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California's Misguided Plan To 'Save' Tropical Forests (Commentary)

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On the morning of November 16 in Sacramento, California, amidst choking haze from the worst wildfires in the history of California, indigenous leaders from Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, Nigeria, and the US donned pollution masks and rallied against a stat ...

Oreo Maker Linked To Destruction Of Orangutan Habitat In Indonesia

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INDONESIA - A new report has linked Mondelez International, the food giant behind such iconic snacks as Oreo cookies and Ritz crackers, to large-scale deforestation in Indonesia. ...

Radar Helps Kenya Map Mangroves And Other Cloud-Covered Forests

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KENYA - Most of Kenya is arid, and lengthy droughts can lead to livestock loss, illegal grazing in protected areas, and violent interactions between nomadic herders and other landowners. Less known are its forests, located along its coast and along Lake Vict ...

More Than One-Third Of Critically Endangered Plants Cannot Be Conserved In Seed Banks

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New research finds that seed banking alone is not sufficient to conserve the world?s threatened plant and tree species. ...

RSPO Adopts Total Ban On Deforestation Under Sweeping New Standards

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INDONESIA - The world?s leading certification body for ethically sourced palm oil has ordered a total ban on deforestation by its members, amid growing pressure from both companies and consumers. ...

Palm Oil Supplier To PepsiCo, Mars, And Hershey Resumes Deforesting In Indonesia

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INDONESIA - A palm oil supplier to PepsiCo, Mars, Hershey and Johnson & Johnson has resumed clearing intact forest in West Papua, Indonesia, despite pressure by other major companies, many of which have since severed ties with the producer. The deforestation tri ...

Brazil Could Lose Nepal-Size Area Of Rainforest Due To Policy Revision

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BRAZIL - An area of Brazilian Amazon rainforest bigger than Ireland is at risk of losing its legal protection, according to new research. In an ironic twist, the trigger for this loss could come from the granting of protections to other areas of the Amazon. ...

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 ...

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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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