Press Review

157 Documents in this Category: All Themes at location: Earth

Do dams destroy rivers?
Guardian (London) -  A new study has found links between dams and the declining health of river systems. With your help, Karl Mathiesen investigates whether dams are killi... read more
[27 Aug 2014] 

MEAT PRODUCTION, ESPECIALLY BEEF, STRAINS LAND AND WATER, STUDY SAYS
Yale Environment 360 -  Global meat production has expanded more than four-fold over the last 50 years — and 25-fold since 1800 — due to growing purchasing power, urbanizatio... read more
[26 Aug 2014] 

Norway whale catch reaches highest number since 1993
Guardian (London) -  Catch of 729 is the highest since Norway resumed commercial whaling despite a worldwide moratorium... read more
[26 Aug 2014] 

Looming mining ‘tsunami’ set to take Africa by storm
Mongabay.com -  As nations invest billions in extraction development, forests may suffer big losses ... read more
[20 Aug 2014] 

20 percent of Africa's elephants killed in three years Read
Mongabay.com -  Around 100,000 elephants were killed by poachers for their ivory on the African continent in just three years... read more
[19 Aug 2014] 

A New Frontier for Fracking: Drilling Near the Arctic Circle
Yale Environment 360 -  Hydraulic fracturing is about to move into the Canadian Arctic, with companies exploring the region's rich shale oil deposits. But many indigenous peo... read more
[18 Aug 2014] 

SOME CHEMICALS IN FRACKING FLUIDS RAISE RED FLAGS, RESEARCHERS SAY
Yale Environment 360 -  Of the more than 200 compounds used in hydraulic fracturing fluids, eight are toxic to mammals and the health risks of roughly one-third are unknown, ... read more
[14 Aug 2014] 

A paradise being lost: Peru's most important forests felled for timber, crops, roads, mining Read mo
Mongabay.com -  Peru lost nearly a quarter-million hectares of forest over 12 years Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0812-gfrn-watsa-peru.html#FfK6vzwBmpXEu... read more
[12 Aug 2014] 

Rescuing orphaned baby elephants in Kenya - in pictures
Guardian (London) -  To mark World Elephant Day, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has released behind-the-scenes pictures of efforts to save orphaned baby elephants in A... read more
[12 Aug 2014] 

China: coal mine impact on Yellow river upper basin – in pictures
Guardian (London) -  Muli coalfield is illegally gobbling up a nature reserve, blasting away alpine meadows and destroying the ecosystem of the country’s second largest ri... read more
[07 Aug 2014] 

Tin mining, palm oil plantations wreaking havoc on small Indonesian island
Mongabay.com -  Belitung Island has lost 10 percent of its remaining forests in 13 years, few protections in place despite biological importance... read more
[05 Aug 2014] 

As Small Hydropower Expands, So Does Caution on Its Impacts
Yale Environment 360 -  Small hydropower projects have the potential to bring electricity to millions of people now living off the grid. But experts warn that planners must c... read more
[05 Aug 2014] 

Scientists caution against exploitation of deep ocean
Terra Daily -  The world's oceans are vast and deep, yet rapidly advancing technology and the quest for extracting resources from previously unreachable depths is be... read more
[03 Aug 2014] 

Impact of Deepwater Horizon oil spill on coral is deeper and broader than predicted
Science Daily -  A new discovery of two additional coral communities showing signs of damage from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill expands the impact footprint of the 2... read more
[29 Jul 2014] 

Rebuilding Kissama: war-torn Angola's only national park affected by deforestation, but refaunation
Mongabay.com -  Conservation organizations, government reintroducing wildlife from other countries ... read more
[24 Jul 2014] 

Sandstone arches formed by gravity and stress, not erosion
Terra Daily -  Sandstone arches, alcoves and pillars are scattered across the globe, monuments to nature's strange beauty -- odd, gravity-defying shapes carved by th... read more
[22 Jul 2014] 

Greenwash alert as palm oil companies sign onto continued deforestation
Greenpeace -  Major palm oil producers including Sime Darby, KLK and Asian Agri announced this week a "sustainability initiative" which Greenpeace warns will underm... read more
[21 Jul 2014] 

NGOs set one-year deadline to stop Xayaburi dam
WWF -  Leading non-governmental organisations (NGOs) today issued a joint declaration in opposition to on-going construction of the Xayaburi dam on the Mekon... read more
[20 Jul 2014] 

30% of Borneo's rainforests destroyed since 1973
Mongabay.com -  Research shows that just over a quarter of Borneo's lowland forests remain intact... read more
[17 Jul 2014] 

 
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