Sea Dragon: Aquatic Life Winner. The bottom of the ocean seems an unlikely place for a lizard to find itself. In fact, marine iguanas of the Galápagos Islands are the only lizards to venture beneath the waves—and they make a habit of it. With food options scarce along the islands’ volcanic coastlines, marine iguanas have […]

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[Many thanks to Loretta Collins Klobah for bringing this news to our attention.] In “After Hurricane Maria, these lizards got a serious grip,” Kevin Dickinson (Big Think) writes, “In response to devastating hurricanes, Dominican anoles have developed a grip that’s 10 times stronger. Are we witnessing evolution in real time?” He writes about several studies […]

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In May 2016, Petrus,* a 3-year-old Marind boy from West Papua, Indonesia, died of dysentery after drinking river water contaminated with pesticides from a nearby oil palm plantation. Petrus’ grieving parents, Marina and Bernardus, carried their child to the company headquarters some 20 kilometers away. They asked that the young boy be buried in their […]

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World’s largest palm oil trader linked to rainforest destruction twice the size of Paris by Greenpeace International 25 June 2018 Jakarta, Indonesia – A new Greenpeace International investigation has revealed that Wilmar International, the world’s largest palm oil trader, is still linked to forest destruction for palm oil almost five years after committing to end deforestation.[1] […]

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GERMAN PRESS AGENCY – DPA JAKARTA, Indonesia A handout picture released by Greenpeace on 21 March 2012 and taken on 28 February 2012 shows untouched forest in the Sungai Sembilang National Conservation Park in South Sumatra, Indonesia. (EPA Photo) Palm oil companies supplying some of the world’s largest brands have destroyed 130,000 hectares of Indonesian […]

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