Press Review

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

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] 

Will the last ape found be the first to go? Bonobos' biggest refuge under threat (Part I)
Mongabay.com -  Sankuru Nature Reserve losing its forests, only 28 percent of bonobo habitat remains overall ... read more
[16 Jul 2014] 

Cheetah smuggling driving wild population to extinction, report says
Guardian (London) -  Rising demand for luxury pets in the Gulf states taking gruesome toll as two-thirds of snatched cubs are dying en route... read more
[15 Jul 2014] 

Global effort needed to stem elephant slaughter: CITES
Terra Daily -  Elephants will be wiped out in some parts of Africa unless more countries get involved in efforts to prevent poaching and ivory smuggling, according t... read more
[10 Jul 2014] 

Neonicotinoids linked to recent fall in farmland bird numbers
Guardian (London) -  Research demonstrates for the first time the knock-on effects to other species of class of insecticides known to harm bees... read more
[09 Jul 2014] 

Despite moratorium, Indonesia now has world's highest deforestation rate
Mongabay.com -  Indonesia now has the highest deforestation rate in the world, topping even Brazil which has more than five times the natural forest cover Read more a... read more
[08 Jul 2014] 

Obama Urged to Sanction Mozambique over Elephant, Rhino Poaching
Inter Press Service -  Environmentalists are formally urging President Barack Obama to enact trade sanctions on Mozambique over the country’s alleged chronic facilitation of... read more
[07 Jul 2014] 

UK government pledges to fight unlimited Atlantic shark fishing
Guardian (London) -  Fishing minister George Eustice promises to argue the case for precautionary catch limits for overfished species... read more
[02 Jul 2014] 

Despite early headwinds, Indonesia's biggest REDD+ project moves forward in Borneo
Mongabay.com -  Just over a year ago, the Indonesian government officially approved the country's first REDD+ forest carbon conservation project: Rimba Raya, which ai... read more
[29 Jun 2014] 

Iran tries to save Asiatic cheetah from extinction
Times of India -  Iran is rushing to try to save one of the world's critically endangered species, the Asiatic cheetah, and bring it back from the verge of extinction i... read more
[26 Jun 2014] 

Shot vulture leads conservationists to bizarre black-market for bird parts
Mongabay.com -  Rich people in Nigeria are willing to pay a lot of money for vulture body parts. They believe that keeping a vulture's head or feath... read more
[25 Jun 2014] 

Widespread impacts of neonicotinoids 'impossible to deny'
BBC -  Neonicotinoid pesticides are causing significant damage to a wide range of beneficial species and are a key factor in the decline of bees, say scienti... read more
[24 Jun 2014] 

'Plastic-eating' microbes help marine debris sink: study
Terra Daily -  Microscopic creatures could be helping reduce marine garbage on the ocean surface, not only by "eating" plastics but by causing tiny pieces to sink to... read more
[22 Jun 2014] 

Beloved African Elephant Killed for Ivory—"Monumental" Loss
National Geographic -  Popular with tourists, Satao fell to poachers May 30, group says... read more
[16 Jun 2014] 

Australians rally over future of Tasmania forest
Times of India -  Thousands of Australians rallied Saturday against the proposed logging of protected forests in rugged Tasmania ahead of a UNESCO World Heritage meetin... read more
[15 Jun 2014] 

GROUP WILL PAY FARMERS TO CREATE TEMPORARY MIGRATORY BIRD HABITAT
Yale Environment 360 -  A program started by The Nature Conservancy aims to enlist California farmers in creating temporary habitats for migrating birds — a partnership that ... read more
[12 Jun 2014] 

 
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