Environmental stories from around the web, October 5, 2018

  • 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 you think we’ve missed something, feel free to add it in the comments.

Tropical forests

The rare bongo, the world’s largest antelope, turns up for the first time on a camera trap set in a rainforest in Uganda (BBC News).

How Amazonian peoples are facing down a changing climate (National Geographic).

Cambodia says Vietnam is guilty of logging fraud (Voice of America).

The prime minister of Cambodia has called in helicopters to combat illegal logging (The Phnom Penh Post).

Could smaller oil palm trees upend an industry? (Bloomberg)

The biggest oil field in the Peruvian Amazon could be getting a makeover (Nature).

African countries should take a different approach to deforestation, the U.N. says (Xinhua).

After last year’s Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico’s rainforests are making a comeback (Living on Earth).

An economist offers his take on what the “global bio-economic transformation” will mean for forests (CIFOR Forests News).

Other news

A new climate report shows there’s still work to be done to stay under a 1.5-degree-Celsius (2.7-degree-Fahrenheit) rise in temperature (The Washington Post).

Health officials expect Ebola to spill into Uganda from the Democratic Republic of Congo (The New York Times).

Greenhouse gas emissions from makers of plastics could wipe out the effects of emissions reductions elsewhere (The New York Times).

The Supreme Court of the United States delivers victory to those aiming to keep coasts open to the public in declining to hear a case about access to a California beach (Los Angeles Times).

If the Senate confirms Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, here’s how laws on the environment might change (The New York Times).

No mining for uranium in the Grand Canyon as the U.S. Supreme Court decides not to hear a case on the issue (The Guardian).

Why climate change will bring heavier, “wilder” storms (The New York Times).

Banner image of a bongo by Chuckupd (Public domain), via Wikimedia Commons

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