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Indonesia targets catastrophic wildfires, climate change with historic move to protect peatlands Indonesia targets catastrophic wildfires, climate change with historic move to protect peatlands
06/ 12/ 2016
- Drained and burned peatlands are responsible for up to 5 per cent of anthropogenic carbon emissions - 2015 Indonesian peat fires caused economic losses of US$ 16.1 billion - At their worst, daily emissions from Indonesia's peat fires were greater than those of the entire US economy
Scientists shine a spotlight on the overlooked menace of nitrogen Scientists shine a spotlight on the overlooked menace of nitrogen
05/ 12/ 2016
- United Nations and scientists bring together USD $60 million for new international management system to fight nitrogen pollution - Indispensable to life on earth, reactive nitrogen is a dangerous pollutant of air, water and soil, when released in large quantities
West African countries ban Europe's dirty fuel imports West African countries ban Europe's dirty fuel imports
05/ 12/ 2016
Cleaner fuel to reduce air pollution for more than quarter of a billion people
Six environmental leaders receive Champions of the Earth award - UN's top environmental prize Six environmental leaders receive Champions of the Earth award - UN's top environmental prize
03/ 12/ 2016
President of Rwanda, Australian eco-innovator, Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy, Indian organizer of world's largest beach clean-up, Honduran indigenous activist Berta Cáceres, and veteran Mexican biologist all lauded
New peatland coalition targets cutting climate change, saving thousands of lives New peatland coalition targets cutting climate change, saving thousands of lives
17/ 11/ 2016
- Drained and burned peatlands are responsible for up to 5 per cent of anthropogenic carbon emissions - Peat carbon stocks hold the equivalent of at least 60 per cent of all atmospheric carbon - 2015 Indonesian peat fires contributed to 100,000 premature deaths and cost US$ 16.1 billion

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