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

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] 

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] 

 
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