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The Economist Features Island Conservation In

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The Economist explores the potential pros and cons of gene drives in the eradication of mosquito-borne illnesses and invasive species. ...

Small Community Throws Support Behind Bill To Change National Park Status, Reintroduce Red Gum Logging

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AUSTRALIA - Residents in a small town in southern New South Wales have welcomed a move to change the status of a national park and let loggers back in. ...

Chile: Mining Waste Continues To Be Expelled Into The Sea

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CHILE - Little by little, the ocean floor of Chapaco Bay is being blanketed in sludge. H?ctor Zuleta is no longer able to harvest shellfish from among the caves, ridges and woodlands of the bay because ?everything is clogged up.? Recently, fishers and shellf ...

Indonesia Leans On Businesses To Do More About Plastic Waste

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INDONESIA - The Indonesian government is set to make consumer goods manufacturers more responsible for managing the waste from their product packaging, in a bid to tackle one of the worst plastic trash problems in the world. ...

The Last Trees Of The Amazon

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PERU - Alarmed by the entry of poachers who illegally cut down and stole the oldest trees from their territory, members of the Shawi indigenous community organized an assembly this past August to decide how to take action against the loggers. ...

Honduras Aims To Save Vital Wildlife Corridor From Deforestation

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HONDURAS - Honduras has committed to protecting part of the tropical rainforests found in the Moskitia region, a move that conservation groups say will protect the region?s rich wildlife, carbon stocks and indigenous groups from recent incursions by ranchers. ...

Mangroves Can Help Countries Mitigate Their Carbon Emissions

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SINGAPORE - Geographers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have found that coastal vegetation such as mangroves, seagrasses, and salt marshes may be the most effective habitats to mitigate carbon emissions. ...

End Of Funding Dims Hopes For A Sumatran Forest Targeted By Palm Oil Growers

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INDONESIA - Its name in Indonesian means ?hope,? but there seems to be little of that remaining for the Harapan rainforest, a tropical woodland oasis in an ever-expanding desert of oil palm plantations in Sumatra. ...

Peru Cracks Down After Environmental Defenders' Murders

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PERU - Authorities in Peru late last month arrested a dozen alleged members of the notorious El Gran Chaparral criminal syndicate. The members were arrested on the charges of murder, land grabbing, and arson from setting forest fires in the ChaparrI Ecologi ...

Novel Research Method Reveals Small-Scale Gold Mining's Impact On Peruvian Amazon

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PERU - According to research released yesterday, small-scale gold mining has led to the destruction of more than 170,000 acres of primary rainforest in the Peruvian Amazon over the past five years. ...

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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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