environment http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19818/all en Brazilian forestry bill increases fears about Amazon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/brazil/110525/amazon-brazil-environmentalists-criticize-forestry-bill <p> Environmentalists say the new bill will speed destruction of the Brazilian rainforest</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/brazil/110525/amazon-brazil-environmentalists-criticize-forestry-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> deforestation environment rainforest Americas Green Brazil Science Thu, 26 May 2011 00:35:22 +0000 News Desk 5647390 at http://www.globalpost.com Ash from Chile volcano blows across Argentina, disrupting air travel in the region (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/argentina/110608/chile-volcano-ash-grounds-air-travel-argentina-video <p> Ash blowing across Argentina after the Puyehue volcano in Chile began erupting on Friday had grounded most air travel to and from the country for much of Tuesday</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/argentina/110608/chile-volcano-ash-grounds-air-travel-argentina-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Argentina environment Travel/Tourism Americas Green Culture & Lifestyle Chile Health Wed, 08 Jun 2011 06:04:00 +0000 News Desk 5649862 at http://www.globalpost.com "Shocking" deterioration of oceans is leading to mass extinction of marine life, panel says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/science/110620/oceans-deterioration-mass-extinction-marine-life <p> Accelerating climate change, acidification and hypoxia are interacting to damage the oceans, pushing them to the brink of a mass marine-life extinction, and all are a direct consequence of human activity, an international panel said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/science/110620/oceans-deterioration-mass-extinction-marine-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Climate Change environment Business Wildlife News Science Health Tue, 21 Jun 2011 02:34:00 +0000 News Desk 5652460 at http://www.globalpost.com Grizzly bear mauls and kills man in Yellowstone National Park http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/grizzly-bear-mauls-kills-man-yellowstone-park <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The attack on Wednesday was the first bear-caused human fatality within the park limits since 1986 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> News Desk </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> A hiker in Yellowstone National Park was mauled and killed by a <a href="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/greenspace/2011/07/grizzly-bear-kills-hiker-in-yellowstone-national-park.html">grizzly bear</a> Wednesday morning, the first bear-caused human fatality within the park in about 25 years, according to park officials, the Los Angeles Times reported. The attack occurred after the man and his wife surprised a female bear and her cubs on the Wapiti Lake trail. The woman wasn&#39;t hurt.</p> <p> According to BBC News:</p> <p class="rteindent1"> <span style="background-color:#d3d3d3;">&quot;In an apparent attempt to defend a <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-14057707">perceived threat</a> to her cubs, the bear attacked and fatally wounded the man,&quot; said the park in a statement. &quot;Another group of hikers nearby heard the victim&#39;s wife crying out for help, and used a cell phone to call 911.&quot;</span></p> <p> Campsites and hiking trails in the isolated area in the middle of the park where the <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/US/grizzly-bear-kills-hiker-yellowstone-national-park/story?id=14014264">attack</a> took place were closed, ABC News said. The identities and hometown of the couple aren&#39;t being released at present.</p> <p> Al Nash, a spokesman for the park, said that no grizzly encounters had been reported in the park recently, he Los Angeles Times said. But wildlife specialists in the area believe that shrinking habitat and food sources might result in grizzlies being more likely to attack humans.</p> <p> Park officials and wildlife specialists were <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/06/us-grizzly-death-yellowstone-idUSTRE76578E20110706">looking into the details</a> of Wednesday&#39;s attack, Reuters said. It appeared that the sow, which left the area with her cubs after killing the 57-year-old man, was behaving normally as she defended her cubs against what she perceived as a threat, and so it was likely she wouldn&#39;t be killed, said Linda Miller, a spokeswoman for the park. The bear hadn&#39;t been located.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/grizzly-bear-mauls-kills-man-yellowstone-park" target="_blank">read more</a></p> environment Travel/Tourism Americas Wildlife News Culture & Lifestyle Weird Wide Web GlobalPost Blogs Thu, 07 Jul 2011 03:54:29 +0000 News Desk 5669665 at http://www.globalpost.com Another earthquake strikes Japan's northeast, and tsunami alerts are issued, then canceled http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/110710/japan-earthquake-tsunami-warning <p> Officials said there were no reports of further damage to the Fukushima plant resulting from the earthquake that hit northeastern Japan on Sunday, and though a tsunami alert was issued and residents in coastal areas were urged to evacuate, the alert was canceled later and a wave of only about four inches was recorded in Ofunato.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/110710/japan-earthquake-tsunami-warning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> environment Japan Tsunami Natural Disasters Nuclear Asia-Pacific Japan Sun, 10 Jul 2011 04:23:16 +0000 News Desk 5670075 at http://www.globalpost.com Scorching heat grips half of U.S., with severe drought conditions in parts of the country http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110712/scorching-heat-and-drought-hits-us <p> As a heat wave pounds half the U.S., meteorologists say the problem is a high-pressure pattern that has stayed stuck over much of the middle of the country, blocking an influx of cooler air from the north.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110712/scorching-heat-and-drought-hits-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> environment Natural Disasters Americas Health United States Wed, 13 Jul 2011 03:08:00 +0000 News Desk 5670316 at http://www.globalpost.com Nigeria's Ogoniland oil region could take 30 years to recover from oil spills, UN says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/110804/nigeria-oil-spills-ogoniland-shell-un-cleanup-30-years <p> The Niger Delta&#39;s mangroves and fish-rich creeks have become one of the most polluted places on Earth</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/110804/nigeria-oil-spills-ogoniland-shell-un-cleanup-30-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> environment Oil Business Nigeria Africa Emerges Thu, 04 Aug 2011 19:26:00 +0000 News Desk 5672389 at http://www.globalpost.com Powerland Issaquah: Sustainable Suburbs http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5679140 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Seattle suburb is becoming a model for green design.