- Published: 21 April 2015
At least six Colombian Indians have been shot dead near their homes in western Colombia. According to Survival, the shootings took place in the communities of Agua Bonita and Agua Clara in Cauca province on Thursday 16 April. The perpetrators remain unknown.
- Published: 16 April 2015
Earlier this month, environmental activist, Telésforo Odilo Pivaral Gonzalez, was killed by unknown assailants who shot him five times. The father of six children (ages 1-11), Pivaral Gonzalez had actively opposed a conflict-ridden Escobal silver mine project run by Canadian company, Tahoe Resources, and its local subsidiary, Minera San Rafael SA.
- Published: 01 April 2015
The forests of aspen (Populus tremuloides) growing on mountainsides of the American West could be North America are likely to disappear, if emissions of greenhouse gases continue at a high level, scientists warned on Monday. A study recently published in the journal Nature Geoscience, analyzed of drought and heat waves that have killed millions of aspens in Colorado and nearby states over the past decade. Such conditions could become routine across much of the West by the 2050s unless global emissions are brought under control, the study found.
- Published: 27 March 2015
Are leaves and buds developing earlier in the spring? And do leaves stay on the trees longer in autumn? Do steppe ecosystems remain green longer and are the savannas becoming drier and drier? In fact, over recent decades, the growing seasons have changed everywhere around the world. This was determined by a doctoral candidate at the Goethe University as part of an international collaboration based on satellite data. The results are expected to have consequences for agriculture, interactions between species, the functioning of ecosystems, and the exchange of carbon dioxide and energy between the land surface and the atmosphere.
- Published: 24 March 2015
After years of campaign by Greenpeace and ForestEthics, 3M announced a new sustainability policy that will ensure that the maker of Post-it Notes will have a minimal impact on forests, wildlife and human rights. 3M’s paper-based products and packaging require pulp and paper from sources around the world. Working in collaboration with ForestEthics and Greenpeace, the company launched a review of all of its pulp and paper procurement expectations to ensure its materials are produced from sustainably-logged timber. 3M will now hold paper and pulp suppliers accountable to one of the highest standards in the industry for environmental protection and respect of human rights.