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Amazonian tree with human-sized leaves finally gets ID’d as new species

Amazonian tree with human-sized leaves finally gets ID’d as new

Mongabay

At the National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA) in Manaus, Brazil, a framed exhibit of a massive dried leaf has been a local attraction

11/22/2019
Voyager I tanker identified as possible Brazil oil spill perpetrator

Voyager I tanker identified as possible Brazil oil spill perpetrator

Mongabay

The Voyager I tanker, which Federal University of Alagoas researchers have implicated in the oil spill. Other researchers disagree with this

11/22/2019
In other news: Environmental stories from around the web November 22 2019

In other news: Environmental stories from around the web November 22

Mongabay

Tropical forests Youth activists came together in the Amazon to strategize on how to combat climate change (The Guardian). The loss of

11/22/2019
Madagascar’s bold reforestation goal lacks a coherent plan experts say

Madagascar’s bold reforestation goal lacks a coherent plan experts say

Mongabay

RANOMAFANA and ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar — While many U.S. travelers dream of the fabled forests of Madagascar, for Malagasy conservationist

11/22/2019
Meet the new parasitic wasp species named ‘Idris elba’

Meet the new parasitic wasp species named ‘Idris elba’

Mongabay

British actor Idris Elba has been nominated for four Golden Globe Awards and five Primetime Emmy Awards in addition to being named one of the

11/22/2019
Amazon trees may absorb far less carbon than previously thought: study

Amazon trees may absorb far less carbon than previously thought: study

Mongabay

The Amazon’s 30-million-year-old soils were never subjected to ice age glaciers, making most highly weathered and low in nutrients like

11/21/2019
Pangolins are a victim of political instability in South Sudan

Pangolins are a victim of political instability in South Sudan

Mongabay

Illegal poaching and trade of the world’s most trafficked mammal — the pangolin — has been confirmed in South Sudan. Wildlife officials

11/21/2019
Rare fish-eating crocodile confirmed nesting in southwest Nepal after 37 years

Rare fish-eating crocodile confirmed nesting in southwest Nepal after

Mongabay

There may be a glimmer of hope for the critically endangered gharial, a unique crocodile known for its long, narrow snout that ends in a bulbous

11/21/2019
Agroforestry program in Appalachia receives $590 000 in federal funding

Agroforestry program in Appalachia receives $590 000 in federal

Mongabay

Appalachia is home to some of the most biodiverse temperate forests in the world, and it has a deep history of harvesting species like American

11/21/2019
Researchers urge sustainability as palm oil tightens its grip on Latin America

Researchers urge sustainability as palm oil tightens its grip on Latin

Mongabay

“Palm oil is here to stay,” reads the 2018 report “Oil Palm and Biodiversity,” which was produced by the International Union for Conservation of

11/20/2019


One Woman s Trek for the Antioquia Brushfinch

Animals

One Woman s Trek for the Antioquia Brushfinch

Birds in Brief – Bird Conservation Updates Winter 2019 Pt. 1

Animals

Birds in Brief – Bird Conservation Updates Winter 2019 Pt. 1

Potatoes Loom Large Over Rare Mexican Grassland

Natural Resources

Potatoes Loom Large Over Rare Mexican Grassland

Birds in Brief – Bird Conservation Updates Winter 2019 Pt. 2

Animals

Birds in Brief – Bird Conservation Updates Winter 2019 Pt. 2

Top Nine Bird Conservation Wins In 2019

Animals

Top Nine Bird Conservation Wins In 2019

Why Cats Belong Indoors: Q+A with Dr. John Read

Animals

Why Cats Belong Indoors: Q+A with Dr. John Read