Latam Eco Review: Seeing red over pink dolphins and flamingos

By on February 10, 2020

first_imgArticle published by Maria Salazar Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored The most popular stories published recently by our Spanish-language news service, Mongabay Latam, featured endangered pink Amazon river dolphins, the world’s rarest flamingos, palm oil plantations in Nicaragua, impunity in Peru, and mansions in Colombia.Mercury and accidental capture endanger Amazon river dolphinsThe Amazon river dolphin (Inia geoffrensis) was recently categorized as endangered in the IUCN Red List. Threats to this pink dolphin include accidental capture, killing for bait, river dams, and pollution from chemicals and heavy metals, especially mercury. Researchers say another river dolphin, the tucuxi, or gray dolphin (Sotalia fluviatilis) could be next on the list.Studies have determined that Amazon river dolphin populations are in drastic decline. Image by Fernando Trujillo/Fundacion Omacha.Pattern of impunity in timber extraction from Peru’s AmazonAn analysis of 10 years of official figures reveals a pattern of illegality and complicity in the “laundering” of timber from the Peruvian Amazon. The report documents a variety of false licenses used to illegally extract timber worth $112 million from the three most important producing regions: Ucayali, Loreto and Madre de Dios. More than 60 percent of the timber inspected by the forest oversight agency, OSINFOR, in Loreto and Ucayali is illegally sourced from areas whose owners or representatives were charged with serious forest law violations. This estimate reflects 40 percent of what of is actually extracted.Agency staff watch over logged trees in Peruvian rainforest. Image courtesy of OSINFOR.Cornered by oil palms, Nicaraguan farmers move into Indio Maíz reserve“You see communities dying because the company buys the land and displaces the people. This also results in a lot of conservation damage because, normally, the people who sell, head to the reserve,” says a local environmentalist about the impact of large-scale oil palm cultivation in southeastern Nicaragua. A joint investigation by Mongabay Latam and Nicaragua’s Onda Local shows vast expansion by the company Palmares El Castillo is causing an exodus into the Indio Maíz Biological Reserve protected area, one of the most important tropical forests in Central America.Palm oil fruit. It is estimated the company Palmares de El Castillo has grown twice the size authorized by Nicaragua’s environmental authority in 2006. Image by Julio López/Onda Local.Indigenous community vows to fight lithium firm in Chile’s Atacama Salt FlatsAn indigenous community will appeal the government’s decision to drop sanctions against a lithium company for damages to Chile’s Atacama Salt Flats near the Peruvian border. The government dropped charges that Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM) had modified its environmental contingency plan to allow for greater resource extraction than permitted. As a result — say indigenous and environmental groups and government agencies — canals and rivers in this fragile, Ramsar-recognized wetland area dried up. The salt flats are the world’s most important reproductive center for flamingos, notably the vulnerable Andean (Phoenicoparrus andinus), and the near threatened Chilean (Phoenicopterus chilensis) and James’s (Phoenicoparrus jamesi) flamingos.Atacama Salt Flats. Image by Michelle Carrere.Luxury mansions invade Bogota’s protected areasThe long struggle to defend the Eastern Bogota Protected Forest Reserve from urban expansion got serious after a local environmental authority ordered the demolition of two mansions. The Cundinamarca local authority suspended the construction of “luxury invasions” and ordered the demolition of two mansions affecting this protected area that connects the Chingaza and Sumapaz national parks. Urban building now occupies 4.26 percent of the reserve, and mining another 0.77 percent.The local environmental authority has ordered the demolition of this luxury house built in a protected area. Image by Cundinamarca Regional Autonomous Corporation (CAR).Read these stories in their entirety in Spanish here at Mongabay Latam.center_img Agriculture, Animals, Conservation, Critically Endangered Species, Dolphins, Endangered Species, Environment, Forests, Illegal Logging, Indigenous Peoples, Infrastructure, Logging, Palm Oil, Protected Areas, Rainforests, Wildilfe last_img read more

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Mark Nonoy breaks down in tears after painful loss to Ateneo

