By Safiya Hassan, GLOBUS Correspondent Fishing has quickly become one of Africa’s fastest growing industries, with fisheries found to contribute $24 billion directly to the continent’s economy, accounting for 1.1% of total African GDP. The growth in demand is thought to be spearheaded by China’s trade expansion, in its quest to feed its ever-growing population. However, this has […]
A new study shows that even the RSPO and POIG certified plantations derive from the recent deforestation of the forests of Southeast Asia Globalization of palm oil represents a serious threat to the biological diversity of Southeast Asia, even when the production is certified as sustainable. For the first time, in fact, a new study […]
Duke Study: Rivers Contaminated With Radium and Lead From Thousands of Fracking Wastewater Spills
Thousands of oil and gas industrywastewaterspills in North Dakota have caused “widespread” contamination from radioactive materials, heavy metals and corrosive salts, putting the health of people and wildlife at risk, researchers from Duke University concluded in a newly released peer-reviewedstudy.
Bakken Oil and Gas in Williston, North Dakota on the Missouri River. Photo Credit: EcoFlight
Some rivers and streams in North Dakota now carry levels of radioactive and toxic materials higher than federal drinking water standards as a result of wastewater spills, the scientists found after testing near spills. Many cities and towns draw their drinking water from rivers and streams, though federal law generally requires drinking water to be treated before it reaches peoples’ homes and the scientists did not test tap…
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The last stretch of the Bulgarian Struma motorway, which connects Hamburg, Sofia and Thessaloniki, crosses the Kresna Gorge, a Natura 2000 site with 3,500 species. Some have already seen their numbers drop drastically. Posted today at 16h50 Time to Reading 5 min. Subscribers article On the border between Greece and Bulgaria, in February 2018. SAKIS […]
“We have to stop this alpine pollution: glaciers play an essential role in the water balance of alpine regions, are water (…)
For almost two years, eight cheetah conservationists have been detained in Iran, accused of spying. The researchers have been sentenced, and it is not good.
For MIREN, we are working on an awesome new blog series summarizing our scientific findings from the last 15 years for conservation, policy makers and the global public. This is chapter 2 in the series, follow the whole story on http://www.mountaininvasions.org. Non-native species are species living outside their natural area, arriving there by following humans in […]