Conservation news

In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, February 2, 2018

By Jack Dykinga [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

  • 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.

Tropical forests

Illegal loggers allowed to continue logging in Mato Grosso, Brazil (Climate Change News).

Podcast: Brazil’s increase in illegal deforestation (Financial Times).

South America’s indigenous communities ready to share their stories at California Climate Summit in September (The Sacramento Bee).

“Large-scale deforestation” possible as part of RSPO member’s expansion plans in Malaysia, WWF says (Eco-Business).

Lawsuit aims to stop deforestation in Colombia (Thomson Reuters Foundation News, Reuters).

New study catalogs mammal biodiversity in South America’s Atlantic Forest (The Field Museum).

Conservation programs aimed at sustainable harvesting provide alternative for owners of forested land (University of Missouri).

Myanmar announces suspension of logging to allow Bago Yoma forests to regrow (Eleven Myanmar).

Other news

Climate-saving “fake” meat mulled by top investors (Thomson Reuters Foundation News).

Meat production’s contribution to climate change (The New York Times).

Recapping EPA head Scott Pruitt’s testimony before the Senate (Mother Jones).

Former Patagonia CEO argues for protecting nature “as an act of democracy” (The New York Times).

Study catalogs consumers’ forgetfulness about ethical issues when shopping (The San Diego Union-Tribune).

Bigger storms may stem from air pollution (Science News).

New crocodile species? Evidence of mutations from an orange cave in Gabon (The Guardian).

The business case for replanting trees (VOA News).

Unilever to source sustainable palm oil from Indonesia (businessGreen).

Siberian tiger gets new refuge in China (Yale e360).

Trump administration aims to cut clean energy research by 72 percent (Reuters).

Past decade one of the hottest in the last 11,000 years (University of Wyoming/Phys.Org).

DNA from endangered blue whales shows their adaptability (Flinders University/Phys.Org).

Renewables outpace coal in EU electricity production (Yale e360).

See how BBC made “The Deep” episode of Blue Planet II (The Atlantic).

No mention of climate change in Trump’s State of the Union address (The Atlantic).

Scientists question what records ice caps are setting, wonder if Trump’s talking about a different planet (Reuters).

Habitat fragmentation will affect insects in the future: new study (Technical University of Munich/Phys.Org).

Warming continues to stymie recovery of coral reefs (UCLA/Phys.Org).

Two conservation activists convicted of “incitement to commit a felony” in Cambodia (The Phnom Penh Post).

Bees could help address elephant-human conflict (The New York Times).

Clean water regulation suspended by EPA (The New York Times).

Eighteen new species of spider-hunting spiders in Madagascar (Los Angeles Times).

Warm-blooded animals like birds and mammals have the best shot at surviving climate change, according to new research (University of British Columbia/EurekAlert).

Amazonian dolphins get assist from drones (The Guardian).

VW “clean diesel” campaign involved testing on monkeys (The New York Times, The Guardian).

Battle to list bison under Endangered Species Act continues (Reuters).

Pentagon concerned that half of U.S. bases face threats from climate change-induced “wild weather” (The Guardian).

Pink sea urchins could be climate change-resistant source of food (UCSD/EurekAlert).

Banner image of an American bison by Jack Dykinga [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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