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Taller, Older Trees Fare Better During Amazon Droughts, Study Finds

Archived, 18 days ago From  

Droughts arent usually a problem for rainforests, which, as their name implies, are generally typified by lots of precipitation. But in the past few years, there?s been a noticeable drying trend in parts of the Amazon, one that scientists fear will o ...

Dutch Support Soy Transport Mega Project, Posing Major Risk To Amazon

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BRAZIL - "Brazil and the Netherlands share a special history," said Brigit Gijsbers, director of maritime affairs from the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, at the start of a speech given in the city of Belem near the mouth of the Amazon River ...

Tanzanias Biggest Wildlife Reserve Under Threat

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TANZANIA - Despite major backlash from conservationists, the Tanzanian government plans to start building a hydropower dam inside a UNESCO-protected wildlife reserve this July. More than 2.6 million trees face the chop. ...

Illegal Loggers Cook The Books To Harvest Amazons Most Valuable Tree

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BRAZIL - Brazils Ipe tree is one of the most valuable tree species in the world, and a chief target for illicit deforestation, with primary export markets for its illegally harvested timber especially found in the U.S. and Europe. ...

Scientists Tackling Conservation Problems Turn To Artificial Intelligence

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New technologies are generating far more information than ever before to help scientists assess and predict the health and behavior of species and ecosystems, as well as the threats they face. ...

Lessons For Developing Countries In Expansion Of Madagascars Protected Area Network

Archived, 28 days ago From  

MADAGASCAR - Developing countries worldwide are expanding their protected area networks, and a recent paper that examines how Madagascar greatly expanded its own protected area system over the past decade and a half may have valuable lessons for how they should p ...

Paradise Lost: Why The Road To Indias Cleanest Village Is Lined With Garbage

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INDIA - Paradise lost: Why the road to India?s cleanest village is lined with garbage. ...

The destruction of nature in S. Sumatra has given rise to a criminal generation

Archived, 34 days ago From  

INDONESIA - While many have been surprised to read recent media reports of ATM break-ins and other criminal activity by villagers from Tulungselapan in Ogan Komiring Ilir district, South Sumatra province, it is not just theft and vandalism that is a problem. The ...

Greenpeace Disowns Paper Giant Over Deforestation Allegations

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INDONESIA - Recent findings of deforestation by two companies with ties to the Sinar Mas Group and its pulp and paper arm, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), have led Greenpeace to end its engagement with the Indonesian conglomerate. ...

Attack Of The Turtles: Ruralists Assault Environmental Laws, Amazon

Archived, 35 days ago From  

BRAZIL - The jabuti (the red-footed tortoise or Chelonoidis carbonarius) is an animal that appears in surprising places, according to rural Brazilians, who say you can even find it stranded in a treetop, carried there by floodwaters. It is for this reason tha ...

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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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