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War In Plastic Leaves Manufacturers Clutching At Straws

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For decades, plastic straws have been essential props for cocktail makers, smoothie lovers and fast food addicts. ...

Forests May Lose Ability To Protect Against Extremes Of Climate Change, Study Finds

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Forests, one of the most dominate ecosystems on Earth, harbor significant biodiversity. Scientists have become increasingly interested in how this diversity is enhanced by the sheltering microclimates produced by trees. ...

Its Like Armageddon Out Here: Red Tide Causes Large Fish Kill In Area Waters

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MEXICO - Fishing Capt. Rhett Morris ticks off the species he's watched floating dead in the Gulf of Mexico: snook. tarpon, goliath grouper, black drum, Spanish mackerel, cobia and a 10-foot manatee. ...

Southeast Asian Nations Grapple With Worsening Plastic Trash Crisis

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INDONESIA - Governments throughout Southeast Asia have launched a war on plastic waste. ...

Timber Smugglers Cut Road Into Protected Forest In Laos

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LAOS - Loggers working under the protection of local authorities in Laos have cut a road into a protected forest area in the country?s Sekong province bordering Vietnam, just a short distance from the border, an official charged with monitoring the illegal ...

3 Ways Climate Change Affects Tropical Rainforests

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Not everyone lives in a tropical rainforest but everyone benefits from them. ...

Climate Change To Overtake Land Use As Major Threat To Global Biodiversity

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U K - Climate change will have a rapidly increasing effect on the structure of global ecological communities over the next few decades, with amphibians and reptiles being significantly more affected than birds and mammals, a new report finds. ...

Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration: The Fastest Way To Restore Trees To Degraded Landscapes?

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Farmer-managed natural regeneration (FMNR) of trees made headlines several years ago when 5 million hectares of Niger were found to have re-greened via the practice. FMNR is the encouragement of regeneration (and then management) of trees and shrubs ...

After Logging, Activists Hope To Extend Protections For Bialoweiza Forest

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POLAND - But for the rumble of frogs or the song of a bluethroat, Bialowieza Forest in Poland has become quiet again after two years of heavy machinery, chainsaws and falling trees. But it?s not the same forest as it was before the drastic explosion in loggin ...

The World Lost An Area Of Tropical Forest The Size Of Bangladesh In 2017

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BRAZIL - It has been a decade since the United Nations launched REDD+, an ambitious program to incentivize forest restoration and conservation in developing countries, as a part of a global effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. ...

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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

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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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