Climate change

The Brazilian government announced this week that deforestation in the Amazon fell 14 percent in the August 2009 to July 2010 period compared with the previous year.

Following four months of negotiations, the Ecuadorian government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are expected to sign an agreement on August 3 that will create a trust fund to manage international contributions to the Yasuni – Ishpingo Tambococha Tiputini (ITT) initiative.

Researcher Russell Kerr is negotiating a profit-sharing deal with the Inuit living in Nunavut, Canada’s northernmost territory.

Climate change, oil and geopolitics in the Arctic Circle.

Thousands of environmental activists from 130 countries, including the world’s poorest, arrived in Cochabamba, Bolivia, on Tuesday for the People's World Conference on Climate Change and Mother Earth Rights.

As cyclone activity increases around the world, The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is working to reduce the impact of natural disasters with advanced preparation in response to weather forecasts.

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