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4/7/2015
From rainforest revival and green technology to social changes, the age of humans is not necessarily a one-way ticket to eco-disaster, argue three new booksBook informationOn The Edge: The state and fate of the world's tropical ...   
3/7/2015
It is one of the most biodiverse nations on earth, boasting the Amazon rainforest, Andean mountains and the Galapagos Islands, where Charles Darwin formulated his theory of evolution. Yet with a heavy reliance on oil and mining, Ecuador, ...   
13/6/2015
Fossil fuel divestment news filled my newsfeed over the past week, adding to a growing list of impressive divestment stories from the past year. Again and again, we see young people convincing their colleges to divest, activists convincing banks ...   
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 ...   
10/10/2014
The United Nations Climate Summit at the end of September saw a host of governments, agencies and organizations rally around an international agreement aimed at stopping deforestation called the New York Declaration on Forests. In it, three ...   
29/9/2014
The United Nations Climate Summit in New York last week passed with many promises, but no firm pledges. Most notably, China’s vice-premier Zhang Gaoli promised his country would peak its carbon dioxide emissions “as soon as possible,” and ...   
25/9/2014
Environmental icon Marina Silva may struggle to advance her environment agenda if elected president. Marina Silva rose from poverty deep in the Amazon jungle to become a prominent politician and the advocate who kick-started Brazil’s ...   
13/5/2014
The Western Ghats of southern India, one of the world’s top biodiversity hotspots, is a 1600-kilometer (1000-mile) mountain chain that runs parallel to the western coast of the Indian subcontinent. It traverses six Indian states (Gujarat, ...   
10/4/2014
I once stumbled out of a jungle in the Congo Basin and startled two Bantu farmers -- both women -- tending a small field. I spoke no Bantu and they no French, and so we just stared at each other, a little warily, until one of their toddlers ...   
26/2/2014
An epic drought -- Brazil's worst in decades -- is threatening exports from the world's largest coffee exporter and driving up wholesale prices worldwide. We've officially entered the realm of bloggers' worst-case scenario. Now, let's ...   
5/2/2014
May Boeve grew up in the `90s, in a world where environmentalism was presented less as a social movement than as a personal lifestyle choice: buy a car that doesn`t use much gas, insulate your house, use energy-efficient lightbulbs, ...   
20/12/2013
The latest climate talks in Warsaw may have achieved little in the way of action on climate change, but they were even worse for biodiversity. In fact, since early climate talks in the 1990s, biodiversity has vanished from international and ...   
10/12/2013
Conventional wisdom says environmentalism suffered a near-death experience in 2010, when a sweeping climate change bill ran aground in the Democratic-run Senate. But aspiring eulogists for the green movement have gotten ample material in the ...   
5/12/2013
As environmentalists began ratcheting up pressure against Canada's tar sands three years ago, one of the world's biggest strategic consulting firms was tapped to help the North American oil industry figure out how to handle the mounting activism. ...   
9/5/2013
World leaders must "act now" to protect the rainforests or risk the Earth becoming a dying patient, the Prince of Wales has warned. In a speech to ministers and tropical forest scientists, he said his work on climate change could be ...   
10/3/2013
The flight from Quito to Coca, a small oil town in the Ecuadorian Amazon, takes off a couple of hours late, so we don't reach Coca until around noon. Then we have to take a helicopter up the Napo river to reach Añangu, in the heart of Yasuni, the ...   
7/2/2013
In my childhood's biology books from the 50's, the Australian marsupial tiger Thylacine is classified rare but alive. Today we know that the last thylacine died in a Tasmanian zoo 7th September, 1936, after a century of intensive hunting ...   
5/2/2013
Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), a forestry giant that has been widely criticized for its role in driving deforestation and contributing to social conflict in Indonesia, today announced a zero deforestation policy that could have a dramatic impact on ...   
18/12/2012
I advise you all to check out Keith Kloor`s piece in Slate on the "Great Schism in the Environmental Movement," which I believe I spent most of last week debating on Twitter. The message is one we`ve talked about here: the Anthropocene is at hand ...   
28/11/2012
Susan Rice, the candidate believed to be favored by President Obama to become the next Secretary of State, holds significant investments in more than a dozen Canadian oil companies and banks that would stand to benefit from expansion of the North ...   
1/11/2012
Costing the Earth | Photo, New Scientist
IN A rainforest in Guyana, two men are trying to sell rain. If you want, they will also sell you soil, biodiversity, nitrogen-fixing bacteria and all kinds of other things.Tempted? Thought not. But these men are not con artists. They are ...   
30/9/2012
The climate-change fiasco reads at times like one of those horror/action films that Hollywood loves to crank out. Some hapless planet -- perhaps our own, at some unspecified time in the future -- is on the ropes. Its atmosphere is changing ...   
19/6/2012
For decades, conservation biologist Thomas Lovejoy has repeatedly warned -- sometimes in dire terms -- about the loss of biodiversity. But Lovejoy, who this week was awarded the prestigious Blue Planet Prize, remains an optimist. Thomas ...   
15/6/2012
Many of the issues the Environment Movement has faced over the last 50 years have been difficult, but none has been as formidable as the two challenges confronting it over the next half century, confronting the earth: population growth and ...   
17/3/2012
The most biologically diverse habitat in the western hemisphere, the Yasuní rainforest in Ecuador, is under threat. The diversity of species in the Yasuní Park is unmatched by any other park in the world. One hectare contains more species of ...   

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