JAKARTA SO POLUTED INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT MOVING CAPITOL.


Why bother to clean it up when you can just move the Capitol to another less-polluted city. Indonesia is not exactly at the forefront of conservation as within its boundaries their sub-species of tigers, orangutans, elephants and rhinos (there are others) are at risk in that country wherever they occur, due to habitat loss, palm oil plantations, other types of farming and development, poaching, pollution,climate change, illegal logging, etc, etc; and I guess just not caring enough.
Indonesia is the worlds most populated country on a square foot basis- this is not the wildlife’s fault, though!
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Recently, news hit the United States that the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil has been burning for the last few weeks. Natural fires within a rainforest like the Amazon are rare and don’t occur like they might in other climates, even in the dry season. Many environmentalists have placed blame on farmers and ranchers for setting […]

via The Fires of the Amazon Rainforest (And Why It Matters in the Pacific Northwest). — Animals of the Pacific Northwest

CNN reports The Environmental Protection Agency told staff scientists that it was no longer opposing a controversial Alaska mining project that could devastate one of the world’s most valuable wild salmon fisheries just one day after President Trump met with Alaska’s governor, Read story at EPA drops protection for wild salmon Alaska Bristol Bay – CNN

via EPA drops protection for wild salmon Alaska Bristol Bay — Natural History Wanderings

Colorado River Touches Pacific for First Time in Years

Thanks to some innovative thinking, certain dams on the river have been allowed to spill over into the river providing enough volume to reach the river’s final destination — The Pacific Ocean.

Years of development in Colorado, New Mexico and California have pushed the demand for the Colorado’s river water beyond the river’s ability to keep up. Agricultural demand is the big draw off on the great river that created the Grand Canyon and other unforgettable features. A general western drought in recent years has not helped the situation.

But, hope is eternal!

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The Antigua Observer quotes a NASDAQ report stating that Guyana has the fastest growing economy rate in the world. Although the article mentions that the country has an “abundance of resources,” it focuses on discoveries made by ExxonMobil in Guyana and the country’s expected oil production. The world’s second largest stock market NASDAQ, has named Guyana […]

via Guyana named as world’s fastest growing economy — Repeating Islands