Changing circumstances turn ‘sustainable communities’ into deforestation drivers: Study

Subsistence communities, those who live off the forest and lead largely sustainable lifestyles, can actually become drivers of forest loss and degradation under certain circumstances, according to a new study. This happens when external changes put pressure on their traditional lifestyles. This could be anything from market demands that shift agriculture practices to increased populations […]

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‘War with weeds’ lacks ecological understanding and empathy (commentary)

Gotu kola image by Shahidul Hasan Roman via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0.As a group of plants, weeds are unloved by some people. However, this dislike is not universal. Weeds are colonizing, pioneering plants, with special botanical and ecological attributes that allow them to succeed in ‘disturbed’ habitats. Weedy species are a critical component of Mother Earth’s rich biodiversity. As frugal, thrifty and simple beings, which never […]

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Joenia Wapichana: ‘I want to see the Yanomami and Raposa Serra do Sol territories free of invasions’

Joenia Wapichana.BRASÍLIA, Brazil — “I want to see the Yanomami and Raposa Serra do Sol territories free of invasions,” Joenia Wapichana, the first Indigenous woman named president of Brazil’s national Indigenous affairs agency, Funai, tells Mongabay, describing one of her dreams for northern Roraima state. Like a premonition, she says prominent Indigenous leader and shaman Davi […]

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Thai government turns its sights on illegal coral trade

A coral reef in Thailand.BANGKOK – A few dawns into 2022, authorities raided a shophouse in the heart of Thailand’s capital city. Officers from the Natural Resources and Environmental Crime Division of the Royal Thai Police and the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources discovered the shop was breeding coral and selling it on Facebook for as little as $4 […]

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Cartoon: Burning Man vs. US government

Editor's note: Welcome to Canary Media’s first cartoon! We’re delighted to be partnering with the Climatoonist on a series of cartoons that capture the hopes, frustrations and absurdities of working on the front lines of the energy transition. You can read all about the Climatoonist and see past cartoons in a profile…

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JBS is accused of misleading investors with suspicious green bonds

JBS’s sustainability-linked bonds may be audited after Mighty Earth filed a complaint against the company in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, on Jan. 17. According to the NGO, a global advocacy organization, the world’s biggest meat company had used “misleading and fraudulent” information to persuade investors to buy debt bonds attached to its […]

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Texas Oilfield Waste Company Contributed $53,750 to Regulators Overseeing a Controversial Permit Application

A company seeking to build an oilfield waste dump near wells and waterways in East Texas has showered regulators with upwards of $50,000 in political contributions since 2019. Texas Ethics Commission filings reviewed by Inside Climate News show that McBride Operating LLC contributed $10,000 to Texas Railroad Commission (RRC) Chairman Christi Craddick on Nov. 28, […]

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