On Wednesday, a map outlining current claims and agreements, was drawn up of future Arctic territories, by a group of British researchers. This map is
July 31st marked the end of a battle for the air permit needed to progress plans to build a 1500 megawatt coal burning power plant
On August 1st, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, signed legislation that will create a fund to promote the preservation of Brazilian rain forests.
In recent years, it has appeared that global warming is causing extreme environment change such as long droughts followed by intense rain and flooding periods.