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Spurred by investor-friendly law, palm oil firms sue to get licenses back

Spurred by investor-friendly law, palm oil firms sue to get licenses...

Two palm oil companies in Indonesia’s West Papua province are suing the local government to win back their permits that were revoked last year.The...
Attack on environmental lawyer’s home alarms DRC rights defenders

Attack on environmental lawyer’s home alarms DRC rights defenders

Armed men, including two dressed in police uniform, attacked the home of Congolese lawyer Timothée Mbuya earlier this month and told family members they...
Scientists devise a new way to decarbonize heavy industry

Scientists devise a new way to decarbonize heavy industry

The new technology captures CO2 locks it into a solid state to keep it from escaping into the atmosphere. Decarbonization poses great challenges for energy-intensive...
Maritzburg College takes the lead in an environmentally responsible solar energy installation

Maritzburg College takes the lead in an environmentally responsible solar energy...

As a school that is 100% committed to being environmentally responsible, Maritzburg College is proud to showcase its latest initiative – the installation of...
Efforts to dim Sun and cool Earth must be blocked, say scientists

Efforts to dim Sun and cool Earth must be blocked, say...

Scientists are calling on political institutions to place limits on solar geoengineering research so that it cannot be deployed unilaterally by countries, companies or...
Young environmentalists ‘plant the future’ in Colombia’s Amazon

Young environmentalists ‘plant the future’ in Colombia’s Amazon

Young people like Felipe “Pipe” Henao in Guaviare, Colombia, are using tree planting and social media to raise awareness and spread the message of...
Typhoon exposes biodiversity haven Palawan’s vulnerability — and resilience

Typhoon exposes biodiversity haven Palawan’s vulnerability — and resilience

On Dec. 17, 2021, Typhoon Rai hit the Philippines’ Palawan Island, causing severe damage to protected areas including Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park...
Déjà vu for Indigenous villagers in Brazil as floods leave them homeless again

Déjà vu for Indigenous villagers in Brazil as floods leave them...

A community of Indigenous Pataxó and Pataxó Hãhãhãe peoples has been made homeless for the second time in three years after the rain-swollen Paraopeba...
With fewer animals to spread their seeds, plants could have trouble adapting to climate change

With fewer animals to spread their seeds, plants could have trouble...

More than half of all plants rely on wildlife to disperse their seeds. Yet trouble is on the horizon for many of them. Picture a...
Black-eyed peas can help farmers abandon harmful fertilizers

Black-eyed peas can help farmers abandon harmful fertilizers

To make agriculture more sustainable, a focus needs to be on the plant’s ability to get services from microbes in the soil. The widespread use...
The Maldives is taking steps to eliminate plastic waste

The Maldives is taking steps to eliminate plastic waste

A scientific tool will help the government and other stakeholders in the country to reduce plastic waste by 85% by 2030. The damage chemical pollution...
Swiss gold imports from Brazil tread a legal minefield

Swiss gold imports from Brazil tread a legal minefield

The Brazilian Amazon is experiencing a new and potentially catastrophic gold rush driven by increased international demand for the precious metal.Over the past year,...