The House passed a bill Tuesday that would require the government to disclose all data it relies upon when determining whether a species is endangered.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Energy taxes in much of the world are far below what they should be to reflect the harmful environmental and health impact of fossil fuels use, the International Monetary Fund said in a new book on Thursday
Foreign office cut climate diplomacy budget by 39%, ahead of crucial summit for climate deal in Paris, RTCC reports
Last week, the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC), the world's largest organization devoted to the study and conservation of tropical systems, held its 51st annual meeting in Cairns, Australia.
Agricultural giant Cargill, America's largest palm oil importer, will no longer buy palm oil from sources associated with deforestation, conversion of peatlands, and social conflict.
A deep-sea octopus has set a record for endurance, brooding her eggs for 53 months — longer than any other known species, researchers reported on 30 July in PLoS ONE1.
NEW DELHI: Nearly ten months after setting up a joint working group on combating climate change, India and the US on Wednesday held its first meeting where both countries agreed to closely coordinate on many issues including the contentious matter of phasing out climate damaging refrigerant hydr ...
30 July 2014 – On his first official visit, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon lauded Costa Rica as a “model country” in sustainable development and protecting human rights.
Canadian cattle producers are working to make beef a more sustainable food source, say farmers in the wake of a study that shows beef production is far more environmentally damaging than other food production.
From Food Inc to Blue Gold - a look at some of the documentaries that have put sustainability in the public eye
Indigenous affaires department with grabs from a video showing a group of isolated Amazonian indians getting in contact for the first time with Ashaninka natives on the banks of the Envira River, Acre state, Brazil, in the border with Peru
Erratic weather such as droughts and flash floods is affecting agriculture in south Asia, but livelihoods of farmers could be improved with the introduction of new rice seeds that are resilient to changing weather patterns.
In front of Osman Bin Affan Mosque, in a central but narrow street of Beirut, several tank trucks are being filled with large amounts of water. The mosque has its own well, which allows it to pump water directly from the aquifers that cross the Lebanese underground. Once filled, the trucks will ...
Facing severe crop failure and forest fires, pioneering citizens transformed habits in a decade and reduced water use by 27%
Prolonged dry spells push pastoralists to the brink of starvation as food prices soar and cattle raids spiral out of control
From action in China and the US to falling solar costs and rising electric car sales, there is cause to be hopeful
Luanda — The Ministry of Environment, in partnership with the UNDP and Agostinho Neto University (UAN), will hold on 22 August 2014 a conference under the motto "Sustainable Development - Angola post 2015", in view to exchanging experience between Angolan and foreign technicians on the matter.
France plans to extend a €1-billion credit line to India for funding sustainable infrastructure and urban development. This was announced by Laurent Fabius, France’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, on Tuesday.
29 July 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today hailed Nicaragua's “forward-looking” energy policy as he arrived on an official visit to discuss how the United Nations and the Central American nation can work together in promoting peace and sustainable development.
Dubbed the reef elephant by researchers, bumphead parrotfish are highly endangered
SYDNEY, July 30 (Xinhua) -- Environment group Conservation International (CI) has given a total of 3 million U.S. dollars to Pacific island leaders on the sidelines of the Pacific Island Forum in Palau on Wednesday.
The 45th annual meeting of Pacific Island leaders has officially begun in Palau with a message about protecting the world's oceans.
Peru’s landmass has just been mapped like never before, revealing important insights about the country's forests that could help it unlock the value healthy and productive ecosystems afford humanity.
Scientists have added 361 new bird species to the IUCN Red List following a major taxonomic review of non-passerine birds, i.e. non-perching or non-songbirds.
Yasuni National park has been in the conservation spotlight in recent years, with oil drilling threatening the forests and wildlife of this biodiversity hotspot. Recently, disturbance in the park may have ramped up, with satellite data showing a significant increase in deforestation alerts withi ...
President's council of economic advisers sounds warning over delaying EPA power plant rules in face of industry lobbying
Study says Southern Alps mountain range has lost 34% of permanent snow and ice since 1977.
Pangolins are being "eaten to extinction" due to a demand for their meat at banquets in China and Vietnam and their scales for use in Chinese medicine, conservationists have warned.
An Indonesian Stock Exchange-listed company whose commissioner is a member of The Nature Conservancy-Indonesia's board has been clearing dense rainforest in New Guinea, finds a new report from Greenomics-Indonesia.
Japan has concluded a two-and-a-half month whale hunt in the Pacific, killing 115 whales. It is the second campaign since the United Nations' top court ordered Tokyo to halt a separate hunt in the Antarctic.
Researchers meeting in Cameroon have warned that Africa could lose up to 30 percent of its animal and plant species by the end of the century because of global warming, population growth and unregulated development.
28 July 2014 – With the kick-off of the United Nations post-2015 sustainable development agenda fast approaching, ministers and senior Government officials from across the globe have gathered in Cotonou, Benin, today to discuss how to strengthen the world’s 48 least developed countries to produc ...
Minorities and people of color have not managed to break the "green ceiling" inside environmental organizations, and remain underrepresented on their staffs, according to a report released Monday.
In central China's Henan province, the drought is one of the most severe in history seen in the province.
NEW DELHI: The Science Express Biodiversity Special train, an innovative exhibition on wheels that will cover 57 locations across the country in the next 194 days, showcasing India's biodiversity, was flagged off from Delhi on Monday.
Hundreds of delegates from across the Pacific are arriving in Koror in Palau to discuss climate change, non-communicable diseases and protecting marine life.
New research has identified areas of the Earth that are high priorities for conservation in the face of climate change.
Tropical fish invading temperate waters warmed as a result of climate change are overgrazing algae, posing a threat to biodiversity and some marine-based industries.
Human Development ranking suggests we lead the world in many criteria, but our emissions efforts are an embarrassment
A home-grown, alternative approach to farming is bad news for pesticides, monoculture and food poverty in Brazil
A tourism revenue-sharing scheme has helped finance hundreds of community projects and benefitted thousands of people
The Australia Antarctic Division has developed a new system of deep sea cameras to explore the impact of commercial fishing on biodiversity.
This morning, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) received the welcome news that the Scottish Government has announced the designation of 30 new marine protected areas (MPAs) in its waters.
Germany’s environment ministry believes it’s unlikely Germany will meet its 2020 greenhouse gas reduction goals. They say the country will come up seven percent short, but critics say it could be even worse.
Less than four percent of Egypt’s land mass is suitable for agriculture, and most of it confined to the densely populated Nile River Valley and Delta. With the nation’s population of 85 million expected to double by 2050, government officials are grappling with ways of ensuring food security and ...
The Country Director of Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Mr. Andrew Dunn, has made a shocking revelation that there are only 100 gorillas left in the whole of Nigeria.
Dar es Salaam — Tanzania's largest commercial city - one of the fastest-growing in Africa - has redrawn its master plan to try to become a megacity prepared for climate change, and not a city of worsening urban sprawl and flooding.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Giving forest communities secure rights to their land is an effective but underused way to limit carbon emissions from deforestation, a report showed on Thursday.
24 July 2014 – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is calling for urgent action to improve the health of the world's limited soil resources to ensure that future generations have enough supplies of food, water and energy.
Deforestation rates significantly lower in areas formally managed by local communities, data shows