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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 ...
Even if the world
stopped cutting down forest
s, carbon dioxide emissions from land use change would still pose a major challenge, according to a new paper in Nature Climate Change. The research finds that eliminating deforestation would mean ...
Last August, from the window of a jet high over Sumatra, I counted nearly a dozen plumes of smoke rising from the vast jungles and plantations below. Some more than a half-mile wide, they looked like pillars holding up the sky. That week the ...
On the eve of the World
Parks Congress in Sydney, the Australian government has just hosted the 'Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit', a two-day event that brought together political leaders, academics, environmental managers and NGO staff in an ...
The head of the world
’s leading conservation organisation has criticised the Australian government’s attempt to strip world
from Tasmania’s forest
s, as new data laid bare the vast number of ecosystems in Australia at risk of ...
While Arizona’s most recent fire season was relatively tame, one study argues that the worst may be yet to come due to climate change.
In a study titled “Flammable Planet: Wildfires and the Social Cost of Carbon,” the Cost of Carbon ...
The Brazilian government said on Tuesday it has put an environmentally rich area of the Amazon rainforest under federal protection
, creating a reserve larger than the U.S. state of Delaware.The new reserve, called Alto Maues, has 6,680 ...
is getting warmer and that's already causing disasters that will devastate lives and cost hundreds of billions of dollars.Those problems are only getting worse, as shown by recent reports from the United Nation's ...
A strip of rainforest running along the northwestern Ecuadorian coast and up through Colombia is one of the most biodiverse places in the world
. Yet, less than 10 percent of Ecuador’s portion remains intact, with more forest
lost every year to ...
As the fires rage, the helicopters of the environmental police at this outpost in the Brazilian Amazon cannot even take off some mornings because the sky is so thick with smoke. The plumes, sent up by the burning of the forest
to clear land for ...
On Tuesday, India’s minister for environment, forest
s, and climate change, Prakash Javadekar, scoffed at the idea of the country reducing emissions to counter climate change. He held the US chiefly responsible for the climate crisis, and ...
Policies to end deforestation are essential for curbing climate change and can also support economic development, top government and business officials said."Putting a stop to deforestation is the smart thing to do," Justine Greening, ...
From the Andes to the Amazon, Peru houses some of the world
's most spectacular forest
s. Proud and culturally-diverse indigenous tribes inhabit the interiors of the Peruvian Amazon, including some that have chosen little contact with the outside ...
At the UN climate summit taking place in New York on Tuesday, governments and businesses pledged to end deforestation by 2030. Backers of the declaration claim such action could save between 4.5 billion and 8.8 billion tonnes of carbon emissions ...
Cargill, one of the world
's largest agricultural companies, has extended its zero deforestation commitment for palm oil to all commodities it produces.
The commitment, announced Tuesday at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York, ...