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Major Southern California Oil Spill Defiles Beaches, Wreaks Havoc on Wildlife
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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…
Fires in the Amazon have already impacted 90% of plant and animal species
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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…
More than 250 major fires detected in the Amazon this year, despite Brazil’s ban
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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…
‘Stampede’ of legislation threatens accelerated destruction of the Amazon
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‘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…
Gabon becomes first African country to get paid for protecting its forests
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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…
Brazil’s Amazon now emits more carbon than it absorbs, unprecedented study reveals
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Brazil’s Amazon now emits more carbon than it absorbs, unprecedented study reveals

Liz Kimbrough – MongaBay – Creative CommonsAccording to a study published today in Nature, the Brazilian Amazon is emitting more carbon than it captures.This study is the first to use…
The nine boundaries humanity must respect to keep the planet habitable
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The nine boundaries humanity must respect to keep the planet habitable

(MongaBay) – Glenn Scherer – MongaBay – Creative Commons All life on Earth, and human civilization, are sustained by vital biogeochemical systems, which are in delicate balance. However, our species — due…
Only 1 in 10 Utility Companies Prioritize Renewable Electricity, Global Study Reveals
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Only 1 in 10 Utility Companies Prioritize Renewable Electricity, Global Study Reveals

Research from the University of Oxford uncovers a concerning trend in the utility sectorA recent study conducted by the University of Oxford has shed light on the disheartening reality that…
800,000 Gallons of Oil and Water Spilled by Chevron in California
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800,000 Gallons of Oil and Water Spilled by Chevron in California

KERN COUNTY, CALIFORNIA – On Friday, authorities in California stated that cleanup crews are starting to clean a huge oil spill that unloaded close to 800,000 gallons of oil and…
Pacific Ocean Cleanup Retrieves 40 Tons of Fishing Nets
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Pacific Ocean Cleanup Retrieves 40 Tons of Fishing Nets

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – Environmentalists hauled in 40 tons, or 36 metric tons, of abandoned fishing nets earlier this month in their mission efforts to clean up trash floating in…
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