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Landslide buries village in Papua New Guinea, thousands feared dead

Landslide buries village in Papua New Guinea, thousands feared dead

A massive landslide in Papua New Guinea has buried more than 2,000 people alive, prompting urgent pleas for international aid.

David Rising reports for The Associated Press.

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deforestation logging pacific
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From a forest in Papua New Guinea to a floor in Sydney: How China is getting rich off Pacific timber

An illegally logged tree, felled in the diminishing forests of Papua New Guinea, may well end up becoming floorboards in a Sydney living room, or a bookcase in a home in Seattle.

There’s a global plan to conserve nature. Indigenous people could lead the way
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There’s a global plan to conserve nature. Indigenous people could lead the way

Dozens of countries are backing an effort that would protect 30 percent of Earth’s land and water. Native people, often among the most effective stewards of nature, have been disregarded, or worse, in the past.
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wild, ancient bananas resilient to climate change
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Scientists race to find wild, ancient bananas to save the popular fruit from climate change

15-metre-tall ancestors of modern-day, cultivated bananas contain the precious genetics that could save the popular fruit from climate change, pests and disease.

A wave of infrastructure projects to cause widespread deforestation in coming decades, report finds
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A wave of infrastructure projects to cause widespread deforestation in coming decades, report finds

A slate of new mega-projects in development around the world will open up vast tracts of land to natural resource extraction and deforestation, derailing government and private sector pledges to curb forest loss, according to a new report.

Land grab, logging, mining threaten rainforest island
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Land grab, logging, mining threaten biodiversity haven of Woodlark Island

A unique rainforest island lying 270 kilometers (168 miles) off Papua New Guinea is once again at the center of a tug-of-war between multiple extractive industries vying for its rich natural resources.

Make-up’s big secret
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Make-up’s big secret

Make-up artist Emmy Burbidge travels to Papua New Guinea to discover the truth about what’s in her make-up, and find out whether there’s a sustainable way of producing the oil used.
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