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A woman plants trees at the muni seva ashram in goraj, near vadodara, india

One-third of world’s new vegetation in China and India, satellite data shows

China and India are “leading the world” in “greening” the landscape, a study finds, with the two countries accounting for one-third of the new forests, croplands and other types of vegetation observed globally since 2000 — The results, published in Nature Sustainability, also show that China alone accounts for a quarter of the human-caused greening …

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forest stripped for palm oil, duta palma, west kalimantan, borneo

European Commission classifies most palm oil fuels as unsustainable

Deforestation-linked stocks cannot be counted towards renewable targets, commission rules, but green group angered by small farm loophole — The European Commission has classified palm oil biofuels as unsustainable, amid efforts to take aim at deforestation-linked products. The draft legislation, which has two months to be approved by the European parliament and member states and …

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oil palm fruit being loaded onto a truck in sumatra, indonesia

EU set to tighten rules on palm oil for biofuels

Indonesia and Malaysia say the EU measure will unfairly disadvantage their crops, while environmentalists worry it won’t be tough enough on deforestation — The European Commission will meet on controversial rules this week to limit the use of biofuel crops linked to deforestation – amid backlash from the world’s two largest palm producers. The new …

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‘large-scale depopulation’ resulted in vast tracts of agricultural land being left untended

European colonization of Americas helped cause climate change

Research finds killing of native people indirectly contributed to a colder period by causing deaths of around 56 million by 1600 — European colonization of the Americas resulted in the killing of so many native people that it transformed the environment and caused the Earth’s climate to cool down, new research has found. Settlers killed …

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livestock farming is one of the leading causes of deforestation and water pollution

Investors urge KFC, McDonald’s and Burger King to cut emissions

Coalition worth $6.5tn challenge fast food chains over lack of low-carbon plan — McDonald’s, KFC and Burger King have been urged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in their supply chains by a coalition of global investors, with the animal agriculture industry criticised for being one of the world’s highest-emitting sectors without a low-carbon plan. Increasing …

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yangambi, democratic republic of congo

World’s three biggest rainforests face year of precarious politics

Brazil, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Indonesia all face a year of political flux placing their vast rainforests in peril — Political uncertainty hangs over large swathes of the world’s tropical forests this year, raising the risk of more destruction and carbon emissions. Recent leadership changes in Brazil and the Democratic Republic of Congo, …

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global emissions of carbon dioxide are rising again, with fossil fuel consumption continuing to play a major role

‘Worrying’ rise in global CO2 forecast for 2019

Levels of the climate-warming gas are set to rise by near-record amounts, Met Office predicts — The level of climate-warming carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere is forecast to rise by a near-record amount in 2019, according to the Met Office. The increase is being fuelled by the continued burning of fossil fuels and the …

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jair bolsonaro and ernesto araújo

Brazil downgrades climate diplomacy in Bolsonaro shake-up

Environment made subservient to “national sovereignty” in a foreign ministry restructure under climate sceptic Ernesto Araújo — Brazil has demoted climate diplomacy as part of a foreign ministry shake-up, in Jair Bolsonaro’s first two weeks as president. The world “climate” has been erased from the organisational chart. The role of deputy secretary for environmental matters …

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Bolsonaro, Paris and 1.5°C: a guide to our top stories of 2018

In a year when we learned some hard truths about climate change, CHN brought you scoops and investigations from around the world — In 2018, Climate Home News reported alarming developments from Brazil, the US, science and within the climate community itself. Amid the continued rise of nationalist populism and stark warming warnings, though, there were …

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when arctic ice melts, less sunlight is reflected, which raises global temperatures

Risks of ‘domino effect’ of tipping points greater than thought, study says

Scientists warn policymakers not to ignore links, and stress that ‘every action counts’ — Policymakers have severely underestimated the risks of ecological tipping points, according to a study that shows 45% of all potential environmental collapses are interrelated and could amplify one another. The authors said their paper, published in the journal Science, highlights how overstressed and overlapping natural …

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