- 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.
- Mongabay does not vet the news sources below, nor does the inclusion of a story on this list imply an endorsement of its content.
Some herders in Kenya are replacing their cattle with more “climate-resistant” camels (WRI).
Ecological restoration could benefit more than just ecosystems (CIFOR Forests News).
Could indigenous knowledge outpace technology in providing sustainable agricultural solutions? (Ensia)
Palm oil’s shift to Central Africa brings peril and promise (CIFOR Forests News).
Scientists find two new bird species in West Africa (Sci-News).
A multibillion-dollar railway on the Yucatán Peninsula that’s still short of funding could damage rainforests (Bloomberg).
The logging industry in Borneo is dangerous to human workers as well as rainforests (Al Jazeera).
Deforestation in the tropics means that only 38 percent of remaining forest will allow wildlife to move in response to climate change, a new study has found (India Today).
U.S. President Donald Trump extolled his environmental accomplishments (Pacific Standard, The Washington Post).
Here’s a list of 83 regulations related to the environment that Trump’s administration has relaxed during his tenure (The New York Times).
Meanwhile, the science says that Trump’s claims about cleaner air aren’t valid (The Atlantic).
A group of U.S. state governors wants the Trump administration to halt the rollback of fuel standards for vehicles (The Washington Post, The New York Times).
The White House blocked a State Department official’s written warning on climate change, so he quit (The Washington Post).
Why are zoos still getting elephants from Africa? (The New York Times Magazine)
A trophy hunter killed a famous bull elephant, blamed for property damage, in Namibia (IOL News, Reuters).
Cockroaches are developing resistance to common pesticides (The Guardian).
Rising sea temperatures in California are causing a die-off of mussels (The Guardian).
How some climate scientists practice what they preach (The Guardian).
The Nature Conservancy, an environmental group, battles accusations of employee mistreatment (Politico).
The government of Tanzania says that rhino and elephant numbers in the country are up (Al Jazeera).
Banner image of desert elephants in Namibia by Rhett A. Butler/Mongabay.
FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page.