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How Hurricane Florence May Affect Wildlife

Archived, 37 days ago From  

Evacuations are already underway in North and South Carolina in anticipation of Hurricane Florence?s arrival this weekend. But what happens to the wild animals that aren?t set up for text alerts? ...

Runners' Woes At Asian Games Highlight Jakarta's Air Pollution Problem

Archived, 37 days ago From  

INDONESIA - Organizers of the recently concluded Asian Games in Indonesia had been braced for the worst-case scenario: forest fires flaring up and shrouding Palembang, one of the host cities, in a thick, choking haze. ...

Brazilian Legislators Break Law, Attack Amazon, Trade Freely With World: Report

Archived, 38 days ago From  

BRAZIL - A report, published this week by Amazon Watch, reveals that six prominent Brazilian politicians members of the bancada ruralista agribusiness lobby and all but one up for election in October have been found guilty of serious environmental, economic a ...

World's First Indigenous REDD+ Program Ended Due To Illegal Mining

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BRAZIL - One of the world's most successful voluntary conservation and forest carbon storage projects has been cancelled due to an uncontrolled surge in illegal diamond and gold mining and illegal logging which pushed deforestation above acceptable levels. Th ...

Criminalization And Violence Increasingly Used To Silence Indigenous Protest, According To UN report

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INDONESIA - After the Seko indigenous peoples of Indonesia rejected a plan to build a hydropower plant on their traditional lands in the province of South Sulawesi, the company behind the plant and the local government responded with intimidation and violence, a ...

Palm Oil Giant's Claim it Can't Control Liberian Subsidiary A 'Red Herring,' NGO Says

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IRAN - One of Indonesia's biggest family-owned firms is facing fresh criticism over its alleged failure to comply with its sustainability commitments as part of its palm oil operations in Liberia. ...

Salmon Escape, Jungle Drones, And A New Biosphere Reserve

Archived, 39 days ago From  

PERU - The most popular stories last week from our Spanish-language service, Mongabay-Latam, followed farmed salmon escapes in Chile, a new biosphere reserve in Ecuador, and high-tech forest monitoring in Peru. ...

Aligning Forces For Tropical Forests As A Climate Change Solution

Archived, 39 days ago From  

As governors of tropical forest states and provinces descend upon San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit and the annual meeting of the Governors? Climate and Forests Task Force, I?m writing to share some opportunities to improve the effec ...

Climate Mitigation Has An Ally In Need Of Recognition And Land Rights: Indigenous Peoples In Tropical Countries

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As global warming continues to outpace the tepid international response, a range of environmentalists are raising their collective voice to demand full rights and recognition for those long associated with land stewardship connected to climate mitiga ...

Plantations Can Produce More Palm Oil If They Keep Riverbanks Forested

Archived, 39 days ago From  

MALAYSIA - Oil palm plantations are the biggest source of agriculture-related deforestation in Southeast Asia. Researchers estimate that at least 95,000 square kilometers of land have been converted to oil palm plantations in Malaysia and Indonesia since 1990, ...

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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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