- 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.
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Forest countries and food companies must build “trust,” one commentator says (Ethical Corporation).
Chocolate producers see regulations as a possible solution to a long struggle with child labor in the industry (The Morning Call).
New research ties deforestation to Ebola outbreaks (CIFOR Forests News).
Indigenous groups in India cry foul about a rule requiring reforestation for any forest loss (Undark).
Lemurs in Madagascar need a more organized reforestation effort to save them, a scientist says (The Washington Post) …
… While a new paper has found that Madagascar could lose all of its forest by 2070 (UPI).
Communities in the Solomon Islands are working to stave off illegal logging (National Geographic).
Police investigate whether illegal logging played a role in floods in Indonesia (The Jakarta Post).
Almonds depend on pollination by bees, and it turns out it’s a deadly task (The Guardian).
A gray whale joined surfers for a session in San Diego (Men’s Journal).
Here are some ways to help out Australia as the country has lost more than a billion animals to wildfires (CNET) …
… While its leader has drawn criticism for his handling of the crisis and his pro-fossil fuels stance (The Washington Post).
The fires aside, Australia sits on the front line of climate change (The Atlantic).
Global temperatures during 2019 were the second-highest on record, just behind 2016 (The New York Times).
A second coyote attack on humans has occurred in Chicago (The New York Times).
The great auk went from thriving to extinct in less than four centuries (Hakai Magazine).
Climate change is threatening new targets: the marine labs poised at the sea’s edge (The New York Times).
More acidic marine environments could hamper the U.S. economy (Scientific American).
The 2004 tsunami relief efforts brought in aid to help fishing communities rebound, but now there’s evidence that the surge may be leading to damaged ecosystems (Devex).
How much does that carbon offset fee on your airline ticket help? (YES Magazine).
Traditions may help protect hunted birds in Lebanon (The New York Times).
Banner image of a female crowned lemur (Eulemur coronatus) by Rhett A. Butler/Mongabay.
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