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The Guardian -yesterday

Country diary: grafting to make new cider-apple trees

Marshwood Vale, Dorset: These saplings will help improve the landscape near the line of pylons that stalk the areaWe are in a barn, harnessing the strength of spring to make new apple trees. Smooth, supple twigs – scions – lie before us in labelled bundles. Hairy bunches of rootstock wait in a barrow, shrouded in plastic to stop them drying out.It’s perilous preparing scions for grafting. Yo...

Mongabay -2 days ago

New ancient, giant carnivore described from bones in museum drawer

For a long time, some of the fossil remains that had been excavated from a site in western Kenya in the late 1970s languished in a drawer at Nairobi National Museum, unidentified. Now, by examining and piecing together the teeth, parts of a jaw, skull and skeleton, researchers have described a new species of a […]...

Mongabay -2 days ago

In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, April 18, 2019

Tropical forests The American Museum of Natural History has withdrawn its hosting of an event by a lobby group honoring Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has moved to marginalize native peoples and develop the Amazon, as its “person of the year” (BBC). The news that Bolsonaro would be honored at the event in New York […]...

Mongabay -2 days ago

In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, April 19, 2019

Tropical forests The American Museum of Natural History has withdrawn its hosting of an event by a lobby group honoring Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has moved to marginalize native peoples and develop the Amazon, as its “person of the year” (BBC). The news that Bolsonaro would be honored at the event in New York […]...

GFW -2 days ago

Protegiendo los bosques ancestrales del Paraguay con nuevas tecnologías

Este es el Gran Chaco. Una amplia extensión de bosque seco, cactus y sabanas de palmera; un tramo del Paraguay rural que se considera lejos de todo.A pesar de su lejanía y su baja población, el Chaco es tanto el hogar como la fuente de sustento de quienes viven allí. Pero en los últimos 20 años, la región se ha visto cada vez más amenazada ya que sus árboles son talados para establecer y ...

Mongabay -2 days ago

Singapore acquits trader in world’s biggest rosewood bust, worth $50m

Singapore’s highest court has acquitted a businessman who brought Malagasy rosewood valued at $50 million into the city-state. The verdict on April 8 reversed the ruling of a lower court that had sentenced him to jail time and imposed $1 million in fines for importing protected wildlife. In 2014 Singapore authorities seized nearly 30,000 rosewood […]...

The Guardian -2 days ago

Country diary: one tree on my 100-mile commute is now a friend

Brogborough, Bedfordshire: The drive’s always the same, but the natural landmarks change with the light, like wheeling shadowsThree times a week I drive a hundred miles in a straight line through three counties. New roads lie atop old countryside like a concrete scaffold: the present pressed on the past. When I started doing this journey I used a satnav. Then road signs. Now I look for other thi...

Mongabay -3 days ago

New paper proposes a science-based ‘Global Deal for Nature’

A paper published in Science today outlines a new “Global Deal for Nature,” officially launching an effort to establish science-based conservation targets covering all of planet Earth, including terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems. The Global Deal for Nature proposes a target of 30 percent of the planet to be fully protected under the UN Convention […]...

GFW -3 days ago

Places to Watch: Curating Data-Driven Stories for Action

By Mikaela Weisse and Katie Fletcher Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 2017 and later updated in April 2019. GLAD alert coverage (shown in pink) in South America. Global Forest Watch’s (GFW) ability to track and display deforestation in near-real-time has changed the way people around the world monitor forests. But for […] The post Places to Watch: Curatin...

Mongabay -3 days ago

Cities may save some species from extinction, but they don’t save species’ ecological functions

The responses of wildlife species when their natural habitat is converted into urban areas are many and varied. Urbanization is one of the leading causes of biodiversity loss around the globe, while, at the same time, some species are not only able to adapt to life in urban areas but actually thrive and grow more […]...

The Guardian -3 days ago

Amazon's trees get taste of air of the future

Experiment aims to learn how rainforest copes in levels of CO2 that could be normal by 2050 An ambitious experiment deep in the Amazon rainforest aims to find out how the ecosystem is likely to respond to rising levels of carbon dioxide.In 2000 a research team at the UK’s Hadley Centre forecast that a combination of reduced rainfall and higher temperatures caused by global warming could decimate...

Mongabay -3 days ago

U.S. companies implicated in illegal timber trade from West Africa

An illegal timber trade supply chain stretching from Chinese companies operating out of two countries in West Africa to major hardware stores located throughout the U.S. has been uncovered. A four-year investigation by the Washington, D.C.-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) uncovered claims of evidence of illegal behavior by the Chinese-owned Dejia Group (DG). They include […]...