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In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, February 2, 2018

02 / 02 / 2018, Mongabaycom News

Tropical forests Illegal loggers allowed to continue logging in Mato Grosso, Brazil (Climate Change News). Podcast: Brazil’s increase in illegal deforestation (Financial Times). South America’s indigenous communities ready to share their stories at California Climate Summit in September (The Sacramento Bee). “Large-scale deforestation” possible as part of RSPO member’s expansion plans in Malaysia, WWF says (Eco-Business). Lawsuit aims to stop deforestation in Colombia (Thomson Reuters Foundation News, Reuters). New study catalogs mammal biodiversity in South America’s Atlantic Forest (The Field Museum). Conservation programs aimed at sustainable harvesting provide alternative for owners of forested land (University of Missouri). Myanmar announces suspension of logging to allow Bago Yoma forests to regrow (Eleven Myanmar). Other news Climate-saving “fake” meat mulled by top investors (Thomson Reuters Foundation News). Meat production’s contribution to climate change (The New York Times). Recapping EPA head Scott Pruitt’s testimony before the Senate (Mother Jones). Former Patagonia CEO argues for protecting nature “as an act of democracy” (The New York Times). Study catalogs consumers’ forgetfulness about ethical issues when shopping (The San Diego Union-Tribune). Bigger storms may stem from air pollution (Science News). New crocodile species? Evidence of mutations from an orange cave in Gabon (The Guardian). The business case for replanting trees (VOA News). Unilever to source sustainable palm oil from Indonesia (businessGreen). Siberian tiger gets new refuge in China (Yale e360). Trump administration aims to cut clean energy research by 72 percent (Reuters). Past decade one of the hottest in the last 11,000 years (University of Wyoming/Phys.Org). DNA…

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