The Week in Pictures: Has Indonesia Broken Forest Protection Deal? Is WiFi Killing Trees? And More (Slideshow)
Photo: Edouard Martinet
It was a trailblazing 'showcase' deal in global climate negotiations: Norway agreed to send $1 billion to Indonesia, if the nation would put a moratorium on logging its natural forests and peat lands, and replant degraded areas. The deal would reduce carbon emissions by millions of tons, and prevent widespread habitat loss. Indonesia accepted, and the details were to be finalized at the upcoming climate summit in Cancun. There's just one small problem...
More on that and other stories from the world of green this week, including lifelike sculptures of animals and insects, the news that the Obama Administration is set to speed up offshore wind power development, China admits it's the world's largest greenhouse gas emitter, TreeHugger founder Graham Hill announces new design project called "LifeEdited," and the story on a man who will travel 200 miles in a solar-powered wheelchair.