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In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, January 11, 2019

11 / 01 / 2019, Mongabaycom News

Tropical forests Scientists set up a mirror for wildlife in the rainforest, with comical results (Sputnik News). Researchers in Ecuador discover a new species of frog with a thumb-claw (Newsweek). In late 2018, an eastern bongo, a critically endangered antelope from East Africa, was born at a Florida zoo (First Coast News, News 4 Jacksonville). Researchers argue that dams built in lowland rainforests are too costly to biodiversity to be justified (Phys.Org/University of Stirling). As Colombia’s forests fall, organized crime profits rise (Insight Crime). California’s plan for carbon trading could infringe upon communities’ rights, leaders say (Devdiscourse). Forest clearing for oil palm plantations in Borneo is affecting the group size of proboscis monkeys (Phys.Org/Cardiff University). Tanzania began a six-month push to root out illegal logging in the country (Khmer Times, Xinhua). Haiti could lose half of its species to deforestation-related habitat loss by 2035 (WHYY Philadelphia). Tree plantations in Southeast Asia are becoming a popular investment in China (South China Morning Post). Illegal logging led to landslides in Indonesia (The Jakarta Post). A female bongo died after complications from a cesarean section birth in Virginia (WAVY). Other news Ranchers across the western United States struggle to cope with increasing numbers of wolves (Pacific Standard). Warmer water is causing problems for Guadalupe fur seals (Hakai Magazine). Climate change is throwing off Australia’s “thermostat,” the Great Barrier Reef (Hakai Magazine). Proponents of a dam project in Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve say its construction is necessary for the country’s economic development (IPP Media).…

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