Site icon Conservation news

In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, July 5, 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.
  • 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.

Tropical forests

Illegal logging in Mozambique has exposed the country to potential devastation as a result of cyclones (The Epoch Times).

As policy turns away from palm oil-based biofuels in the European Union, it’s still powering a lot of vehicles (Financial Times).

A new law in Côte d’Ivoire aimed at stopping deforestation could lead to the eviction of as many as 2 million cocoa farmers (Africa Times).

Paraguay is investing in silvopastoral systems to raise livestock, which proponents argue will help meet the global demand for food while protecting forest (Inter Press Service).

Poachers intent on ivory are operating in Botswana, home to Africa’s largest population of elephants (The New York Times).

A new dam could derail the UNESCO World Heritage Status of Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve (Devdiscourse).

Other news

Researchers track an Arctic fox’s trek of more than 3,500 kilometers (2,175 miles) (The New York Times).

The G20 is in near-unanimous agreement — with one notable dissenter in U.S. President Donald Trump — to address climate change (The Washington Post).

Threatened salmon in California may benefit from access to flooded fields (Biographic).

Rehabilitating confiscated pangolins takes a special touch (Biographic).

A black rhino died on his way from the U.K. to the Serengeti (The Mirror, The Independent).

Canada’s new fisheries act has promise, but some wonder if it’s coming too late (Hakai Magazine).

Experts offer guidance on helping children understand climate change (The New York Times).

The Netherlands is raising dairy cattle out at sea in a bid for increased sustainability (Hakai Magazine).

European meteorologists peg June 2019 as the hottest June on record (The New York Times).

Predators and the impacts they have on people present a tricky problem for conservation biologists (The Atlantic).

Greenland’s melting ice sheet could have an unexpected benefit: freeing up sand to meet worldwide demand (The New York Times).

Improving batteries could catalyze a shift to hybrid jets (The Economist).

The 10 million people of Chennai no longer have enough water (NPR).

Climate change could have a price tag of nearly $70 trillion by 2100, according to the consulting firm Moody’s Analytics (The Washington Post).

A new species of fly shares its name with a Game of Thrones character (Fox News).

Crews at a golf course owned by U.S. President Donald Trump in Scotland destroyed protected sand dunes — and then the government stripped the ecosystem’s protected status (E&E News).

A perplexing surge in seaweed growth in the Caribbean is threatening marine life and fisheries (The Atlantic).

Climate change is increasing conflicts over fisheries (Hakai Magazine).

China could spearhead a conservation movement for the world’s oceans (World Economic Forum).

Farmers are raising flies and beetles to be fodder for farmed fish (The Economist).

Banner image of an Arctic fox by Rama via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0 fr). 

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.

Exit mobile version