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24/7/2014
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 Resources ...   
21/7/2014
On Tuesday a prominent group of conservation scientists condemned the Australian government's recent moves to eliminate protections for native ecosystems, cut research funding, backtrack on commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and step ...   
21/7/2014
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 ...   
20/7/2014
Long considered an unproductive hindrance to growth and development, peat swamp forests in Southeast Asia have been systematically cleared, drained and burned away to make room plantations and construction. Now, as alternating cycles of fires and ...   
15/7/2014
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 ...   
1/7/2014
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 ...   
25/6/2014
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 ...   
24/6/2014
The Abbott government has reacted defiantly to a stinging UN rebuke to its plan to remove world heritage protection from Tasmanian forest, claiming the rejection will result in job losses in the state. Unesco’s world heritage committee ...   
24/6/2014
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 ...   
23/6/2014
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 ...   
21/6/2014
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 ...   
21/6/2014
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 ...   
20/6/2014
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 forests and unroaded ...   
16/6/2014
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 forests delisted. The committee, meeting in Doha, is ...   
16/6/2014
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’ ...   
15/6/2014
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 ...   
14/6/2014
No one could accuse Nilcilene Miguel de Lima of being easily afraid. When loggers beat her and burned down her home in Lábrea – in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon – the environmental activist refused to give up her struggle. When they killed ...   
14/6/2014
We don`t need to think big about climate change. We need to think small. More By Daniela Cusack June 14 at 9:00 AM Daniela Cusack is an assistant professor of geography at UCLA and lead author of "An Interdisciplinary Assessment of ...   
14/6/2014
All eyes are on Brazil right now because of the World Cup. But there's another Brazil story that deserves just as much attention -- over the last decade, the country has made surprising strides in slowing the destruction of its ...   
13/6/2014
With speculation mounting over the prospects of Hillary Clinton running for US President in 2016, the former Secretary of State yesterday underlined her commitment to tackling climate change and hailed the potential for the US to emerge as a ...   
10/6/2014
Latin America's parliaments have failed to protect the forests and to guarantee their sustainable use, despite the fact that a number of countries have laws on forests, legislators from the region said at a global summit in the Mexican ...   
9/6/2014
Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed on Monday House Bill 1714 (Act 83), a measure that establishes an interagency climate adaptation committee under the Department of Land and Natural Resources to develop a sea-level rise vulnerability and adaptation ...   
9/6/2014
As a week old Oregonian, I received an unprecedented and gracious orientation of sorts--a “call of the wild" from the Pacific Northwest, if you will. I was invited to attend the Wilderness Conference hosted by Oregon Wild. Oregon Wild ...   
8/6/2014
Ramanjareyulu, a 55-year-old farmer from the southern India state of Andhra Pradesh, has been struggling to find his feet ever since inadequate rainfall dealt a blow to his harvest of groundnut and red gram (a pulse crop that grows primarily in ...   
5/6/2014
Brazil's success in reducing deforestation in the world's largest rainforest has been much heralded, but progress may stall unless farmers, ranchers and other land users in the region are provided incentives to further improve the environmental ...   

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