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In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, August 2, 2019

02 / 08 / 2019, Mongabaycom News

Tropical forests Climate change is contributing to a drought and famine crisis in Guatemala (The Guardian). Coastal settlements in Honduras face the threat of rising sea levels (The Guardian). Tanzania’s president is making part of the iconic Selous Game Reserve a national park where wildlife will be fully protected (Busiweek, Reuters). The Congo rainforest is battling lengthening dry seasons (Earth & Space Science News). The president of Brazil has questioned the validity of the data showing that deforestation in the country’s share of the Amazon has spiked (Science Magazine). Ethiopia says it planted a record 350 million trees in a single day this week (The New York Times). Losing large animals could exacerbate climate change (Anthropocene Magazine). India’s tiger population has risen to 3,000 (The New York Times). A new species of Amazonian monkey, the Munduruku marmoset, is threatened by the loss of forests (New Scientist). Religious faith is helping to save forests in Cambodia (Reuters). Other news Biologists believe that climate change may have contributed to the starvation of reindeer in Norway (The New York Times). Older islands have greater biodiversity, a study has found — unless invasive species have been introduced (Earth.com). Defenders of the environment face increasingly dangerous conditions, a new report from Global Witness shows (Huffington Post). A drought in central China is affecting more than half a million people (Environews Nigeria). Young climate activist Greta Thunberg will travel to the U.S. by boat for the United Nations climate talks (The Guardian). A sea lion ended…

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