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Tropical forests suffered second-worst loss of trees on record last year 28.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
In 2017, 39 million acres of tree cover disappeared, an area as big as Bangladesh. "The report is telling a bleak picture," researcher Mikaela Weisse said. "What we are doing right now isn't enough."
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Poland ready to end extensive logging in pristine old forest 15.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Poland’s environment minister has decided to stop the extensive logging in one of Europe’s oldest forests that has been declared illegal by a top European Union court, authorities said Tuesday.
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Polish court acquits protesters of logging in old forest 11.5.2018 Washington Post: World
A court in eastern Poland has acquitted environmentalists who had blocked government-ordered logging in one of Europe’s last pristine forests that has been condemned by the European Union.
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Interior Department renews leases for Minnesota mine project 3.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The U.S. Interior Department has reinstated the mineral rights leases for a company that wants to build a copper-nickel mine near Ely in northeastern Minnesota, renewals that were denied in the closing weeks of the Obama administration.
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Will Trump’s ire force Montana’s Senator Tester away from political center? 1.5.2018 The Moderate Voice

Will Trump’s ire force Montana’s Senator Tester away from political center? Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., during a 2012 campaign stop in Helena, Montana AP Photo/Matt Gouras Lee Banville, The University of Montana Democrat Jon Tester has made a name for himself by largely not making a national name for himself. In the last 11 years, […]

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Vast survey finds far more gorillas in Africa than previously believed — and some bad news, too 27.4.2018 Washington Post: World
Researchers found that the western lowland gorilla population is quickly declining, meaning that it's still critically endangered.
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Farmers, forests and the future 24.4.2018 Columns – The Indian Express
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Guitar makers hit hard by new regulations on prized rosewood 12.4.2018 AP Business
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- An international crackdown on illegal logging in tropical forests has ensnared the makers of some guitars and other musical instruments, whose top-end products require small amounts of rosewood, a material prized for its rich, multicolored grain and resonant sound....
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Greenpeace leaves sustainable wood certification group 27.3.2018 Washington Post: World
Greenpeace is withdrawing from the main global group for certifying sustainable wood, saying the organization it helped found more than two decades ago is failing to protect natural forests from exploitation.
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Greenpeace leaves sustainable wood certification group 27.3.2018 AP Business
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Greenpeace is withdrawing from the main global group for certifying sustainable wood products, saying it is failing to protect natural forests from exploitation....
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Four leopard cubs lost in sugarcane field rescued, reunited with mother 27.3.2018 Pune – The Indian Express
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Maharashtra: Four cubs lost in sugarcane field reunited 27.3.2018 Pune – The Indian Express
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Longmont Museum collection finds new home as organization goes on 24.3.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Amid thousands of cardboard boxes yet to be unpacked Friday, Longmont Museum interim director Erik Mason was drawn to the turkey egg incubator, the largest item inside the newly opened, 15,000-square-foot storage facility for the collection.
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Rainforest Connection enlists machine learning to listen for loggers and jaguars in the Amazon 24.3.2018 TechCrunch
The vastness that makes the Amazon rainforest so diverse and fertile also makes it extremely difficult to protect. Rainforest Connection is a project started back in 2014 that used solar powered second-hand phones as listening stations that could alert authorities to sounds of illegal logging. And applying machine learning has supercharged the network's capabilities.
The Energy 202: Congress finally found a new way to fund wildfire suppression 23.3.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Congress finally found a new way to fund wildfire suppression
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Greenpeace says brands refusing to reveal palm oil sources 19.3.2018 AP Business
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Greenpeace says household brands including PepsiCo and Johnson & Johnson are refusing to disclose where they get their palm oil from despite vows to stop buying from companies that cut down tropical forests to grow the widely used commodity....
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California’s ‘outlaw’ marijuana culture faces a harsh reckoning: Legal weed 17.3.2018 Washington Post
California’s ‘outlaw’ marijuana culture faces a harsh reckoning: Legal weed
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Thanks to Trump, This Senator Finally Gets Her Chance to Decimate Alaska’s Environmental Protections 11.3.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  When President Donald Trump took office in January 2017, Alaska Republican Lisa Murkowski had been a member of the United States Senate for 15 years. She’d pulled off a historic write-in campaign, built a reputation as someone who thinks deeply […]
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A Cave in China Is Filled with Exotic Plants that Shouldn’t Be There—But Researchers May Have Figured Out Why 19.2.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Atlas Obscura and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  From Plato to Polyphemus, caves have long been literary symbols of the mysterious and the unknown. And in the real world, they often live up to that reputation: underground rivers, weirdly preserved skeletons, rare bacteria that make them shine like gold. Now, […]
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Borneo orangutans dying off as forests are lost: study 16.2.2018 The Moderate Voice

The population of orangutans in Borneo has plummeted by more than half since 1999 — nearly 150,000 of the apes — largely due to chopping down forests for logging, paper, palm oil and mining, researchers said Thursday. Illegal hunting of the critically endangered apes is also a leading factor in their disappearance, said the study [...]

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