Plantation industries have taken root across much of Southeast Asia's peatland forests, disturbing habitat with the highest carbon content in the world. The release of carbon from Indonesia's vast and deep peatlands has made this developing country the world's third largest greenhouse gas emitter. Some forest experts say slowing this release could be one avenue for quick action on global warming. But how and whom to pay to stop Indonesia's carbon hemorrhaging in places like Riau province remains unclear.
Neighborhoods at the foot of the hills in Los Angeles are sometimes flooded with heavy rain, but in one area the street has been re-engineered to capture the rain and water the plants.
In the eastern Indonesian province of Kalimantan or Borneo, healthy forest remains. The Nature Conservancy is trying to persuade timber operators and officials there to make one district a model to demonstrate coordinated, reduced emissions from deforestation.
As the US prepares to leave Afghanistan, there is an ugly legacy of environmental costs of 30 years of war.
A drastic new California budget closes one quarter of all state parks, including historic Los Encinos in Los Angeles.
California's new Governor Jerry Brown, is not saying yet whether he’ll accede to demands from the left to tighten up the state’s impending carbon-trading system.
The bicycle movement keeps growing the United States. More and more cities are holding Blessing of the Bicycle events like this one in Los Angeles.
In Kalimantan, Borneo, a massive government project booms, busts, and burns. Now there's an international effort to restore land ruined by the Mega Rice growing scheme.
Some suburban Los Angeles communities say they can’t cram in more housing in order to reduce carbon emissions. So they’re trying little electric cars instead.
In the eastern province of Kalimantan or Borneo, there are still significant stretches of healthy forest. The Nature Conservancy is trying to persuade timber operators and officials there to make one district a model for coordinated, reduced emissions fro
Some universities are changing the way they teach chemistry.