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Palm oil plantations, coal mines linked to deadly Indonesia flood

From MongaBay.com 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...

Video: Romania’s deadly fight against illegal logging

From MongaBay.com 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...

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

From MongaBay.com 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...

Pet trade relies on ‘disposable’ wild chameleons from Madagascar

From MongaBay.com 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...

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

From InsideClimateNews.org 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...

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

From InsideClimateNews.org 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...

Protesters hold back military takeover of Balkans’ largest mountain pasture

From MongaBay.com A 2019 decree by the government of Montenegro sets forth the country’s intention to set up a military training ground in the highland grasslands of Sinjajevina in the northern part of the...

Global Efforts to Adapt to the Impacts of Climate Are Lagging as Much as Efforts to Slow Emissions

From InsideClimateNews.org Along with promising to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to slow global warming, under the Paris climate agreement world leaders also agreed to prepare for its unavoidable and mounting impacts: the displacement of people...