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Brazils Political Storm Driving Amazon Deforestation Higher

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BRAZIL - "We feel as if we're combatting an organized criminal gang," said Everton Barros Dias, head of forest monitoring for the Environment and Sustainability Secretariat (SEMAS) in the Amazonian state of Para. He explained how "impotent" he feels, as his a ...

Cerrado: Traditional Communities Win Back Land From Agribusiness Firm

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BRAZIL - Traditional communities in Western Bahia state, Brazil, have won a major legal victory, allowing them to remain on a tract of land claimed by Agroneg?cio Estrondo, a large agribusiness firm. ...

Nearly Four Decades Of Cycling Race Video Reveals Climate Changes Effects

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BELGIUM - Scientists in Belgium have used 36 years of footage from an annual bicycle race to pinpoint the time each year when leaves and flowers appeared on trees and shrubs, allowing them to chart the effects of climate change. ...

New Research Calculates Full Carbon Cost Of Oil Palm Cultivation In Indonesias Forests

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INDONESIA - New research comparing the carbon costs of oil palm plantations with those of rubber production finds that while oil palm cultivation is the more efficient process in terms of land use, it?s also responsible for much higher emissions and those losses ...

How Chocolate Saved A Community And A Protected Area From The Drug Trade

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PERU - Augusto Sangama confesses that, twenty years ago, his life was worth nothing. He believes others in the community of Huicungo in the San Mart?n region in northern Peru felt the same way, saying that if any of them had been killed, no one would have a ...

Irrigation And Development Pose Threat To International Status Of Narran Lakes

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AUSTRALIA - A long-term UNSW Sydney study shows the impact of irrigation and development on the breeding of colonial waterbirds in Narran Lakes. ...

Hawaii Implements Strict Suncreen Regulations To Halt Coral Reef Damage

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Hawaii has taken the first step towards banning the sale of sunscreens that contain chemicals toxic to coral in a bid to safeguard its reefs. ...

In Sumatra, Villagers Blame A Coal Mine For Cracks In Their Houses, And Their Community

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INDONESIA - It?s been more than two months since Rasid has felt safe sleeping in his bedroom. Ever since a crack appeared in the wall, he?s slept in his living room. ...

How Mangroves Help Keep The Planet Cool

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Coastal scientists have developed a new global framework to more accurately assess how mangroves along different types of coastlines from deltas to lagoons store carbon in their soil. They found that previous studies have underestimated the blue carb ...

Southeast Asian Forest Loss Greater Than Expected, With Negative Climate Implications

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Researchers using satellite imaging have found much greater than expected deforestation since 2000 in the highlands of Southeast Asia, a critically important world ecosystem. The findings are important because they raise questions about key assumptio ...

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