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30/6/2015
Though scientists are striving hard to discover how the world's forests will respond to climate change – whether they will tip from being carbon sinks to being carbon sources – much remains clouded in mystery. Photo credit: Rhett ...   
8/5/2015
WASHINGTON -- Bank of America is cutting off its financing for coal extraction projects, the company announced at its shareholder meeting Wednesday. "With regard to coal, over the past several years, we have been gradually and ...   
7/5/2015
Coal mining companies pose an increasingly risky investment, according to the Bank of America, which has said it will continue to reduce its financing of the sector. “The dynamics around coal are shifting,” said the bank’s new coal ...   
28/4/2015
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 ...   
28/4/2015
About 1% of all the tree species in the Amazon account for half of the carbon locked in the vast South American rainforest, a study has estimated.Although the region is home to an estimated 16,000 tree species, researchers found that just ...   
16/4/2015
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 ...   
18/2/2015
Selective logging is causing long-term changes to tropical forests in Africa by facilitating the growth of weeds and vines, which reduces plant diversity and diminishes carbon storage, reports a new paper published in the journal Ecological ...   
11/2/2015
The world'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 ...   
17/12/2014
Peatlands in the Peruvian Amazon store ten times the amount of carbon as undisturbed rainforest in adjacent areas, making them critical in the battle to fight climate change, finds a new study published in Environmental Research ...   
11/12/2014
A new NASA-funded study has found that a dried out Amazon, which has experienced a decline in rainfall over the last decade, could speed up global climate change due to the subsequent drop in vegetation. And global climate models predict ...   
7/10/2014
Because of the deforestation of tropical rainforests in Brazil, significantly more carbon has been lost than was previously assumed. As scientists of the Hemholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) write in the scientific journal Nature ...   
17/9/2014
A group of palm oil and timber companies that have pledged to eliminate deforestation from their supply chains have agreed to establish a standard for determining what constitutes "forest" in terms of carbon storage. Asia Pulp and Paper ...   
4/9/2014
The Tasmanian government has decided to open up 400,000 hectares of previously protected forest to the timber industry, a move that environmentalists say will do serious harm to both the climate and the country’s tourism sector.In 2013, ...   
30/7/2014
Peru’s landmass has just been mapped like never before, revealing important insights about the country's forests that could help it unlock the value healthy and productive ecosystems afford humanity. The research - involving scientists ...   
14/4/2014
On April 9th, 2014, Code REDD and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) presented an historic, first ever event - REDD+ Talks: Colombia in Cartagena. The packed event brought together leaders from the private, public, and ...   
23/3/2014
Somewhere around two hundred thousand years ago, a new primate emerges on Earth. "The members of the species are not particularly swift or strong or fertile," the New Yorker`s Elizabeth Kolbert writes in her new book, "The Sixth ...   
26/12/2013
2013 was full of major developments in efforts to understand and protect the world's tropical rainforests. The following is a review of some of the major tropical forest-related news stories for the year. As a review, this post will not ...   
28/9/2013
Scientists specializing in forest ecosystems and climate change called on President Obama today to protect public forests from logging and development in efforts to forestall global warming and compliment the president’s recent proposal for ...   
7/8/2013
Large trees store store up to half the above-ground biomass in tropical forests, reiterating their importance in buffering against climate change, finds a study published in Global Ecology and Biogeography. The research, which involved ...   
30/7/2013
Gregory H. Boyce, the CEO and Chairman of Peabody Energy — the world’s largest private coal company — is facing his share of troubles. President Obama is planning to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from coal plants. The natural gas boom in the ...   
29/7/2013
Gregory H. Boyce, the CEO and Chairman of Peabody Energy — the world’s largest private coal company — is facing his share of troubles. President Obama is planning to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from coal plants. The natural gas boom in the ...   
22/7/2013
Unsustainable hunting of forest elephants, gorillas, forest antelopes, and other seed-dispersers could have long-term impacts on the health and resilience of Congo Basin rainforests, warns a study published today in a special issue of the journal ...   
7/6/2013
Using an innovative satellite technique, NASA scientists have determined that a previously unmapped type of wildfire in the Amazon rainforest is responsible for destroying several times more forest than has been lost through deforestation in ...   
14/5/2013
Deforestation in the Amazon region could significantly reduce the amount of electricity produced from hydropower, says a new study. Scientists say the rainforest is critical in generating the streams and rivers that ultimately turn ...   
9/2/2013
A couple decades ago just prior to my postgraduate studies at The University of Melbourne I had the privilege of visiting an Indonesian rainforest. I encourage everyone to spend one night in a tropical rainforest; its rich array and cacophony of ...   

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