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( Last updated Monday, November 19, 2018 12:40 pm EST)
Species and environment affect which frogs are infected by parasitic fungus
The parasitic fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis causes lethal infections in amphibians. Species and environment affect which frogs are infected by parasitic fungus. This is a green toad. Credit: Uppsala University An aquatic parasitic fungus causes … Monday, November 19, 2018 12:44 pm EST

Avni was killed after exploring all possible legal scenarios: Maharashtra Forest Minister
Written by Neeraj Tiwari | Updated: November 19, 2018 6:30:50 am State Forest Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar Even as the National Tiger Conservation Authority and the state government have formed committees to probe the killing of tigress Avni or T1, state … Monday, November 19, 2018 12:44 pm EST

Make America Rake Again: Finland baffled by Trump's forest fire raking claim
The people of Finland have reacted with bemusement on social media at Donald Trump’s assertions that the country rakes its forests to help prevent forest fires. Speaking on Saturday in Paradise, California, about the role of forest management in stemming … Monday, November 19, 2018 12:44 pm EST

Jair Bolsonaro's rise to power casts shadow over UN environment conference
Jair Bolsonaro’s rise to power in Brazil has cast a shadow over the first global environment conference since the ultra-nationalist was elected to lead the most biodiverse nation on Earth. Participants at the the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, … Monday, November 19, 2018 12:44 pm EST

Rare and diverse giant viruses unexpectedly found in a forest soil ecosystem
Biologist Jeff Blanchard, kneeling at center in hat, collects soil samples surrounded by students at Harvard Forest in central Massachusetts. He and his Ph.D. student Lauren Alteio unexpectedly discovered large-genome giabnt viruses there. Credit: UMass … Monday, November 19, 2018 12:44 pm EST

Modi govt weakening environment laws, ministry from day 1: Jairam Ramesh
New Delhi, Nov 19 () Prime Minister Narendra Modi, despite claiming to be a champion of environment protection, has no empathy for ecological balance and his government is doing everything to weaken environment laws, senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh … Monday, November 19, 2018 12:44 pm EST

Ants tell you about the environment
Myrmicaria buenaventei lateral Whenever we see ants queueing, we remember the fable of the grasshopper and the ants. The ants were working while the grasshopper was singing in the field. When the rainy season came, the ants have food, and the grasshopper … Monday, November 19, 2018 12:44 pm EST

If Trump blamed British Columbia forest fires on mismanagement, he might have a point
'It blows my mind': How B.C. destroys a key natural wildfire defence every year Provincial rules require spraying of fire-resistant aspen trees to make way for valuable conifers Last year, 12,812 hectares of B.C. forest was sprayed with the … Monday, November 19, 2018 12:44 pm EST

How indigenous 'vigilante' grandfathers protect forest life
Rovieng, Cambodia - At the edge of a forest on the northern plains of Cambodia, an indigenous community is building its own security system. It comprises a small outpost made of timber confiscated from illegal loggers at the main access point looters use … Monday, November 19, 2018 12:44 pm EST

'Vandalism': environment groups slam move to increase native forestry
Loading "It's just vandalism," Oisin Sweeney, NPA senior ecologist, said. "This industry doesn't make money, it employs hardly any people, it results in massive environmental damage, and a strong majority oppose it." As Fairfax … Monday, November 19, 2018 12:44 pm EST



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