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Shark overfishing hurts coral reefs

Overfishing for sharks is having detrimental effects on coral reefs, finds a new study published in the journal PLOS One. The research is based on long-term monitoring reefs off northwestern…

Hydro projects a front for logging in Vietnam

Small hydroelectric projects in forested areas in Vietnam may be a front for logging operations in the country's national parks, reports Vietnam Net. According to Vietnam's Ministry of Agriculture and…

Will Amazon drought worsen in 2007?

Contrary to popular belief, the Amazon rainforest is not rainy year round. Further from the equator, rainfall is more seasonal, with dry periods that sometimes last for months. This trio…