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Mongabay -15 hours ago

Do we love elephants enough to...

Elephants are always the prime attraction. In zoos, circuses, and safaris, elephants are the number one draw. They make an impression with their playfulness and intelligence, their docile nature despite extraordinary strength.  People feel a natural connection to elephants, which I think is from an...

Mongabay -15 hours ago

Cleaning up Cambodia’s kitch...

Cambodians have long used charcoal to cook their food, with its use ingrained in the culture. Innovative entrepreneurs, using education and briquettes made from coconut shell and woody waste, are changing norms....

WRI -16 hours ago

How the Charcoal Industry Thre...

How the Charcoal Industry Threatens DRC's Forests sadof.alexande… Tue, 06/22/2021 - 15:20 With over 155 million hectares of dense humid forests, the Congo Basin is the second largest tropical forest in the world after the Amazon. Much of this forest can be found within the Democ...

Mongabay -16 hours ago

In Brazil’s most Indigenous ...

In São Gabriel da Cachoeira, a municipality in northern Amazonas state, the traditions and culture of 32 ethnic groups are the hallmarks of a daily life rich in diversity. But even here, traditional peoples face discrimination....

WRI -17 hours ago

RELEASE: WRI, UNEP, GEF and Pa...

RELEASE: WRI, UNEP, GEF and Partners Launch Zero Carbon Building Accelerator mansie.hough@wri.org Tue, 06/22/2021 - 13:40 WASHINGTON (June 22, 2021) — Buildings are one of the largest contributors to climate change, accounting for nearly 40% of energy-related CO2 emissions. But they ...

The Guardian -18 hours ago

The real urban jungle: how anc...

They may be vine-smothered ruins today, but the lost cities of the ancient tropics still have a lot to teach us about how to live alongside natureVisions of “lost cities” in the jungle have consumed western imaginations since Europeans first visited the tropics of Asia, Africa and the Americas. ...

What Wood -19 hours ago

Karelia Pulp to perform a larg...

Artur Parfenchikov, Head of Karelia, Victor Ventimilla Alonso, Chairman of Severo-Zapadny Bank of Sberbank, and Vladimir Bobin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Karelia Pulp Holding LLC, signed a trilateral cooperation agreement to implement an investment project and create favorable economic c...

Mongabay -21 hours ago

Farmers in the Amazon could ea...

The smart money is on the Amazon forest. Agroforestry can replace cattle, generate new wealth, create jobs and develop new economic zones that insulate pristine forest from deforestation risk.  Investors are needed for scaling, philanthropic foundations are needed for catalytic first-loss capital, ...

Mongabay -21 hours ago

New survey nearly doubles Grau...

New research indicates that the global population of Grauer’s gorillas may be almost twice as high as previously estimated, leading to renewed optimism among conservationists about the future of the critically endangered ape. A study led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) published last mo...

Mongabay -23 hours ago

$10 million XPRIZE Rainforest ...

A total of 33 teams spanning 16 countries from Brazil to India have been chosen to advance to the next stage of a five-year, $10 million competition aimed at preserving the world’s rainforests. The teams, selected by a judging panel including conservation scientists and research institute heads, w...

Mongabay -2 days ago

Researchers look to locals to ...

Filip Wojciechowski moved to the island of Bohol in the Philippines in 2014 to study one of the country’s most elusive nocturnal primates, the Philippine tarsier. But he hadn’t reckoned on getting so close to one quite as soon as he did. Shortly after arriving, he was approached by a villager wh...

Mongabay -2 days ago

When it comes to carbon captur...

Trees are a logical solution to climate change, but allowing or encouraging trees to spread into areas where they don’t typically grow, such as tundra and grasslands, can actually do more harm than good. A newly published review paper in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment asks th...

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