Ecosystems News

No more mining disasters

Nearly one year ago, on November 5, 2015, a mining waste dam failed at the Samarco iron mine in rural Brazil, unleashing an enormous torrent of chemical-laden sludge into the…
The binturong or bearcat (Arctictis binturong). Photographed in Cambodia by Rhett A. Butler for Mongabay.

What is a binturong?

t has been said that the binturong is part bear, part cat, and has a monkey’s tail. Indeed, it does seem a bit like a composite animal, with parts gathered…
The binturong or bearcat (Arctictis binturong). Photographed in Cambodia by Rhett A. Butler for Mongabay.
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