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  • The week in environmental news – Feb 12, 2016

    Fri 8:45pm By <a class="author-link" href="http://news.mongabay.com/by/brittany-stewart"><span itemprop="author" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Person"><span itemprop="name" >Brittany Stewart</span></span></a> (Published by Brittany Stewart)
    Botanists in Hawaii have made a heart-shaped discovery that is sure to reignite your love of biodiversity.
  • Can Cutting-Edge Drone Technology Help Answer the Age-Old Question of Bipedalism?

    Fri 1:46pm By <a class="author-link" href="http://news.mongabay.com/by/andrew-lewis"><span itemprop="author" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Person"><span itemprop="name" >Andrew Lewis</span></span></a> (Published by Sue Palminteri)
    Using several types of drones to map the movements of western Tanzania’s elusive Issa Valley chimpanzees
  • Some Indigenous groups wary of REDD+ following Paris Climate Agreement

    Fri 12:33pm By <a class="author-link" href="http://news.mongabay.com/by/mitch-paquette"><span itemprop="author" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Person"><span itemprop="name" >Mitch Paquette</span></span></a> (Published by Glenn Scherer)
    While the UN forest protection program has the backing of many, the Wapichan in Guyana and other indigenous groups fear it may lead to government and corporate land grabs.
  • Focus on great apes, draws attention from other species, finds study

    Fri 11:55am By <a class="author-link" href="http://news.mongabay.com/by/shreya-dasgupta"><span itemprop="author" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Person"><span itemprop="name" >Shreya Dasgupta</span></span></a> (Published by Shreya Dasgupta)
    In tropical Asia and Africa, scientists tend to focus on a handful of large national parks that are home to high-profile species of great apes like gorillas and orangutans, researchers have found.
  • Secondary forests offer big opportunity to fight global warming

    Fri 11:28am By <a class="author-link" href="http://news.mongabay.com/by/mike-gaworecki"><span itemprop="author" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Person"><span itemprop="name" >Mike Gaworecki</span></span></a> (Published by Mike Gaworecki)
    New research shows that some regenerating forests might have an even higher rate of carbon uptake than previously thought, which can help identify the most important conservation priorities.
  • Aceh citizens ask governor to keep bulldozers out of a crucial rainforest

    Fri 6:40am By <a class="author-link" href="http://news.mongabay.com/by/junaidi-hanafiah"><span itemprop="author" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Person"><span itemprop="name" >Junaidi Hanafiah</span></span></a> (Published by Philip Jacobson)
    Authorities in Indonesia's westernmost province have yet to respond to their demand.
  • Peruvian Amazon will get wetter and experience more severe floods, threatening wildlife

    Thu 6:01pm By <a class="author-link" href="http://news.mongabay.com/by/mike-gaworecki"><span itemprop="author" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Person"><span itemprop="name" >Mike Gaworecki</span></span></a> (Published by Mike Gaworecki)
    Researchers predict increased seasonal precipitation and much higher rainfall fluctuations in the Peruvian Amazon basin due to rising global temperatures.
  • As the U.S. bans trans fats, palm oil is poised to take over – but at what cost?

    Thu 5:57pm By <a class="author-link" href="http://news.mongabay.com/by/sarah-hucal"><span itemprop="author" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Person"><span itemprop="name" >Sarah Hucal</span></span></a> (Published by Morgan Erickson-Davis)
    A ban on trans fats in U.S. foods comes into effect in 2018. With palm oil rushing to fill the gap, some say this could be used as an opportunity to bolster sustainability and health standards.
  • New electric fish provided key to establishing first new genus in 30 years

    Thu 11:58am By <a class="author-link" href="http://news.mongabay.com/by/mike-gaworecki"><span itemprop="author" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Person"><span itemprop="name" >Mike Gaworecki</span></span></a> (Published by Mike Gaworecki)
    “I distinctly recall pulling this fish from the trap, looking at it in my hand, and thinking, ‘I do not know what this is,’” said Cornell University ichthyologist John Sullivan.
  • Republic of Congo awards two million hectares of timber concessions

    Thu 11:48am By <a class="author-link" href="http://news.mongabay.com/by/john-c-cannon"><span itemprop="author" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Person"><span itemprop="name" >John C. Cannon</span></span></a> (Published by Glenn Scherer)
    The rainforest-rich country’s quest for legitimization of its forestry sector is undermined by corruption and lax enforcement, say conservation groups. Rampant logging could threaten highest gorilla densities in Africa.
  • Colombia bans mining in its moorlands

