Tuesday 12 June 2012
Climate change will boost number of West's wildfiresReuters | 12 Jun 2012
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Climate change will make wildfires in the West, like those now raging in parts of Colorado and New Mexico, more frequent over the next 30 years, researchers reported on Tuesday.
IMF's Lagarde urges euro zone to take "decisive steps"Reuters | 12 Jun 2012
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the International Monetary Fund called for "decisive steps" by European policymakers to deal with the region's financial crisis and said carbon taxes could deliver more revenues for countries worldwide with budget constraints.
Poland fights carbon cuts in EU again: draftReuters | 12 Jun 2012
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Coal-reliant Poland has pitched itself against the other 26 members of the European Union ahead of a debate on a low-carbon energy future this week, EU sources said.
Africa: Six Ways to Secure Land Rights for Sustainable DevelopmentAllAfrica.com | 12 Jun 2012
[AlertNet] Clear and respected land rights in favor of rural communities are fundamental to global success in slowing climate change, lifting the poorest people out of poverty, and saving the world's finite resources. Yet, the advances that have been made since the first Earth Summit 20 years ago are far from sufficient.
Brazil's blueprint for reforestationGuardian Unlimited | 12 Jun 2012
Ahead of the Rio+20 sustainable development talks Jonathan Watts visits a tree planting scheme that aims to restore millions of hectares of forest to land scarred by logging and extractionThe misty forests of Miguel Pereira, just two hours drive from Rio's Copacabana beaches, show the scars of...
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