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( Last updated Friday, December 6, 2019 5:37 am EST)
Threats, raids and murders stalk Filipino environment activists
Palawan, Philippines - In the heart of the Philippines tourist hotspot of Palawan, Bobby Chan stood on a shaded porch outside his office and admired his spoils: decaying boats used for illegal fishing, sticks of dynamite seized from forest poachers, and a … Friday, December 6, 2019 5:48 am EST

GIADEC boss assures of safe mining in Atewa forest
The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Integrated Aluminum Development Corporation (GIADEC) is assuring only the best technology would be used to extract the minerals in the Atewa forest reserve. Mr Michael Ansah said the ecosystem, especially the plant … Friday, December 6, 2019 5:48 am EST

Window to a Forest: Restoring colours to the city
With a vision to reinstate the lost colours of the city, three individuals, Dibarah Mahboob, Juneynah Francis Kabir and Shehzad Chowdhury, came together a few months ago to paint murals on Dhaka streets. Located on Mosque road (between road no 29 and 30), … Friday, December 6, 2019 5:48 am EST

Vice PM: Armenian 2020 draft budget plans to allocate AMD 413.8 million for forest restoration
The Armenian government has begun developing a strategy to reduce the negative impact of subsoil use on the environment, said Armenian Deputy PM Tigran Avinyan on Wednesday. He informed the MPs that the government initiated a number of programs aimed at … Friday, December 6, 2019 5:48 am EST

Atewa Forest Won’t Be Destroyed – GIADEC
Chief Executive Officer of GIADEC, Michael Ansah The Ghana Integrated Aluminum Development Corporation (GIADEC) has assured all stakeholders, especially civil society organizations that it is committed to protecting vegetation, water bodies and wildlife in … Friday, December 6, 2019 5:48 am EST

Beneficial and harmful fungi are at the root of forest diversity
If there are many trees of a given species in a tract of forest, a new tree of that same species has a harder time thriving in the same area. This “rare-species advantage” produces diversity in forests. In a Chinese subtropical forest, researchers showed … Friday, December 6, 2019 5:48 am EST

Within sight of New York City, an old-growth forest faces storms and sea-level rise
Bounding the southern approach to New York harbor, New Jersey's low, narrow Sandy Hook peninsula is home to an extremely rare forest: a 65-acre patch of eastern holly and red cedar trees, some of which date to the early 1800s. Close to sea level, … Friday, December 6, 2019 5:48 am EST

Europe’s environment ‘at a tipping point’, EU agency says
Europe faces environmental challenges “of unprecedented scale and urgency,” according to a comprehensive overview of air, land and water ecosystems published on Wednesday (4 December) by the European Environment Agency. Even though some progress was made … Friday, December 6, 2019 5:48 am EST

Plan to lift roadless rule in Alaska's Tongass national forest threatens economy
The Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska — one of the world’s last intact temperate rainforests — helps feed Americans across the country, enriches the environment, and contributes to a tourism economy that surrounding communities depend on.  So it’ … Friday, December 6, 2019 5:48 am EST

Udall, Welch Introduce Legislation To Reform Renewable Fuel Standard To Benefit Environment
  WASHINGTON, D.C. ― U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and U.S. Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) have introduced companion bills in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives to reform the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by mitigating harmful environmental impacts … Friday, December 6, 2019 5:48 am EST



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