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Fires in the Amazon have already impacted 90% of plant and animal species

by Suzana Camargo - MongaBay - Creative CommonsNew study addresses the effects of fires on biodiversity loss in the world’s largest forest during the last two decades. Researchers measured the impacts on the habitats...

Nigeria seizes scales from 15,000 dead pangolins

by Mongabay.com - MongaBay - Creative CommonsAuthorities at the Nigeria Customs Service have announced the seizure of 7.1 tons of pangolin scales that smugglers were attempting to ship out of the country. According to...

SpyCops: How the UK Police Infiltrated 1,000 Activist Groups

by Lowkey - MintPressNews - Creative Commons https://youtu.be/XfTXmdiwpEA(MintPressNews) - The new MintPress podcast, “The Watchdog,” hosted by British-Iraqi hip-hop artist Lowkey, closely examines organizations about which it is in the public interest to know —...

More than 250 major fires detected in the Amazon this year, despite Brazil’s ban

Liz Kimbrough - MongaBay - Creative CommonsThere have been 267 major fires detected in the Amazon this year, burning more than 105,000 hectares (260,000 acres) — an area roughly the size of Los Angeles,...

333 people rescued from slavery in Brazil mines since 2008, exclusive report shows

Maurício Angelo - MongaBay - Creative CommonsA breakthrough report has mapped out all the raids carried out to rescue people working in slave-labor conditions in mines across Brazil since 2008. A total of...

‘Stampede’ of legislation threatens accelerated destruction of the Amazon

by Débora Pinto - Translated by Maya Johnson - MongaBay - Creative CommonsA series of bills being deliberated in Brazil threatens to legalize illegally occupied land, change demarcation rules for Indigenous reserves and open...

Gabon becomes first African country to get paid for protecting its forests

by Jim Tan - MongaBay - Creative CommonsGabon recently received the first $17 million of a pledged $150 million from Norway for results-based emission reduction payments as part of the Central African Forest...

Israel-U.A.E. pipeline deal ‘invitation to disaster’ for globally important corals

by Elizabeth Fitt - MongaBay - Creative CommonsIsrael and the U.A.E are moving to extend oil operations using Israel’s “land bridge,” an alternative to the Suez Canal, following the signing of the Abraham...
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