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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 ...   
11/4/2014
Two large national public health groups today wrote to Secretary of State John Kerry, joining a request for an in-depth human health study on the Keystone XL pipeline before the President decides whether to permit the tar sands pipeline to cross ...   
11/4/2014
A vision for a greener future for the world seems very distant if you descend into the heart of one of Germany's largest coal mines. While researchers and officials are in Berlin preparing the next report from the UN's Intergovernmental ...   
9/4/2014
Environmental experts, international report says small-scale farmers biggest losers in increasingly arid future which places biodiversity at risk.Both Chile’s smallholder farmers and endemic species face major challenges over coming decades ...   
9/4/2014
The tiny chopper quivered in the wind. It hovered at 300 metres and 75-year-old Uncle Neville Sampson, a Gomeroi elder, surveyed the Leard state forest below. Lush box gum woodland, the land that Sampson’s ancestors have walked for thousands of ...   
4/4/2014
For more than twenty five years, an international non-profit known as the World Land Trust has been working to protect tropical forests through land purchase and partnerships with local groups. Last year, the U.S. arm of the group decided to ...   
20/3/2014
Indigenous communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are observing climate change even though they have no knowledge of the science, according to a unique collaboration between the Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) and local ...   
17/2/2014
As Brazil struggles to solve land disputes between Indians and farmers on the expanding frontier of its agricultural heartland, more tensions over forest and mineral resources are brewing in the remote Amazon. The government of President ...   
15/2/2014
On a cold winter night on January 22, 71-year-old grandmother Carol Marsh sat down in front of a megaload-sized vehicle hauling tar sands processing equipment through Missoula, Mont., en route to Canada. While more than 40 other protesters ...   
8/2/2014
The long-awaited State Department report on the environmental impacts of TransCanada's Keystone XL Pipeline makes a dubious justification for its construction: The oil is going to flow in any case, so it won't add to carbon emissions from ...   
2/2/2014
The future cleanliness of the Washington region’s drinking water has unexpectedly become a central concern in the national debate over the controversial natural-gas drilling method known as “fracking.”The gas industry is pushing to allow ...   

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