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Argentina: Soybean Monoculture and Deforestation are causing floods

The heavy rains that took place in central Argentina recently. Questions are being raised about whether overplanting soybeans and linked deforestation is causing the increasingly damaging floods. Read More

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Genetics study sheds light on Chile’s most endangered bird

A recent study published in mongabay.com’s open-access journal, Tropical Conservation Science, explores the phylogenetic significance of the Masafuera Rayadito (Aphrastura masafuerae), Chile’s most endangered bird. Read More

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Shrinking Antarctic glacier could have ‘global consequences’

Sea level eventually could rise by at least 11 feet for residents living in the Northern Hemisphere because of a shrinking glacier in the Antarctic, a new science paper revealed recently. Read More

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Why The UN Is Using Ecotourism To Fight Poverty, Safeguard The Environment

UN global leaders debated how to make tourism a more effective tool in the fight against poverty, how to build better links between local communities and tourism attractions and how to advance tourists’ awareness of their obligation to respect and protect the environment. Read More

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700 Marine Species Might Go Extinct Because of Plastic Pollution

There are an estimated 270,000 tons of plastic floating on the surface of the ocean and according to a recent study authored by researchers at Plymouth University, a staggering 700 different marine species are threatened by its presence. Read More

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8 Million Metric Tons of Plastic Dumped Into World’s Oceans Each Year

We’ve been hearing for years about all the plastic that is going into our oceans, creating enormous gyres, washing up on beaches, threatening marine life and marine ecosystems in ways we don’t even know yet. Read More

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Arctic Sea Ice Plunges to Record Low for Late Winter 2015

Instead of easing toward its typical March maximum in coverage, the Arctic’s sea ice appears to be more inclined toward getting a head start on its yearly summer melt-out. Read More

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Fungus threatens Canadian forests, scientists say

Native black cottonwood trees in B.C. are at serious risk of catching a killer, non-native fungus unless researchers can figure out how to stop it, B.C. forest scientists say. Read More

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Poll: United States residents sees moral obligation to fight climate change

Most United States residents feel that world leaders are “morally obligated” to fight climate change, according to a new poll commissioned by Reuters. Read More

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Mexico Finally Gets Serious About Saving The Vaquita

There are likely less than 100 vaquita (Phocoena sinus) on the planet. Found only in the northern pocket of the Sea of Cortez in Mexico, the vaquita is a tiny, shy porpoise that has been brought to the very edge of extinction due to drowning in gillnets used for shrimping. Read More

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Costa Rica began in 2015 between the condemnation of brutal attacks on animals

A toucan, a dog, an anteater and armadillo, have in common the indelible mark of the cruelty of a sector of Costa Rican society, without clear reasons, preys on to abuse animals. Read More

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FAO: Agriculture key to Caribbean food security and coping with climate change

Agriculture, particularly family farming, is crucial for Caribbean countries to achieve food security as they face climate change and other challenges. Read More

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Environmental impact caused by Illegal mining and the rise of malaria in southern Venezuela

Venezuela used to be a world leader in managing malaria, but is now the only country in Latin America where incidence of the disease is increasin Read More

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Colombia proposes world’s largest eco-corridor with Brazil and Venezuela

Colombia has proposed to collaborate with Brazil and Venezuela in creating the world’s largest ecological corridor, to mitigate the effects of climate change and preserve biodiversity, President Juan Manuel Santos announced. Read More

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Ecuador: State of emergency for Galapagos Islands after ship runs aground

A state of emergency has been put in place at the famous Galapagos Islands, a week after a cargo ship carrying hazardous materials became stranded. Fuel from the vessel has leaked into the pristine marine environment. Read More