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How ‘Natural Geoengineering’ Can Help Slow Global Warming

by OSWALD J. SCHMITZ
An overlooked tool in fighting climate change is enhancing biodiversity to maximize the ability of ecosystems to store carbon. Key to that strategy is preserving top predators to control populations of herbivores, whose grazing reduces the amount of CO2 that ecosystems absorb. READ MORE

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Why Paris Worked: A Different Approach to Climate Diplomacy

by DAVID VICTOR
A more flexible strategy, a willingness to accept nonbinding commitments, and smart leadership by the French all helped secure a climate deal in Paris. The real work lies ahead, but Paris created a strong, if long overdue, foundation on which to begin building a carbon-free future. READ MORE

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Turning Point: Landmark Deal On Climate Is Reached in Paris

by FRED PEARCE
In what could be a turning point, the world’s nations reached an agreement in Paris that would commit them to cutting emissions and keeping global warming below 2 degrees. Although the pledges are not binding, the deal includes a review process to determine if countries are meeting their commitments. READ MORE

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Will Paris Conference Finally Achieve Real Action on Climate?

by FRED PEARCE
The emission pledges from the world’s nations still fall short of the goal for limiting global warming. But as negotiators convene in Paris this week, there is cautious optimism that a significant international agreement on climate can be reached. READ MORE

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Will Indonesian Fires Spark Reform of Rogue Forest Sector?

by LISA PALMER
Massive fires in Indonesia caused by the burning of forests and peatlands for agriculture have shrouded large areas of Southeast Asia in smoke this fall. But analysts say international anger over the fires could finally lead to a reduction in Indonesia’s runaway deforestation. READ MORE

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