‘Reconstruction’ begins of stone age lands lost to North Sea

Scientists to create 3D map of submerged Mesolithic landscape of Doggerland Lost at the bottom of the North Sea virtually eight millennia ago, a vast land area between England and southern Scandinavia which was home to thousands of stone age settlers is about to be rediscovered. Marine experts, scientists and archaeologists have spent the past […]

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Amazon at risk from Bolsonaro’s grim attack on the environment | Fabiano Maisonnave

Climate Home: Menace to the rainforest and its people and an end to the Paris agreement are among the promises of Brazils presidential hopeful No more Paris agreement. No more ministry of environment. A paved road cutting through the Amazon. Not only that. Indigenous provinces opened to mining. Relaxed environmental law enforcement and licensing. International […]

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UK government backs creation of Antarctic wildlife reserve

Reserve to cover 1.8 m km will protect penguins, leopard seals, orca and blue whales The UK government has thrown its weight behind the proposed establishment of the world’s biggest environmental sanctuary, encompassing a huge swathe of the Antarctic ocean. The massive 1.8 m sq km reserve- five times the size of Germany- would ban […]

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‘ Our territory is our life ‘: one struggle against mining in Ecuador

David Hill: The AI Cofan in the Amazon fight back against small-scale gold-miners invading their land and new, large-scale concessions upriver Three A’I Cofan men were staring down at a pit of rocks, dead foliage and filthy water where two gold-panners were working. Beyond was a sluice and hoses running down to the rushing, green […]

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Seattle sea cucumber poachers reeled in $1.5 m

Washington man faces prison for role in years-long operation to poach and sell 250,000lb of poorly understood creature A Seattle-area fish processor who hoped to cash in on China’s appetite for sea cucumber faces years in prison for his role in a $1.5m poaching scheme that rocked an already unstable fishery. Federal prosecutors claim Hoon […]

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Monterey Bay Is a Natural Wonder–Poisoned With Microplastic

California’s Monterey Bay is one of the more pure, more dynamic coastal ecosystems on Earth. Otters–once hunted nearly to extinction–float among towering kelp woods, which themselves have rebounded thanks to the booming otter population’s appetite for kelp-loving sea urchins. Great whites visit from time to time, as do all manner of whales and dolphins. All […]

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Breakthrough as New Caledonia elections to protect coral reef

The Pacific Island is home to one of the worlds most pristine coral reefs, boasting more than 9,300 marine species New Caledonia has agreed to tougher protections around a huge swathe of some of the world’s last near-pristine coral reefs, in a move conservationists hailed as a major breakthrough. The Pacific nation, a French overseas […]

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Colombia: tens of thousands ordered to evacuate after deluges at dam

600 people already left homeless after heavy inundates at hydroelectric dam project, with another wave of flooding feared Tens of thousands of people have been ordered to evacuate their homes in western Colombia after heavy inundations at Colombia’s largest hydroelectric dam project, which had already displaced hundreds over the weekend. map The Hidroituango dam on […]

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Canada’s Greens eye victory on Prince Edward Island

Party sets sights on upsetting status quo on the front line of climate change Canadians on Prince Edward Island are preparing to vote on Tuesday in a regional election that could lead to a Green party forming a government for the first time in the country’s history. The party leader, Peter Bevan-Baker is a Scotland-born […]

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‘Exterminator of the future’: Brazil’s Bolsonaro denounced for environmental assault

Activist and politician Marina Silva alerts Brazils rainforest protections being destroyed but vows we cant let that happen Jair Bolsonaro is transforming Brazil into an” exterminator of the future”, the activist and politician Marina Silva has advised, as she and seven other former environment pastors denounced the far-right president’s assault on rainforest protections. The eight […]

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