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Tropical deforestation a threat to war on warming - Asia Times

December 15, 2018 - 12:28am
Tropical deforestation a threat to war on warming  Asia Times

The world has just 12 years left to halve greenhouse gas emissions to prevent catastrophic climate change, but hopes that a solution will come from saving the ...

Oil spill in the Peruvian Amazon - Inhabitat

December 14, 2018 - 2:32pm
Oil spill in the Peruvian Amazon  Inhabitat

Approximately 8000 barrels of crude oil have spilled into the Amazon, and the Peru State oil company Petroperu says its due to local indigenous people.

‘Amazon Besieged’: Q&A with Mongabay contributor Sue Branford about new book - Mongabay.com

December 14, 2018 - 2:30pm
‘Amazon Besieged’: Q&A with Mongabay contributor Sue Branford about new book  Mongabay.com

From 2016 to 2017, Mongabay contributors Sue Branford and Maurício Torres traveled to the Tapajós River Basin, in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, to report ...

Record panoramic video underwater with the $700 Garmin VIRB 360 - iMore

December 14, 2018 - 1:07pm
Record panoramic video underwater with the $700 Garmin VIRB 360  iMore

The Garmin VIRB 360 waterproof 360-degree camera is down to $699.99 on Amazon, which is $100 off what it normally goes for. It's also the lowest price we've ...

COP24: Will they stay or will they go? Brazil’s threat to leave Paris - Mongabay.com

December 14, 2018 - 11:43am
COP24: Will they stay or will they go? Brazil’s threat to leave Paris  Mongabay.com

In October, Brazil elected far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro to the presidency. During the campaign, he threatened to withdraw from the Paris Climate ...

In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, December 14, 2018 - Mongabay.com

December 14, 2018 - 11:32am
In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, December 14, 2018  Mongabay.com

By keeping pests in check, bats could help farmers in Madagascar, reducing the need to expand their farms into nearby rainforests (Science Daily, Scitech ...

Weekday top 5: Aurelius woodworker to hire homeless vets, pedestrian hit by SUV in Auburn - Auburn Citizen

December 14, 2018 - 9:19am
Weekday top 5: Aurelius woodworker to hire homeless vets, pedestrian hit by SUV in Auburn  Auburn Citizen

AURELIUS — Not too long ago Joe Cochran was homeless. Now he's an owner of a custom woodwork business in Cayuga County. For about 80 hours a week, ...

Tesla will revolutionize consumer buying habits like Amazon and Apple, analyst says - CNBC

December 14, 2018 - 7:28am
Tesla will revolutionize consumer buying habits like Amazon and Apple, analyst says  CNBC

Wedbush Securities began coverage of Tesla shares on Friday with an outperform rating, saying Elon Musk's electric vehicle and energy storage company is ...

The Paris Accord Promised a Climate Solution. Here’s Where We Are Now. - The New York Times

December 14, 2018 - 5:02am
The Paris Accord Promised a Climate Solution. Here’s Where We Are Now.  The New York Times

The world is not on track to meet its goals under the Paris climate agreement, even as warnings grow more dire. How did we get to this point?

Johns Hopkins professor questions conventional wisdom on blood pressure after research among Amazonian tribes - Baltimore Sun

December 14, 2018 - 5:00am
Johns Hopkins professor questions conventional wisdom on blood pressure after research among Amazonian tribes  Baltimore Sun

It has long been assumed that blood pressure automatically rises with age, but a Hopkins epidemiology professor shows, by studying two remote tribes, that it ...

New take on corn domestication story - Grain Central

December 14, 2018 - 12:49am
New take on corn domestication story  Grain Central

Varieties of the Avati ete'i, the sacred Guaranis' maize, April 2017 during the seed exchange fair in La Paloma, State of Rocha, Uruguay. (Photo: Natalia ...

Climate change alters composition of tree species in rainforest - CGTN

December 13, 2018 - 8:48pm
Climate change alters composition of tree species in rainforest  CGTN

‍The effects of climate change are altering the Amazon rainforest's composition of tree species, but not quickly enough to keep up with the changing environment, ...

Brazil Keeps An Eye On Amazon Deforestation Through Satellites - NDTV News

December 13, 2018 - 7:54pm
Brazil Keeps An Eye On Amazon Deforestation Through Satellites  NDTV News

The vast Amazon forest may be hard to penetrate, posing a problem for authorities trying to stop illegal logging -- but there are still eyes in the sky keeping track ...

The Continued Clearing of Rainforests Spells Disaster for Curbing Climate Change - Pacific Standard

December 13, 2018 - 7:00pm
The Continued Clearing of Rainforests Spells Disaster for Curbing Climate Change  Pacific Standard

The countries with the richest swaths of rainforest are still cutting them down, undermining one of the best available solutions to staving off climate change ...

25 Pics That Will Make Everyone Stay Far Away From The Rainforest - TheTravel

December 13, 2018 - 6:21pm
25 Pics That Will Make Everyone Stay Far Away From The Rainforest  TheTravel

Our planet is vast and expansive in ways that are difficult to truly grasp. The extent of what the Earth has to offer is so far reaching that we often don't understand ...

Brazil soy farmers should be paid to preserve forest -industry group - Reuters

December 13, 2018 - 4:34pm
Brazil soy farmers should be paid to preserve forest -industry group  Reuters

Abiove, a Brazil-based association of oilseeds traders, is proposing the creation of a fund to reward farmers who can preserve native vegetation on their soy ...

Ancient DNA Reveals The Surprisingly Complex Origin Story of Corn - D-brief - Discover Magazine

December 13, 2018 - 3:19pm
Ancient DNA Reveals The Surprisingly Complex Origin Story of Corn - D-brief  Discover Magazine

New tech for studying ancient DNA shows that crops like corn and cacao were largely domesticated in South America, rather than Mexico.

Suriname community uses new open-source app to preserve storytelling traditions - Intercontinental Cry

December 13, 2018 - 2:05pm
Suriname community uses new open-source app to preserve storytelling traditions  Intercontinental Cry

#Suriname #Apps that Save the Planet#geostorytelling app#GPS Mapping#Language and Technology#Maroons#Matawai#participatory mapping#Traditional ...

Scientists overhaul corn domestication story with multidisciplinary analysis - Science Daily

December 13, 2018 - 1:56pm
Scientists overhaul corn domestication story with multidisciplinary analysis  Science Daily

Scientists are revising the history of one of the world's most important crops. Drawing on genetic and archaeological evidence, researchers have found that a ...

Apple will build campus in Austin, expand in Portland and elsewhere - OregonLive.com

December 13, 2018 - 12:05pm
Apple will build campus in Austin, expand in Portland and elsewhere  OregonLive.com

The company has three sites in the Portland area, all of which have been operating very discreetly.

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