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Small hydropower a big global issue overlooked by science and policy

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Brazil recently announced an end to its mega-dam construction policy, a strategy other nations may embrace as understanding of the massive environmental and social...

In blood-sucking leeches, scientists find a genetic snapshot of local wildlife

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Scientists have identified mammals present at sites in Asia by examining the DNA in the blood sucked by leeches.They found that the nearly 750...

Debates heat up as Indonesian palm oil moratorium is about to...

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Announced two years ago, a moratorium on new oil palm permits in Indonesia is about to be signed by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.But a...

Rare newborn western lowland gorilla filmed in the wild

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The baby gorilla was born on Feb. 17 in the rainforests of Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park in the Republic of Congo, according to WCS.The infant...

Sarawak makes 80% forest preservation commitment, but some have doubts

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The Malaysian state of Sarawak is committing to the preservation of 80 percent of its land area as primary and secondary forest, according to...

Gaza City residents’ water problems continue to compound

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Locked between increasingly-polluted seascape and the borders of one of the most tightly-controlled enclaves in the world, Gaza City residents say the water has...

appreciation grows for Brazil’s savannah, even as it vanishes

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The Brazilian Cerrado – a vast savannah – once covered two million square kilometers (772,204 square miles), an area bigger than Great Britain, France...

Oil palm, rubber could trigger ‘storm’ of deforestation in the Congo...

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Earthsight documented approximately 500 square kilometers (193 square miles) of deforestation to clear the way for new rubber and oil palm plantations in Central...

Cambodia creates its first marine national park where pirate fishers prowl

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In February, Cambodia announced the establishment of its very first marine national park, covering 524 square kilometers (202 square miles) in the Gulf of...

Indigenous women march in Ecuador, vow to ‘defend our territory’

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Long-experienced at organized activism, women from communities represented at the march are leaders in the struggle for indigenous territorial autonomy.Indigenous Ecuadorian women are victimized...

Environmental stories from around the web, March 9, 2018

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There are many important conservation and environmental stories Mongabay isn’t able to cover.Here’s a digest of some of the significant developments from the week.If...

How deforestation risks for investors can become opportunities for conservation (commentary)

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Deforestation can damage a company’s reputation and business performance, presenting a real risk for investors.Recent research showcases examples of how companies have suffered from...
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