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13/4/2014
Residents of Klang Valley may whine and moan about the lack of water at home due to the rationing exercises but its impact goes beyond just their daily discomfort. The ongoing water rationing was brought on by an unusually long dry ...   
5/4/2014
On World Water Day, March 22, Colombian news reports were released with horrific photos of scores of dead wildlife. A devastating drought has created an environmental crisis, threatening public health and killing more than 20,000 fish and animals ...   
26/2/2014
One of the reasons I like living in the tropics is that they are perpetually warm. No more tepid showers in freezing student rooms. No more painfully cold hands and ears cycling through frosty Amsterdam air. A pair of shorts and a light shirt ...   
14/2/2014
Ever since moving to California nearly 40 years ago, with the last 15 spent in the Southland, I often hear about the infamous “drought” that keeps breaking records like a sport superstar. What’s surprising is that despite its frequency, ...   
21/6/2013
When the water receded after Hurricane Milo of 2030, there was a foot of sand covering the famous bow-tie floor in the lobby of the Fontaine­bleau hotel in Miami Beach. A dead manatee floated in the pool where Elvis had once swum. Most of the ...   
26/5/2013
Nature's gift is not yet history, Sydney Morning Herald
In searing heat in a remote corner of Arnhem Land, a little-known British film-maker stands clutching a clearly agitated lizard.The year is 1963 and the enthusiastic Englishman's pasty white, shirtless torso is ludicrously out of place, ...   
10/4/2013
Squinting under the bill of his baseball cap, Leonary Marcus scans the treetops for ripe clusters of palm fruit to hack down with the aluminum scythe hanging from his shoulder. When a flame-red bunch catches his eye, he hooks the tool at the crux ...   
31/3/2013
This spring could be the most miserable one ever for those of us with allergies, and we can blame it on climate change. People in the Northeast, in particular, will be among the hardest hit in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and this ...   
27/2/2013
Most villages along the Baram River in Malaysia cannot count on round-the-clock electricity. Diesel generators hum at night near longhouses in the northwestern corner of the island of Borneo. Mobile and Internet coverage are almost ...   
31/12/2012
2012 was another year of mixed news for the world's tropical forests. This is a look at some of the most significant tropical rainforest-related news stories for 2012. There were many other important stories in 2012 and some were ...   
27/4/2012
Scientific and environmental groups announced that they will submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in response to EPA`s proposed finding that palm oil should not qualify for inclusion in the EPA’s Renewable Fuels Standard ...   
23/3/2012
Stop, or sit down, and first one, then many, thin waving creatures appear in your peripheral vision. These are the vanguard of the leech community, using heat-seeking sensors in their multi-jawed mouths to locate the steaming, sweaty heap of wet ...   
1/2/2012
New, radical theories in science often take time to be accepted, especially those that directly challenge longstanding ideas, contemporary policy or cultural norms. The fact that the Earth revolves around the sun, and not vice-versa, took ...   
9/12/2010
The Mexican state of Chiapas, home to the left-wing Zapatista revolt of the mid-1990s, is now eager to join a most capitalist enterprise: California's upcoming cap-and-trade market for carbon emissions. Chiapas Gov. Juan Antonio Sabines ...   
31/10/2010
Coal's comeback | Photos, Washington Post
With maps of 675 square miles of his Illinois mines before him, Chris Cline recalls the moment he knew the coal in those mines would be worth billions of dollars. It was 2002, and he and a competitor were on the phone lamenting how hard ...   
12/10/2010
With maps of 675 square miles of his Illinois mines before him, Chris Cline recalls the moment he knew the coal in those mines would be worth billions of dollars. It was 2002, and he and a competitor were on the phone lamenting how hard ...   
23/4/2010
CURWOOD: It's Living on Earth, I'm Steve Curwood.YOUNG: And I'm Jeff Young. The international community seems far from agreeing on a tough plan to prevent runaway climate change. But one potential solution has found broad support. It's ...   
23/3/2010
Climate change is attributable to human activities. Primary solutions, therefore, need to come from humans, from changes in individual behavior. The world’s leading climate scientists, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ...   
5/3/2010
A move by Unilever to stop buying palm oil from Indonesia's top supplier Sinar Mas and to blacklist another supplier PT Duta Palma was "unfair," Indonesian Agriculture Minister Suswono said on Friday.Green campaigners and consumers have ...   
29/11/2009
Hypocrisy is the vice we find hardest to forgive, but it's also the one we most enjoy discovering in others. And nothing piques our interest more than eco-hypocrisy as practised by the "green' celebrities who have been spouting green virtue but ...   
1/5/2009
In the last decade, Asian farmers have cleared tens of thousands of square miles of forests to accommodate the world's growing demand for palm oil, an increasingly popular food ingredient. Ancient peatlands have been drained and lush tropical ...   
19/3/2009
London is underwater, New Orleans won't be rebuilt a third time, the arctic is ice free, and agriculture is failing, which leads to global food riots and ultimately the collapse of civilization.... This is the premise of the new crowd-funded ...   
24/2/2009
While this report is focused on the prospects for alternative energy sources to replace fossil fuels, it is useful to apply the above criteria first to oil, coal, and gas so that comparisons can be made with their potential ...   
21/12/2008
For Afro-Colombians evicted from their land in north-western Colombia and along the Pacific coast, the loss of familiar surroundings of lush jungle and rugged mountains can be devastating . Take Yajaira, a slender 18-year-old, one of ...   
30/11/2008
Ezekiel Asimba's 25-acre farm lies deep within a tropical rainforest, within view of an active volcano, but the palm oil that he and other growers produce will leave this remote island on cargo ships owned by Minnetonka-based Cargill Inc., ...   

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