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Death Foretold? A courageous Amazon Peasant Couple Resists Illegal Loggers

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BRAZIL - "I'm only leaving here when I'm dead. And I hope it won't be after a gunman has killed me," said peasant farmer Osvalinda Maria Marcelino Pereira, speaking to Federal Prosecutor Paulo de Tarso Oliveira in June when he visited her Amazon settlement. A ...

Indonesia's 'One-Map' Database Blasted For Excluding Indigenous Lands

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INDONESIA - International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples was marked on Aug. 9 in Jakarta by musical performances and traditional cuisine. ...

Rare Mountain Dwelling Nilgiri Tahr Could Lose 60% Of Habitat As Climate Warms

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INDIA - A new study paints a precarious picture for the rare Nilgiri tahr, an endangered goat-like species that lives in the mountains of the Western Ghats, a biodiversity hotspot in India. ...

A 3,000-Mile Trip Reveals Alaska Natural Wonders In Trouble

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Retracing a famous environmentalist's journey almost 120 years ago, an author discovers a very different Alaska. ...

In Ecuador, A Pipeline Cuts A Trail Of Misery Through Indigenous Land

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ECUADOR - One morning in November 2015, one of the elders, or taitas, of the Siona indigenous community in San Jose de Wisuya, in Ecuador?s Sucumb?os province, heard strange noises in the rainforest near his home. When he went to see what was happening, he fou ...

This Island Nation Is Banning Plastic

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DOMINICA - Dominica plans to become the world's first climate resilient nation, and banning single-use containers is one step they're taking to get there. ...

'High Risk' That China's Timber From PNG Is illegal: New Report

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PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Papua New Guinea's timber industry is plagued by illegality, including lax enforcement of forestry laws, the misuse of logging licenses and the sidelining of local communities, according to a new report by the watchdog NGO Global Witness. ...

Research Reveals Effective Method To Control Algae Growth On Hawaiian Coral Reefs

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Researchers with the State of Hawai'i Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) and the Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa found a management approach that combining manual removal and outplanting native urchin ...

Lichen Is Losing To Wildfire, Years After Flames Are Gone

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As increasingly hot and severe wildfires scorch the West, some lichen communities integral to conifer forests aren't returning, even years after the flames have been extinguished, according to a study from scientists at the University of California, ...

I Cant Get Out: Farmers Feel The Pressure As Ecuadors Palm Oil Sector Grows

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ECUADOR - Jorge Jurado has been farming oil palm on Ecuador?s coast for almost 20 years, and has seen the industry go through many changes. But over the last few years, he and hundreds of other small-scale farmers have been hit by two major plagues: abnormally ...

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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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