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FOREST Act bill would hold global suppliers accountable for illegal deforestation

by Maxwell Radwin - MongaBay - Creative Commons A 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...

Water as Weapon of War: Activists Say Israel is Drying Out the West Bank to Drive Out Palestinians

by Jessica Buxbaum - MintPressNews - Creative Commons (MintPressNews) - MASAFER YATTA, OCCUPIED WEST BANK — Last weekend, around 600 Israeli, Palestinian and international activists marched across Masafer Yatta in the Occupied West Bank to deliver...

Malawi court sentences Chinese wildlife trafficking kingpin to 14 years in jail

by Charles Mpaka - MongaBay - Creative Commons A court in Malawi has sentenced a Chinese national to 14 years in jail for masterminding an illegal wildlife trafficking cartel that operated across Southern Africa. Yunhua...

Fires in the Amazon have already impacted 90% of plant and animal species

by Suzana Camargo - MongaBay - Creative Commons New study addresses the effects of fires on biodiversity loss in the world’s largest forest during the last two decades. Researchers measured the impacts on the habitats...

Nigeria seizes scales from 15,000 dead pangolins

by Mongabay.com - MongaBay - Creative Commons Authorities at the Nigeria Customs Service have announced the seizure of 7.1 tons of pangolin scales that smugglers were attempting to ship out of the country. According to...

SpyCops: How the UK Police Infiltrated 1,000 Activist Groups

by Lowkey - MintPressNews - Creative Commons https://youtu.be/XfTXmdiwpEA (MintPressNews) - The new MintPress podcast, “The Watchdog,” hosted by British-Iraqi hip-hop artist Lowkey, closely examines organizations about which it is in the public interest to know —...

More than 250 major fires detected in the Amazon this year, despite Brazil’s ban

Liz Kimbrough - MongaBay - Creative Commons There have been 267 major fires detected in the Amazon this year, burning more than 105,000 hectares (260,000 acres) — an area roughly the size of Los Angeles,...

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

Maurício Angelo - MongaBay - Creative Commons A 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...
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