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A Brazilian Mourns What Was Lost In The National Museum Fire

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BRAZIL - Forty years ago, in July 1978, neglect of Brazil?s culture and heritage by Rio de Janeiro?s public officials and business entrepreneurs resulted in the destruction of the Museum of Modern Art (MAM). Struck by a fire, it lost more than 90 percent of i ...

'Diaper Brigade' Fights A Chemical Crisis In Java's Rivers

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INDONESIA - Dressed in a hazmat suit with boots, gloves and a mask, Prigi Arisandi waded into a river north of Yogyakarta, a city in the center of the island of Java. The toxic mess he was planning to clean up from a river that locals still rely on for their wat ...

A Civic Outcry In Malaysia Forces A Chinese Builder To Live Up To Its Eco Friendly Tag

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MALAYSIA - On Jan. 1, 2014, fishermen near Kampong Pok, a village on Malaysia?s southern shore, were alarmed to find a fleet of barges and dredgers dumping sand on their fishing ground. Up until that moment, they?d heard nothing about land reclamation planned f ...

Fires Tear Through East Java Park, Threatening Leopard Babitat

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INDONESIA - Wildfires are sweeping across a savanna and protected rainforest in Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park in Java, home to one of the world?s rarest leopard subspecies and other threatened wildlife. ...

Diverse Family Of Algae Could Help Corals Survive Warming Seas

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Some corals stand a chance of surviving the current rise in global sea temperatures, a team of scientists recently reported, thanks to the diversity of their algal counterparts. ...

UN Treaty Would Protect High Seas From Over Exploitation

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The first significant steps towards legally protecting the high seas are to take place at the UN in New York. ...

Robot Reef Protector Sees A New Way To Check Great Barrier Reef Health

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AUSTRALIA - An underwater drone that can keep watch on reef health and accurately identify and inject the devastating crown-of-thorns starfish is ready to be put to the test on the Great Barrier Reef, as a result of a collaboration between QUT, Google and the Gr ...

Farmers See Promise And Profit For Agroforestry In Southern Kenya

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KENYA - It is high noon at Samuel Rono?s farm in Kerita village in southern Kenya, but the cool breeze blowing through gives visitors a sense of nature?s comfort. ...

The Forested Path To Climate Stability (Commentary)

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BANGLADESH - In 2017, the world lost 39 million acres (nearly 16 million hectares) of tropical forests an area equivalent in size to Bangladesh at a near-record rate of 40 football fields every minute for the entire year, according to Global Forest Watch. ...

Tech Goes Back To Basics To Mitigate Human Wildlife Conflict Near Indian Parks

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INDIA - Watching a majestic tiger, elephant or leopard in the wilderness of Bandipur or Nagarhole National Park, is dream come true for many. Nestled on the foothills of southern India?s Western Ghats, one of the 35 global biodiversity hotspots, these protec ...

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