Environment

333 people rescued from slavery in Brazil mines since 2008, exclusive report shows

Maurício Angelo - MongaBay - Creative CommonsA breakthrough report has mapped out all the raids carried out to rescue people working in slave-labor conditions in mines across Brazil since 2008. A total of...

‘Stampede’ of legislation threatens accelerated destruction of the Amazon

by Débora Pinto - Translated by Maya Johnson - MongaBay - Creative CommonsA series of bills being deliberated in Brazil threatens to legalize illegally occupied land, change demarcation rules for Indigenous reserves and open...

Gabon becomes first African country to get paid for protecting its forests

by Jim Tan - MongaBay - Creative CommonsGabon recently received the first $17 million of a pledged $150 million from Norway for results-based emission reduction payments as part of the Central African Forest...

Israel-U.A.E. pipeline deal ‘invitation to disaster’ for globally important corals

by Elizabeth Fitt - MongaBay - Creative CommonsIsrael and the U.A.E are moving to extend oil operations using Israel’s “land bridge,” an alternative to the Suez Canal, following the signing of the Abraham...

Two former Maine cops get jail time for killing porcupines with batons while on duty

(The AEGIS Alliance) - A couple of ex-Maine police officers got jail time for brutally beating porcupines with their police batons until they died while on the job.31-year-old Michael Rolerson got sentenced to 270...

Brazil’s Amazon now emits more carbon than it absorbs, unprecedented study reveals

Liz Kimbrough - MongaBay - Creative CommonsAccording to a study published today in Nature, the Brazilian Amazon is emitting more carbon than it captures. This study is the first to use direct atmospheric...

Notorious poacher who killed dozens of tigers caught after 20-year hunt

(The AEGIS Alliance) - A notorious poacher thought to have killed a minimum of 70 endangered Bengal tigers has been caught in Bangladesh after a manhunt that went on for 20 years.Habib Talukder, referred...

New bill seeks to end Hong Kong’s days as an illegal wildlife trade hub

Elizabeth Claire Alberts - MongaBay - Creative Commons (MongaBay) - In 2019, Hong Kong customs authorities inspected a cargo ship bound for Vietnam. Hidden beneath slabs of frozen meat were 8.3 metric tons of illegal...
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