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Amazon fires trigger protests worldwide

Amazon fires trigger protests worldwide

Mongabay

SÃO PAULO AND LONDON — Thousands of protesters took to the streets in cities across Brazil and around the world on August 23, urging effective

8/24/2019
Snow leopard population overestimated in Nepal? DNA study suggests it may be

Snow leopard population overestimated in Nepal? DNA study suggests it

Mongabay

In September 2014, Nepali zoologist Madhu Chetri asked his professor Morten Odden a strange question during their fieldwork. “Are you

8/23/2019
Hawaii braces for potential mass-coral bleaching event

Hawaii braces for potential mass-coral bleaching event

Mongabay

Coral reefs in Hawaiian waters are facing the prospect of another major bleaching event as ocean temperatures rise above the norm. “We found the

8/23/2019
Indigenous communities nat’l parks suffer as Malaysia razes its reserves

Indigenous communities nat’l parks suffer as Malaysia razes its

Mongabay

KUALA KOH, Malaysia — On a daytime flight into Kuala Lumpur airport, it’s hard not to feel a certain sense of despair. The land, at times

8/23/2019
Peru aims to eliminate palm oil deforestation by 2021

Peru aims to eliminate palm oil deforestation by 2021

Mongabay

Last week, the Peruvian Palm Oil Producers’ Association (JUNPALMA) promised to enter into an agreement for sustainable and

8/23/2019
In other news: Environmental stories from around the web August 23 2019

In other news: Environmental stories from around the web August 23

Mongabay

Tropical forests The world’s largest butterfly is also one of the rarest (Mother Jones, Undark). More donors are rescinding their financial

8/23/2019
Bid to allow sale of ivory stockpiles rejected at wildlife trade summit

Bid to allow sale of ivory stockpiles rejected at wildlife trade

Mongabay

A proposal by Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia that would allow them to sell their ivory stockpiles has been rejected at the ongoing summit of the

8/23/2019
Half a billion bees dead as Brazil approves hundreds more pesticides

Half a billion bees dead as Brazil approves hundreds more pesticides

Mongabay

This story is part of the Por trás do alimento (Behind the Food) project, a reporting collaboration between Agência Pública and Repórter Brasil

8/23/2019
Indonesia eyes palm oil export boost to China amid mounting U.S. trade war

Indonesia eyes palm oil export boost to China amid mounting U.S. trade

Mongabay

JAKARTA — Indonesia, the world’s biggest producer of palm oil, is anticipating a boost in exports of the commodity to China, taking advantage of

8/23/2019
In Sri Lanka the sweet smell of agarwood draws calls for trade protection

In Sri Lanka the sweet smell of agarwood draws calls for trade

Mongabay

COLOMBO — When forest officer Anura Herath carried out a raid in July 2012, he was ready to seize high-value timber. But instead he discovered

8/23/2019

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Russian capsule carrying robot fails space station docking

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Russian capsule carrying robot fails space station docking

Amazon Fires: What We Know and What We Can Do

Forests

Amazon Fires: What We Know and What We Can Do

Bret Stephens: Among the red rocks America the more perfect

Agriculture

Bret Stephens: Among the red rocks America the more perfect

George F. Will: Trade war shows reality of ‘America First’ in action

Alternative Fuels

George F. Will: Trade war shows reality of ‘America First’ in action

Scientists Thrill as NASA Ames Launches Supercomputing Facility

Air Quality

Scientists Thrill as NASA Ames Launches Supercomputing Facility

Climate Takes Center Stage at Final DNC Summer Meeting

Climate

Climate Takes Center Stage at Final DNC Summer Meeting