Protected areas with deforestation more likely to lose status in Brazilian state

Protected areas with deforestation more likely to lose status in Brazilian state

news.mongabay.com 18 Feb '18, 11pm

Mascia was a coauthor of the research, published Feb. 12 online by the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . Aiming to better understand the global trend in which governments downgrade, downsize and degazette protected areas — known by the acronym PADDD — the team looked at 62 protected areas in the Brazilian state of Rondônia. Once packed with Amazonian rainforest, Rondônia has been hit hard by deforestation , and instances of PADDD have occurred, typically to make way for agriculture and hydropower projects. And they’ve all happened under the umbrella of a single state’s laws.

Judges to FDA: Government Must Pull Aside Curtain on Genetically Engineered Salmon

earthjustice.org 18 Feb '18, 1pm

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Action on Climate Change Advances in Oregon - Natural Resources Defense Council

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Maryland county moves to amend zoning law in support of community #solar:

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wpd commences financing process for #Taiwan wind projects #WindEnergy #renewables

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Why Trump's $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan is a disaster for the environment

inhabitat.com 12 Feb '18, 6pm
Why Trump's $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan is a disaster for the environment

Today President Trump finally revealed his much-hyped infrastructure plan, which sets a goal of improving America’s crumbling transportation ...

Elon Musk's Obsessive Investment In The Future (Infographic)

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Elon Musk's Obsessive Investment In The Future (Infographic)

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10 of nature’s weirdest courtship rituals https://t.co/NVeBFTg08o

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When a male northern dusky salamander is ready to mate, he does a “butterfly” walk towards th...

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