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Global forest loss reached 46 million acres in 2014

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news.mongabay.com - Global forest loss amounted to 18.7 million hectares (46 million acres) in 2014, a decline of about 9 percent relative to 2013 and 20 percent compared to 2012, according to data released today by a...

Indonesia pledges to cut emissions 29 percent by 2030

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news.mongabay.com - Indonesia will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 29 percent by 2030, the environment and forestry minister announced yesterday. The commitment is a revision of the previous target, established in 200...

UNEP Announces European Winner of 24<sup>th</sup> International Children`s Painting Competition - UNEP

unep.org - Geneva, 1 September 2015 - This year's International Children's Painting Competition theme "We have the power!," in support of the UN decade of Sustainable Energy for All, inspired many young talen...

Electric vehicles boost climate 'nirvana' in the Himalayas - BBC News

bbc.com - Colleagues might say that a mouth full of cake and Ireland winning the rugby world cup would see me eternally content. In fairness, one of the above might make me a tad less grumpy. For a while. Bu...

FAO - News Article: Eight countries to sharpen long-term climate change adaptation strategies

fao.org - 1 September 2015, Rome/Bangkok -  A new UN programme funded by Germany will help eight developing countries revamp and strengthen their adaptation responses to climate change. Through the Integrati...

These countries are best prepared for climate change

agenda.weforum.org - With the COP21 climate summit coming up in December, and 2015 well on its way to becoming the hottest year in recorded history, interest is growing in measures to tackle global warming. The World E...

UN climate meeting in Bonn to work on COP21 text

climateactionprogramme.org - Key United Nations climate talks began in the German city of Bonn on Monday and negotiators will work on finalising the text for the crucial Paris climate conference in December. The Bonn meeting i...

Liz Kendall warns of Tory 'wipe out' bid after Labour vote - BBC News

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bbc.co.uk - The Conservatives will launch a drive to "wipe out" Labour as soon as the party chooses its new leader, one of the candidates has warned. Liz Kendall said the Tories would "throw everything at us" ...

India bars Greenpeace unit from receiving foreign funds - BBC News

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bbc.co.uk - India has cancelled a licence allowing Greenpeace's local unit to receive donations from abroad, the environmental group says. Greenpeace called it "another attempt to silence criticism". In April,...

UN climate talks: Hints of compromise on key issue - BBC News

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bbc.co.uk - Rich nations at UN climate talks are said to be edging towards a compromise on the thorny issue of loss and damage. Poorer countries want compensation for extreme weather events that they link to l...

Frosty relations over future of the Arctic - BBC News

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bbc.co.uk - When, like Evon Peter, you know your ancestors have lived, hunted and fished the same land for 14,000 years, the concerns of nations which have existed only for a few hundred can seem trivial. Yet ...

Alcohol price plans face further delay after European ruling - BBC News

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bbc.co.uk - Plans to introduce minimum unit pricing for alcohol in Scotland face further delay, following an initial ruling by Europe's highest court. MSPs passed legislation on 2012 which set a minimum unit p...

Shorn Wool From Overgrown Sheep Equivalent To 30 Sweaters

huffingtonpost.com - CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A lost, overgrown sheep found in Australian scrubland was shorn for perhaps the first time on Thursday, yielding 40 kilograms (89 pounds) of wool — the equivalent of 30 s...

Homeowner Faces Prison For Shooting Black Bear Cubs In Colorado

huffingtonpost.com - A Colorado homeowner who allegedly shot two black bear cubs, killing one and wounding the other so severely that it had to be euthanized, was charged on Thursday with two felonies that could send h...

You Call That Cute? Here Are 10 Surprisingly Cute Critters

news.nationalgeographic.com - You Call That Cute? Here Are 10 Surprisingly Cute Critters When it comes to cute animal pictures, National Geographic is sitting on a gold mine. A #CuteOff hashtag trending on twitter had scientist...

EU car pollution laws have improved UK's air quality, say carmakers

theguardian.com - Meeting strict new EU pollution standards has added £1,500 to the cost of every new vehicle, say carmakers who claim that because of European legislation to cut tailpipe pollution, Britain’s air qu...

Older than the dinosaurs: Lamprey fish return to UK rivers after 200 years

theguardian.com - An ancient fish blamed for the death of a king and served as a traditional royal dish is returning to parts of Britain where it has been absent for 200 years. Lampreys, a Medieval delicacy and eate...

Brazil and Indonesia Struggling to Reduce Deforestation

wri.org - This blog is part of a series featuring new data and analysis on global tree cover loss. Read the other blog here, or follow our presentations at the forthcoming World Forestry Congress. New satell...

Plastic bag use down 70% in Wales since charges began

theguardian.com - The number of single-use plastic bags has declined by more than 70% since charges were introduced in Wales, a report reveals on Friday, weeks before a similar scheme is launched in England. Accordi...

Watch Western Wildfires Burn After Years of Drought

news.nationalgeographic.com - Visiting Alaska on Tuesday to highlight the dangers of climate change, President Barack Obama summoned up powerful images of the hundreds of wildfires that have burned across the state this summer:...

The World Lost Two Portugals’ Worth of Forest Last Year

takepart.com - The planet last year lost enough forest to cover Portugal. Twice. An insatiable hunger for tofu, cookies, steak, and tires is fueling the devastation that resulted in the disappearance of 45 millio...

Palestine mountain gazelle now endangered, say scientists

theguardian.com - Zoologists are recommending that one of the Middle East’s most iconic mammals – the Palestine mountain gazelle – be placed on the endangered list amid a dramatic decline in its numbers in the last ...

Trees Are Disappearing From The World At An Alarming Rate

thinkprogress.org - Some tropical countries saw an “alarming” surge of tree cover loss in 2014, according to a new report. The report, published Wednesday by the World Resources Institute’s Global Forest Watch, uses d...

George Osborne accused of 'disastrous' assault on green agenda

theguardian.com - Ed Davey, the former energy and climate change secretary, has accused George Osborne of putting tens of billions of pounds’ worth of private sector investment at risk with an assault on the green a...

Angry French farmers hold tractor protest in Paris

theguardian.com - Angry French farmers have blocked the streets of Paris with over 1,500 tractors to protest plunging food prices and soaring costs they say are killing their livelihoods. From far-flung corners of t...

New Hinkley Point nuclear power station may be further delayed

theguardian.com - The planned new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset has been hit by another setback, with its developer EDF admitting the project may be further delayed. The news came as the French ...

Homeowner solar power subsidy cuts 'threaten 20,000 jobs'

theguardian.com - Government plans to slash subsidies for solar panels on homes could cost more than 20,000 jobs, green campaigners have claimed. Ministers have announced proposals to cut the amount paid for domesti...

Biggest food and drink companies found to be ignoring impact on climate

theguardian.com - The vast majority of the world’s biggest food, beverage and tobacco companies are ignoring their largest climate impacts by failing to disclose emissions from agricultural production, according to ...

Obama's Alaska visit marked by climate change talks and social media stir

theguardian.com - In this state of only 700,000 people that American presidents tend to visit most often only to refuel, the three-day tour by Barack Obama this week gave everybody something to talk about. Alaska is...

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