The world's largest REDD+ project has finally been given the go-ahead by the Indonesian government after spending three years in limbo.
Imagine a place where food is scarce, where you don’t get three meals a day, let alone your favourite fruits. A place where you have to go to bed hungry because there isn’t anything available to cook.
Global environmental organization Greenpeace, together with scores of national and local NGOs, is urging the Indonesian government and the community to focus on sustainable development and implement sustainable fisheries management.
Severe floods and drought are forcing thousands of people in Bangladesh to flee from their homes to Dhaka.
Some research has shown that the effects of changes in the climate may be weak or even non-existent. This makes it easy to conclude that climate change will ultimately have less impact than previous warnings have predicted.
People living in remote Australia are likely to be more severely affected by climate change than other sectors of the national population.
I was in sixth grade, and I needed to do a science-fair project. I was worried about the environment even then — unseasonably warm winter days used to send me into paroxysms of anxiety — and given that the year was 1990, the environmental issue to be worried about was acid rain.
Young Explorer Cara Brook is in Madagascar studying the impact of human land development on biodiversity and how it could potentially spread infectious diseases that are transmitted from animals to people. Cara will focus on bubonic plague in small mammals and henipaviruses and lyssaviruses (two ...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced today that test results of plant samples from an Oregon farm indicate the presence of genetically engineered (GE) glyphosate-resistant wheat plants.
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: The Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources (MIPR) is currently working to establish a Marine Protected Area to further conserve and safeguard the coral reefs and marine life in the Sultanate. The project is expected to be launched this year, Borneo Bulletin reported.
Indonesian President Yudhoyono has presented a report to the head of UN Ban ki Moon on targets achieved and how to pay for unachieved targets as specified in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for which 24 leaders including Liberian President Ellen Johnson and Britain's Prime Minister David ...
“A promising start.” That’s how many call the 12 new goals proposed by a panel of leaders handpicked by the United Nations to frame the future development agenda, while others fear that the targets could get watered down as we get closer to the 2015 deadline for completion of the Millennium Deve ...
Did the hunting of fruit-eating birds lead to the shriveling of tree seeds, asks the journal Science in its latest issue. This can damage, beyond previous estimates, already-stressed tropical rainforests.
Last week the Queensland parliament passed laws relaxing land clearing and opening up national parks to cattle grazing. Victoria has proposed similar clearing changes. It’s no surprise more clearing is bad news for the environment, but it also has negative implications for farmers and the Federa ...
An effort by an Amazonian tribe to protect their rainforest home against encroachment and illegal logging has finally been validated and verified under a leading carbon accounting standard, enabling it to begin selling carbon credits, reports Forest Trends, an NGO that helped support the project.
Despite the significance of forests in helping preserve biodiversity, combating climate change and supporting people’s livelihoods, Pakistan has not paid much heed to protecting its forest cover since independence, which has resultantly been depleting at alarming rates.
This week in New York City, the 27 members of the high-level panel of eminent persons appointed by the U.N. Secretary General will deliver a report providing recommendations on the post-2015 development agenda.
A commitment to end extreme poverty by 2030 is one of the key recommendations from an international panel co-chaired by David Cameron.
Thirty sub-Saharan African countries appear to have accelerated progress towards meeting the millennium development goals (MDGs) over the past three years, according to analysis from anti-poverty group ONE, which aims to up-end perceptions of the region as wholly off track.
A coral-killing starfish has begun infesting a channel of water in the Philippines famed for having some of the most diverse marine life in the world, the government said Friday.
Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Beverly Rose-Forbes, says protecting the country’s traditional resources is of paramount importance, particularly in relation to misuse by third parties.
This city in northern Australia brought them together to share their experiences this week.
A Monash University ecologist is assisting in an international study into birdlife in an environmentally threatened area of China.
Despite a rapidly changing climate, Rhonda Driediger is looking at a good crop coming in this spring on the 160-acre berry farm she runs in Langley.
Critics say the president has offered little more than hot air.Environmentalists have long accused President Obama of moving slower than a glacier when it comes to dealing with climate change.
