Community members and civil society groups have filed a petition against a planned coal-fired power plant in the Philippine province of Palawan, a biodiversity haven that’s one of the last strongholds of the country’s most critically endangered species.
The group, composed of residents and environmental and energy groups, lodged their case with the regional trial court on Sept. 22 in a bid to legally halt the construction of the 15-megawatt (MW) plant in Narra municipality, 113 kilometers (70 miles) south of the provincial capital, Puerto Princesa City. LINK
After the fires that destroyed the largest refugee camp of Europe – this. read the first comment, by the refugee initiative Wave of Hope, which set up the only school in the camp of Moria in its 5 years of desolate existence. LINK
Shift in West African wildmeat trade suggests erosion of cultural taboos. New research by the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE) has demonstrated a clear fluctuation in the trade of wildmeat in and around the High Niger National Park in Guinea, West Africa. LINK
Forests across the American West are seriously out of ecological balance. Archaeologists in New Mexico are pioneering research methods—involving tree rings, pottery, and blasts of light—to explain why wildfire suppression doesn’t work. LINK