28 Nov 2013

BEIJING, Nov 25, 2013 (Xinhua via COMTEX News Network) — China’s flourishing wood-based panel industry is helping protect forests and woods, which will eventually lead to reduced carbon dioxide emission worldwide, industry experts say. The product, widely used for furniture, is conducive to the protection of limited forests and woods, said Zhu Guangqian, Honorary Director […]

28 Nov 2013

YAOUNDE, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Cameroon President Paul Biya has given final approval to New York venture capital firm Herakles Capital to start work on a 20,000 hectares palm oil plantation, despite opposition from some locals and conservation groups. Herakles’ palm oil project in the South West forest region of Cameroon has been mired in […]

20 Nov 2013

By Alex Morales, Nov. 6 (Bloomberg) — Concentrations in the atmosphere of the three main global warming gases rose in 2012 to the highest on record, increasing impacts of climate change including ice melt and rising sea levels, the United Nations said. Carbon dioxide, responsible for about 80 percent of the warming effect of greenhouse […]