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13/11/2014
In the 1990s, the world watched with alarm as vast tracts of tropical rainforest were torn down for timber and croplands, dug up for minerals and energy, and flooded for hydroelectric projects. Conservation groups, governments, philanthropists, ...   
30/10/2014
In the mid-1990s I visited a magnificent tract of lowland rainforest in Malaysian Borneo. Some of my fondest memories are from that forest: hiking under the towering trees, wading in the crystal-clear streams, and delighting in its spectacular ...   
7/10/2014
So you’re the Canadian oil industry and you do what you think is a great thing by developing a mother lode of heavy crude beneath the forests and muskeg of northern Alberta. The plan is to send it clear to refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast via a ...   
24/9/2014
From the Andes to the Amazon, Peru houses some of the world's most spectacular forests. Proud and culturally-diverse indigenous tribes inhabit the interiors of the Peruvian Amazon, including some that have chosen little contact with the outside ...   
20/9/2014
With milder winters sparking a surge in deer ticks, park rangers now duct-tape their ankles while combing the wilds of Acadia, where native flowers are disappearing at alarming rates and invasive species are thriving. Along the rocky ...   
20/9/2014
There are more than 7 billion people on Earth now, and roughly one in eight of us doesn't have enough to eat. The question of how many people the Earth can support is a long-standing one that becomes more intense as the world's population-and our ...   
20/9/2014
At 1 p.m. on Sunday, tens of thousands of demonstrators in Manhattan are expected to make as much noise as they can — with whistles, trumpets, even the tolling of church bells — to raise an alarm about the risks of climate change. Similar ...   
18/9/2014
ON A HAZY MORNING LAST SEPTEMBER, 144 American and Chinese government officials and high-ranking oil executives filed into a vaulted meeting room in a cloistered campus in south Xi’an, a city famous for its terra-cotta warriors and lethal smog. ...   
16/9/2014
We're baking the world; on track to raise global temperatures by more than 7°F by burning fuels, raising livestock, bulldozing forests, and allowing cities to sprawl as they grow. Pulling the planet out of the costly slow-cooker of old-fashioned ...   
5/9/2014
This Sunday marks a year since Tony Abbott was elected. The prime minister is riding low in the opinion polls as the least popular prime minister in twenty five years, with a net dissatisfaction rating of minus 19. There's little doubt ...   
5/9/2014
Panama's efforts to gain funding for standing forests roiled by indigenous opposition There isn’t a word or phrase in the Kuna language for "carbon trading,” and much less for something as complex as REDD+. Standing for Reducing ...   
15/8/2014
Russia’s trees fuel our increasing demand for wood-based products. The country’s vast forests, which cover over 800 million hectares or almost half its land area, are a major source of wood for global timber, paper and pulp ...   
13/8/2014
Seven palm oil giants have agreed to fund a study that will define what constitutes "High Carbon Stock" (HCS) forest, a move that will potentially determine the fate of ecosystems around the world as more companies commit to "zero-deforestation" ...   
4/8/2014
Remember all those articles that claimed global warming has stopped? Here’s proof that those were anti-scientific fantasies.On July 21, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that last month’s average global ...   
23/6/2014
The UNESCO World Heritage Committee today unanimously rejected a controversial proposal by the Australian government to strip 74,000 hectares of temperate rainforest from a World Heritage Site in Tasmania. In an embarrassing setback for the ...   
14/6/2014
OVER a billion people will watch. The 2014 Football World Cup Final on July 13 is likely to be the world’s most-watched television event in history.This impressively shows just how connected the world became, via the TV, or the Internet ...   
12/6/2014
Imagine the uproar if the Grand Canyon was dug up for mining. The protests if the bells of Notre Dame were melted down for car parts. There are not many places in the world precious enough for World Heritage listing, so many countries ...   
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 ...   
8/5/2014
As India faces certain water scarcity and ecological decline, the country's main political parties campaigning for elections have all but ignored environmental issues seen as crucial to India's vast rural majority, policy analysts ...   
12/4/2014
The 300-acre landslide in Oso, Washington, which killed at least 30 people and destroyed the local community on March 22, 2014, reveals a consequence of a relatively unregulated and unseen industry: logging. Logging was not the sole cause of the ...   
8/4/2014
Carbon emissions from selective logging operations in tropical rainforests are roughly a sixth of those from outright forest clearing, finds a new study that evaluated 13 forestry concessions in six countries. The study, published in the ...   
3/4/2014
Timber industry lobbyists clinched a nice little victory in Sacramento four years ago, and now forests and the climate are paying the price.Under California’s cap-and-trade program, which began in late 2012, timber companies can earn ...   
15/3/2014
On a perfect spring day in the coastal forest of North Carolina I hike along a nature trail - a thread of dry gravel between the pools of the Roanoke river backwaters. A glistening otter dives for lunch just a few feet away. Majestic ...   
11/3/2014
he lowland swamp forests of Riau Province in Indonesia are dense with gnarled roots and tall rainforest trees. The habitat supports critically endangered tigers and a bewildering array of other species, ranging from short-clawed otters to leaf ...   
2/3/2014
Indonesia’s palm oil industry has gained a notorious reputation in recent years. Palm oil companies are routinely accused of clearing primary forests, destroying the habitats of endangered species, releasing massive amounts of carbon by draining ...   

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