By on January 15, 2020

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “I did everything I can because our first group was having problems in the game,” said Nonoy who played nearly 28 minutes off the bench.“We have to step up. It’s now up to coach Aldin [Ayo] to make the adjustments for the betterment of our team come Game 2.” Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw LATEST STORIES SEA Games opening rites tickets go on sale Overcome with emotions, the would-be Rookie of the Year couldn’t help but tear up and go to assistant McJour Luib to find some support after the final buzzer sounded.“Of course it was painful because this was our goal but we came up short,” said Nonoy in Filipino Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “We’ll just take back the series in Game 2,”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Of those players from UST who took at least five shots, it was only Nonoy who converted on a 50 percent rate and at times looked to be carrying the Growling Tigers on his shoulders.Nonoy drove to the basket every chance he got or pulled up from deep if he saw the defense sag off. ‘People evacuated on their own’ No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball03:22The decision on the Maguindanao Massacre case01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Andray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai Sotto 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust MOST READ Emotional Mark Nonoy after UST’s Game 1 loss in the UAAP Finals. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Phiippines—Mark Nonoy picked the best time to unleash the biggest game of his rookie year, but University of Santo Tomas’ 91-77 blowout loss to Ateneo in the Game 1 of the Finals wasn’t how he wanted to end the night.Nonoy’s career-best effort of 26 points on 9-of-18 shooting from the field, 7-of-14 from deep, and five rebounds went for naught as the Growling Tigers failed anew to dent the Blue Eagles’ seemingly impenetrable armor.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Montney Basin sees only increase in Canadian tight oil production in past three years

By on January 10, 2020

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — According to a report released by the National Energy Board last week, the Montney Formation in Northeast B.C. and northwestern Alberta is the only formation in Canada that has seen increased tight oil production since oil prices fell in 2014.Since mid-2014, Canadian tight oil production decreased from a peak of about 425,000 barrels per day to about 345,000 barrels per day at the end of 2016. The main reductions were seen in the Cardium Formation in Alberta, which fell from 85,000 to 50,000 barrels per day, and the Bakken Formation in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, which decreased from about 60,000 to 40,000 barrels per day.A graph showing Canadian tight oil production by formation in the last ten years. An overlaid line series shows the year-over-year well count growth. Tight oil production grew from less than 9,000 barrels/day in 2007 to almost 445,000 barrels/day in 2014 before dropping to less than 345,000 barrels/day in 2016. This production came from various formations, led by the Montney/Doig, Cardium, Viking, and Bakken formations. Well count growth increased from 132 in January 2007 to 3,517 in December 2014, after which it declined to 798 in December 2016. Source: Divestco, National Energy Board.- Advertisement -The Montney Formation was the only formation that had its production grow since 2014, rising by approximately 35,000 barrels per day. This was largely due to increased production of natural gas condensate, which is considered a form of oil. Montney condensate is obtained from tight gas wells, and is in high demand for use as a diluent that allows bitumen to be shipped by pipeline. Consequently, condensate fetches a higher price than crude oil in western Canada.A graph that illustrates drilling rig activity in western Canada from 2010 to 2016, broken down by horizontal or vertical drilling, and rigs targeting oil or natural gas. Rig activity in western Canada through the summer, fall, and winter from 2010 to 2014 varied seasonally between 300 and 425 rigs drilling at any time. In 2014, summer rig activity was about 350. In 2015, that fell more than 50% to about 150. In 2016, summer rig activity fell more than 60% from the 2014 figure to about 85. In the summer of 2016, more than 90% of all rigs were drilling horizontal wells. Source: JuneWarren-Nickles.The overall decline in tight oil production is because of fewer new wells being drilled in response to decreasing prices. The NEB says that tight oil wells typically produce a large amount of oil in their first month, but decline quickly thereafter. That means that new wells must be continually added to maintain production levels. In 2014, the number of producing wells grew by over 3,200 per year. However, by 2016 less than 1,000 new wells were added.Advertisementlast_img read more

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