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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, ...
Recognising the land rights of local people could provide cost-effective protection
for many of the world
's tropical forest
s, a report says.
But existing initiatives to tackle deforestation were poorly suited to deal with the issue, it ...
Approaching final legalization, an advocacy group for Indonesia’s indigenous communities has asked to postpone passing a bill granting protection
s to indigenous people, stating some demands still need to be addressed.The Law on ...
Indigenous groups call for land rights in wake of assassinations of Edwin Chota Valera and three other leadersPeruvian authorities have pulled more human remains from a remote river in the Amazon, which may belong to one of the four ...
Activists have launched an urgent appeal calling upon outgoing Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to step up protection
of the only ecosystem that houses Sumatran orangutans, rhinos, elephants and tigers.
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Soon after reporting on the 2010 BP oil spill, Naomi Klein found she was pregnant – and miscarried. Was there a connection? She looks at the 'greenwashing' of big business and its effects Share Tweet this Email Naomi Klein The Guardian,
Stewardship Council (FSC), a body that sets social and environmental certification criteria for forest
ry products, is weighing measures that could step up protection
for old-growth forest
s and make it easier for indigenous people and ...
IN 1998 Fernando Henrique Cardoso, then Brazil’s president, said he would triple the area of the Amazonian forest
set aside for posterity. At the time the ambition seemed vain: Brazil was losing 20,000 square kilometres (7,700 square miles) of ...
Finally there's good news on climate change: We have part of the solution, and it's already working.
For a long time, experts have theorized that indigenous people in forest
communities and their management of these forest
s are critical ...