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New Scientist | 7 years 9 months ago

This year's British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey comes complete with gloomy headlines on public opinion about climate change.

Physorg | 7 years 9 months ago

Judge Carlos Castro said the company behind the Belo Monte dam had shown that local fishing will not be impeded during construction, and the natural flow of the Xingu river will not be affected. "There are no legal grounds to justify maintaining the stoppage measure," Castro said. In September,...

WWF-Panda | 7 years 9 months ago

“The outcome on REDD safeguards is a step backwards from what was agreed in Cancun last year, which itself was far short of what could have been agreed in Copenhagen. The provisions for safeguards in forest conservation are being shredded”, says Raja Jarrah, CARE’s Senior Advisor on REDD. "This is...

IPS News | 7 years 9 months ago

RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 13, 2011 (IPS) - Brazil aims to meet its climate change targets in agriculture by stimulating techniques that have been proven to reduce greenhouse gas emissions – but which may increase the use of toxic agrochemicals, activists say. Direct seeding, restoration of grasslands,...

Forest Carbon Asia | 7 years 9 months ago

Research related to tropical rainforests involves field-based data collection. Much of this information gathering takes place in territories occupied by indigenous and other forest-based communities. Members of these communities are often used as sources of information for a wide range of topics,...

CIFOR | 7 years 9 months ago

Agriculture will most likely be included in future negotiations on global warming, experts said at the U.N. climate change talks in Durban, which may help address one of the top drivers of deforestation amid a spike in demand for farmland.

South Africa Info | 7 years 9 months ago

A 10-year, $233-million plan to help a billion people around the world whose livelihoods depend on trees and forests, was announced on the sidelines of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 17) in Durban on Sunday. The ambitious global research programme aims to protect forest carbon stocks and...

LAPress | 7 years 9 months ago

Peruvian indigenous organizations along with the Forest Peoples Program, an international non-profit that defends the rights of native forest-dwelling peoples, said in a recent report that carbon emission reduction programs tied to the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation,...

Farming UK | 7 years 9 months ago

Valuable funding for rural business has recently become available and it appears not many people are aware of it yet. The Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) has developed the Farming and Forestry Improvement Scheme (FFIS) as a scheme to support and develop the use of resources...

BioFuel Digest | 7 years 9 months ago

The secret that “food vs fuel” proponents don’t want you to think about? Not all food is created equal. Dirty food, made using dirty process, makes a dirty world. And then there’s clean food. Here’s some food for thought.

AllAfrica | 8 years 2 weeks ago

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 an exclusive interview with Sunday Monitor, Ambassador...

Reuters | 8 years 1 month ago

Aug 9 (Reuters) - The World Bank said on Tuesday it had stopped providing loans to Cambodia and would not resume lending until the government did something to help hundreds of families facing eviction from land around a lake in the country's capital, Phnom Penh. "The World Bank's last loan to...

CIFOR | 8 years 1 month ago

Kutai National Park in East Kalimantan made the headlines in 2009 as a conservation area in danger of being split apart for its enormous deposits of high-grade coal. But a study by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has highlighted the crucial role of local stakeholders in...

GRIST | 8 years 1 month ago

The climate skeptics can finally get excited about the 2012 election: Rick Perry, their candidate of choice, is about to officially throw his hat in the ring.

SLATE | 8 years 1 month ago

SLATE: On a typically warm, muggy evening in Phnom Penh earlier this year, I asked a twentysomething British woman for directions to Titanic, a restaurant overlooking the Tonle Sap River. "Why?" she asked. "Because I heard the food was good," I said, somewhat confused. "Oh, because there's a...

Forbes BLOGs | 8 years 1 month ago

While the Obama administration’s push to regulate domestic greenhouse gas emissions has mostly stalled, the worldwide fight for carbon suppression continues. Consider an ambitious United Nations effort that, while not widely known in the U.S., has implications for developing world economic growth...

Survival International | 8 years 1 month ago

A Survival investigation has uncovered alarming evidence that some of Ethiopia’s most productive farmland is being stolen from local tribes and leased to foreign companies to grow and export food – while thousands of its citizens starve during the devastating drought. Vast blocks of fertile land in...

Kaieteur News Online | 8 years 1 month ago

President Bharrat Jagdeo continues to fret about the non-release of the Norway climate funds, and has decided to push ahead with the project to give Amerindians electricity using funds from the treasury. The solar panel project, which President Jagdeo yesterday said would cost US$2.5 million, was...

Paperindex times | 8 years 1 month ago

Helsinki, Finland, Jul 15, 2011 - Pöyry Plc has completed the acquisition of parts of the engineering consulting business of Vattenfall Power Consultant AB (see Company Announcement of April 14 2011). The business has been incorporated into a new company, SwedPower AB, in which Pöyry has 100 per...

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