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24/2/2015
Banking giant Santander says it will not extend further financing to Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL) due to evidence that the Singapore-based pulp and paper company is continuing to destroy rainforests in Indonesia. The move ...   
24/2/2015
The big concern here revolves around the drug artemisinin, the frontline treatment - and often only treatment - against malaria infection in undeveloped worlds. A report recently published in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases ...   
24/2/2015
The world's national parks and nature reserves receive eight billion tourist visits a year, generating around $600bn of spending, according to research. The tourism income vastly outweighs the $10bn a year spent safeguarding them, says a ...   
24/2/2015
The use of genetically engineered animals could revolutionise whole areas of public health and agriculture, according to advocates. But is the world ready for modified mosquitoes and GM salmon? The Aedes aegypti mosquito is a principal ...   
23/2/2015
The head of the UN's climate science panel, Rajendra Pachauri, stepped down Tuesday in the wake of sexual harassment claims against him that have surfaced at a crucial time on the climate agenda. Pachauri, chairman of the ...   
23/2/2015
We`ve heard the charges leveled for years: Unlike oil and coal multinationals, climate scientists are only in it for the money. This week, researchers found the smoking gun. At least for one. But there`s a catch. I have known ...   
23/2/2015
Overcoming hunger and malnutrition in the 21st century no longer means simply increasing the quantity of available food but also the quality. Despite numerous achievements in the world's food systems, approximately 805 million people ...   
22/2/2015
The day I first set foot in a tropical rainforest, in Malaysia in the early 1980s, I experienced something profound. From the echoes of gibbons calling from the canopy in the early morning mist to the iridescent flash of a bird in a beam of ...   
22/2/2015
Many will argue that there is no worse parent than one who abandons their child - especially for selfish reasons. Unfortunately, evolution doesn't select for what we think is "right" but for what works best. Now, new research has found that not ...   
22/2/2015
Chocolate lovers take heart: a steamy greenhouse near London is helping to ensure that cocoa crops globally remain disease-free and bountiful to cope with the growing appetite for sweet treats. On a winter morning, the temperature is a ...   
22/2/2015
A Kangar-born astrophysicist took money in exchange for writing allegedly doubtful reports on climate change, the international media has claimed. In a New York Times report, Dr Willie Wei-Hock Soon was alleged to have received more than ...   
22/2/2015
Michael Jenkins believes there`s more than one way to hug a tree. The president of the Washington-based nonprofit Forest Trends is trying to recast the long-running debate between developers and environmentalists over how to preserve and ...   
21/2/2015
When farming experts sought a solution 80 years ago to the damage that beetles were doing to Australia’s sugar cane crops, and to profits, they fixed upon a voracious amphibian as the answer. It was a decision they have regretted ever ...   
20/2/2015
The Munduruku indigenous tribe have begun to mark out the limits of their land, in an action that could halt the giant São Luiz do Tapajós hydroelectric dam, the apple of the Brazilian government's eye. Although sacred, this land will be flooded ...   
19/2/2015
With financial incentives encouraging maintenance of carbon stocks and the increased popularity of carbon trading between countries, a forest has become economically a lot more than a clump of trees that supplements livelihoods. A forest now has ...   
19/2/2015
Amid government schemes to curb illegal land clearing and systematically enhance a struggling legal wood certification system, a new report analyzing Indonesia’s forestry industry alleges that more than roughly 30 percent of wood used by the ...   
19/2/2015
Biodiversity level changes can have consequences for species and habitats around the world. A new study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, reaffirms previous findings that higher diversity in ecological communities may lead to ...   
19/2/2015
The Brazilian government opposes granting traditional land to the Munduruku people since it would jeopardize seven proposed hydroelectric dams on the Tapajós River. For this reason, a year-old report by Funai that supports the Munduruku claim has ...   
19/2/2015
The tiny hut sculpted out of mud at the edge of the sea is barely large enough for Bokul Mondol and his family to lie down. The water has taken everything else from them, and one day it almost certainly will take this, too. Saltwater ...   
18/2/2015
Selective logging is causing long-term changes to tropical forests in Africa by facilitating the growth of weeds and vines, which reduces plant diversity and diminishes carbon storage, reports a new paper published in the journal Ecological ...   
18/2/2015
After decades of obscurity, Paleo is now one of the fastest-growing diet trends. A 2013 survey found that one percent of Americans eat Paleo, which is based on the premise that our diets should be based on animals and plants, the way we ate when ...   
18/2/2015
While Santander Bank has made headlines in recent days for financing an Indonesian forestry giant's ongoing clearance of carbon-dense forests in Sumatra, Chinese banks among the largest funders of the company, reveals analysis conducted by ...   
18/2/2015
Climate change is creating conditions that are likely to increase the rate of infectious disease worldwide. That’s the key findings of two new studies that show viruses such as Ebola, H1N1 and TB, as well as dengue and yellow fevers ...   
18/2/2015
Aztec drawing showing smallpox victims after first contact with Europeans in the 16th Century. Estimates vary but many scholar believe disease wiped out around 95 percent of the pre-Columbian population after the Europeans ...   

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