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Papua tribe moves to block clearing of its ancestral forest for palm oil

JAKARTA — Indigenous people in Indonesia’s easternmost Papua province are protesting against a company that’s preparing to raze their ancestral forest for a plantation megaproject plagued by allegations of irregularities and wrongdoing. Members of the...

Florida Students Said They Weren’t Learning About Climate Change. Now They’re Teaching Each Other

When Nicole Gazo took environmental science as a sophomore at Miami Palmetto Senior High, that was the first time she had been taught about climate change. “I started realizing that the material we were...

Palm oil plantations, coal mines linked to deadly Indonesia flood

JAKARTA — Recent floods that inundated large areas of the southern part of Indonesian Borneo might have been exacerbated by massive deforestation for oil palm plantations and coal mines, activists say. Heavy rains over the...

Video: Romania’s deadly fight against illegal logging

Romania’s rich and ancient forests are in peril. Since joining the European Union in 2007, the country has seen its forest cover depleted at record levels. Rangers and environmentalists who investigate and document...

Big cat comeback: Jaguars prowl Argentina’s Iberá Wetlands after 70 years

It’s been 70 years since jaguars left their round, four-toed footprints in the ground of the Iberá Wetlands, a 1.3-million-hectare (3.2-million-acre) tract of swamps, waterways and islands in northeastern Argentina’s Corrientes province. But things...

Pet trade relies on ‘disposable’ wild chameleons from Madagascar

DIANA REGION, Madagascar — With the sun still low in the sky, my taxi boat pulled up to a floating wooden pontoon in the bustling port of Ankify in northwestern Madagascar. As one of...

Could Baltimore’s Climate Change Suit Become a Supreme Court Test Case?

What began as a narrow jurisdictional question to be argued Tuesday before the U.S. Supreme Court in a climate change lawsuit filed by the city of Baltimore could take on far greater implications if...

The South’s Communication Infrastructure Can’t Withstand Climate Change

This story was previously published by Southerly/Scalawag. Read the original here. Much of the South’s early communications infrastructure was installed in the 1960s, expanded during the 1980s and 1990s, and is nearing the end of its...