Environment

Conservation news and Environmental science

Brazil high court Forest Code ruling largely bad for environment, Amazon:...

  In a tight decision, the Brazilian Supreme Court (STF) upheld the constitutionality of much of Brazil’s 2012 New Forest Code, that had been...

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

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...

How one of Indonesia’s biggest companies cut a secret deal to...

In the leadup to the release of the second installment of Indonesia for Sale, Mongabay’s collaboration with The Gecko Project, we are republishing “The...

Traditional landowners reject mining exploration bid in Bougainville

Ahead of next year’s referendum on independence from Papua New Guinea, the government of the autonomous region of Bougainville believes reopening the Panguna copper...

Kaziranga’s rhino census finds the population is growing, but more slowly...

Kaziranga National Park in India’s Assam state is home to the majority of the world’s greater one-horned rhinos.A census completed in March counted 2,413...

Earth Day founder calls for an end to plastic pollution

Denis Hayes was the principal national organizer of the first Earth Day in 1970, and he took the event to the international stage in...

How a Dutch company uses bison to maintain pure drinking water

Water companies in the Netherlands have introduced bison and other large grazers to the dunelands from which they draw water to serve more than...
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