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Climate Change Caused The "Great Dying," AKA The Planet's Worst Extinction

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The "Great Dying" was just as bad as it sounds. In the planet's worst mass extinction 252 million years ago, up to 80 percent of all species died out, including up to 96 percent of ocean species. Trilobites, sea scorpions, and spiny sharks disappeare ...

'There Are No Laws': Cattle, Drugs, Corruption Destroying Honduras UNESCO Site

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HONDURAS - While many people from Atlantida, Honduras, are attempting to escape desperate poverty and deepening political violence by traveling some 3,000 miles to reach the border of the U.S., a few years back, Julia* left Atlantida heading just around 100 mil ...

Amazon Indigenous Groups And Truckers Ally To Oppose Brazil's Grainrail

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BRAZIL - Dototacakire, known as Doto, spoke passionately to Mongabay about his opposition to Grainrail (Ferrograo). He is a leader of the Kayapo people from the Bau Indigenous Territory on the banks of the Iriri River in southern Para state, Brazil deep in th ...

Mosses Could Help Rapidly Detect Pollution

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CHINA - Drug-sniffing dogs are an accepted part of our modern world. In the near future, could pollution-sniffing mosses be equally common? ...

Tracing The Safeguards Against Illegal Logging In Vietnam

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VIETNAM - An agreement on legally-sourced timber imports from Vietnam to the EU that was finally signed in October is now being held up against the reality on the ground in the Southeast Asian country. ...

Over Half Of World's Tropical Forests Destroyed

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EGYPT - At least 10 more percent of land than what is currently being used to grow green crops will be required to successfully replace fossil fuels with alternatives derived from natural sources such as biofuel, biodiversity conservationists have revealed. ...

Consider The Environment When You Buy Gifts This Holiday Season

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Many San Francisco parents were grateful for the rain last week and the opportunity to let their kids out to play in the mud and splash in puddles. Keeping children inside to avoid breathing smoky air for so long was difficult, even with boxes of pla ...

Extinction By Omission: Peru's Disappearing Ancient Shihuahuaco Trees

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The first thing a tree like the shihuahuaco inspires is respect. It takes it at least 1,000 years to reach its full-grown height of 40 meters (130 feet) and diameter of 1.5 meters about 5 feet). During that millennium, it's had to compete for nutrien ...

For Kenya's Yiaku, Medicinal Herbs Are Their Forest's Blessing And Curse

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KENYA - Naisimari Lentula, 80 years old, strolls carefully along a narrow footpath through the forest. Suddenly, she stops, her eyes fixed on several aromatic shrubs with bluish flowers that are tumbled over near the path. "This is the work of encroachers," ...

Mega-Dam Costs Outweigh Benefits, Global Building Spree Should End: Experts

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BRAZIL - Large hydroelectric dams are not worth the environmental and societal costs, and their benefits will continue to dwindle further as the climate changes, analysts argue. ...

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Climate change will bring more and more heat waves

Action: Climate Change

The heat in Malaysia often feels next to unbearable. For days on end, the sun is scorching and the heat is sweltering. That, ...

End Phosphate Mining in Manatee County

Action: Wildlife Conservation

The expansion of phosphate mining in Manatee County would threaten freshwater resources in the Myakka and Peace River watersh ...

Amazon basin deforestation could disrupt distant rainforest by remote climate connection

Action: Stop Deforestation

The ongoing deforestation around the fringes of the Amazon may have serious consequences for the untouched deeper parts of th ...

Stop coal mining assault on this roadless forest

Action: Stop Pollution

President Trump has been clear since day one that he’s turning over the nation’s public lands and environment to King Coa ...

Defend our wildlife from the search for Atlantic oil

Action: Save Our Oceans

From Maine to Florida, people along the East Coast strongly oppose offshore oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic Ocean -- yet ...

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