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Study finds major brands selling cat food that contain protected sharks

by Elizabeth Claire Alberts - MongaBay - Creative CommonsResearchers used DNA barcoding to find that cat food sold in Singapore from at least 16 different brands contained threatened species of sharks, including silky sharks...

Afro-Caribbean community safeguards pristine oceans with new protected area

by Maxwell Radwin - MongaBay - Creative CommonsThe newly designated Isla Ají marine protected area covers over a total of 24,600 hectares (60,800 acres) of coastal, terrestrial, and marine ecosystems on Colombia’s Pacific coast. ...

Photos: Caged protected species orangutan and more found in raid of Indonesian politician’s home

by Ayat S. Karokaro, Sri Wahyuni - MongaBay - Creative CommonsThe head of Langkat district had an illegal pet orangutan, authorities say. The politician is only the latest in a long line of public officials...

We’ve breached Earth’s threshold for chemical pollution, study says

by Elizabeth Claire Alberts - MongaBay - Creative CommonsA new study has found that the release of novel entities — artificial chemicals and other human-made pollutants — has accelerated to a point that we...

Pesticides released into Brazil’s Amazon to degrade rainforest and facilitate deforestation

by Jenny Gonzales - MongaBay - Creative CommonsChemicals created to kill agricultural pests are being sprayed by aircraft into native forest areas. Glyphosate and 2,4-D, among others, cause the trees to defoliate and end...

Despite sanctions, U.S. companies still importing Myanmar teak, report says

by Sheryl Lee Tian Tong - MongaBay - Creative CommonsU.S. timber companies undercut sanctions to import nearly 1,600 metric tons of teak from Myanmar last year, according to a new report. Advocacy group Justice...

Report Reveals European Firms Have More Than $255B Entwined in Illegal Israeli Settlements

by Jessica Buxbaum - MintPressNews - Creative Commons(MintPressNews) - OCCUPIED WEST BANK, PALESTINE — Nearly 700 European firms have financial ties worth $255 billion with businesses actively involved in Israeli settlements, according to a new...

FOREST Act bill would hold global suppliers accountable for illegal deforestation

by Maxwell Radwin - MongaBay - Creative CommonsA new bill in the U.S. congress would create legislation to prohibit agricultural commodities like palm oil, cattle, soybeans, rubber, pulp and cocoa from import if they...
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