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Will a smog tower help tackle air pollution in one of the world's most polluted cities?

Bihar government is considering introducing a smog tower in Patna to tackle air pollution. Patna is one of the most polluted cities globally.
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500+ experts call on world’s nations to not burn forests to make energy

Last week, more than 500 top scientists and economists issued a letter to leaders in the US, EU, Japan, South Korea, and the UK, urging them to stop harvesting and burning forests as a means of making energy in converted coal burning power plants.

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Ecuador: Derrame de petróleo en el río Shiripuno fue atendido dos meses después

La atención tardía podría no ser de utilidad porque el caudal del río ya arrastró el crudo.

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Ending tropical deforestation is vital to public health, scientists say

Deforestation in the tropics, mostly caused by agriculture, is driving an increased rate of pathogen spillover from wildlife to humans.

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Mob killing of Malagasy officer spotlights risks faced by forest guardians

A law enforcement officer was fatally wounded and two civilians killed when a mob accosted him and three others as they tried to apprehend suspected illegal loggers in a village in northeastern Madagascar.

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New study warns that sea levels will rise faster than expected

A new study has found that sea levels are rising faster than expected, which would put 40% of the world's population living in coastal regions at elevated risk.

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Belguun Bat-Erdene: The climate crisis needs feminism

If the Biden/Harris Administration is truly committed to taking bold actions, they must prioritize women's leadership and adopt a feminist climate justice agenda that offers transformative, expansive, and holistic solutions.

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COVID-19: Pueblos indígenas temen el impacto de la segunda ola de la pandemia

Los pueblos indígenas de Latinoamérica se alistan para enfrentar una segunda ola de pandemia por coronavirus.
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Death by 1,000 cuts: Are major insect losses imperiling life on Earth?

Precipitous insect declines are being escalated by humanity as soaring population and advanced technology push us ever closer to overshooting several critical planetary boundaries including biodiversity, climate change, nitrification, and pollution.

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Desafíos ambientales 2021, polémica por empresa petrolera, nuevas metas para la biodiversidad y más

Aquí lo más importante de la semana ambiental de Mongabay Latam: Los desafíos ambientales de Latinoamerica in 2021.

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Palm oil plantations, coal mines linked to deadly Indonesia flood

Environmentalists have attributed recent heavy floods in southern Indonesian Borneo to widespread deforestation for oil palm plantations and coal mines.

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Environmental assassinations bad for business, new research shows

Financial markets respond swiftly and definitively when multinationals are publicly named in connection with the assassination of an environmental defender.

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El Chaco Sudamericano: Nuevo estudio muestra drástico declive de la biodiversidad

Investigación evaluó diversidad de mamíferos grandes en el Chaco sudamericano que se extiende por Bolivia, Paraguay y Argentina.
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Indigenous agroforestry revives profitable palm trees and the Atlantic Forest

The Indigenous Guarani people from the São Paulo coast are traditional consumers of jussara palm hearts and have been instrumental in reversing the palm's decline by planting thousands of trees inside their reserve.

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La exdirectora de Parques Nacionales habla de su salida y los retos de las áreas protegidas de Colombia

Julia Miranda Parques Nacionales. El ministro de Ambiente, Carlos Eduardo Correa, posesionado en octubre de 2020, le pidió la renuncia.
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Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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