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Colombia Bans The Use Of Mercury In Mining

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COLOMBIA - July 16, 2018, marked history as the day that Colombia officially banned the use of mercury in mining, as established by law 1658 of 2013. The law determined that in five years, the use of this element would be prohibited in all extractive activities ...

Panamas Indigenous Groups Take Land Fight To The International Stage

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PANAMA - Indigenous communities occupying four territories in eastern Panama are taking their nearly five-year land-titling battle with the government to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington, D.C. Their move comes despite recent gains i ...

Belt & Road Could Doom The Worlds Rarest Ape (Commentary)

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CHINA - When Chinese President Xi Jinping extolls Chinas Belt & Road Initiative, he uses words like ?green?, ?low carbon? and ?sustainable?. Is this reality or just ?greenwashing? vague and flimsy promises that hide the truth about appalling environmental, s ...

Nitrogen Pollution Is Choking Forests Carbon Protecting Fungi

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Under the forest floor lies a complex, hidden world of fungi. These tiny creatures form intimate connections with tree roots, sharing resources with each other and influencing the soil around them. Some of these are arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, whic ...

Tropical Forest Canopies Get Hotter Than Expected, Putting Wildlife At Risk

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PANAMA - New research finds that the canopies of tropical forests get significantly hotter than the surrounding air. As global warming ups temperature extremes around the world, scientists worry that this means the treetops of rainforests and the wildlife tha ...

Chevron Must Pay For Environmental Damage In Ecuador, Court Rules

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ECUADOR - The Constitutional Court of Ecuador has issued a long-awaited ruling in favor of those affected by the transnational oil company Chevron, which operated through its subsidiary Texaco in Ecuador between 1964 and 1990. The court rejected the protection ...

Indonesia Forest Assessment Casts An Optimistic Light On A Complex Issue

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INDONESIA - Indonesia has released its inaugural report on the state of its forests, highlighting recent successes in conserving an ecological treasure trove that makes up the third-largest span of tropical rainforest in the world. ...

Community Groups In Cambodia Say Logging Surged With Approaching Election

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CAMBODIA - Local forestry groups have reported increased illegal logging in the weeks before Cambodia?s July 29 election, according to reporting by the Phnom Penh Post. ...

Rampant Timber Smuggling In Myanmar As Forest Service Restructures

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MYANMAR - As Myanmar works to restructure its national timber authority and adopt a new fiscal calendar, the Southeast Asian country continues to struggle to control illegal logging. The country?s forestry management agency, Myanmar Timber Enterprise (MTE) ann ...

Peru Parks Biodiversity At Risk From Illegal Mining, Drug Production

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PERU - If the locations of illegal activities were marked on a map, the magnitude of the illegal mining and drug-trafficking problems in Peru?s Bahuaja-Sonene National Park would be obvious. ...

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