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19/5/2015
With forests razed around the world to feed the global timber market, some countries have clamped down on logging. However, this doesn't always stem the tide. Indonesia, for example lost 840,000 hectares of primary forest in 2012 despite a ban on ...   
12/5/2015
Londoño, a Colombian biologist, has been searching painstakingly to find their nests. He’s located hundreds of them here on the Amazon flank of the Andes, though it’s taken him eight years. He has rigged each one with monitoring gear to collect ...   
8/5/2015
Many of the world's endangered animals live in only one place, making them hugely susceptible to environmental upset. One fell swoop, and entire species could disappear from existence forever. New analysis shows that possibility may be edging ...   
30/4/2015
California introduced a world-leading carbon dioxide cap-and-trade program to drive down pollution rates after lawmakers approved an ambitious climate protection law in 2006. It also changed rules affecting utilities, spurring investments in some ...   
28/4/2015
Within the botanical menagerie that makes up the Amazon rainforest, which is so important it's frequently dubbed the "lungs of the planet,' scientists have pinpointed a small number of tree species that are doing the heaviest breathing as they ...   
28/4/2015
Peru is planning a series of huge hydroelectric dams on the 1,700-kilometer (1,056-mile) Marañón River, which begins in the Peruvian Andes and is the main source of the Amazon River. Critics say the mega-dam projects could destroy the currently ...   
16/4/2015
United Cacao didn't need authorization to clear its plantation near Tamshiyacu, said a court in Loreto, Peru, resolving for the time being one of a series of questions about the legality and environmental sustainability of companies connected ...   
12/4/2015
The price of crude oil has slumped to its lowest point in six years, and that has sent some major oil companies scrambling to get out of expensive tar-sands projects in Alberta, Canada. Shell has pulled out of one of its largest lease ...   
12/4/2015
At the State Environment and Forest ministers conference in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that the world has very little reason to pressure India to cut its carbon emissions. "The world will lay down the parameters for us and we ...   
6/4/2015
Environmental activist Jintana Kaewkao confronts a member of the Forestry Department in Bangkok, Thailand, about the suspicious way forest land near her village was acquired by the owners of a steel plant. Jintana Kaewkao, a 53-year-old ...   
5/4/2015
As he launched a National Air Quality Index on Monday morning at a two-day environment conference, Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused western countries of double standards saying, "People who lecture us on environment protection refuse to give ...   
26/3/2015
Today, oil palm is Indonesia’s most important cash crop. In 2014, Indonesia produced 33.5 million tons of palm oil, [1] generating $18.9 billion in export revenue. [2] This makes palm oil Indonesia’s third most valuable export, behind only coal ...   
13/3/2015
If you Google "rainforest," you're almost assured to get a page of search results mostly about the tropics. Yet, another kind of rainforest also exists: temperate rainforests. Far less expansive than the tropical kind, temperate rainforests occur ...   
13/3/2015
The Southern Suriname Conservation Corridor was made official when indigenous leaders and members of Suriname's parlaiment met to sign a declaration on March 5. Photo courtesy of Forward Motion. Indigenous leaders from southern Suriname ...   
2/3/2015
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 ...   
19/2/2015
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. Saltwater ...   
13/2/2015
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 ...   
13/2/2015
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 ...   
11/2/2015
The world'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 ...   
10/2/2015
Does combating climate change require burning the world’s forests 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 ...   
10/2/2015
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 ...   
3/2/2015
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 ...   
30/1/2015
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 ...   
28/1/2015
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 ...   
15/1/2015
Russia's forests 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 ...   

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