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26/11/2014
If you have ever wondered about the connection between giant hallucinogenic frogs, uncontacted peoples, conservation, and climate change - and who hasn't? - check out this tour de force TED talk from ethnobotanist Mark Plotkin: What the people of ...   
26/11/2014
Preliminary data released by the Brazilian government suggests that deforestation in Earth's largest rainforest slowed 18 percent over the past year. Figures published Wednesday by Brazil's National Space Research Institute (INPE) show ...   
26/11/2014
Deforestation in the Amazon rain forest dropped 18% over the past 12 months, falling to the second-lowest level in a quarter century, Brazil’s environment minister said on Wednesday. Izabella Teixeira told participants at a news ...   
26/11/2014
In keeping with recent efforts to ramp up action against environmental crime, INTERPOL has highlighted nine fugitives for breaking laws related to illegal logging, poaching and the wildlife trade, illegal fishing, and waste dumping, among other ...   
26/11/2014
The European Commission called for 5,000 doctors to be sent from EU states to combat west Africa's Ebola epidemic, a European source with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday."The situation is too serious and it needs an immediate ...   
26/11/2014
Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) appears to have enough plantation fiber to operate existing mills as well as supply a new mill under construction in South Sumatra without having to pulp natural forests, argues a new report that also finds the forestry ...   
25/11/2014
Burial workers in Sierra Leone have dumped dead bodies in the street outside a hospital in protest at authorities' failure to pay bonuses for handling Ebola victims, in the latest strike to hamper the fight against the worst known outbreak of the ...   
25/11/2014
Burial workers in Sierra Leone have dumped bodies in the street outside a hospital in protest at authorities' failure to pay bonuses for handling Ebola victims. Residents said up to 15 corpses had been abandoned in the eastern town of ...   
25/11/2014
Bodies of Ebola victims have been dumped outside a hospital in Sierra Leone by burial workers, who are protesting at the failure of authorities to pay them bonuses for their hazardous work, residents have said.Tensions in the eastern town ...   
25/11/2014
A Canadian antiques dealer pleaded guilty on Tuesday to attempting to export black rhinoceros horns purchased in New York from undercover U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agents.Xiao Ju "Tony" Guan, 39, pleaded guilty in federal court in ...   
25/11/2014
The Brazilian soy industry has extended its deforestation moratorium for another 18 months. The moratorium, which was established in 2006 after a high-profile Greenpeace campaign, bars conversion of forests in Brazilian Amazon for soy ...   
25/11/2014
The U.N. mission responsible for responding to the Ebola outbreak will miss its Dec. 1 target for containing the disease because of rising transmission rates in the West African countries of Sierra Leone and Mali. Anthony Banbury, the ...   
25/11/2014
The extent of the illegal online trade in endangered wildlife has been revealed in a report showing that more than 33,000 animals or their parts were up for sale over just six weeks. Live cheetahs, baboons, chimpanzees, poison dart frogs ...   
25/11/2014
Much of the discussion during next month's international climate negotiations in Lima, Peru will revolve around halting tropical forest loss to reduce global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. But Ecosystem Marketplace's latest report on the ...   
25/11/2014
The Managing Body for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (BP REDD+) is familiarizing all stakeholders with the Forest Reference Emission Levels (FREL) as the final step before it is passed as a state ...   
25/11/2014
Ebola – a contagious disease for which there is no known treatment or cure – has killed roughly 5,420 people, mostly in West Africa, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).Kenya will send 300 health workers to West Africa to ...   
24/11/2014
Australia’s foreign minister Julie Bishop should apologise for claiming the Great Barrier Reef is “not in danger” from climate change, according to enough scientific evidence to form a small coral atoll. Sorry. Too glib? When ...   
24/11/2014
Australia’s largest banks are coming under pressure from environmental groups not to fund huge coal projects in central Queensland, amid accusations the government is encouraging financial institutions to back the new mines. The ...   
24/11/2014
A bioterrorist attack or swine flu-like pandemic.Incursion of a new wheat disease or fruit fly crippling crops.An outbreak of foot and mouth or bluetongue disease, devastating farmers.Some scenarios sound like a plot from ...   
24/11/2014
On November 17, for the first time in its history, INTERPOL asked the public to assist in the capture of environmental crime fugitives. The landmark public appeal falls under INTERPOL's Operation Infra Terra, launched in October and targeting 139 ...   
24/11/2014
Chameleons are an unmistakable family of wonderfully bizarre reptiles. They sport long, shooting tongues; oddly-shaped horns or crests; and a prehensile tail like a monkey's. But, of course, chameleons are most known for their astonishing ability ...   
24/11/2014
A paramedic from Norfolk helping in the fight against Ebola, has spoken about the sense of despair he's discovered in West Africa. Pete Simpson works for the East of England Ambulance Service and is part of the 800 strong emergency aid ...   
24/11/2014
The World Bank will invest heavily in clean energy and only fund coal projects in “circumstances of extreme need” because climate change will undermine efforts to eliminate extreme poverty, says its President Jim Yong Kim.Talking ahead of ...   
24/11/2014
Some of Africa's top musicians launched on Monday an alternative Ebola appeal song to Band Aid's new recording of "Do they know it's Christmas' with proceeds also going to fight the virus that has killed more than 5,000 people in West Africa this ...   
24/11/2014
Ebola's impact on health distracts from another looming danger - hunger, says Kanayo Nwanze, the International Fund for Agricultural Development's President, as the One World Forum for the Future unfolded in Berlin. It is no surprise ...   

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