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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 ...   
2/3/2012
It's not spring yet, but corporate responsibility, and maybe some new savvy about rainforest politics, has been blooming all over. National Geographic makes books in addition to magazines; they're the latest paper consumer to respond to ...   
20/2/2012
A Powerpoint presentation obtained by The Daily Caller shows that during a July 2008 meeting, the $789 million Rockefeller Brothers Fund proposed to coordinate and fund a dozen environmental and anti-corporate activist groups’ efforts to scuttle ...   
3/2/2012
Mainstream environmental groups have struggled to find the right line on shale natural gas and the hydraulic fracturing or fracking process. Gas has a much smaller carbon footprint than coal--according to most scientists--and produces far fewer ...   
27/12/2011
The environmental movement won the ideological battle with the growth of awareness on climate change. Environmentalists are no longer seen as "loonies" or granola-eating hippies: the people seen as on the fringe" now are the climate sceptics who ...   
26/12/2011
Environmentalism, like politics in general, is depressingly polarized these days. On one side, alarmists like the activist Bill McKibben, climatologist James Hansen and blogger Joe Romm warn that if we don`t cut way back on fossil ...   
2/12/2011
The United Nations climate change conference now under way in Durban, South Africa, has been widely dismissed, particularly in the US. Another failure looms, it is said, proving that the top-down negotiated approach to tackling climate change ...   
3/9/2011
Actresses Darryl Hannah and Margot Kidder and hundreds of less well-known activists are ending a two-week civil disobedience campaign focused on preventing Obama administration approval of a pipeline to ferry oil extracted from Canadian tar sands ...   
28/8/2011
The European Union's top envoy to Uganda, Ambassador Roberto Ridolfi, has thrown his weight behind the chorus against a proposal by President Museveni to hand out part of Mabira rainforest to sugar manufacturer-SCOUL to grow sugarcane.In ...   

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