    Thu 10:28am By <a class="author-link" href="http://news.mongabay.com/by/ruxandra-guidi"><span itemprop="author" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Person"><span itemprop="name" >Ruxandra Guidi</span></span></a> (Published by Ruxandra Guidi)
    In an unexpected decision that received much applause, Colombia has closed its doors to mining and oil companies that are seeking to extract resources from the Andes.
  • Photos: ‘Extremely rare’ baby albino turtle spotted in Australia

    Thu 4:29am By <a class="author-link" href="http://news.mongabay.com/by/shreya-dasgupta"><span itemprop="author" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Person"><span itemprop="name" >Shreya Dasgupta</span></span></a> (Published by Shreya Dasgupta)
    A group of volunteers, during a regular turtle monitoring trip, discovered "Alby", an albino green turtle hatchling that was tiny, and had a white shell and pink flippers.
  • Why is Tasmania burning, and why are scientists worried?

    Wed 6:41pm By <a class="author-link" href="http://news.mongabay.com/by/shreya-dasgupta"><span itemprop="author" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Person"><span itemprop="name" >Shreya Dasgupta</span></span></a> (Published by Shreya Dasgupta)
    Mongabay answers some questions about the devastating fire that is ravaging Tasmania’s unique and iconic vegetation and landscape.
  • In the rush to reforest, are the world’s old-growth grasslands losing out?

    Wed 3:40pm By <a class="author-link" href="http://news.mongabay.com/by/morgan-erickson-davis"><span itemprop="author" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Person"><span itemprop="name" >Morgan Erickson-Davis</span></span></a><i>, Mongabay Staff Writer</i> (Published by Morgan Erickson-Davis)
    Mega biodiversity, underground trees: scientists worry a lack of research on ancient tropical grasslands may be putting them at risk as countries ramp up ambitious reforestation projects.
  • Cincinnati-born Harapan the rhino adjusting well to life in Sumatra

    Wed 4:29am By <a class="author-link" href="http://news.mongabay.com/by/ridzki-r-sigit"><span itemprop="author" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Person"><span itemprop="name" >Ridzki R. Sigit</span></span></a> & <a class="author-link" href="http://news.mongabay.com/by/rahmadi-rahmad"><span itemprop="author" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Person"><span itemprop="name" >Rahmadi Rahmad</span></span></a> (Published by Philip Jacobson)
    Raised in America, but will Harapan be able to mate in Indonesia?
  • Is this Malaysian palm oil firm still destroying forest in Borneo — and selling to Wilmar?

    Tue 9:53pm By <a class="author-link" href="http://news.mongabay.com/by/jonathan-vit"><span itemprop="author" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Person"><span itemprop="name" >Jonathan Vit</span></span></a> (Published by Philip Jacobson)
    The two companies disagree with an NGO's findings about deforestation in their supply chain.
  • Meet the new spider named after Johnny Cash

    Tue 4:43pm By <a class="author-link" href="http://news.mongabay.com/by/mike-gaworecki"><span itemprop="author" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Person"><span itemprop="name" >Mike Gaworecki</span></span></a> (Published by Mike Gaworecki)
    Fourteen new species of tarantula have been discovered in the American Southwest and one was named after the late, legendary country artist, Johnny Cash.
  • What’s that forest worth? Disaster assistance (finally!) takes nature into account

    Tue 11:58am By Commentary by <a class="author-link" href="http://news.mongabay.com/by/guest-commentary"><span itemprop="author" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Person"><span itemprop="name" >Guest Commentary</span></span></a> (Published by Mike Gaworecki)
    In this guest commentary, Laurie Mazur, editor for the Island Press Urban Resilience Project, says that the once-radical notion of valuing nature’s services is now more widely accepted by the US federal government.
  • Researchers say you get what you pay for when it comes to payments for ecosystem services

    Tue 11:50am By (Published by Mike Gaworecki)
    A new study suggests that payments for ecosystem services only work when they provide enough economic incentive to local people to encourage active participation in conservation.
  • Illegal gold mining pushes deeper into protected Peruvian reserve

    Tue 8:29am By <a class="author-link" href="http://news.mongabay.com/by/shreya-dasgupta"><span itemprop="author" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Person"><span itemprop="name" >Shreya Dasgupta</span></span></a> (Published by Shreya Dasgupta)
    Between December 2015 and January 2016, illegal gold mining activities seem to have moved further into Tambopata National Reserve, clearing around 20 hectares of protected forest.
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