Environment

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The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)

Princeton University professor of ecology, evolutionary biology, and public affairs David S. Wilcove argues that the coronavirus outbreak in China shows that the wildlife...

Carbon uptake slower than expected in Amazon secondary forest: Study

A secondary forest in a portion of the Brazilian Amazon takes up carbon at only about twice the rate of primary forest, as compared...

Chief Raoni, Nobel Peace Prize nominee, presides over historic meeting with...

In January, indigenous leaders from 47 tribes participated in a historic event in a Kayapó village in Mato Grosso, Brazil. Chief Raoni Metuktire called...

For Ecuador, a litany of environmental challenges awaits in 2020

For its size, Ecuador has the highest annual deforestation rate of any country in the Western Hemisphere. Experts say they believe that slowing the spread...

Mining leads to flooding in Indonesia’s coal capital Samarinda

Upstream coal-mining operations have contributed to severe flooding in the Indonesian Bornean city of Samarinda, officials and activists say. Deforestation caused by the mining has...

Mongabay’s 10 most popular stories for January 2020

January 2020 was a record-setting traffic month for Mongabay with more than 11.2 million pageviews across Mongabay.com and Mongabay.co.id. Below are the 10 news.mongabay.com stories...

Indonesian investigative reporter and journalism advocate Tommy Apriando, 1989-2020

Tommy Apriando, an esteemed investigative journalist and chairperson of the Yogyakarta branch of Indonesia’s Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI), died Sunday at the age...

Upset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year...

Satellites reveal the true story of the 2019 Brazilian Amazon fires, and how to avoid a repeat in 2020. The common media narrative, and resulting...

Carbon emissions from Peruvian gold mining ‘alarming,’ experts say

According to a new study, small-scale gold mining in the Peruvian Amazon is contributing to the climate crisis. The study developed a novel approach toward...

Indonesia-WWF split puts rhino breeding project in Borneo in limbo

A recent decision by Indonesia’s environment ministry to abruptly cut ties with WWF Indonesia has thrown a crucial effort to conserve Sumatran rhinos into...

Success of Microsoft’s ‘moonshot’ climate pledge hinges on forest conservation

One mechanism by which the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement incentivizes greenhouse gas reductions is via carbon offsets, payments that compensate nations, states and private...

Endangered migratory birds on collision course with Philippine airport project

The ongoing construction of an international airport north of Manila may displace at least 12 endangered and threatened bird species, a bird-watching group says. Among...
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