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Grainrail: '2nd Revolution In Brazilian Agribusiness' And Amazon Threat

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BRAZIL - A controversial new railroad, Ferrograo (Grainrail), is poised to penetrate the Brazilian Amazon, if industrial agribusiness gets its way. The planned infrastructure project is heavily backed by soy farmers who say it will radically reduce freight ch ...

Chinese Demand Wiping Out Forests In The Solomon Islands: New Report

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SOLOMON ISLANDS - Logging in the Solomon Islands, a small country of 667,000 people in the South Pacific, is decimating natural forests there at around 19 times the rate considered sustainable, the watchdog NGO Global Witness has found. ...

Bolivian Coca Crops Follow A Planned Highway Through Indigenous Lands

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BOLIVIA - Matilde Noza says she has never chewed a coca leaf. Noza, an indigenous woman, lives in the Nueva Galilea community of the Isiboro S?cure National Park and Indigenous Territory, better known by its Spanish acronym, TIPNIS. She respects the coca plant ...

Real-Time Plantation Map Aims To Throttle Deforestation In Papua

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INDONESIA - The developers of a new interactive map hope to shine a light on deforestation in Indonesia?s easternmost region of Papua, where industrial-scale agriculture threatens one of the world?s last great expanses of untouched tropical forest. ...

Cambodia Accuses Vietnam Of Complicity In Illegal Cross-Border Logging

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CAMBODIA - Cambodia has asked Interpol to investigate Vietnam after accusing its neighbor of knowingly accepting fraudulent permits for rare, illegally logged rosewood timber for transport across their shared border. ...

Hope And Perseverance In the Face Of Climate Despair

Archived, 57 days ago From  

Earlier this week, the United Nations? Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued their sixth climate report since 1990, presenting a sobering assessment of how the world will respond if greenhouse gas emissions continue at their current ...

As Climate Change Takes Its Toll, World Leaders Call For Adaptation

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CHINA - Leaders from 17 countries, including China and India, have joined a new initiative aimed at helping vulnerable nations deal with the fallout from climate change. ...

Land Rights, Forests, Food Systems Central To Limiting Global Warming: Report

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ECUADOR - A group of climate advocates released detailed findings today, saying that significant climate change mitigation can be achieved via a heavy emphasis on the land sector, and without reliance on costly or largely untested technologies such as bioenerg ...

AWF-Trained Uganda Wildlife Authority Rangers Graduate

Archived, 59 days ago From  

UGANDA - On September 28, 2018, Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni passed out 487 ranger recruits at Paraa Training Wing in Murchison Falls National Park. The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) has been working with the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) on ...

Amazonia And The Setbacks Of Brazil's Political Moment

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BRAZIL - Brazil?s presidential election has created virulent polarization in the country with consequences for the Amazon. Right-wing candidate Jair Bolsonaro won the first round of the election on October 8 with 46 percent of the valid votes, and polls show ...

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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 ...

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Action: Stop Pollution

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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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