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The cost of protecting forests globally could rise

The cost of protecting forests globally could rise

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“The global forestry sector can provide a really substantial chunk of the mitigation needed to hit global climate targets.” One way of curtailing climate change...

Ecuador’s palm oil law a boon for producers, but not people...

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In July, Ecuador’s National Assembly passed the Oil Palm Law, which environmental groups and experts say benefits palm oil producers at the expense of...

New snail subspecies with ‘upside down shell’ found in last green frontier...

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Researchers have discovered a subspecies of a microsnail in a protected area east of the Philippine capital Manila.Hypselostoma latispira masungiensis is no bigger than...

What is a white-lipped peccary? Candid Animal Cam is in South...

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Every Tuesday, Mongabay brings you a new episode of Candid Animal Cam, our show featuring animals caught on camera traps around the world and...

Amazon deforestation tops 11,000 sq km in Brazil, reaching 12-year high

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Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon topped 11,000 square kilometers for the first time since 2008, according to data released today by Brazil’s national space...
Arid lands are ideal for solar now but face a cloudy tomorrow

Arid lands are ideal for solar now but face a cloudy...

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“Semiarid places are now like students who get an A nearly every day,” says Princeton’s Dr. Amilcare Porporato. Yet climate change may turn their...

‘Certified’ palm oil linked to worse social, ecological outcomes for Indonesian...

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The development of oil palm plantations across Indonesia, including those certified as sustainable, has had mixed outcomes for the social and ecological well-being of...

20by2020 Improves Water Quality in Rural Communities of Madagascar

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• Beneficiary communities include Students, Village Residents & Healthcare Workers Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates,-Monday 30 November 2020 To help tackle the prevailing challenge of...

Madagascar moves to reopen domestic trade in non-precious timber

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Madagascar eased a two-year-old restriction on the domestic sale of stockpiles of so-called ordinary wood — non-precious timber logged from natural forests. The...

Why did the woolly rhino go extinct?

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Genetic analysis of the remnants of 14 woolly rhinos shows that a warming climate, not hunting, probably killed them off 14,000 years ago.The numbers...

Q&A with author Timothy Beatley

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University of Virginia professor Timothy Beatley lays out a case for building cities that are better hosts to birds and the broader natural world...

Lobster export policy that landed Indonesian minister in jail could resume

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Indonesia’s interim fisheries minister has indicated a controversial program to export lobster larvae could likely resume, despite being at the heart of an ongoing...
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