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A new scientific organization—ALERT, the Alliance of Leading Environmental Scientists and Thinkers—has urged Indonesian officials to support World Heritage listing for a critically endangered ecosystem on the island of Sumatra. In recent years, Sumatra’s forests have been rapidly felled for industrial plantations and slash-and-burn farming. Now the ... 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
Researchers at the University of Western Australia have found out that some marine plant ecosystems can develop strategies to adapt to, and even mitigate, climate change. Professor Carlos Duarte, Director of UWA's Oceans Institute said seagrass, mangrove and salt-march ecosystems ranked among the world's most intense carbon sinks ... keep reading
Last week the European Parliament backed a proposal to limit the amount of food crops used to produce bio-fuel. Bio-fuels are seen as an environmentally friendly way to cut fossil fuel use. The move to reduce the percentage of bio-fuels in the market from 10% to 6% arrives on that ... keep reading
Australia’s new government plans to axe not only the carbon price, but also iconic, World Heritage-listed, Tasmanian forests. Opening these forests for logging would break international law, and that would damage Australia’s reputation, demand for forestry products, and Tasmania’s clean, green brand upon which other industries rely ... keep reading
Protests have erupted in the Ecuadorian city of Quito, as President Rafael Correa announces that his country will abandon conservation plans in the Yasuni National Park located in the Amazon Rainforest. President Rafael Correa’s announcement to begin drilling for oil was immediately met by resistance by the Ecuadorian people ... 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
Singapore remains blanketed in thick, smoky haze as pollution from Indonesia settles over the city state that prides itself on its quality of life. Singapore's prime minister has warned that the haze engulfing the city-state could last for weeks, as air pollution soared to record levels.It peaked at ... keep reading
From Aardman Animations, the people who brought you "A pigs tale " last year for the Human Society of the US about factory farming.It may be too late for the dodo-but does it have it have to be too late for so many other species. Stop other species going the ... keep reading
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a slightly toxic, odorless, colorless gas with a slightly pungent, acid taste. it is currently occurring at an average concentration of about 390 parts per million by volume or 591 parts per million by mass. CO2 gas is 1.5 times as heavy as air, so ... keep reading
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