- 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.
DRC reissues logging concession licenses, violating its own moratorium (Mareeg).
NGOs charge that reinstated logging rights in DRC are on peatlands (Nasdaq/Reuters).
No-deforestation pineapples available from Costa Rica (UNDP Green Commodities Programme/PR Newswire).
The Amazon rainforest is nearing a tipping point, scientists argue (Science Advances).
“We have the tools to stop global deforestation,” UN official says (UN News).
Assessing the state of the Amazon (Ensia).
How tropical trees withstand droughts in the Amazon (UCR Today).
Drilling down into satellite data to understand seasonal changes in the tropics (Brookhaven National Laboratory/Phys.Org).
Illegal avocado plantations discovered in Mexican butterfly refuge (Los Angeles Times).
DJ races to record forest sounds before they’re gone in Indonesia (VICE News).
Has forest certification failed to protect forests? (Yale e360).
Brazil nears a decision on drilling by French oil company Total in the Amazon River basin (Reuter).
Investment firm BlackRock to demand contributions to society from supported companies (The New York Times).
Scientists claim to have found the “world’s ugliest animal” in the deep ocean (The Straits Times).
Vegetarian and vegan diets could help cut climate-warming emissions by 70 percent (AccuWeather).
A profile of modern climate-change activists (The New York Times Magazine).
Animals increasingly hemmed in (The New York Times).
Pangolins saved in a vehicle crash in Thailand (The Nation).
Satellite data reveals the state of Antarctica’s ice flow (NASA/Phys.Org).
Extinction “cascades” possible with increasing biodiversity loss, new study finds (University of Exeter/Phys.Org).
New research reveals decades of warming in the Pacific near the Galapagos Islands (University of Arizona/Phys.Org).
From toxic to potable: President of Indonesia puts forth plan to clean up Citarum River in seven years (Reuters).
Officials caution that African countries rely too heavily on hydropower (Reuters).
Critically endangered turtles found in Cambodia (Reuters).
The loss of sea ice drives belugas deeper in the hunt for food (University of Washington/EurekAlert).
DNA analysis reveals the existence of a new sixgill shark species (Florida Institute of Technology/EurekAlert).
Ship noise harries porpoises (Aarhus University/EurekAlert).
Coffee plantations host high levels of biodiversity, according to new study (The New York Times).
One-meter sea level rise could be a certainty, with or without mitigation, scientists warn (The Hindu).
Banner image of a butterfly by John C. Cannon.
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