Fires in Brazil’s Amazon Surge to Highest Rate in 13 Years JUL 02, 2020 In Brazil, new government data show fires in the Amazon region jumped by 20% in June to a 13-year high for the month. Campaigners say most of the fires were deliberately set by illegal miners and cattle ranchers, with the encouragement […]

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This video says about itself: 2 November 2017 Researchers at the University of Zurich have discovered a new species of orangutan. The new species, Pongo tapanuliensis (Tapanuli orangutan), live in remote areas of rainforest in Batang Toru, on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. From ScienceDaily: Newly discovered orangutan species is ‘among the most threatened great […]

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Article and photos from hienalouca.com The world’s only known albino orangutan has been released back into the Borneo jungle after she was found starving in an Indonesian village. Alba spent more than a year in captivity getting back to a healthy weight and the Borneo Orangutan Survival foundation released her back into the wild on Wednesday. The orangutan was named Alba, which means white in Latin, after thousands worldwide responded to an online petition.

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Cayman News Service (29 April 2020) reports that Cayman’s mangroves now have official legal protection. Cayman’s mangroves now have official legal protection, which should, finally, prevent these dwindling yet critically important species from being removed by developers without consequence. On Monday, the National Conservation Council gazetted the adoption of a Species Conservation Plan, which formalises mangrove protection in […]

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Scientists say controlling local stressors is critical to preserving reef ecosystems By Summit Voice SUMMIT COUNTY — Coral reefs in the Caribbean have been hit hard by increasing ocean temperatures, but new research shows that a long-term decline in coral health began well before the ocean warming trend. Scientists with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography […]

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Old growth, wetlands, wildlife. Everything the review panel added up and wrote off. Directly over the proposed Teck Resources Frontier mining pit. Photo by Garth Lenz. Any day now, the Trudeau government is expected to render its verdict on the $20-billion Teck Resources Frontier mine proposed to push Alberta’s industrialized oilsands landscape farther north. There’s been […]

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