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Amidst the deaths and devastation wrought by Super Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan that lashed the Philippines last weekend, the island nation has caught a much-needed break. The rice crop was spared because the storm struck in between planting seasons, say officials with the International Rice Research Institute. Leyte, the province that ... keep reading
A recent article by the BBC indicates that deforestation in the Amazon is increasing. The Brazilian government says deforestation in the Amazon increased in the year from August 2012 to July 2013 by 28%. This is in stark contrast to the stats from last year when the country reported the ... keep reading
Some reactions from some big NGOS to the recent IPCC report Asad Rehman, Head of International Climate, Friends of the Earth EWNI says the report is the equivalent of a planetary alarm bell ringing its final chimes. The merchants of doubt who deliberately muddy the science so they can hit ... keep reading
Africa as a whole is going to face two major problems in the 21st century: The first problem is how to feed the growing population of the continent, the second is how to adapt to climate change. Both problems are interlinked since climate change has the potential for having ... keep reading
Canadian tree planters pledged over $20,000 this past month to help communities in Tanzania plant their own trees, reforest & adapt to climate change challenges. To date, planters in Canada have planted trees in order to raise over $98,000 to support Community Forests International’s (CFI) tree planting projects ... keep reading
Palmetti is a new line of vegan sandals from a Dutch product design studio led by Tjeerd Veenhoven . They are made of Palmleather, an organic and biodegradable material made from the shed bark of palm trees. Both Palmetti and Palmleather were conceived by Studio Tjeerd Veenhoven and are manufactured as ... keep reading
It may be the 21st century, but nearly half the world’s population still cooks and heats with open fires or primitive stoves that burn wood, animal dung, charcoal and other polluting solid fuels. The article in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology describes impressive progress being made to ... keep reading
Copşa Mică was virtually unheard of in its own country until the fall of communist dictator, Nicolae Ceauşescu, in 1989, opened Romania's borders to international media. Some newspapers called it the most polluted town in the world, and a photo of its soot-covered inhabitants even made the front cover ... keep reading
Today is Global Sharing Day 2013, the second annual event that is dedicated to sharing more of everything in our lives as part of a solution to our most complex global problems. As pioneered by The People Who Share, this is notably the first worldwide event to hail the importance ... keep reading
Our ocean is changing rapidly from the burning of fossil fuels. Last week an unfortunate milestone was reached, carbon dioxide levels in the air passed 400 parts per million (ppm) according to the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii. These results mark the highest carbon dioxide levels in human history and ... keep reading
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