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Mexico to earn royalty on light bulb carbon creditsReuters | 07 Nov 2011
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Mexico will earn a royalty on carbon credits generated from energy-saving light bulbs through a world-first deal that could pave the way for other developing countries to fund emissions cuts, the investor said on Monday.
The last stand of the AmazonGuardian Unlimited | 02 Apr 2011
Novelist Edward Docx has spent almost a decade travelling to the Amazon, watching as multinational companies ravage the land he loves. Here is his heartfelt dispatch on the forest's final frontier - still home to as many as 100 tribes of uncontacted Indians. In the forest, there are no horizons and so the dawn does not break but is instead born in the trees – a wan and smoky blue. I twist in my hammock.
The desert city in serious danger of running dryThe Independent | 22 Mar 2011
"Running water would change everything," says Luz Caballero wearily as she stirs a huge pot of beans in the Santa Maria People's Restaurant in Villa El Salvador, a sprawling, dusty shantytown on Lima's southern outskirts. "Living without it is just too hard."
Brazil cane areas to dry earlier than usual: SomarReuters | 02 Mar 2011
The typically wet summer period in Brazil's main cane areas could end some weeks earlier than usual this year, in April, a condition that should favor the start of the harvest, Somar forecasters said on Wednesday.
Driver ploughs into Critical Mass ride in BrazilGuardian Unlimited | 01 Mar 2011
A protest march will be held in Porto Alegre in Brazil this evening after a driver ran down dozens of cyclists at a Critical Mass ride on Friday. The incident was caught clearly on several cameras and the footage makes for disturbing viewing.One witness wrote on the local Critical Mass blog: "I saw legs in the air, helmets, bicycles, arms, all mixed together with parts of the car all flying and making noise. It was like a horror movie.
Weatherwatch: heat and mosquitoes in the AmazonGuardian Unlimited | 19 Feb 2011
Henry Walter Bates, collecting insects on the Cupari river in the upper Amazon, is not comfortable. "I suffered terribly from the heat and mosquitoes as the river sank with the increasing dryness of the season, although I made an awning of the sails to work under, and slept at night in the open air, with my hammock slung between the masts," he reports in The Naturalist on the Amazons (1864).
Chevron, locals prepare Ecuador pollution appealsReuters | 16 Feb 2011
Lawyers for Chevron Corp and plaintiffs who accuse the U.S. oil giant of pollution return to a provincial court in Ecuador's Amazon this week to appeal one of the world's largest ecological damage rulings.
Ecuador court orders Chevron to pay $8.6 blnReuters | 14 Feb 2011
A court in Ecuador's Amazon told Chevron Corp on Monday to pay $8.6 billion in environmental damages, but the U.S. oil company vowed to fight on in a lawsuit seen as a global test case.
Monarch butterfly count bounces back from bad yearReuters | 14 Feb 2011
Monarch butterfly colonies in Mexico more than doubled in size this winter after bad storms devastated their numbers a year ago, conservationists said on Monday although the migrating insect remains under threat.
Chevron notches key win in Ecuador pollution fightReuters | 11 Feb 2011
International arbitrators ordered Ecuador to suspend enforcement of any judgment against Chevron Corp in its marathon rainforest pollution case, representing another important win for the U.S. oil company.
Amazon droughts increase climate change fearsCNN | 04 Feb 2011
Two major droughts in Brazil's Amazon region in the last six years threaten to undermine its role as the planet's most important carbon sink and a vital brake on climate change, according to new research.
Brazil rains kill more than 600 as epidemic fearedReuters | 16 Jan 2011
Rains that devastated a mountainous region north of Rio de Janeiro have killed at least 626 people, Brazil's Civil Defense agency said on Sunday, as fears of more storms and disease outbreaks overshadowed rescue operations.
Many still missing in Brazil floodsReuters | 15 Jan 2011
Dozens of flood survivors desperate for news of missing relatives lined up outside a morgue in the town of Teresopolis on Saturday as criticism grew of authorities' response to one of Brazil's worst natural disasters which has killed nearly 600 people.
BP cost-cutting blamed for 'avoidable' Deepwater Horizon oil spillGuardian Unlimited | 06 Jan 2011
The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was an avoidable disaster caused in part by a series of cost-cutting decisions made by BP and its partners, the White House oil commission said last night. In a preview of its final report, due next week, the national oil spill commission said systemic management failure at BP, Transocean, and Halliburton caused the blow-out in the Gulf of Mexico, and warned that such a disaster would likely recur because of industry complacency.
Climate talks end with modest steps, no Kyoto dealReuters | 12 Dec 2010
The world's governments agreed on Saturday to modest steps to combat climate change and to give more money to poor countries, but they put off until next year tough decisions on cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
Climate deal on a knife edge at the 'zombie' conferenceThe Independent | 11 Dec 2010
The credibility of the UN climate change negotiating process hung in the balance last night, with ministers and officials from nearly 200 countries trying desperately to salvage some hope of a new international deal on countering global warming.
Ecologists desert Cancún's sinking shipNew Scientist | 08 Dec 2010
The chances of a legally binding deal to tackle climate change are looking increasingly slim as the negotiations in Cancún, Mexico, enter their final days. So much so that even environmentalists are deserting the sinking ship.
Letter: Why climate change negotiators should go postalGuardian Unlimited | 06 Dec 2010
While only the most optimistic would now expect a deal to emerge from the Cancún climate change talks, the urgency to adopt more sustainable economies has not gone away. In the face of the inability of negotiators to develop a common global approach, industry has been filling the void. The postal...