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Indigenous leader’s court win halts one of Australia’s “dirtiest gas projects”

by Malavika Vyawahare - MongaBay - Creative CommonsIndigenous community members from the Tiwi islands off the northern coast of Australia took Santos Limited to court, arguing that the company did not adequately consult traditional...

European Union bill passes to ban imports of deforestation-linked commodities

by André Schröder - MongaBay - Creative CommonsImports of 14 types of commodities into the European Union will soon have to be verified for possible association with deforestation in the countries in which they...

On the frontlines of drought, communities in Mexico strive to save every drop of water

by Monica Pelliccia - MongaBay - Creative CommonsSixteen Indigenous Zapotec communities in Mexico have created over 579 water infrastructure projects, including absorption wells, small dams and water pans, to conserve water in the Oaxaca...

‘Beenome’ project aims to boost bee conservation with genetic mapping

by Liz Kimbrough - MongaBay - Creative CommonsScientists have announced a plan to map the genomes of at least 100 bee species, representing each of the major bee taxonomic groups in the U.S., to...

Afro-Caribbean community safeguards pristine oceans with new protected area

by Maxwell Radwin - MongaBay - Creative CommonsThe newly designated Isla Ají marine protected area covers over a total of 24,600 hectares (60,800 acres) of coastal, terrestrial, and marine ecosystems on Colombia’s Pacific coast. ...

Photos: Caged protected species orangutan and more found in raid of Indonesian politician’s home

by Ayat S. Karokaro, Sri Wahyuni - MongaBay - Creative CommonsThe head of Langkat district had an illegal pet orangutan, authorities say. The politician is only the latest in a long line of public officials...

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...
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