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For a long time, experts have theorized that indigenous people in forest
communities and their management of these forest
s are critical ...
Why is it that some political conservatives have been so obstinate in opposing any government action to address human-caused climate change? The answer is that they aren’t real conservatives. Real conservatives favor working toward a truly free ...
Russia’s trees fuel our increasing demand for wood-based products. The country’s vast forest
s, which cover over 800 million hectares or almost half its land area, are a major source of wood for global timber, paper and pulp ...
Indigenous tribesmen living deep in the Peruvian rainforest have emerged into the outside world
to seek help, after suffering a murderous attack by probable drug traffickers.
The contact took place across the border in Brazil and was ...
Most palm oil is produced from a species of African palm that is now grown widely across Southeast Asia. The crop's high productivity makes it the most profitable form of agricultural land use in the tropics.
Agricultural giant Cargill, ...
Yasuni National park has been in the conservation spotlight in recent years, with oil drilling threatening the forest
s and wildlife of this biodiversity hotspot. Recently, disturbance in the park may have ramped up, with satellite data showing a ...
As palm oil producers increasingly look to Africa’s tropical forest
s as suitable candidates for their next plantations, primate scientists are sounding the alarm about the destruction of ape habitat that can go hand in hand with oil palm ...
AMC’s “The Walking Dead” is at the top of the cultural zeitgeist these days, one of the most popular television series on the air. In the show, a virus has ravaged the Earth, killing most of humanity, with the dead corpses rising to terrorize the ...
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 ...
Expanding and strengthening the community forest
rights of indigenous groups and rural residents can make a major contribution to sequestering carbon and reducing CO2 emissions from deforestation, according to a new report. The World
On Tuesday a prominent group of conservation scientists condemned the Australian government's recent moves to eliminate protection
s for native ecosystems, cut research funding, backtrack on commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and step ...
When a new road centipedes its way across a landscape, the best of intentions may be laid with the pavement. But roads, by their very nature, are indiscriminate pathways, granting access for travel and trade along with deforestation and other ...
Long considered an unproductive hindrance to growth and development, peat swamp forest
s in Southeast Asia have been systematically cleared, drained and burned away to make room plantations and construction. Now, as alternating cycles of fires and ...
It was just after lunch, Monday, November 8th 2010 when it all began. At the time, it was innocent enough; there were certainly no ill intentions. Yet, looking back, I now see it as the moment that kicked off the polarizing debate that today ...
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 ...
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 ...
The Abbott government has reacted defiantly to a stinging UN rebuke to its plan to remove world
from Tasmanian forest
, claiming the rejection will result in job losses in the state.
heritage committee ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
With co-authors from Harvard University, the team found air quality in Kentucky and the Ohio River Valley potentially stands to gain the most from the proposed EPA action. That's because some of the region's coal-fired power plants could be ...
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 forest
s and unroaded ...
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’ ...
The public debate over climate-change agents has focused recently on coal, shale oil and fracked natural gas - fossil fuels, all. Vermonters might draw vague solace from knowing that these disputed resources, and the key battles being waged over ...