2:15 pm July 31, 2015 | 1 Comment
Protecting the forest habitat of the orangutan has become as important as rescuing the great apes if the species is to survive, but global demand for palm oil has helped drive deforestation.
10:29 pm July 9, 2015 | 1 Comment
The report serves as an attempt to bring quantitative economic analysis to a subject that often puts its stock in the ideals of environmentalism rather than hard numbers.
11:48 am June 30, 2015 | No Comment
Worsening heat, fodder shortages and the threat of drought are forcing many hard-hit dairy farmers in the Anantapur area of India's southern Kerala state to reduce their herds, experts say.
10:49 am June 29, 2015 | No Comment
Once a year, the communities of vast Marsabit County -- the largest county in Kenya -- gather to celebrate their heritage. But as climate change takes hold in the arid region, the gathering has also turned into a showcase for ways to adapt to the region's shifting conditions.
6:44 pm June 26, 2015 | No Comment
Financing needs for climate change adaptation – efforts to adjust to extreme weather and rising seas – are estimated at tens of billions of dollars per year in developing countries. But in 2013, only $25 billion in public resources went to adaptation around the world.
12:47 pm June 26, 2015 | 3 Comments
China’s use of dredged sand and coral to build artificial islands on seven reefs has also damaged reef systems beyond the outposts, meaning the affected area could be greater than first thought, several scientists who have studied satellite images of the Spratlys told Reuters.
2:50 pm June 24, 2015 | 1 Comment
The United Nations Office for REDD+ Coordination in Indonesia, or UNORCID, has sounded the alarm about the urgency for green investments to mitigate for catastrophic releases of tundra methane into the atmosphere.
5:14 pm June 23, 2015 | No Comment
When the G7 called on Monday for all countries to reduce carbon emissions to zero in the next 85 years, the scientific reaction was unanimous: That’s far too late.
8:34 pm June 22, 2015 | 6 Comments
The development agency of the United States government has awarded $5 million to the Indonesian Climate Change Trust Fund, or ICCTF, run by the Indonesian government, to help fund climate change programs of Indonesian non-governmental organizations, a statement from the US embassy said on Monday.
3:28 pm June 19, 2015 | No Comment
Most seized savanna elephant tusks came from a region spanning parts of southeastern Tanzania and northern Mozambique. Most forest elephant tusks came from a region covering parts of northeastern Gabon, northwestern Republic of Congo and southwestern Central African Republic.
11:09 pm June 18, 2015 | 2 Comments
Pope Francis demanded swift action on Thursday to save the planet from environmental ruin, urging world leaders to hear “the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor” and plunging the Catholic Church into political controversy over climate change.
5:47 pm June 17, 2015 | 2 Comments
Two weeks ago, paper and pulp giant Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings, or APRIL, made an announcement that sent shockwaves through Indonesia’s environmental circles: It pledged to immediately stop all deforestation and to enact a policy of protecting one hectare of land for every hectare it develops.
4:24 pm June 14, 2015 | 5 Comments
Residents of the village of Maruwei in Central Kalimantan claim they were tricked and intimidated in relation to BHP Billiton’s acquisition of an area of their land for the first stage of the IndoMet coal project a decade ago.