Environment

We’ve breached Earth’s threshold for chemical pollution, study says

by Elizabeth Claire Alberts - MongaBay - Creative CommonsA new study has found that the release of novel entities — artificial chemicals and other human-made pollutants — has accelerated to a point that we...

Pesticides released into Brazil’s Amazon to degrade rainforest and facilitate deforestation

by Jenny Gonzales - MongaBay - Creative CommonsChemicals created to kill agricultural pests are being sprayed by aircraft into native forest areas. Glyphosate and 2,4-D, among others, cause the trees to defoliate and end...

Elephant flips over car with family in it at South African nature park

(The AEGIS Alliance) - Don't mess with mother nature. The family with children's animal safari simply became truncated.Tourists in South Africa got an even closer view of a wild animal encounter than they counted on...

Despite sanctions, U.S. companies still importing Myanmar teak, report says

by Sheryl Lee Tian Tong - MongaBay - Creative CommonsU.S. timber companies undercut sanctions to import nearly 1,600 metric tons of teak from Myanmar last year, according to a new report. Advocacy group Justice...

Poacher stomped to death by elephant in South African national park

(The AEGIS Alliance) - Apparently, a presumed poacher got stomped to death by an elephant following the male suspect's crushed body being discovered in South Africa's Kruger National Park, a park representative pointed out...

FOREST Act bill would hold global suppliers accountable for illegal deforestation

by Maxwell Radwin - MongaBay - Creative CommonsA new bill in the U.S. congress would create legislation to prohibit agricultural commodities like palm oil, cattle, soybeans, rubber, pulp and cocoa from import if they...

Major Southern California Oil Spill Defiles Beaches, Wreaks Havoc on Wildlife

(The AEGIS Alliance) - One of recent Southern California history's most extensive oil spills that have defiled prominent coastlines and killed wildlife while workers scurried on Sunday to contain the fossil fuels prior to...

Malawi court sentences Chinese wildlife trafficking kingpin to 14 years in jail

by Charles Mpaka - MongaBay - Creative CommonsA court in Malawi has sentenced a Chinese national to 14 years in jail for masterminding an illegal wildlife trafficking cartel that operated across Southern Africa. Yunhua...
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