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Belo Monte Legacy: Harm From Amazon Dam Didnt End With Construction

Archived, 82 days ago From Mongabay 

The future of Brazil?s mega-dam construction program is unclear, with one part of the Temer government declaring it an end, while another says the program should go on. More clear is the ongoing harm being done by the giant hydroelectric projects alr ...

DRC Breaches Logging Moratorium For Chinese-owned Companies

Archived, 82 days ago From Mongabay 

Two Chinese-owned companies have been awarded 6,500 square kilometers of logging concessions in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), an apparent violation of a logging moratorium put in place in 2002. ...

Ocean Acidification Projected To Weaken Coral Skeletons

Archived, 83 days ago From  

Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have released a study that found ocean acidification could weaken coral skeletons by up to 20 percent by the end of the century. ...

New Tool To Help Companies Fight Plastic Pollution

Archived, 85 days ago From  

U K - An online tool which helps companies measure their plastic footprint, developed by the social enterprise Searious Business and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, was launched today at the Ocean Plastics Crisis Summit in London, UK. ...

Acid Oceans Will Dissolve Coral Reef Sands Within Decades

Archived, 85 days ago From  

Carbonate sands on coral reefs will start dissolving within about 30 years, on average, as oceans become more acidic, new research published today in Science shows. ...

Tropical Forest Fragmentation Nearing Critical Point Study Finds

Archived, 85 days ago From  

Deforestation in the tropics is caused by many different human activities that vary in intensity depending on location. In South America, industrial agriculture is the big driver of deforestation while smallholder farming is pockmarking Congo rainfor ...

Microwaves Are A Threat To The Climate

Archived, 86 days ago From  

U K - Microwave ovens are handy kitchen appliances. They help us cook up fast meals within a matter of minutes. Yet they aren?t as harmless to the environment as they may seem. ...

Drought-driven Wildfires On Rise In Amazon Basin, Upping CO2 Release

Archived, 86 days ago From  

BRAZIL - Intensifying droughts in the Amazon basin are now a primary determinant of increases in forest fires, a reality that will hinder Brazil?s efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions solely by limiting deforestation, according to a new study published in ...

Adaptation Bangladesh: Sea Level Rise Film Shows How Farmers Are Fighting Climate Change

Archived, 86 days ago From  

BANGLADESH - This is a story of hope.

Bangladesh is extremely vulnerable to climate change. Threatened by rising sea levels, storms and cyclones, floods have become commonplace, with seawater encroaching both homes and agricultural farms. But Bangl ...

Study Delves Into Overlooked Community Perceptions Of Conservation Impact

Archived, 87 days ago From  

Most conservation projects today must answer a key question: How does the project affect the local people? But high-quality studies that measure the impacts of conservation projects on people?s well-being remain few and far between. ...

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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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