The WWF is equipping some of them with drones to detect deforestation on their land. One group, the Uru-eu-wau-wau in Rondonia state, used a drone to discover a huge patch of forest had been cleared. … [Read more...] about Amazon rainforest ‘could be ravaged by even worse fires’ as climate change worsens
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Some of the think tanks on Brulle's list – such as the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) – said they had no institutional position on climate change and did not control the output of their scholars. In addition, Brulle acknowledged that he was unable to uncover the full extent of funding sources to the effort to oppose action on climate change. About three-quarters of the funds were routed through trusts or other mechanisms that assure anonymity to donors – a trend Brulle described as disturbing and a threat to democracy. … [Read more...] about Conservative groups spend up to $1bn a year to fight action on climate change
Doesn’t she fear a boom-bust effect? “No. Aberdeen has a strong history of generating its own activity. From granite to fisheries, to oil and gas – it's a very industrious region and it’s got a lot of talented people who are recognising the change that's taking place – particularly in the climate conversation.” … [Read more...] about Climate change: What if your job is bad for the planet?
Climate change: Bangladeshi farmers turn to hydroponics to stay afloat Living liferafts Hari Podo and his family lived on a hyacinth raft for two months when a giant flood hit in 1988. "Humans to one side and domestic animals to the other," he recalls. "We slept and cooked food on the floating plants." Such floods are becoming an ever-greater threat. "Seasons have changed," Podo says. "Nowadays rain is heavier than before." … [Read more...] about Hackathons: an inclusive way to tackle the climate crisis?
In the US, a swath of climate research work has been called off or delayed. Nasa-led missions to survey the loss of land in the Mississippi River delta and hurricane recovery in Puerto Rico have been suspended. With all flights to and from Greenland suspended, a project to collect cores from the country’s vast ice sheet has been voided for the year. … [Read more...] about Climate monitoring and research could fall victim to coronavirus, scientists fear