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Archive: Biodiversity

30 Oct 2014

A Conservationist Sees Signs of Hope for the World’s Rainforests

by RHETT BUTLER
After decades of sobering news, a prominent conservationist says he is finally finding reason to be optimistic about the future of tropical forests. Consumer pressure on international corporations and new monitoring technology, he says, are helping turn the tide in efforts to save forests from Brazil to Indonesia. READ MORE

23 Oct 2014

Albania’s Coastal Wetlands: Killing Field for Migrating Birds

by PHIL MCKENNA
Millions of birds migrating between Africa and Europe are being illegally hunted on the Balkan Peninsula, with the most egregious poaching occurring in Albania. Conservationists and the European Commission are calling for an end to the carnage. READ MORE

20 Oct 2014

Drive to Mine the Deep Sea Raises Concerns Over Impacts

by MIKE IVES
Armed with new high-tech equipment, mining companies are targeting vast areas of the deep ocean for mineral extraction. But with few regulations in place, critics fear such development could threaten seabed ecosystems that scientists say are only now being fully understood. READ MORE

16 Oct 2014

Electric Power Rights of Way: A New Frontier for Conservation

by RICHARD CONNIFF
Often mowed and doused with herbicides, power transmission lines have long been a bane for environmentalists. But that’s changing, as some utilities are starting to manage these areas as potentially valuable corridors for threatened wildlife. READ MORE

13 Oct 2014

The Case Against a Legal Ivory Trade: It Will Lead to More Killing of Elephants

by MARY RICE
Proponents of easing the global ban on ivory are ignoring the fact that it was a legal market for ivory that pushed elephants toward extinction only a few decades ago. What’s needed now is not a legal ivory market, but better regulation and enforcement of the existing ban. READ MORE

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e360 digest

31 Oct 2014: Giant Galapagos Tortoises Are Making a Strong Comeback, Researchers Say

29 Oct 2014: Weather and Climate Key in Weights of Penguin Chicks, Researchers Say

23 Oct 2014: Drones Can Help Map Spread Of Infectious Diseases, Researchers Say

22 Oct 2014: In East Coast Marshes, Goats Take On a Notorious Invader

21 Oct 2014: Desert and Mediterranean Plants More Resistant to Drought than Expected

13 Oct 2014: E360 Video Winner: A Legacy of Toxic Pollution in Southern Waters

13 Oct 2014: Climate Change To Make Many Fish Species Extinct in Tropics, Study Says

01 Oct 2014: Scientists Photograph Gathering Of 35,000 Walruses on Alaskan Beach

01 Oct 2014: E360 Video: Indonesian Villagers Use Drones to Protect Their Forest

30 Sep 2014: Half of the Planet's Animals Lost Since 1970, Report Says


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