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s 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Environmental activist Jintana Kaewkao confronts a member of the Forest
ry 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 ...
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 ...
Today, oil palm is Indonesia’s most important cash crop. In 2014, Indonesia produced 33.5 million tons of palm oil,  generating $18.9 billion in export revenue.  This makes palm oil Indonesia’s third most valuable export, behind only coal ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...