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In Jakarta, wildlife monitors find a hotspot for the illegal tortoise...

Indonesia’s capital has seen an increase in the sale of non-native species of tortoises and freshwater turtles that are prohibited for international commercial trade,...

Tech and collaboration are putting indigenous land rights on the map

Tierras Indígenas’ advanced mapping technology is bringing South America’s Chaco ecosystem into the spotlight and allowing indigenous groups to digitally map out their territories...

Study reveals the Pacific Garbage Patch is much heftier than thought...

A recent survey of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch revealed that the aggregated plastic there weighs in at 79,000 metric tons (87,100 short tons).The...

How Indonesia’s Seruyan district became an epicenter of fires and haze

In the leadup to the release of the second installment of Indonesia for Sale, our series examining the corruption behind Indonesia’s deforestation and land-rights crisis,...

students learn about making technology work in the field

Students in several science and tech schools in California are learning to design and build Guardians, acoustic monitoring devices to help protect rainforests from...

“Save the Krill” urges Greenpeace report

A recent report by Greenpeace International describes the role of krill in Antarctica’s marine food chain and calls for nations to restrict their krill...

Colombia scraps Amazon highway plans due to deforestation concerns

The Marginal de la Selva highway is part of $1 billion infrastructure project that would have opened a trade route for heavy land cargo...

The wind of change blowing through Ghana’s villages (commentary)

For generations, those who lived by Ghana’s forests invariably saw their lives get tougher when timber companies arrived in their areas: access to the...

Brazil ignored U.N. letters warning of land defender threats, record killings

United Nations rapporteurs sent two letters to the Temer administration in 2017. The first warned of threats to human rights activists in Minas Gerais...

Microplastic pollution in world’s oceans poses major threat to filter-feeding megafauna

A study published in the journal Trends in Ecology & Evolution last month looks at how filter-feeding marine animals like baleen whales, manta rays,...

Environmental stories from around the web, March 23, 2018

Tropical forests A new study finds that deforestation rates of 20 to 25 percent in the Amazon could cause a collapse of the hydrological...

Students learn about making technology work in the field

  Students in several science and tech schools in California are learning to design and build Guardians, acoustic monitoring devices to help protect rainforests...
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