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In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, September 20, 2019

20 / 09 / 2019, Mongabaycom News

Tropical forests Deforestation in Brazil is affecting one of the country’s most biodiverse rivers (Biographic). A new “atlas” tracks infrastructure development in Indonesian Papua (CIFOR Forests News). A market for durian fruit in China is leading to deforestation in Southeast Asia (Reuters). Authorities have called on the military to protect the Basilan rainforests in the Philippines (The Philippine Star). Tanzania’s Hadza people won a prize for their work to address climate change (IPP Media). The environmental movement has its roots in the drive to save the rainforest (Vox). A hunter from the U.S. will be allowed to import parts of the lion he killed in Tanzania (National Geographic, The Guardian). Deforestation is rampant on the “lawless frontier” in the Brazilian Amazon (Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal). One expert argues that the biodiversity in Borneo is more financially valuable that the uses that require deforestation (Forbes). Other news Mammoths once made their last stand on an island in the Arctic that’s now a refuge for wild animals in a changing climate (Biographic). Young people are shifting the debate on climate change. Here’s why (Nature News, Los Angeles Times) … … As new research shows that the majority of U.S. teens worry about the crisis (The Washington Post). Greta Thunberg, one of the teenage leaders of the climate movement, told the U.S. Congress that lawmakers need to read the U.N.’s latest report (The Washington Post). The Trump administration aims to strip California of its abilities to impose stricter air quality standards…

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