- 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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Deforestation in Brazil is affecting one of the country’s most biodiverse rivers (Biographic).
A new “atlas” tracks infrastructure development in Indonesian Papua (CIFOR Forests News).
A market for durian fruit in China is leading to deforestation in Southeast Asia (Reuters).
Authorities have called on the military to protect the Basilan rainforests in the Philippines (The Philippine Star).
Tanzania’s Hadza people won a prize for their work to address climate change (IPP Media).
The environmental movement has its roots in the drive to save the rainforest (Vox).
One expert argues that the biodiversity in Borneo is more financially valuable that the uses that require deforestation (Forbes).
Mammoths once made their last stand on an island in the Arctic that’s now a refuge for wild animals in a changing climate (Biographic).
… As new research shows that the majority of U.S. teens worry about the crisis (The Washington Post).
Greta Thunberg, one of the teenage leaders of the climate movement, told the U.S. Congress that lawmakers need to read the U.N.’s latest report (The Washington Post).
Scientists debate the merits of replacing an extinct subspecies of cheetah in India with one from Africa (The Atlantic).
Climate change is threatening populations of Chinook salmon (The New York Times).
Particulate from air pollution can end up in the placentas of pregnant women, scientists have found (Los Angeles Times).
Gender equality needs to be a part of addressing climate change, a new report has found (Ensia).
Fossil fuel companies plan to have a sideline meeting next week during the U.N. climate conference (The Guardian).
The Mosaic expedition will study the effects of climate change on the Arctic (The New York Times).
Climate change has a broad reach, says the Economist newspaper in an edition dedicated to the subject (The Economist).
The U.N. Secretary General’s special envoy for the ocean says that commitments aren’t enough to save the world’s marine environments from climate change (Time).
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