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Pleistocene Climates Help Scientists Pick Out Targets For Conservation In Brazils Forests

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BRAZIL - A team of researchers has pinpointed new areas for conservation in the rainforests of the Amazon and the Atlantic Forest by looking back in time to find the spots that have had the most stable climates. ...

Colombias Supreme Court Orders Government To Stop Amazon Deforestation

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COLOMBIA - The consequences of today?s destruction of nature will mainly affect future generations. This is the premise behind the Colombian supreme court?s recent historic environmental decision: to accept the ideas presented by a group of Colombian children a ...

Restore Habitats With Native Plants

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MEXICO - Residential sprawl, energy development, intensive agricultural practices, groundwater withdrawal, and climate change have all taken a serious toll on natural habitats. In our region, grasslands and wetlands are among the most threatened. Indeed, gras ...

Alarm Raised As Thailand Drowns In Plastic Trash

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THAILAND - IN FEBRUARY LAST YEAR, a patch of plastic trash almost 10 kilometres long was seen floating off the coast of the Gulf of Thailand in Chumpon province, prompting a wake-up call about the plastic pollution problem which has become increasingly serious ...

Hawaii Is The First US State To Ban Sunscreens Deemed Harmful To Coral Reefs

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Looking forward to a day exploring coral reefs in Hawaii? Make sure you're wearing the right, non-banned sunscreen. ...

Coal Mine Diverts Sumatran River Without A Permit, Leaving Villagers Short Of Clean Water

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INDONESIA - Sitting on a plank balanced over what remains of the Sungumai River, Halimah dug out handfuls of sand from the riverbed, trying to create enough depth to scoop up a dipper full of water. ...

Latam Eco review: An Andean Condor Chooses Her Own Protected Area In Ecuador

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ECUADOR - Below are summaries of the most popular stories from our Spanish language service, Mongabay Latam, for the week of April 16 to 22. Among the top articles: Colombian activist Francia Marquez receives the Goldman Prize and Peruvian biologist Kerstin Fo ...

Deforestation Leads To Big Hikes In Local Temperature, Study Finds

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For years, scientists have been puzzling over what exactly deforestation does to temperature. But a study published recently purports to have figured it out on the small scale. It finds clearing forests significantly increased local temperature in so ...

Major Islamic Financier Singled Out For Deforestation In Indonesia

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INDONESIA - New research into the activities of a major Malaysian financial institution has raised questions over the efficacy of major brands? policies against buying from firms engaged in deforestation. ...

3000 Indigenous People Gather In Brasilia To Protest Ruralist Agenda

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BRAZIL - On 26 April, more than 3,000 indigenous people marched down the broad Avenue of the Ministries in Brasilia, leaving a path of "blood" (red paint) behind them. When they reached the Justice Ministry, they unfurled a giant banner, 24 meters (78 feet) a ...

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