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Singapore convicts rosewood trader in historic CITES seizure

Archived, 2 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - In a major reversal late last month, a high court in Singapore found Wong Wee Keong and his company, Kong Hoo, guilty of illegally importing rosewood from Madagascar, after a lower court had found them not guilty. Authorities seized Kong Hoo’s rosewo ...

Amazon rainforest under threat as Brazil tears up protections

Archived, 2 days ago From newscientist.com 

Sutton, U K - The Amazon rainforest is facing a new threat: politics. Brazilian laws that protect the world’s largest rainforest are threatened by the country’s continuing political turmoil following the impeachment of former president Dilma Rousseff.

Plans to drill for oil near newly discovered Amazon Reef alarm scientists

Archived, 3 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - This time last year, scientists announced the discovery of a reef system at the mouth of the Amazon River that they said is quite possibly the only reef of its kind to be found anywhere in the world.

Right from the beginning, the scien ...

Mayors take bold step toward 100% clean energy

Archived, 3 days ago From ecowatch.com 

Cleveland, OHIO - Mayors from across the nation joined with the Sierra Club's Ready for 100 campaign Wednesday to announce a new effort to engage and recruit mayors to endorse a goal of transitioning to 100 percent renewable energy.

Ahead of the U.S. Co ...

Trump review threatens to rip up Obama protections for wilderness areas

Archived, 3 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Donald Trump is triggering a review of protections that cover more than a billion acres of US public land and waters in a move that could potentially rescind the designation of several national monuments declared by previous presidents.


Commission warns lack of enforcement is undermining EU fisheries law

Archived, 3 days ago From clientearth.org 

London, U K - Sanctions for fishing violations are inconsistent and toothless, according to a major report released today by the European Commission.

Examining the law that enforces the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy – known as the Control Regulation ...

Don't mine Yellowstone: Senator Jon Tester introduces legislation to protect the doorstep to the world's first National Park

Archived, 3 days ago From earthjustice.org 

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA - Today, U.S. Senator Jon Tester introduced legislation to protect more than 30,000 acres of public land bordering Yellowstone National Park. These public lands in Montana’s Park County are the targets of two industrial scale gold mine proposals, which ...

Mozambique battles illegal logging to save tropical forests

Archived, 3 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - A squad of Mozambican forest rangers made their first arrest just minutes after arriving at a checkpoint near the northern port city of Pemba.

Nicolau Moises, the forestry department chief in Cabo Delgado province, one of Mozambique's ...

Biggest U.S. companies setting more renewable-energy targets

Archived, 3 days ago From bloomberg.com 

New York City, NEW YORK - Almost half of the biggest U.S. companies have established clean-energy targets for themselves, according to a report Tuesday from sustainable investors and environmental groups including the World Wildlife Fund.

It’s not just the bigg ...

Greenpeace calls for action as huge rubbish islands reach Arctic circle

Archived, 4 days ago From independent.co.uk 

London, U K - Greenpeace has called on companies to act after scientists revealed huge rubbish islands have reached the Arctic circle.

The environmental campaign group has called for “an end to the age of throwaway plastic” as scientists warned the ...

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Remember when carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in the atmosphere hit a terrifying 400 parts per million (ppm)? That’s number’s old ...

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