- 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.
Here are a few stories published this week by other news outlets.
NASA now has three-dimensional views of the Amazon, and they’re helping scientists puzzle out the effects of El Niño (NASA/Phys.Org).
Forest researchers are working to restore ecosystems in Mexico (CIFOR Forests News).
Garamba National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo is now 80 years old (African Parks).
Scientists have found a fungus, previously seen only in South America, in threatened amphibians in India (University of Plymouth/Phys.Org).
Conservationists in Costa Rica are concerned that more isn’t being done to keep wildlife safe from being electrocuted by power lines (Undark).
Overfishing in South America could be damaging the continent’s forests (National Geographic News).
Scientists and conservationists are working with fishers in Greece to create new marine protected areas (News Deeply).
Greener neighborhoods have healthier kids, new research has found (USDA/EurekAlert).
The rules governing fishing aren’t keeping up with the shift of stocks in response to climate change (Rutgers University/EurekAlert).
The Pope spoke with oil executives and enjoined them to move toward cleaner forms of energy (BBC News, Reuters).
North Atlantic right whales need stronger protections if they’re going to survive the next 30 years (University of California, Santa Barbara/EurekAlert).
Animals are ducking the light of day and becoming nocturnal to avoid humans (The Atlantic).
If coral reefs disappear, flooding will get a lot worse, a new study finds (AFP/The Hindu).
Climate change is threatening key archaeological sites (Pacific Standard).
The most recent storm season in the Caribbean cost the region $1 billion in tourism dollars (Reuters).
Science is losing ground in U.S. federal policy (The New York Times).
A study on fishing in Kenya may have pinpointed a “sweet spot” that encourages sustainability (WCS/EurekAlert).
A guide may have lured a lion from South Africa’s Kruger National Park so that a trophy hunter could kill him (Conservation Action Trust).
A new study suggests that coming environmental changes could make it harder to grow vegetables (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine/EurekAlert).
Climate change isn’t a key cause of conflict, a new study finds (Undark).
Scientists are working to save Central Asia’s saiga antelopes (BBC News).
Sperm whales in the Gulf of Alaska have learned that fishing boats can mean an easy meal (New Scientist).
Global Fishing Watch tracks fishing vessels to stop illegal boats (The Guardian).
An Argentine national park has new baby jaguars for the first time in 100 years (National Geographic News).
Fishing and farming communities fight it out over scant water resources in California (High Country News/Hakai Magazine).
Banner image of chinook salmon by Zureks via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0).
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