Biodiversity is a key component of Statoil's environmental policy. We are committed to developing measures which can ensure a more complete integration in our project development of environmental, social and health issues. Our focus on challenges relating to biodiversity is part of this.
Since the time of Linnaeus and even before, biologists and naturalists have been keen to organize living things into distinct groups. Now the modern technology of rapid DNA sequencing has revolutionized that categorizing task, providing a window into the relationships among species about which l ...
What do marbled and spotted salamanders in ponds in eastern North America have to teach us about biodiversity patterns elsewhere on Earth?
Dr. Joe Oteng-Adjei, Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, on Wednesday warned that Ghana would be doomed if it fails to curb the alarming rate of environmental degradation caused by illegal mining.
The International Coordinating Council of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program (MAB), which met in Paris, has added 12 sites to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves. The additions bring the total number of biosphere reserves to 621 in 117 countries.
DARWIN, Australia , May 28 2013 (IPS) - “Are you a park ranger?” IPS asked. “No, I am one of the owners of the territory,” Ángel Durán responded in a firm voice. The Bolivian indigenous leader is in this northern Australian city along with 1,200 other native delegates from over 50 countries for ...
There is an unprecedented declining of threatened species, and more than 20,000 have been assessed on The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List.
The first indigenous sacred site set aside under a new category of protected area in Colombia has been established in the northeastern part of the South American country. Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0528-colombia-sacred-sites.html#BoJmhU56vCgjk7DF.99
Climate change skeptics argue that humans are not to blame for climate change, and they often cherrypick scientific facts to support their argument. We asked researchers to counter three of the most common theories.
The World Bank has given the Zambian Government about US$35 million for a pilot resilient climate change project in Western Province.
As glaciers melt and slowly recede from the land they once covered, we don’t really know what we’re going to find there. Scientists have already found plants that have been chilling out under glaciers for about four centuries — plants that, now that they’re out from under the ice, have decided t ...
The modern ecosystem of icy Antarctica is some 33.6 million years old, new research finds, with a system dating back to the formation of the polar ice caps.
An international forum in Darwin has been told that traditional land management practices are helping to combat the effects of climate change
Researchers found that moths are more attracted by the brighter white lighting that is increasingly being installed on roads around Britain compared to the older traditional orange street lights.
African countries that are allocating a greater share of government spending to health, education and agriculture are making faster progress on achieving the UN millennium development goals (MDGs) but many nations are still failing to meet their commitments and are lagging behind, a new report w ...
London, England (CNN) -- With only days to go before the U.N. High Level Panel puts forward its recommendations on development goals beyond 2015, after the current Millennium Development Goals expire, progress towards gender equality and increased empowerment of women hangs in the balance.
There have been efforts to meet the 10 per cent tree cover in Kenya by 2030 but according to an expert, the survival rate of trees planted in the country is less than 20 per cent because there is no 'after planting care'.
Author Michael Pollan has often written about people’s relationship to the natural world. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, he talks about researching his latest book and what he learned about the connections between ecology and human health.
Lubango – The need for reinforcement of advanced training and scientific upgrading of the personnel responsible for running the natural resources in Angola was defended Monday in Lubango, southern Huila province.
On a sunny Wednesday, with a faint haze hanging over the Rockies, Noah Fierer eyed the field site from the back of his colleague’s Ford Explorer.
Mr Edward Amankwah Executive Director of Youth Action International, an Accra based Civil Society on Monday urged government to pay attention to the implementation of biological diversity conventions.
RECENT news article citing Mindanao by various stakeholders as "oil palm hub" poses a great threat to the coconut industry, one of the island's major export products, according to the Alternate Forum for Research in Mindanao (AFRIM), a research and advocacy organization based in Davao City.
ENVIRONMENTAL disputes have become increasingly common nowadays. The rise in such disputes has a lot to do with the growing public demand to safeguard the environment.
Oslo - A decline in the diversity of farmed plants and livestock breeds is gathering pace, threatening future food supplies for the world's growing population, the head of a new United Nations panel on biodiversity said on Monday.
Swamp forests in the US are being felled to help keep the lights on in the UK. Is this really the best way to combat climate change?