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Colombia Scraps Amazon Highway Plans Due To Deforestation Concern

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COLOMBIA - Colombia?s President Juan Manuel Santos declared earlier this month that a controversial highway project that would cut through the Amazon will not be completed. Santos pointed at rampant deforestation and potentially irreversible environmental impac ...

Microplastic Pollution In Worlds Oceans Poses Major Threat To Filter-feeding Megafauna

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Even as the world is waking up to the problems created by the massive amounts of plastic pollution in Earth?s oceans and taking steps to address the issue new research is shedding light on how detrimental that pollution is to marine wildlife. ...

Indigenous Amazonian Women Demand End To Extraction

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ECUADOR - Nearly 100 indigenous women of the Ecuadorian Amazon spent five days protesting outside the country?s Presidential Palace last week. They were demanding a meeting with President Lenin Moreno and to personally deliver their political mandate. Authorit ...

Cities Need Forests Too: A call For Forests Amid Our Concrete Jungles

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CHINA - Human beings evolved among trees. Even today, hundreds of millions of people live in and around forests, and depend upon them directly for their food, fuel, and livelihoods. ...

Climate Change Is Shrinking Mountain Hares Alpine Habitat

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SWITZERLAND - Global warming is making life difficult for the mountain hare in the Swiss Alps. As a result, they are becoming increasingly rare, an international study headed by Swiss scientists has revealed. ...

A Real Surprise?: Study Reveals Low Phosphorus Doesnt Hinder Rainforest Growth

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PANAMA - Scientists have long believed the lack of nutrients in tropical forests soils meant that they weren?t very productive when it came to plant growth. But at the same time, trees didn?t seem to grow any taller when fertilizer was added to increase soil ...

Zambia Endorses Its First Ever Climate Change Framework And Action Plan For A Protected Area

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ZAMBIA - Nsumbu National Park is located across the districts of Mpulungu and Nsama in Zambia?s Northern Province and falls within the biodiverse Albertine Rift region of East-Central Africa, covering an area of approximately 2,020 km2. Nsumbu NP hosts patche ...

New Kind Of Insurance Protects Coral Reefs At Risk

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MEXICO - A new type of insurance to protect coral reefs introduced at the 2018 World Ocean Summit in Mexico earlier this month has raised hope once again for the survival of coral reefs devastated by hurricanes and bleaching due to climate change. ...

Fears For Wildlife As Migratory Birds Fly In To UK Snowstorm

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U K - Second unseasonal cold snap could also harm insect and amphibian populations. ...

Climate Change Is Shrinking Mountain Hares Habitat In The Alps

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A warming climate will shrink and fragment mountain hare habitat in the Swiss Alps. Populations are likely to decline as a result, concludes an international study led by the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) and t ...

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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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