Forest communities pay the price for conservation in Madagascar
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Forest communities pay the price for conservation in Madagascar

Local and indigenous communities seem to hold the key to protecting both forests and the massive amounts of carbon that they contain — and on which we all depend.

Africa faces hurdles to energy transition

Africa faces hurdles to energy transition

Africa boasts massive energy production potential, yet millions of people are without electricity. At a recent Africa roundtable, experts said that technology transfer was crucial to achieving energy transition.
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Whistleblower: Enviva claim of ‘being good for the planet… all nonsense’

A biomass industry insider tells Mongabay in exclusive interviews that Enviva, the world’s largest maker of wood pellets for energy, is disingenuous in its green, eco-friendly claims to the public and stockholders.

Harmful bacteria found in common ocean plastics

A study concentrated on the northwestern Mediterranean Sea found harmful bacteria on plastic microfibers, a common ocean pollutant.

The Forest Service is leaning into electric vehicles

“The Forest Service is embarking on an exciting study of the first-ever use of electric vehicles in a natural resources field setting.”

Lula faces stiff challenge to fulfil vow to reverse Amazon deforestation in Brazil

President’s predecessor Bolsonaro unleashed record destruction and emboldened loggers, land grabbers and illegal miners.

The Earth has a microbiome — and it needs help

Soil’s microbial communities keep it healthy, just like the one in our guts. But new research finds we’re not doing a good enough job of protecting it.

Provincial report outlines climate risks to Nova Scotia through end of 21st century

A new report says Nova Scotia will face more frequent and intense storms, rising sea levels, more rainfall and higher temperatures over the next 80 years if further action isn’t taken on climate change.

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Instead of focusing on negotiations, let the main event be information sharing, financing and partnerships that produce faster technological change.

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Op-ed: What the media gets wrong about the new world population numbers

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A new analysis shows a “crisis” of male reproductive health

Global average sperm count is declining at a quicker pace than previously known, chemical exposure is a suspected culprit.

WATCH: The latest evidence of widespread sperm count decline

WATCH: The latest evidence of widespread sperm count decline

"Pregnant women, and men planning to conceive a pregnancy, have a responsibility to protect the reproductive health of the offspring they are creating."

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