In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, May 11, 2018

first_imgArticle published by John Cannon There are many important conservation and environmental stories Mongabay isn’t able to cover.Here’s a digest of some of the significant developments from the week.If you think we’ve missed something, feel free to add it in the comments. Here are a few stories published this week by other news outlets.Tropical forestsA look at what goes into caring for tapirs in Malaysia (The Sun Daily).The peace deal in Colombia could be the reason behind a spike in deforestation in the country’s slice of the Amazon (The New Scientist).Students convince a Colombian court to give new rights to the Amazon rainforest (Living on Earth/PRI).Could a loss of dust from the world’s deserts pose a threat to the Amazon (Cosmos Magazine)?Researchers complete the first survey of Manipur’s elephants in India (The Sangai Express).Lemur survival may depend more on the size of forest fragments than their connections with other lemurs (PLOS/EurekAlert).New research suggests that diverse forests are more productive than monocultures (Technical University of Munich/EurekAlert).Civil society organizations in Ghana are urging the government to pass stronger protections for wildlife and forests in the West African country (Ghana Web).No country has more mangrove cover — or is losing it faster — than Indonesia (Forests News).A look at how jaguars are faring in “the Age of Humans” (The Atlantic).Palm oil use in biofuels is driving demand (New Scientist).Could a surge in “climate refugees” lead to more human trafficking (The Revelator)?Progress on a superhighway project through Nigeria’s forests has stalled (Construction & Civil Engineering News).Other newsForest protection needs to account for people’s needs, research finds (SciDev.Net).Helping smallholder farmers rise out of poverty in Nigeria (Devex).Why are threatened predators turning up in odd places (Duke University/EurekAlert)?A study finds that we might not be doing as much good as we think we are when we buy “eco-friendly” (New Scientist).Scientists find a 33-million-year-old bat fossil (Reuters).Homeowners in California will have to integrate solar into their homes (BBC News).Marine protected areas could fall short of keeping critical ecosystems safe from climate change (The Atlantic).Scientists are experimenting with seismic technology to monitor elephants (Pacific Standard).Pakistan mulls biodiversity protection for its first marine protected area (Urdu Point).Red wolf pups born at a museum in North Carolina, even as scientists warn that the world’s rarest wolf could be less than a decade from extinction (The Revelator).A year on, the EPA still hasn’t brought its climate change website back online (The Washington Post).Scientists find see around 150 critically endangered right whales on research cruise (The Guardian).Global travel is responsible for around 8 percent of carbon dioxide emissions (The Hindu).Hawaii bans reef-harming sunscreens (Honolulu Star Advertiser).Video: How pollution is changing the Andes (The Pulitzer Center).A mass migration restarts in Botswana (National Geographic News).Could ride-sharing companies help cut emissions (Pacific Standard)?Slow down ships to save whales and carbon emissions, a new study finds (News Deeply).Hunters will soon take aim at Idaho’s grizzly bears for the first time in more than 40 years (Reuters).Cities ignite speedy evolution in animals (National Geographic News).To avoid disease, migratory birds take flight (The Conversation).Fishers and researchers are working together to manage invasive lionfish (News Deeply).Veterinarians from the U.S. are in Madagascar helping to save thousands of endangered tortoises (Reuters).The Trump administration cuts off funding for NASA’s research on greenhouse gases (BBC News).A water filter that could boost the efficiency of desalination plants rests on the work of mathematician Alan Turing (Nature).Young white sharks are being snagged in fishing nets off the West Coast of the U.S., a new study finds (National Geographic News).Banner image of a Malayan tapir by Rhett A. Butler/Mongabay.FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page. Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsoredcenter_img Conservation, Environment, Weekly environmental news update last_img

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