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tim Matsui </div> </div> </div> <p> ISSAQUAH, Wash. &mdash; At first glance, the neat rows of houses in Issaquah Highlands seem like those in any other suburb. But look closer, and the differences become clear.</p> <p> Homes and stores are sandwiched tightly together near a mass transit hub. A newly opened medical center has brought hundreds of jobs to the community. And more than half of the development&rsquo;s 2,200 acres have been maintained as parks and open space.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-copyright"> <div class="field-label">Copyright/Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-lead-image"> <div class="field-label">Still Frame:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_lead_image" width="640" height="360" alt="Powerland Issaquah: Sustainable Suburbs" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/twistage_stills/092262df788ed-original.jpg?1319556670" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2011:10:25 11:31</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vid-wrapper"> <script type="text/javascript"> //not in site and viewNode("092262df788ed", {player_profile:"_gp3_full", server_detection:true}); </script> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5679140" target="_blank">read more</a></p> environment Powerland Seattle townhouses Energy United States Video Tue, 25 Oct 2011 15:31:00 +0000 Tim Matsui 5679140 at http://www.globalpost.com Powerland Lisbon: A Greener Education http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5680066 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>Creating sustainable schools</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lucija Stojevic </div> </div> </div> <p> With a visionary pilot project in three high schools, Lisbon hopes to be one of the first cities in the world to create carbon neutral schools.</p> <p> The Smart Urban Energies for Schools project began in 2008 when Parque Escolar, in of the Portuguese Ministry of Education, noticed that recently renovated schools were using a lot of energy. So the government enlisted the help of international companies to try to make them more efficient.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-copyright"> <div class="field-label">Copyright/Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-lead-image"> <div class="field-label">Still Frame:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_lead_image" width="640" height="360" alt="Powerland Lisbon: A Greener Education" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/twistage_stills/91b6cea863b1d-original.jpg?1320258039" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2011:11:02 14:36</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vid-wrapper"> <script type="text/javascript"> //not in site and viewNode("91b6cea863b1d", {player_profile:"_gp3_full", server_detection:true}); </script> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5680066" target="_blank">read more</a></p> environment Lisbon Powerland sustainable schools Energy Europe Science Video Wed, 02 Nov 2011 18:36:00 +0000 Lucija Stojevic 5680066 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexico's not so green Green Party http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/mexicos-not-so-green-green-party While green parties around the world are known for alternative ethical politics in favor of the environment, Mexico's own green party has gained a rather different reputation. Following a new scandal over the lavish lifestyles of Mexican green party leaders, critics are accusing them of being political mercenaries with corrupt and cynical policies. The scandal centers around a luxury apartment complex in the center of the Caribbean resort of Cancun. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/mexicos-not-so-green-green-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> environment Mexico scandals Mexico Que pasa Thu, 10 Nov 2011 01:06:00 +0000 Ioan Grillo 5680856 at http://www.globalpost.com In Peru, one of the world's worst polluters is set to reopen http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120227/peru-pollution-environment-doe-run-renco-la-oroya-smelter LIMA — For almost 90 years, the smelter at La Oroya, high in the Peruvian Andes, spewed out a toxic cocktail of heavy metals that slowly poisoned the town’s people.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120227/peru-pollution-environment-doe-run-renco-la-oroya-smelter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> environment Green Peru Health Tue, 28 Feb 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Simeon Tegel 5693733 at http://www.globalpost.com EADS accuses China of blocking Airbus sales over EU carbon tax http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/green/120308/eads-accuses-china-blocking-airbus-sales-over-eu-carbon-tax <p> Louis Gallois&rsquo;s comments come a month after Airbus chief executive Thomas Enders warned that the EU&#39;s controversial emissions scheme could lead to a trade war.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/green/120308/eads-accuses-china-blocking-airbus-sales-over-eu-carbon-tax" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China environment Europe Green Business Green Europe China Thu, 08 Mar 2012 13:39:48 +0000 Luke Browne 5695158 at http://www.globalpost.com EPA sets limits on coal plant emissions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/green/energy/120327/epa-sets-limits-coal-plant-emissions The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed new regulations on Tuesday to curb carbon emissions from new US coal plants.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/green/energy/120327/epa-sets-limits-coal-plant-emissions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Climate Change environment Pollution Energy United States Wed, 28 Mar 2012 00:53:00 +0000 Alexander Besant 5698041 at http://www.globalpost.com Oil rig leaks, causing explosive natural gas cloud above North Sea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/120328/oil-rig-leak-causes-natural-gas-cloud-form-above-north-sea-total-bp <p> The clean-up process may last for months.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/120328/oil-rig-leak-causes-natural-gas-cloud-form-above-north-sea-total-bp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> environment Europe France Green Health Business Green France Europe Science Technology Health Wed, 28 Mar 2012 18:54:00 +0000 Amy Silverstein 5698127 at http://www.globalpost.com Can't we all just work together?: Q&A with Ecoagriculture Partners http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/global-pulse/qa-ecoagriculture-partners Sara Scherr is president and CEO of Ecoagriculture Partners, an organization that promotes “the whole landscape approach” as a way to improve biodiversity, ecosystems, and livelihoods simultaneously. A report released earlier this month in advance of the Rio+20 conference analyzes the effectiveness and sustainability of this approach.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/global-pulse/qa-ecoagriculture-partners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> environment Global health Health Aid Health Global Pulse GlobalPost Blogs Thu, 28 Jun 2012 20:10:47 +0000 Emily Judem 5709907 at http://www.globalpost.com