In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, April 6, 2018

first_imgConservation, Environment, Weekly environmental news update Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored 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. Tropical forestsA construction magnate in Thailand has been charged with poaching (Reuters).Restoring forests requires the right tools, and we don’t have them all yet (CIFOR Forests News).Might all the world’s wilderness disappear in the coming decades? (Outside Magazine).Rising vanilla prices have led to deforestation and violence in Madagascar (The Guardian).Changes to the shapes of tropical forests could lead to their collapse, new study finds (University of Vermont/Phys.Org).Research tracks a strengthening case for agroforestry in addressing hunger and saving forests (CIFOR Forests News).The island of Puerto Rico, still recovering from Hurricane Maria, begins to reopen its rainforests to visitors (AP/The Washington Post).Other newsA science journalist discusses climate change with her daughter (The Atlantic).Genetic evidence reveals that progenitors to modern baleen whale species interbred (The New York Times).Conservation biologists take a page out of astronomers’ playbook with an algorithm for counting endangered species (The New York Times).New research predicts that, with the right design, carbon taxes could help fight climate change and be fair (Massachusetts Institute of Technology/EurekAlert).Not just bees: Study teases apart the relationships that flowers have with vertebrate pollinators (Ecological Society of America/EurekAlert).Climate change could lead to birds starting their migrations before they’ve stored enough energy (Cornell University/EurekAlert).A new technique that allows scientists to freeze sperm could help save African wild dogs (James Cook University/EurekAlert).Kenya launches effort to tag 22 rhinos in bid to help stop the decline in numbers (Reuters).Fishing for shrimp leads to outsized carbon dioxide emissions (Science Magazine).Scientists discover a four-eyed lizard that lived millions of years ago (Science Magazine, The Hindu).EPA lowers fuel-mileage requirements for cars in the U.S. (The Revelator, Pacific Standard).Monarch butterflies could lose their favorite food, milkweed, as climate change makes it poisonous (Louisiana State University/Phys.Org).Losing ground: Antarctica’s glaciers are melting away from underneath (BBC News).Greenpeace warns that the fishery for krill around Antarctica might endanger whales and penguins (Oceans Deeply).Reef fish diversity suffers when coral bleaches (ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies/EurekAlert).EPA chief removed or reassigned several dissenting staffers (The New York Times).Fourteen states file lawsuit against EPA for lowering methane emissions standards for oil and gas exploration efforts, which they say violates the Clean Air Act (Reuters).A butterfly species makes its first appearance 60 years after it was first collected in Mexico (University of Florida/EurekAlert).Banner image of gentoo penguins with chicks at Jougla Point, Antarctica, by Liam Quinn from Canada via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0). 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