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Aligning Forces For Tropical Forests As A Climate Change Solution

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As governors of tropical forest states and provinces descend upon San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit and the annual meeting of the Governors? Climate and Forests Task Force, I?m writing to share some opportunities to improve the effec ...

Climate Mitigation Has An Ally In Need Of Recognition And Land Rights: Indigenous Peoples In Tropical Countries

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As global warming continues to outpace the tepid international response, a range of environmentalists are raising their collective voice to demand full rights and recognition for those long associated with land stewardship connected to climate mitiga ...

Plantations Can Produce More Palm Oil If They Keep Riverbanks Forested

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MALAYSIA - Oil palm plantations are the biggest source of agriculture-related deforestation in Southeast Asia. Researchers estimate that at least 95,000 square kilometers of land have been converted to oil palm plantations in Malaysia and Indonesia since 1990, ...

Fisheries Law Makes Hunting Dugong Illegal In Solomon Islands

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SOLOMON ISLANDS - Good news from the Solomon Islands. It is now against the law to fish, retain, be in possession of, buy, sell or export dugong. Any violation of this law is punishable by 4 months in prison and/or SI$40,000 fine (US$5,000). ...

Criminal Mafias Take Over Colombian Forests

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COLOMBIA - There are various competing land uses of the Amazon rainforest. The region in southern Colombia that until less than two years ago was the stronghold of the FARC guerrilla group has become the shelter of a criminal structure that unites the dissident ...

Climate Leadership Means Keeping Fossil Fuels In The Ground In Tropical Forests And Beyond

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Protecting tropical forests is key to mitigating climate change. When California Governor Jerry Brown convenes the Global Climate Action Summit next week, he should seize the opportunity to make an announcement that will help address one of the root ...

Alaska Refuge Cant Protect Its Wildlife From Climate Change

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Plummeting populations in a huge Alaska wildlife refuge might be caused by climate change and plastics. ...

Humans Are Pushing The Earth Closer To A Climate Cliff

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A new study examines potential climate feedbacks that could push Earth into a ?hothouse? state. ...

Women Lead The Charge In Healing Scars Of War In Mozambique Wildlife Park

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MOZAMBIQUE - Decimated by the civil war, Gorongosa national park is being coaxed back to life, and with it comes the promise of a brighter future for the area?s young girl. ...

How Land Is Stolen In Colombia

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COLOMBIA - Carmelo Marquez always has a reason to fight. Every day, he fights tirelessly to defend his rights and the rights of his territory: Montes de Maria, a subregion comprised of 15 municipalities within the departments of Sucre and Bolivar in northern Co ...

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Climate change will bring more and more heat waves

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The heat in Malaysia often feels next to unbearable. For days on end, the sun is scorching and the heat is sweltering. That, ...

End Phosphate Mining in Manatee County

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The expansion of phosphate mining in Manatee County would threaten freshwater resources in the Myakka and Peace River watersh ...

Amazon basin deforestation could disrupt distant rainforest by remote climate connection

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From Maine to Florida, people along the East Coast strongly oppose offshore oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic Ocean -- yet ...

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