Is African wildlife doomed? Trump lifts ban on imported hunting trophies

The Trump administration has lifted restriction on bringing back body parts of wild animals from African countries such as Zambia and Zimbabwe. The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced the lifting of the ban during a wildlife forum in Tanzania, hosted by the pro-hunting Safari Club International (SCI). The decision was also praised by … Continue reading Is African wildlife doomed? Trump lifts ban on imported hunting trophies

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Forests hold the key to fight climate change, scientists say

Halting deforestation and restoring forests could result in 100 billion metric tons of carbon being captured by 2100, according to new research. A new set of recent reports has revealed that a better management of land and forests could get nations a quarter of the way to meeting the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting rising … Continue reading Forests hold the key to fight climate change, scientists say

Residual of chemicals banned in the 70s found in Italy’s lake of Como

Concerned scientists have discovered chemicals banned in Europe since 1978 in sediment and fish in the lake of Como, in Northern Italy. Sediment, aquatic microorganisms and fish in one of the most popular Italian lakes were found to be contaminated with harmful pesticide DDT and industrial chemicals known as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The two pollutants … Continue reading Residual of chemicals banned in the 70s found in Italy’s lake of Como

Global CO2 emissions remained static in 2016, figures reveal

Many countries saw carbon dioxide emissions remaining still in 2016, but scientists and environmental groups warn over the rise of other greenhouse gases – including methane emissions from cattle. Almost all of world’s largest polluting nations have kept stable levels of CO2 in 2016 thanks to a mix of burning less coal and producing more … Continue reading Global CO2 emissions remained static in 2016, figures reveal

Megafarms in the UK ‘likely to increase after Brexit’

Britain is likely to see more intensive factory farms, according to the industry, to keep costs down after leaving the EU – increasing animal welfare issues and pressure on the countryside. Campaigners and countryside groups have expressed concern over the future of British agriculture after Brexit, as small farms are likely to be replaced by … Continue reading Megafarms in the UK ‘likely to increase after Brexit’