into their ...
When the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploded in 1986, some 85 petabecquerels of radioactive cesium was released into the atmosphere and surrounding environs. Researchers believe somewhere between 2 and 8 PBq is still lingering in the soil and ...
Climate change is happening, humans are the cause, and a shocking number of congressional Republicans - over 56 percent - deny or question the science. CAP Action conducted a fresh analysis of public statements from current Representatives and ...
President Obama's signature environmental initiative, his Clean Power Plan, is designed to fight climate change and crack down on America's carbon-emitting power plants. But behind the scenes, a dispute is raging over obscure language that could ...
Government representatives from around the world
agreed Saturday to develop the first legally-binding agreement to conserve marine life in the high seas and international seabed, an area covering roughly half the planet.
After four days ...
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 ...
Calling Aldo Rebelo a climate-change skeptic would be putting it mildly. In his days as a fiery legislator in the Communist Party of Brazil, he railed against those who say human activity is warming the globe and called the international ...
If commercial aviation were a country, it would rank seventh in global greenhouse gas emissions according to a recent report by the International Council on Clean Transportation.
The aviation industry is growing so quickly that its ...
Longtime readers will recall how I’ve cited the Talking Heads lyric “same as it ever was” quite often over the years in assessing negotiations aimed at forging a new global agreement on slowing global warming and limiting its impacts. Some ...
Indians on the Peru-Brazil border say they continue to receive death threats from loggers after the murder of four local chiefs in a remote forest
region overrun by illegal felling.
The September slaying of Ashaninka leader Edwin Chota ...
Initiatives balancing protection
s and other natural resources with the interests of farmers need more political and financial support if they are to advance the fight against climate change, experts said on Saturday.
The clamor of indigenous peoples for recognition of their ancestral lands resounded among the delegates of 195 countries at the climate summit taking place in the Peruvian capital. "I want my land"¦that's where I live and eat, and it's where my ...
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 ...
Almost a century ago, Russian botanist N.I. Vavilov was traveling the world
in search of new species when he identified why equatorial rain forest
s are so critical to the Earth’s future: They’re the source-pool for 90 percent of the planet’s ...
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 ...
If you have ever wondered about the connection between giant hallucinogenic frogs, uncontacted peoples, conservation, and climate change - and who hasn't? - check out this tour de force TED talk from ethnobotanist Mark Plotkin: What the people of ...
Much of the discussion during next month's international climate negotiations in Lima, Peru will revolve around halting tropical forest
loss to reduce global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. But Ecosystem Marketplace's latest report on the ...
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 ...
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 ...