Our last article was dedicated to the reasons why EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) doesn’t do its job well. Today we want to tell you what we should do to improve the situation.

Here are eight things we can do to help

  1. Demand EIAs be made freely available online, and that anyone be allowed to comment on them. Governments often allow only local residents to comment on EIAs, but many projects have regional or global effects. Limiting comments also excludes top international experts, such as hydro dam or mining specialists, from providing critical advice.
  2. Expect bribery in big projects. Many projects that should never be approved get the thumbs up…


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The Amazon, the greatest reservoir of fresh water and biodiversity on the planet, is burning. Its degradation, which threatens to reach a catastrophic tipping point, means less oxygen and rain as well as warmer temperatures. Human actions have been the driving cause. In Brazil, which holds 60 percent of the Amazonian rain forest, wildcat land grabbers and ranchers, who set fires to clear land in implicit partnership with a lenient government, are the main culprits.

In 2004 deforestation rates were much worse than they are today. In the last years of that decade, Brazil stepped back from the brink and…


regions of Borneo, have large amounts of carbon trapped within their trees and soil. Slashing and burning the existing forests to make way for oil-palm cultivation had a perverse effect: It released more carbon. A lot more carbon.

NASA researchers say the accelerated destruction of Borneo’s forests contributed to the largest single-year global increase in carbon emissions in two millenniums, an explosion that transformed Indonesia into the world’s fourth-largest source of such emissions. Instead of creating a clever technocratic fix to reduce American’s carbon footprint, lawmakers had lit the fuse on a powerful carbon bomb that, as the forests were…


What if you found out that just four commodities — commodities so pervasive in modern life that we encounter them daily — are responsible for more than half of the world’s tropical deforestation? What if you learned that many of the other commonly cited causes of deforestation, such as cocoa, sugar, and coffee, are now only marginal parts of the global problem?

Surprisingly, all of this is true. Just four commodities — beef, soy, palm oil, and wood products — drive the majority of tropical deforestation.

The four major drivers (and some minor ones)

The following four commodities are the largest drivers of deforestation. Together, they have an…


Greenhouse gases have far-ranging environmental and health effects. They cause climate change by trapping heat, and they also contribute to respiratory disease from smog and air pollution. Extreme weather, food supply disruptions, and increased wildfires are other effects of climate change caused by greenhouse gases. The typical weather patterns we’ve grown to expect will change; some species will disappear; others will migrate or grow.

How to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Virtually every sector of the global economy, from manufacturing to agriculture to transportation to power production, contributes greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, so all of them must evolve away from fossil fuels if we are to…


By trapping heat from the sun, greenhouse gases have kept Earth’s climate habitable for humans and millions of other species. But those gases are now out of balance and threaten to change drastically which living things can survive on this planet — and where.

Atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide — the most dangerous and prevalent greenhouse gas — are at the highest levels ever recorded. Greenhouse gas levels are so high primarily because humans have released them into the air by burning fossil fuels. The gases absorb solar energy and keep heat close to Earth’s surface, rather than letting it…


China’s pledge to cut its carbon dioxide emissions beginning in 2030 includes a generous gift for its downwind neighbours: less deadly air pollution.

By 2030, there will be nearly 2,000 fewer premature deaths in the United States from inhaling pollutants emitted in China, according to a study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. South Korea and Japan are also expected to benefit.

“It reminds us that air pollution doesn’t stop at national boundaries,” said Valerie Karplus, a co-leader of the study and an assistant professor of global economics and management at MIT.

The study, which was published in the journal…


Water is one of the core essence and basic necessity for the life forms-living things on the biosphere, for the natural processes, for the communities, for society, for the economy of the country, and for on-coming generations.

Although total earth’s water (>71%) is constant, it goes through continuous hydrological cycles such as transpiring by vegetation, evaporation, runoff, infiltration and other natural processes. Consequently, the rainfall in any locations may not be the same and therefore water shortage is the final outcome.

Despite the earth’s majority of the cover is filled by water (97% by oceans), only fresh water (about 3%…


Ancient indigenous peoples had a far more profound impact on the composition of the vast Amazon rainforest than previously known, according to a study showing how tree species domesticated by humans long ago still dominate big swathes of the wilderness.

Researchers said many tree species populating the Amazon region appear to be abundant because they were cultivated by people who populated the area before Europeans arrived more than five centuries ago. These include the Brazil nut, cacao, açaí palm, rubber, caimito, cashew, and tucumã palm.

So the Amazon is not nearly as untouched as it may seem

The researchers used data on the tree composition of forests at 1,170 sites throughout the…

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