Environment https://scidev.net/global/environment/ Global development news articles about environment including information on climate change, disasters, shelter, energy and more. Thu, 29 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT en Legal tweak could wreck Amazon forest https://scidev.net/global/forestry/news/wreck-amazon-forest.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/environment_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/forestry/news/wreck-amazon-forest.html The Terra Legal law was intended to help with indigenous land tenure, but could be abused and result in rampant deforestation. Thu, 29 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Conservation spending could boost Brazil’s prosperity https://scidev.net/global/biodiversity/news/conserving-brazil-prosperity.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/environment_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/biodiversity/news/conserving-brazil-prosperity.html Brazil could reduce poverty and create jobs if it would spend more money on protecting biodiversity, a report has found. Thu, 22 Nov 2018 05:00:00 GMT Climate science gets precise enough for legal action https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/news/climate-science-gets-precise-enough-for-legal-action.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/environment_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/news/climate-science-gets-precise-enough-for-legal-action.html Latest IPCC report and “attribution science” set to usher in era of liability for companies and governments. Tue, 23 Oct 2018 08:00:00 GMT US prising climate, development apart in IPCC talks https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/news/us-prising-climate-development-apart-in-ipcc-talks.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/environment_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/news/us-prising-climate-development-apart-in-ipcc-talks.html US negotiators attempt to disconnect climate and development. Thu, 04 Oct 2018 12:38:00 GMT Brazil faces chronic pollution scenario after mine disaster https://scidev.net/global/environment/news/brazil-faces-chronic-pollution-scenario-after-mine-disaster.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/environment_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/environment/news/brazil-faces-chronic-pollution-scenario-after-mine-disaster.html Metals in soils affected by waste spillage in 2015 may lead to long-term environmental damage. Fri, 28 Sep 2018 15:00:00 GMT Climate action held back by conflicting policy in African countries https://scidev.net/global/policy/news/conflicting-policies-impeding-climate-change-efforts-1.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/environment_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/policy/news/conflicting-policies-impeding-climate-change-efforts-1.html Climate change and related policies in Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia are inconsistent with efforts to achieve SDGs. Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:37:08 GMT Scant progress at Bangkok climate talks https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/news/scant-progress-at-bangkok-climate-talks-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/environment_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/news/scant-progress-at-bangkok-climate-talks-1x.html General disappointment as finance remains contentious and mistrust persists ahead of final rule book meeting. Thu, 13 Sep 2018 10:32:59 GMT Q&A: ‘All of Iraq's arable land needs reclamation’ https://scidev.net/global/water/opinion/q-a-all-of-iraq-s-arable-land-needs-reclamation-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/environment_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/water/opinion/q-a-all-of-iraq-s-arable-land-needs-reclamation-1x.html Iraqi minister Hassan Janabi discusses a recent crisis in Basra and pressures on the war-torn country’s water resources. Mon, 03 Sep 2018 14:12:56 GMT Scientists pin down fraud that fuels illegal Amazon logging https://scidev.net/global/environment/news/scientists-pin-down-fraud-that-fuels-illegal-amazon-logging.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/environment_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/environment/news/scientists-pin-down-fraud-that-fuels-illegal-amazon-logging.html Paper-based systems and poor resources mean officers miss false data on timber species and origin. Fri, 31 Aug 2018 15:04:11 GMT Global warming to increase water in South Asian rivers https://scidev.net/global/disasters/news/global-warming-to-increase-water-in-south-asian-rivers-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/environment_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/disasters/news/global-warming-to-increase-water-in-south-asian-rivers-1x.html New study counters earlier projections of decreasing runoff as a result of climate change. Tue, 07 Aug 2018 16:24:15 GMT Brazil on track for costly failure on climate targets https://scidev.net/global/environment/news/brazil-on-track-for-costly-failure-on-climate-targets.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/environment_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/environment/news/brazil-on-track-for-costly-failure-on-climate-targets.html Other sectors of the economy cannot compensate for country’s erosion of deforestation control policies, study warns. Fri, 27 Jul 2018 14:23:49 GMT Intensified farming ‘rarely’ aids wellbeing, environment https://scidev.net/global/agriculture/news/intensified-farming-rarely-aids-wellbeing-environment.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/environment_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/agriculture/news/intensified-farming-rarely-aids-wellbeing-environment.html Twin benefits found in fewer than one in five cases of agricultural intensification in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Fri, 13 Jul 2018 10:49:18 GMT Software helps cut Indian cows’ methane emissions https://scidev.net/global/livestock/news/software-helps-cut-indian-cows-methane-emissions-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/environment_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/livestock/news/software-helps-cut-indian-cows-methane-emissions-1x.html A software tool sets diets for millions of cattle in India to cut methane emissions by 15 per cent. Mon, 02 Jul 2018 13:49:35 GMT In Rio de Janeiro, thousands at risk from disasters https://scidev.net/global/environment/news/in-rio-de-janeiro-thousands-at-risk-from-disasters.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/environment_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/environment/news/in-rio-de-janeiro-thousands-at-risk-from-disasters.html About 155,000 people exposed to the risk of landslides or floods in highland region of Rio de Janeiro. Sat, 30 Jun 2018 13:00:00 GMT Scientists decry Brazil’s move on biodiversity research https://scidev.net/global/environment/news/scientists-decry-brazil-s-move-on-biodiversity-research.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/environment_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/environment/news/scientists-decry-brazil-s-move-on-biodiversity-research.html Change in national legislation threatens local research and international collaborations. Thu, 28 Jun 2018 09:45:27 GMT Uranium ‘widespread’ in India’s groundwater https://scidev.net/global/water/news/uranium-widespread-in-india-s-groundwater.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/environment_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/water/news/uranium-widespread-in-india-s-groundwater.html Data from 16 states show contamination, traced to excessive extraction that releases uranium into deep aquifers. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:00:00 GMT Rising heat wave risk looms for Pakistan https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/news/rising-heat-wave-risk-looms-for-pakistan.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/environment_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/news/rising-heat-wave-risk-looms-for-pakistan.html This year’s soaring temperatures are part of a heat wave trend that threatens crop yields as well as human health. Fri, 08 Jun 2018 12:47:30 GMT Regenerative abilities mean sun coral threatens fishing https://scidev.net/global/environment/news/regenerative-abilities-mean-sun-coral-threatens-fishing.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/environment_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/environment/news/regenerative-abilities-mean-sun-coral-threatens-fishing.html Invasive coral poses threat to commercial fish supplies Fri, 25 May 2018 14:15:00 GMT Education key to Pakistan reducing carbon emissions https://scidev.net/global/education/news/education-key-to-pakistan-reducing-carbon-emissions-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/environment_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/education/news/education-key-to-pakistan-reducing-carbon-emissions-1x.html Investing in education is vital to meet climate agreement commitments without sacrificing growth. Thu, 10 May 2018 12:47:20 GMT Fish larvae lose their way to safety in acidified oceans https://scidev.net/global/fisheries/news/fish-larvae-lose-their-way-to-safety-in-acidified-oceans.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/environment_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/fisheries/news/fish-larvae-lose-their-way-to-safety-in-acidified-oceans.html Acidification disorients fish larvae, putting their survival at risk and seriously affecting fish populations. Wed, 09 May 2018 14:52:00 GMT