In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, March 9, 2018

March 09, 2018 12:03 PM -- Anonymous (not verified)

Tropical forests Sabah (Malaysia) protects critically endangered pangolin (World Land Trust). Armed rebels in eastern DRC kidnap 18 staff members of Kahuzi-Biega gorilla sanctuary (The Guardian). Climate change will endanger plants and animals of biodiverse Albertine Rift in East Africa, according to a new study (WCS). Graft drives deforestation in Cambodia (Deutsche Welle). Some police are profiting from illegal logging in Paraguay (Insight Crime). Climate change-driven storms threaten forests (The New York Times). Phosphorous-limited soil is a hurdle that tree communities can overcome in the tropics, new research finds (Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute/Phys.Org). Bust of charcoal operation in Kenya leads to arrest of more than 30 producers and loggers (Standard Digital). Forest activists are getting married to trees to draw attention to illegal logging (ABC 7 New York). Environmental law group calls for stepped-up enforcement of timber importation laws to tackle illegal logging (Euractiv). Logging in Romania could be causing problems for local communities, as well as the ecosystem (The Ecologist). Major palm oil producer claims that product from all of its mills can be traced back to the plantation it came from (Environmental Leader). State-owned forestry company in Australia logged rainforest illegally, new charges allege (WA Today). Bank of China backs “massive” panda reserve with $1.5-billion pledge (Associated Press). Deforestation could warm the climate more than previously thought, scientists report in a new study (Nature Communications). Colombia enlists the help of the European Space Agency to track deforestation (Colombia Reports). Flooded trail in Brazil attracts ecotourists (video) (Lonely Planet).…

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