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Florida’s Hurricane Ian stirred up flesh-eating bacteria
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Florida’s Hurricane Ian stirred up flesh-eating bacteria

Hurricane Ian Unleashes a Hidden Threat: Vibrio BacteriaIn the aftermath of Hurricane Ian’s devastating strike on Southwest Florida in September 2022, a groundbreaking study published in the journal mBio has…
Indigenous leader’s court win halts one of Australia’s “dirtiest gas projects”
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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…
On the frontlines of drought, communities in Mexico strive to save every drop of water
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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…
Afro-Caribbean community safeguards pristine oceans with new protected area
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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…
We’ve breached Earth’s threshold for chemical pollution, study says
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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…
Pesticides released into Brazil’s Amazon to degrade rainforest and facilitate deforestation
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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…
Despite sanctions, U.S. companies still importing Myanmar teak, report says
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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…
FOREST Act bill would hold global suppliers accountable for illegal deforestation
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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…
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…
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