- 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.
We’ve collected a few stories that were published this week by other news outlets.
Norway calls for help from the international community to stop tropical deforestation (Climate Change News).
Tanzania’s forest agency is using drones to look at damage to mangrove forests (The Citizen).
Many parts of South Asia could see trouble in the future from climate change, according to the World Bank (Reuters).
New research brings mangroves’ carbon contributions into sharper focus (Louisiana State University/EurekAlert).
A new study adds to the evidence demonstrating that indigenous communities are critical in rainforest protection (Earth Island Journal).
A new report levels accusations of deforestation against Liberian palm oil company Golden Veroleum Liberia (Investor Ideas).
Companies convince representatives of a state in India to roll back parts of their plastic ban (Reuters).
Forests in Southeast Asia are disappearing more quickly than scientists thought (Princeton University/EurekAlert).
Colombia creates the world’s largest rainforest park (The Independent).
Wild bananas may go extinct, researchers warn (BBC News).
Wolf politics leads to bad blood for some researchers (The New York Times).
Poor communities could be paying more for conservation, new research finds (The Independent).
The Indonesian government has taken steps toward restoring the rainforests of Sumatra (The Jakarta Post).
The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, has resigned amid scandals (The New York Times).
Documents from the U.S. Department of the Treasury have had references to climate change removed (Pacific Standard).
Scientists link exposure to pollution from vehicle use to diabetes (The Atlantic).
Researchers are calling for investigations into the impacts of rising carbon dioxide levels on the planet’s life (University of Exeter/EurekAlert).
Frigid waters support high rates of new species development, a study finds (Frontiers/EurekAlert).
Global temperatures could rise by twice the level predicted, a new study has found (University of New South Wales/Phys.Org).
Hawaii’s governor will likely sign into law restrictions on certain reef-damaging sunscreens (The Washington Post).
Fireworks from the Fourth of July lead to spikes in air pollution in the U.S. (Los Angeles Times).
Lions have killed and eaten two rhino poachers in South Africa, according to a game reserve owner (Reuters).
Marine mammals could be at higher risk of disturbances from ships, as Arctic waters open up to more shipping traffic (Science Magazine).
Trump administration officials criticize Obama-era wetland rules because they place “too much emphasis” on science (Science Magazine).
Reports of a great white shark are the first off the Spanish island of Majorca since the 1970s (BBC News).
Geneticists have sequenced the koala’s genome (New Scientist).
A single right whale sighting leads to the temporary shutdown of a Canadian island (The Guardian).
Climate change is altering the face of ecosystem restoration (High Country News/Mother Jones).
Banner image of a koala by Rhett A. Butler/Mongabay.
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