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In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, October 4, 2019

04 / 10 / 2019, Mongabaycom News

Tropical forests An insect could help farmers battle invasive cacti in Kenya (Biographic). The world owes the Democratic Republic of Congo more money to protect its forests, the country’s president says (Bloomberg). Deforestation in the Amazon continues, even as fires abate in the world’s largest rainforest (Gizmodo). Ghana appears ready to implement REDD+ to address deforestation in the West African country (Business Ghana). Indonesia says it won’t close part of Komodo Island as it had planned (Reuters). Wild meat still provides critical nutrients and protein to forest dwellers in the Amazon (CIFOR Forests News). Economists warn that coffee growers need help if the commodity is to weather climate change (My London). Two of the world’s largest consumer goods companies, Nestlé and Procter & Gamble Co., won’t meet their goal of cutting deforestation from their supply chains by 2020 (Reuters). Scientists are increasingly warning that dietary change is necessary to address the loss of biodiversity and climate change (New Scientist, The New York Times). Researchers use satellite images and groundtruthing to find the tallest known tree in the Amazon, standing at 88.5 meters (290 feet) (Smithsonian). Anglican bishops in South America join the chorus of calls for ending deforestation in the continent’s forests (Episcopal News Service). A top expert on the Amazon argues for working with indigenous people to sustainably harvest forest products as a way to preserve the world’s largest rainforest (Scientific American). Other news Researchers are fighting a deadly coral disease in the Caribbean (Reuters). Brazil plans to offer…This article was originally published on Mongabay

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