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Penguin Mega-Colony Discovered Using Satellites and Drones, Raising Scientists’ Hopes
Scientists have discovered a "supercolony" of Adélie penguins in Antarctica’s remote Danger Islands, raising hopes that the bird’s ...
March 10, 2018
Carbon Emissions From Indonesia Fires Exceeds US
Greenhouse gas emissions from peat fires in Borneo and Sumatra are currently exceeding emissions from the entire U.S. ...
October 16, 2015
Rare Conservation Victory in Madagascar
Good news on the environmental front in Madagascar has been rare and fleeting in recent years, but today ...
July 19, 2015
Fires Rage in Indonesian Park Illegally Trashed for Palm Oil
Dozens of fires are raging across Indonesia's Tesso Nilo National Park National Park, a protected area that has ...
July 11, 2015
Wildlife Trade Network New Target for Weapons Trafficking
An outfit usually associated with investigating arms dealers and weapons traffickers is applying its advanced network mapping capabilities ...
May 17, 2015
Zero Deforestation Commitments Bearing Fruit in the Amazon
A high profile pledge by the world's largest meat company to limit deforestation for cattle production in the ...
May 16, 2015
Orangutan Rescued Amid Sea of Palm Oil
Conservationists rescued another orangutan stranded in Sumatra by expanding oil palm plantations, spotlighting continued fragmentation and destruction of ...
May 7, 2015
Selective Logging Leaves More Dead Wood in Rainforests
Up to 64 percent of above-ground biomass in selectively logged forests may consist of dead wood left over ...
April 30, 2015
Earth Day Call to Double Native Forest Canopy by 2035
A group of prominent researchers, philanthropists, and activists are calling for a doubling of the planet's native forest ...
April 26, 2015
Deforestation Driven by Demand for Natural Rubber
Surging demand for natural rubber is decimating some of the world's most endangered forests, putting wildlife and critical ...
April 20, 2015
Proposed Road Through Protected Forest Worries Scientists
In a resolution issued at the conclusion of their annual gathering in Phnom Penh, the Asia-Pacific Chapter of ...
April 14, 2015
Tropical Forests ‘Worsening’, Could Become ‘Critical’
World leaders are continuing to overlook the worsening condition of tropical forests despite the biome's vast potential to ...
April 9, 2015
Fast Food Companies Adopt Zero Deforestation Policy
Yum! Brands, the company that owns KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, on Thursday announced a zero deforestation ...
April 6, 2015
Forest in Indonesia Threatened by Logging and Plantations
The rate of forest loss in Indonesia's Leuser Ecosystem — the only place on Earth where rhinos, orangutans, ...
March 28, 2015
Indonesia Forestry Giant Leaves Area After Villager’s Death
Asia Pulp & Paper's supplier Wirakarya Sakti Sakti (WKS) will end its relationship with a security contractor implicated ...
March 17, 2015
Proposed Law Could Decimate Indonesia’s Remaining Forests
A seemingly well-intended law that aims to turn forests over to traditional users could instead lead to large-scale ...
March 16, 2015
Brazil Confirms Rising Deforestation in the Amazon
The Brazilian government has officially confirmed that deforestation in the Amazon is pacing sharply higher than a year ...
March 16, 2015
3M Company Announced New Forest Sustainability Policy
3M has announced a new sustainability policy that will reduce the impact of its fiber-sourcing practices on forests ...
March 9, 2015
Palm Oil Certification Body Purges Membership
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has purged membership of a number of companies and organizations that ...
March 6, 2015
Indonesia Police Investigating Murder of Local Villager
Indonesian police are investigating the brutal killing of a villager in Jambi at the hands of security guards ...
March 4, 2015
Malaysian Palm Oil Company at Risk from Poor Sustainability
Malaysian palm oil producer Kuala Lumpur Kepong's failure to adopt a robust zero deforestation policy puts its financial ...
March 3, 2015
Saving Endangered Lemurs on A Budget of $7 Million
Last year, scientists released an emergency three-year plan that they argued could, quite literally, save the world's lemurs ...
February 27, 2015
Palm Oil Deforestation Worsens Despite Pledges
An Indonesian palm oil firm is destroying rainforests in New Guinea despite high profile zero deforestation pledges from ...
February 25, 2015
China Banks Funding Deforestation in Indonesia
While Santander Bank has made headlines in recent days for financing an Indonesian forestry giant's ongoing clearance of ...
February 21, 2015
Selective Logging Changes to Forest Structure Over Time
Selective logging is causing long-term changes to tropical forests in Africa by facilitating the growth of weeds and ...
February 19, 2015
Authorities Failing to Enforce Anti-Poaching Laws in Malaysia
Authorities in Sabah are failing to enforce anti-poaching laws, undermining governance and wildlife protection efforts in the Malaysian ...
February 13, 2015
2k Hectares of Forest Destroyed by Cacao Company in Peru
In a statement issued Thursday, ALERT—the Alliance of Leading Environmental Researchers & Thinkers expressed concern over revelations that ...
February 8, 2015
Alaska GOP Cancels 2020 Republican Presidential Primary
Lindsey Graham Says DOJ Should Investigate Biden-Ukraine Connection
Hong Kong Mops Up After Fresh Violence, Braces for October 1 Anniversary
Trump Hails $500 Million Aussie Paper Mill Project in Ohio as ‘Shining Example’ of Fair Trade
3 Dead, 4 Hospitalized After Drug Overdose in Pittsburgh: Reports
Protesters and Police Clash in Another Weekend of Tension in Hong Kong
Court Rules That Gender Concerns Override Religious Principles
Modi Invites Trump to Rally in Show of Unity in Houston
‘Things Are Being Implied That Don’t Exist,’ Mnuchin Says of Trump’s Ukraine Call
Trump Has No Plans to Meet With Iran at UN, as US Sends Troops to Saudi Arabia