Press Review

121 Documents in this Category: Issues at location: Earth

Looming mining ‘tsunami’ set to take Africa by storm -  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 -  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] 

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 -  Peru lost nearly a quarter-million hectares of forest over 12 years Read more at 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 -  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 -  Conservation organizations, government reintroducing wildlife from other countries ... read more
[24 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] 

30% of Borneo's rainforests destroyed since 1973 -  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) -  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 -  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] 

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