Press Review

127 Documents in this Category: Issues at location: Earth

Gold mining expanding rapidly along Guiana Shield, threatening forests, water, wildlife
Mongabay.com -  Land cleared for mines spotted by innovative mapping technology ... read more
[22 Oct 2014] 

Amazon deforestation picking up pace, satellite data reveals
Guardian (London) -  Data indicates 190% rise in land clearance in August and September compared with same period last year... read more
[19 Oct 2014] 

Desertec solar power project shareholders jump ship
Guardian (London) -  An ambitious project to harness and export solar power generated in Middle East and African deserts has all but folded... read more
[14 Oct 2014] 

Marine Litter: Plunging Deep, Spreading Wide
Inter Press Service -  There are an estimated 13,000 pieces of plastic litter afloat every single square kilometer of ocean... read more
[13 Oct 2014] 

Marooned in shrinking forests, Bornean orangutans hang on as disaster looms (PART I)
Mongabay.com -  This is the first part of a two-part series, the second of which goes more in-depth about the efforts to connect habitat fragments and help secure the... read more
[08 Oct 2014] 

The Zanaga iron ore mine – a test of best laid plans for preserving wildlife Read more at http://new
Mongabay.com -  Logging companies threaten to undermine the mining industry's efforts to leave biodiversity better off... read more
[06 Oct 2014] 

Companies hire local communities to evade palm oil restrictions in Indonesia
Mongabay.com -  As more palm oil companies are held accountable for deforestation in Indonesia, a growing number are hiring local communities to do their dirty work ... read more
[05 Oct 2014] 

New Global Declaration “Insufficient” to Tackle Deforestation
Inter Press Service -  Heads of state, civil society groups and the leaders of some of the world’s largest companies this week urged their peers to sign on to a landmark new... read more
[05 Oct 2014] 

E360 Video: Indonesian Villagers Use Drones to Protect Their Forest
Yale Environment 360 -  The villagers of Setulang in Indonesian Borneo have enlisted a new ally in their fight against the illegal clearing of their forests for oil palm plan... read more
[01 Oct 2014] 

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] 

 
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