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Marching in Cancún

The security is in full force at the global climate talks taking place in Cancún. Negotiators are cloistered in a resort called the Moon Palace. "Official" side events are a 20-minute bus ride away.

UN climate talks keep agriculture on the wrong track

At the U.N. climate talks this week in Cancún, an unfortunate trend is continuing that could have major consequences for the world's farmers. Agriculture is unique in that certain farming practices can actually sequester carbon to help address global climate change.

Amazon deforestation lowest rate on record

Deforestation in the Amazon forest fell to its lowest level on record, the Brazilian government said on Wednesday, marking what could be a watershed in the conservation of the world's largest rain forest.Reuters via Environmental News Network

Xcel halts biomass plant in Ashland

Xcel Energy Inc. on Monday halted plans to build a biomass power plant on Lake Superior in Ashland.Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Agriculture in the climate talks - new paper

At the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations in Cancún, Mexico, governments will decide whether to expand the role that agriculture plays within global climate talks.