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Strong Demand In Illegal Pangolin Trade Leads Countries To Take Action

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You may be surprised to learn that the world?s most trafficked endangered mammal is a strange-looking animal. ...

The Tough Task Of Tackling The Plastic Problem

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The EU has proposed banning some everyday plastic products, citing the growing amount of harmful plastic litter in the oceans. But without proper action in Asia, the world's plastic problem is unlikely to go away. ...

German Glaciers Shrinking Rapidly Due To Climate change

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Alpine glaciers in Germany are shrinking rapidly as a consequence of rising global temperatures, said a study published by the ministry for transport and digital infrastructure on Monday. ...

Norwegian Government Report Sharply Critical Of Funding For Tropical Forest Conservation

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NORWAY - A recent report by Norway?s Office of the Auditor General had some tough criticisms for the country?s International Forests and Climate Initiative (NICFI), one of the chief funders of REDD+ initiatives around the world. ...

Madagascar Court Upholds Sentence For Environmental Activist

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MADAGASCAR - A farmer turned environmental activist who was convicted on criminal charges after questioning a mining company about its permits has had his appeal denied by a court in Madagascar. ...

Indonesia Targets Illegal Fishing Vessel Owners Under New Bill

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INDONESIA - The owners of ships engaged in illegal fishing in Indonesia could finally face criminal justice under proposed amendments to the countrys fisheries law, as the government seeks to foster a sustainable industry in one of the worlds richest fisheries. ...

Ecuador: Tribe Sees How Oil Industry Affects Forest On Toxic Tour

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ECUADOR - The land is dead, says Camilo Pauche as he surveys with consternation the devastation that the oil industry has left in Pacayacu, a village in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Camilo, an inhabitant of virgin forest, is part of a delegation of Waorani indigenou ...

Taller, Older Trees Fare Better During Amazon Droughts, Study Finds

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Droughts arent usually a problem for rainforests, which, as their name implies, are generally typified by lots of precipitation. But in the past few years, there?s been a noticeable drying trend in parts of the Amazon, one that scientists fear will o ...

Dutch Support Soy Transport Mega Project, Posing Major Risk To Amazon

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BRAZIL - "Brazil and the Netherlands share a special history," said Brigit Gijsbers, director of maritime affairs from the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, at the start of a speech given in the city of Belem near the mouth of the Amazon River ...

Tanzanias Biggest Wildlife Reserve Under Threat

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TANZANIA - Despite major backlash from conservationists, the Tanzanian government plans to start building a hydropower dam inside a UNESCO-protected wildlife reserve this July. More than 2.6 million trees face the chop. ...

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Climate change will bring more and more heat waves

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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

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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

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The ongoing deforestation around the fringes of the Amazon may have serious consequences for the untouched deeper parts of th ...

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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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