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Tropical Forests May Be Giving Climate Extra Help
Environment  (tags: Amazon, Biodiversity, climate change, Deforestation, emissions, Forests, Impacts, Warming )

Judy
- 21 days ago - climatenewsnetwork.net
New research indicates that the role of the world's tropical forests in removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere may have been underestimated.
El Salvador Restores Biodiversity in the Face of Climate Change
Environment  (tags: environment, ecosystems, conservation, biodiversity )

Cal
- 81 days ago - ipsnews.net
Despite the natural beauty of the area, the mangroves run the risk of drying up along some stretches, because the siltation impedes the necessary irrigation with salt water.
Sacrificing Wildlife for Big Coal in Appalachia
Environment  (tags: biodiversity, mining projects, destruction, ecosystems, environment, animals, wildlife, pollution, protection, humans, habitat, habitatdestruction )

Cal
- 84 days ago - takepart.com
Mountaintop removal is destroying one of the world's hot spots for salamander biodiversity.
Threat to Rivers as Hydropower Gets Set for Global Boom
Environment  (tags: rivers, biodiversity, hydropower, dam building, environment, ecosystems, protection, nature, wildlife, world )

Cal
- 89 days ago - climatenewsnetwork.net
Scientists predict a doubling in production of renewable energy from hydropower over the next 20 years, but building new dams will have a damaging effect on some of the world's major rivers.
The Philippines: Stop the Palm Oil Rush in Palawan
Environment  (tags: oil palm plantations, biodiversity, water resources, ecological sustainability, animals, conservation, destruction, ecosystems, endangered, environment, forests, government, green, habitat, habitatdestruction, humans, nature, politics, pollution, protecti )

Sara
- 90 days ago - rainforest-rescue.org
The proposal to convert further 8 million hectares of Philippine soil into oil palm plantations made headlines across the country and shed a harsh light on how Philippine authorities imagine their country's development.
TAKE ACTION NOW! 500-Year-Old Forest Must Not Be Destroyed for 3-Day Ski Competitions in Winter Olympics
Environment  (tags: world, protection, forests, ecosystems, Olympics, biodiversity, deforestation, abuse, environment, destruction, habitatdestruction, habitat )

Cal
- 105 days ago - secure.avaaz.org
In South Korea, a forest more than 500 years old is being destroyed because of alpine ski competitions in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, which will last only three days
Climate-Smart Agriculture Is Corporate Green-Washing, Warn NGOs
Environment  (tags: Active Citizens, Advancing Deserts, Biodiversity, Civil Society, Climate Change, Development & Aid, Economy & Trade, Food & Agriculture, Global, Green Economy, IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse, Natural Resources, Poverty & MDGs, TerraViva United Nations )

Judy
- 122 days ago - ipsnews.net
"By endorsing the activities of the planet's worst climate offenders in agribusiness and industrial agriculture, the Alliance will undermine the very objectives that it claims to aim for."
TAKE ACTION NOW! Don't Log Critical Tiger Habitat!
Environment  (tags: animalwelfare, animals, endangered, habitat loss, logging operaitons, deforestation, biodiversity, tigers, animaladvocates, animals, destruction, ecosystems, environment, wildlife, world, protection )

Cal
- 171 days ago - change.org
The Bengal Tiger is one of the world's most beautiful and iconic species. It is also one of the most endangered. In India, fewer than 1,500 of these great cats exist in the wild,
Tin Mining, Palm Oil Plantations Wreaking Havoc on Small Indonesian Island
Environment  (tags: deforestation, mining interests, palm oil, biodiversity, habitatdestruction, habitat, animals, destruction, ecosystems, environment, protection, nature, humans, government, world, wildlife, politics, oceans )

Cal
- 174 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Belitung Island has lost 10 percent of its remaining forests in 13 years, few protections in place despite biological importance
30% of Borneo's Rainforests Destroyed Since 1973
Environment  (tags: deforestation, world, environment, ecosystems, habitat, habitat destruction, wildlife, trees, humans, habitat loss, biodiversity, destruction, forests )

Cal
- 193 days ago - news.mongabay.com
More than 30 percent of Borneo's rainforests have been destroyed over the past forty years due to fires, industrial logging, and the spread of plantations, finds a new study
On Track to 'Go Beyond the Critical Point': Sri Lanka Still Losing Forests at Rapid Clip
Environment  (tags: biodiversity, deforetation, Sri Lanka, world, protection, ecosystems, environment, destruction, habitat, habitatdestruction, government, nature, wildlife )

Cal
- 194 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Sri Lanka, a small island nation located off the southern tip of India, has the highest biodiversity in all of Asia, and is regarded as one of the world's biodiversity hotspots
Ast African Court of Justice Rules Out Construction of Serengeti Super Highway
Environment  (tags: environment, animals, wildlife, world, protection, good news, preservation, biodiversity )

Cal
- 194 days ago - wildlifeextra.com
The East African Court of Justice has ruled against the construction of a tarmac highway that would cut across the migration routes of the great herds of wildebeest and zebras in Serengeti National Park, Northern Tanzania.
Downturn in Shade-Grown Coffee Putting Forests, Wildlife, People at Risk
Environment  (tags: ecosystems, environment, destruction, deforestation, shade grown coffee, biodiversity, biodiversity destruction, world, wildlife, protection, healthconditions, politics )

Cal
- 198 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Shade coffee systems also play a role in preserving connectivity within forests, especially fragmented areas. Providing corridors for animals such as migratory birds and pollinators (e.g., butterflies) is crucial for a healthy, functioning ecosystem.
Borneo Mega-Dams Threaten Indigenous 'Ethnocide'
Environment  (tags: habitatdestruction, habitat, indigenous rights, biodiversity, environment, destruction, conservation, animals, wildlife, protection, politics, pollution, nature, world )

Cal
- 208 days ago - theecologist.org
Massive dams in Sarawak, Malaysia, threaten to flood over 2,000 square kilometers of the world's oldest rainforests, displace 10,000s of indigenous people, and aggravate climate change
 

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