NBC News / PNG Today | 12 October, 2019 The Chinese owned Ramu Nickel company who is developing the Ramu Nickel Project in Madang has brushed aside the scientific findings of the Switzerland scientist who was engaged by the Madang Provincial Government to carry out an investigation into the Basamuk Spillage. Swiss-based scientist, Dr Alex […]

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Luwi James | Post Courier | 18 October 2019 It is confirmed that sea waters in Madang is contaminated and poisoned by highly toxic slurry spill from the Basamuk refinery in Raicoast few months ago. The independent Swiss specialist Dr Mojon who was engaged by the Madang provincial administration has confirmed this in his findings. […]

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Having already developed the first parametric insurance policy to insure and enhance the resilience of a coral reef section of the Mesoamerican Reef in Mexico, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is now looking to expand the product’s reach into Florida and Hawaii.

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NORTH AMERICA’S BIRD SPECIES EXPECTED TO RAPIDLY DECLINE IN NUMBERS AND TYPES

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Two-thirds of all North American bird species are faced with an increase chance of extinction due to to the current climate crisis, according to the respected National Audubon Society.
Northern Forest and Arctic regions will see the earliest changes as increasing temperatures are fast outpacing the world averages
Journal Science estimated that climate-related pressures have led to a cumulative population loss among North American species approaching three-billion birds. Estimates vary, but all studying groups agree that things are getting very serious.

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