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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
These are rough times for carbon taxes, aimed at mitigating climate change. Australia recently repealed its carbon tax. South Korea delayed a carbon-based tax on vehicle emissions. South Africa put off a planned carbon tax until 2016.And ...   
28/10/2014
In the Amazon, everything is big – the trees, the rivers, the snakes, and the statistics that measure everything in numbers of football fields or areas the size of entire countries. Now one of the biggest towers in the world – taller ...   
17/10/2014
Of Indonesia’s 100 GW in new power generation capacity by 2035, half will be coal-fired, says IEA. Indonesia cannot build power stations fast enough. And neither can most of its Asian neighbors. Rapid economic and population growth are ...   
18/9/2014
The accelerating ebola epidemic in West Africa, which the World Health Organization (WHO) has called “unprecedented,” has so far killed more than half the 3,069 people who contracted the disease in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria. The ...   
6/9/2014
At 3.45pm on April 15 Emmanuel de Merode, the Belgian-born, British-educated head of Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, left the city of Goma for the 90-minute drive north to the headquarters of Virunga in Rumangabo. The ...   
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
The world's last remaining forest wilderness is rapidly being lost - and much of this is taking place in Canada, not in Brazil or Indonesia where deforestation has so far made the headlines. A new satellite study reveals that since 2000 ...   
23/8/2014
Hundreds of concerned home and business owners turned out Friday night for the second of four public hearings in Sanford on rules to govern the North Carolina fracking industry.Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is the practice of ...   
31/7/2014
Ongoing loss of forest cover in the Philippines places it among the top ten most threatened forest hotspots in the world, with the archipelago ranking fourth, behind Indo-Burma, New Caledonia and Sundaland (a region encompassing Australia and ...   
23/7/2014
The international community is failing to take advantage of a potent opportunity to counter climate change by strengthening local land tenure rights and laws worldwide, new data suggests. In what researchers say is the most detailed ...   
8/7/2014
Meghalaya, a state in India’s northeast, has thick forests above ground and valuable minerals below. Coal occurs in a narrow belt from the lower western end of the state across to the eastern end. Uncontrolled mining in the area has cleared ...   
7/7/2014
For those living either north or south of the tropics, images of this green ring around the Earth's equator often include verdant rainforests, exotic animals, and unchanging weather; but they may also be of entrenched poverty, unstable ...   
30/6/2014
Deforestation has many harmful consequences, from loss of wildlife habitat to degradation of water and air quality, and many more. Now, a new report adds another repercussion to the list: the funding of terrorist groups and other crime ...   
15/6/2014
The public debate over climate-change agents has focused recently on coal, shale oil and fracked natural gas - fossil fuels, all. Vermonters might draw vague solace from knowing that these disputed resources, and the key battles being waged over ...   
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 ...   
11/6/2014
Tar sands mining in the heart of Canada`s boreal forest is putting millions of America`s migratory birds in jeopardy and has already resulted in hundred of thousands of fatalities, according to a new report released today by the National Wildlife ...   
10/6/2014
Latin America's parliaments have failed to protect the forests and to guarantee their sustainable use, despite the fact that a number of countries have laws on forests, legislators from the region said at a global summit in the Mexican ...   
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 ...   
7/6/2014
Canada's prime minister, Stephen Harper, faces a widening revolt by the country's leading scientists against sweeping cuts to government research labs and broadly pro-industry policies. The scientists plan to march through Ottawa in ...   
14/5/2014
The growing role of Canadian mining companies across Latin America has been put under the spotlight at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in Washington following the presentation of a damning report. Mining operations ...   
6/5/2014
Called a scare tactic by some but heralded by others, the comprehensive National Climate Assessment released Tuesday predicts a hot, dry future for Utah marked by more wildfires, drought, greater air pollution and scarcity of water due to climate ...   
3/5/2014
India, one of the world's largest polluters, has drafted a national policy aimed at reducing its carbon emissions from deforestation as part of a global scheme which financially rewards developing nations for carbon stored through forest ...   
20/4/2014
With the click of a computer mouse, the potential risks of rising sea levels will soon be searchable - by ZIP code - for all U.S. coastal communities. An online mapping tool will show how much sea levels are expected to rise in each ...   
20/4/2014
Mark Kitchell’s 1990 Oscar nominated documentary, Berkeley in the Sixties, covered the campus activism that disrupted the House Un-American Activities Committee’s hearings, launched the Free Speech Movement, fought the police at People’s Park and ...   

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