End old-growth logging in carbon-rich ‘crown jewel’ of U.S. forests: Study

End old-growth logging in carbon-rich ‘crown jewel’ of U.S. forests: Study

The Tongass National Forest in the U.S. state of Alaska is a special place for conservation biologist Dominick DellaSala, even after decades of traveling the world to study temperate rainforests. “The trees are enormous,” DellaSala, chief scientist at the Earth Island Institute’s World Heritage project, told Mongabay. “It’s like being in a cathedral. It’s an […]

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First Nation reclaims territory by declaring Indigenous protected area in Canada

First Nation reclaims territory by declaring Indigenous protected area in Canada

Persistent rain couldn’t dampen the high spirits of Mamalilikulla First Nation members and their guests on a dark day in May. As lowering clouds played hide-and-seek with soaring mountains, the Nation shared lunch and performed traditional songs and dances in their remote territory on British Columbia’s Central Coast, some 350 kilometers (220 miles) north of […]

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Study warns of risk from feline viruses to wild cats on the palm oil frontier

Study warns of risk from feline viruses to wild cats on the palm oil frontier

Antibody tests conducted on domestic cats and wild cats in Malaysian Borneo indicate that oil palm plantations may act as transmission sites for viruses, according to a new study. The study, carried out by researchers working with the Health at the Edge Project, which investigates wildlife parasite transmission in forest-agricultural landscapes in Borneo, and published […]

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Darwin’s hypothesis that birds’ feathers get more colorful closer to the equator proved by researchers

Darwin’s hypothesis that birds’ feathers get more colorful closer to the equator proved by researchers

If you’ve ever traveled to a tropical location, you’ve probably noticed that the birds’ feathers are brighter than in other regions of the world. The hue of a bird’s plumage appears to vary depending on latitude. Phys.org reported that three European scientists who went on expeditions to the tropics during the 1800s — English naturalist […]

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