Press Review

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

There are just 70,000 kiwi left - and in 50 years there could be none
New Zealand Herald -  The brown fluffy bird with the oversized beak is part of New Zealand's culture, but with 27 kiwis dying each week they could die-off in about 50 years... read more
[30 Sep 2014] 

Malaysian palm oil company destroys Borneo forests, despite buyer's zero deforestation commitment
Mongabay.com -  Malaysian palm oil company Genting Plantations is continuing to destroy forests despite a high-profile pledge by one of its customers to eliminate def... read more
[30 Sep 2014] 

Beyond climate change treaties: 'a deal in Paris is not essential'
Guardian (London) -  Ahead of the climate conference in Paris, there is increasing discussion of a new way forward that does not depend on international agreements, report... read more
[29 Sep 2014] 

Côte d’Ivoire Chokes on its Plastic Shopping Bags
Inter Press Service -  Each year, Côte d’Ivoire produces 200,000 tonnes of plastic bags of which 40,000 go directly into the trash. Less than 20 percent of this plastic is r... read more
[28 Sep 2014] 

Turning point for Peru's forests? Norway and Germany put muscle and money behind ambitious agreement
Mongabay.com -  Norway pledges $300 million if Peru tackles deforestation crisis by 2021... read more
[25 Sep 2014] 

Dissolving pulp: the threat to Indonesia’s forests you’ve probably never heard of
Mongabay.com -  Forest clearing for plantations resulting in massive habitat loss... read more
[24 Sep 2014] 

Elephant killings in Mozambique happening on ‘industrialised’ scale
Guardian (London) -  Organised crime syndicates are slaughtering between 1,500 and 1,800 elephants a year in Mozambique for ivory... read more
[23 Sep 2014] 

Extinction island? Plans to log half an island could endanger over 40 species
Mongabay.com -  Little-explored island off the coast of Papua New Guinea could soon face industrial logging... read more
[22 Sep 2014] 

How Norway and Russia Made A Cod Fishery Live and Thrive
Yale Environment 360 -  The prime cod fishing grounds of North America have been depleted or wiped out by overfishing and poor management. But in Arctic waters, Norway and Ru... read more
[18 Sep 2014] 

The hidden leaks of Pennsylvania's abandoned oil and gas wells
Guardian (London) -  Pennsylvanians are racing to find old wells that spread fumes in homes and bubble contaminants into drinking water, even as the industry continues to ... read more
[18 Sep 2014] 

Indonesia's secret treasures: islands passed over by loggers, hunters and conservationists
Mongabay.com -  Probably because there are no people and there is thus no hunting on the island, wildlife was very common. I went for a day-time hike, expecting not t... read more
[14 Sep 2014] 

Carbon dioxide concentration surges: Record greenhouse gas levels impact atmosphere and oceans, WMO
Science Daily -  The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2013, propelled by a surge in levels of carbon dioxide. This is accordin... read more
[10 Sep 2014] 

Elephants pay the price for palm in Malaysian Borneo, impact may reach far beyond reported kills
Mongabay.com -  Sabah lost nearly 900,000 hectares of forest from 2001 to 2013, habitat loss upping human-elephant conflicts... read more
[10 Sep 2014] 

World’s Last Remaining Forest Wilderness at Risk
Inter Press Service -  The world’s last remaining forest wilderness is rapidly being lost – and much of this is taking place in Canada, not in Brazil or Indonesia where defo... read more
[08 Sep 2014] 

Mining threatens to eat up northern Europe’s last wilderness
Guardian (London) -  Vast network of rivers, lakes and mountains in Finland, Sweden and Norway at risk from being exploited for rare earth and other minerals ... read more
[03 Sep 2014] 

Scientists identify deforested idle land as source of Indonesia "haze" fires
Reuters -  A month after Singapore was shrouded in a thick haze produced by Indonesian fires in June 2013, scientist David Gaveau went to the source of the smoke... read more
[01 Sep 2014] 

Indonesia's national airline to start using palm oil biofuel
Mongabay.com -  Indonesia's national airline, Garuda Indonesia, says it will start mixing palm oil-based biofuel with its jet fuel as part of an initiative to "reduce... read more
[31 Aug 2014] 

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] 

 
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