The jaguars fishing in the sea to survive

The big cats resourceful new behaviour was recorded by a WWF study on a remote island off the coast of Brazil A thriving population of jaguars living on a small, unspoilt island off the coast of the Brazilian Amazon has learned to catch fish in the sea to survive, conservationists have found. The Maracá-Jipioca Ecological […]

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Trump administration plan to scrap hunting rules condemned as ‘new low’

Proposal would repeal Obama-era rules that outlaw shooting of bear cubs and other controversial hunting practises in Alaska The Trump administration is attempting to repeal a rule that outlaws the shooting of bear cubs, use of dogs and bait to hunt bears, and killing caribou from motorboats in Alaska’s federal wildlife refuges. The proposal would […]

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The jungle metropolis: how sprawling Manaus is eating into the Amazon

Informal settlements are expanding, with a new occupation try every 11 days, and the threat to the rainforest is severe Antonio Pinto’s makeshift home on the outskirts of Manaus is an open-air shack, one of dozens of similar dwellings of timber and tarpaulin scattered around the hills. Around them is the evidence of the use […]

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US official uncovers Atlantic drilling plan while hailing Trump’s ability to distract public

Revealed: Interior department official says he is thrilled by Trumps knack for keeping the attention of the media and public focused somewhere else A top US official told a group of fossil fuel industry leaders that the Trump administration will soon issue a proposal constructing large portions of the Atlantic available for oil and gas […]

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What’s the future for Sri Lanka’s’ lost’ population of whales?

This is the same sperm whale pod Blue Planet filmed off Sri Lanka but flocking tourists are constructing it less of a safe place for these stunning animals These transcendent, haunting images taken by photographer Andrew Sutton in the water of the western Indian Ocean come close to understanding something of the magnificent and enigmatic […]

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How animal trash is helping turn China’s lakes green

Animal husbandry is contaminating Chinas water and has been linked to turning lakes bright green, a phenomenon known as eutrophication The farm, located at the end of a narrow grime route, announces its presence with a piercing stench. At first, the caretaker of the collective facility in Kunming says the farm recycles all the animal […]

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Trawlers return to Pacific fishing area in rare environmental success tale

With stocks rebounding, regulators have reopened a groundfish habitat off the west coast with environmentalists support A rare environmental success story is unfolding in water off the US west coast. After years of fear and uncertainty, bottom trawler fishermen- those who use nets to catch rockfish, bocaccio, sole, Pacific Ocean perch and other deep-dwelling fish- […]

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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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Vietnam incarcerates activist for 14 years for livestreaming pollution march

Hoang Duc Binh had posted footage on Facebook of anglers protesting following a huge chemical spill from a steel plant Environmental activism Vietnam incarcerates activist for 14 years for livestreaming pollution procession Hoang Duc Binh had posted footage on Facebook of anglers protesting following a huge chemical spill from a steel plant Associated Press Tue […]

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How cruise ships bring agonising demise to last Greek whales

Government promises action on crashes to avoid slaughter on busy shipping routes In an office up a steep hill in a seaside suburbium of Athens, a tiny blue light flickers from a computer terminal. Dr Alexandros Frantzis, Greece’s foremost oceanographer, phases it out. The lighting, he says, tracks marine traffic” in real period “. It […]

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