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Less money spent this Halloween could help the environment

Less money spent this Halloween could help the environment

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It requires 10,000 liters of water to produce a kilogram of chocolate. Because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the expenditure for Halloween in 2020 will...

3D scan brings near-extinct Sumatran species to virtual life

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Technologist Corey Jaskolski created the world’s first 3D digital copy of a Sumatran rhino to help educate the world about the critically endangered species.There...
Tips to Make Any Fish Farm More Sustainable

Tips to Make Any Fish Farm More Sustainable

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The aquaculture sector is growing rapidly across the world. While this is a good thing, the impacts this industry is having on the environment...

Madagascar shuts down ‘illegal’ gold mine but activists remain in legal...

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Earlier this month, Madagascar’s government suspended a controversial gold-mining operation in Vohilava commune in the country’s southeast.The project, a dredging operation in the Isaka...

‘Digital land grab’ deprives traditional LatAm peoples of ancestral lands: Report

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South American nations, including Brazil and Colombia, are increasingly using georeferencing technology for registering land ownership.However, if this high-tech digital technique is not backed...

An interview with Wade Davis

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Wade Davis is a celebrated anthropologist, ethnobotanist, photographer, and author who has written thought-provoking accounts of indigenous cultures around the world. Through his writing,...

Ecuador Indigenous accuse state of crimes against humanity

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Ecuador’s Indigenous movement has declared this month “Rebel October” to commemorate the violent 11-day anti-austerity protests last year that saw 11 people killed, 63...
Even babies consume large amounts of microplastics

Even babies consume large amounts of microplastics

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In all, infants consume as many as 1.6 million polypropylene microplastic particles on average every single day. Microplastics have permeated the seas from top to...
Light pollution makes disease-carrying mosquitoes active even at night

Light pollution makes disease-carrying mosquitoes active even at night

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“This is potentially a very valid problem that shouldn’t be overlooked,” says one scientist. Aedes aegypti mosquitos have a vast range around much of the...

At-risk Cerrado mammals need fully-protected parks to survive: Researchers

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A newly published camera trap study tracked 21 species of large mammal in Brazil’s Cerrado savanna biome from 2012-2017.The cameras were deployed in both...

In Uganda, safeguarding chimpanzees against the scourge of snaring

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Frequent patrols in Uganda’s Kibale National Park are credited with helping reduce the risk of the resident chimpanzees falling victim to the snare traps...

An interview with Antha N. Williams

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Bloomberg Philanthropies, the foundation launched by businessman and former New York City mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, is one of the world’s largest charitable organizations.One...
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