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In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, May 10, 2019

  • 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.
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Tropical forests

Climate change could wipe out the Bengal tigers of Bangladesh’s Sundarbans in the next few decades, a study suggests (The New York Times).

The rights of women to landownership don’t always follow when collective tenure is granted (CIFOR Forests News).

The head of a chocolate producer says cacao production isn’t causing Ghana’s staggering deforestation (Confectionery News).

Brazil’s environmental agency has arrested 12 people on allegations of illegally logging in indigenous-held lands in the Amazon (O Documento).

Scientists say banning palm oil in Europe won’t stem deforestation in Southeast Asia (The Conversation).

Other news

A new study that hasn’t yet been peer reviewed has found that energy costs creep up as more climate-friendly alternatives are required (The Atlantic).

Seeding reefs with heat-resistant coral-algae pairs might help them weather warmer sea temperatures, two scientists say (The Economist).

Australia’s voters are feeling the heat of climate change, and it’s affecting their choices at the polls (The New York Times).

Alaska’s bearded seals are having more pups — an unexpected result of warmer temperatures (Hakai Magazine).

Children can change their parents’ views on climate change, according to new research (Pacific Standard).

Recent research in Nepal shows that local management of forests keeps them standing while also reducing poverty (University of Manchester/Phys.Org).

Scientists may have found a new species of sea squirt deep in the Indian Ocean (First Post).

Proposed open-pit mines supported by President Donald Trump endanger Alaska salmon runs, anglers say (The New York Times).

Member states of the Arctic Council were for the first time unable to agree on a declaration about protecting the region, stymied by pressure from the U.S. (The New York Times).

Seven critically endangered North Atlantic right whale calves have been born in the winter of 2018-2019 (Hakai Magazine).

Banner image of a polar bear by Arturo de Frias Marques via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0).

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