The Revelator reports on species We Lost in 2019 Three bird species, two frogs, a shark, a famous snail and one of the world’s largest freshwater fish were among those declared extinct this year. Read more at The Faces of Extinction: The Species We Lost in 2019 • The Revelator

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National Parks Conservation Association reports on home the Trump administration has been destructive to U.S. National Parks It’s been a tough year for national parks. The Trump administration has undermined, degraded, and outright attacked the laws and agencies that protect our public lands. These are the “lowlights.”See the full list at http://www.npca.org/TrumpPolicy

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Combat Desertification and Drought One of the biggest and least understood environmental challenges facing the globe, desertification refers to the irreversible degradation of soil through human activities such as deforestation, unsustainable farming, mining and overgrazing. It occurs when trees and root systems that bind the soil are removed, exposing topsoil to erosion, and when unsustainable […]

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Elias Nanau | Post Courier | October 18, 2019 The Conservation and Environment Protection Authority (CEPA) has assured that the waters around the Basamuk area in Madang are safe and free of toxic contamination. CEPA officials gave the assurance yesterday following tests and conclusion of water samples tested at the Australian Laboratory Services in Brisbane. […]

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