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Termites Help To Protect Tropical Forests During Drought, Study Finds

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MALAYSIA - Droughts can transform tropical forests. They kill trees and slow their growth. They also affect microbes that are critical to keeping the forest soil healthy. But termites, better known for their intricate mound-building skills and for chewing throu ...

Ocean Warming Projected To Accelerate More Than Four-Fold Over Next 60 Years: Study

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2017 currently holds the record for hottest ocean temperatures, but, according to a new study, 2018 is likely to take the top spot as hottest year on record for Earth?s oceans as global warming?s impacts accelerate. ...

Should Trump Be Listening To Indigenous People On Fire Management?

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It was only a tweet, but the U.S. President again this week used an inaccurate statement about forest management to make a broader political point: ...

Singapore Eco-Tourism Plan Sparks Squawks Of Protest

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SINGAPORE - Singapore is creating a vast eco-tourism zone in a bid to bring in more visitors, but environmentalists fear the development will damage natural habitats and are already blaming it for a series of animal deaths. ...

Illegal Mining In The Amazon 'Not Comparable To Any Other Period Of Its History'

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ECUADOR - Illegal mining has become an "epidemic" in the Amazon rainforest, destroying naturally protected areas and threatening indigenous territories, according to a new joint study by six Amazonian countries. ...

Bolsonaro Hands Over Indigenous Land Demarcation To Agriculture Ministry

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BRAZIL - On his first day in office, President Jair Bolsonaro issued a provisional measure (Medida Provisorio 870) taking away the responsibility for indigenous land demarcation from the government?s indigenous affairs agency, FUNAI, and handing it over to th ...

'Everything's Moving': Indonesia Seeks Global Pushback On Illegal Fishing

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INDONESIA - When Indonesian authorities seized a notorious fishing boat last April carrying 30 kilometers (18 miles) of illegal gillnets, they found they had essentially caught a ghost. ...

'1,000 Little Steps': Global Climate Talks End In Progress But Fail To Address The Galloping Pace Of Climate Change

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POLAND - Weary climate negotiators limped across the finish line Saturday night after days of round-the-clock talks, striking a deal that keeps the world moving forward with plans to curb carbon emissions. But the agreement fell well short of the breakthrough ...

Policymakers Are Not Adequately Factoring Land Use And Human Diets Into Climate Mitigation Strategies: Study

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A recent study finds that governments and researchers routinely underestimate the potential for changes to land use and human diets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate the impacts of global warming. ...

Worst Mass Extinction Event In Earth's History Was Caused By Global Warming Analogous To Current Climate Crisis

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New research by scientists at the United States University of Washington and Stanford University suggests that the most destructive mass extinction event in Earth's ancient history was caused by global warming that left marine life unable to breathe. ...

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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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