Deforestation in Amazon Forest Hits Highest Annual Level in a Decade

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest has hit the highest annual level in a decade, increasing global concern over the accelerating devastation. The rainforest lost 10,476 square kilometers between August 2020 and July 2021, an area nearly seven times bigger …

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Protected Hummingbird Halts TransMountain Pipeline Project

Construction on the multi-billion dollar TransMountain oil pipeline in western Canada has been halted due to hummingbirds. Pipeline workers found the nest of an Anna’s hummingbird in a tree that was cut during production.  The hummingbird is not endangered, but …

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Ten Rescued Orangutans Released into the Wild in Indonesia

An Indonesian conservation organization has returned ten orangutans into the wild in Borneo after they were rescued from captivity. The Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation, together with the Central and East Kalimantan Natural Resources Conservation Agencies (BKSDA), used helicopters to …

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