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New Mexico governor declares emergency as thousands flee wildfire


The office of New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham confirmed at least one death as the state of emergency covers the village of Ruidoso and neighboring tribal lands.

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#News: Wild horses return to Kazakhstan steppes after absence of two centuries
Seven Przewalski’s horses, the only truly wild species were flown there https://www.theguardian.com/environment/article/2024/jun/10/przewalskis-horses-only-wild-species-return-central-asian-steppes-kazakhstan
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#News: Almost 20K children work in the #palmoil industry in #Sabah. Across #Malayia its 33,600 children aged between 5 and 17 years. They work in dangerous conditions for little pay. A new EU/UN initiative aims to help them #Boycottpalmoil #HumanRights https://www.benarnews.org/english/news/malaysian/eu-un-child-labor-sabah-06122024131045.html


#News: World’s top #banks #greenwashing their role in destruction of the #Amazon says a new Stand Earth report. JP Morgan Chase and others give billions to oil, #mining and gas giants eviscerating the rainforest #Boycottpalmoil #BoycottGold https://www.theguardian.com/environment/article/2024/jun/11/worlds-top-banks-greenwashing-their-role-in-destruction-of-the-amazon
@standearth


#News: Big #landrights win in #WestPapua by #Indigenous Knasaimos people of #papua. Yet enforcing rights remains challenging, due to lack of political will the #Indonesian government and persistent merbau #timber and #palmoil #ecocide #Boycottpalmoil https://www.eco-business.com/news/land-rights-win-for-indigenous-peoples-in-southwest-papua-but-challenges-persist/


#News: Around 40% of roads in #Borneo, #Sumatra and #NewGuinea cut through #palmoil, wood-pulp and rubber plantations. The rest run through intact #rainforests. Destroying forests has a outsized impact on #carbon emissions. AI mapping takes a tiny fraction of the time a human can do it and is 81% accurate. #Boycottpalmoil https://www.context.news/ai/ai-or-humans-rainforest-seeks-partner-to-police-ghost-roads


#News: #Childlabor is rampant in the #Congo Basin fuelled by #cobalt mining and the so-called "Green" Energy transition. Children face dangerous conditions for minimal pay #humanrights #GlobalSouth #Slavery https://www.ehn.org/the-hidden-exploitation-behind-clean-energy-s-cobalt-demand-2668453097.html


#News: Vast concessions in #Malaysia's forests threaten millions of hectares of rich natural habitats and risk the country's commitment to 50 percent #forest cover, a report warned Tuesday.

Up to 3.2 million hectares could be destroyed potentially unleashing enormous carbon emissions and compromising key #animal habitats. #ClimateAction #animals #palmoil #Boycott4Wildlife

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https://phys.org/news/2024-05-vast-concessions-threaten-malaysia-forest.html
https://phys.org/news/2024-05-vast-concessions-threaten-malaysia-forest.html


#News: Villagers in Buol district #Indonesia injured in clashes with PT Hardaya Inti (HIP), a #palmoil co. accused of #corruption, #landgrabbing, and #violence Villagers claim HIP harvested palmoil without payment, leading to debt peonage #Boycottpalmoil https://news.mongabay.com/2024/06/indonesian-palm-oil-firm-clashes-with-villagers-it-allegedly-shortchanged/


Crows can count vocally like toddlers, research shows


Crows can count... out loud! They do so similarly to human toddlers who are learning to tally things up. A neuroscientist trained birds to produce a number of calls in response to random visual cues.

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#News: Indigenous
Awyu and Moi peoples of #Papua want to stop #palmoil plantations across their ancestral lands for the benefit of their community and future generations #Boycottpalmoil via @aljazeerarss https://www.aljazeera.com/gallery/2024/5/28/papuans-head-to-indonesian-court-to-protect-forests-from-palm-oil #WestPapua #PapuaNewGuinea #PapuanLivesMatter @westpapuawomensoffice


#News: #Landggrabbing from indigenous peoples and local communities in #Colombia and other countries in #SouthAmerica for #gold #soy #palmoil and #meat still a massive problem conference finds #Boycottpalmoil #BoycottGold #humanrights https://www.ids.ac.uk/news/the-global-land-grab-is-still-taking-place-landmark-conference-finds/


#News: The Other Americans: #ChildLabour is the Backbone of the Guatemalan Economy. #Children are paid low wages for hard work in #palmoil #soy and #gold mining. This benefits the economic elite and forces those in poverty to attempt to migrate to the #USA #childlabor #humanrights #workers #Guatemala https://progressive.org/latest/child-labor-backbone-of-guatemala-abbott-220202/


#News: Landgrabbing is going on in #Colombia with peasant farmers being violently removed from their land for #palmoil and #mining including the case of #Indupalma #Boycottpalmoil #landgrabbing #humanrights https://www.resilience.org/stories/2024-05-20/a-new-and-silent-land-grab-is-underway-we-must-stop-it/


#News: "The World Cannot Afford Delays to Anti-Deforestation Rules
EU Countries Need to Stay the Course on Plan to Clean Up Supply Chains" via @humanrightswatch #EUDR #Together4Forests #Boycottpalmoil #Boycott4Wildlife https://www.hrw.org/news/2024/05/27/world-cannot-afford-delays-anti-deforestation-rules


#News: Beauty brand L'Oreal accused of #childlabor and #slavery for perfume "I just want the people who wear this perfume to also see the suffering of children in it and have the courage to speak up." -Heba whose children work on farms https://www.kompas.id/baca/english/2024/05/28/en-keringat-pekerja-anak-di-balik-parfum-mewah?open_from=English_Page


#News: A long list of Tory failures on environmental policies that never became reality include banning #palmoil #soy and #meat that come from #deforestation #Boycottpalmoil #VoteForClimate https://inews.co.uk/news/the-tories-failed-environmental-pledges-from-peat-compost-bans-to-beavers-3075593


#News: #Dayak communities that succumb to selling their land often find themselves working as labourers on their ancestral lands for meagre wages. This economic exploitation and debt peonage is compounded by aggressive #landgrabbing by #palmoil giants #Boycottpalmoil #humanrights #workersrights #laborrights #Indonesia https://countercurrents.org/2024/05/a-lone-dayak-communitys-last-stand-against-palm-oil/


Mesmerising microbes: bacteria as you’ve never seen it before – in pictures

As a side hustle he manipulates and photographs the microbial world; his images are collected in a book, Beautiful Bacteria. Taking bacteria from substances such as wastewater, dental plaque or kimchi, Danino lets them multiply in a petri dish, adding dyes. The results are artworks differing from the digital enhancements often made in scientific photography to make images more informative.

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2024/may/18/beautiful-bacteria-encounters-in-the-microuniverse-tal-danino

#News #Photography #Photo #Photos #Image #Images #Microbiology #Biology #Science #STEM #Bacteria #Microbes #Microbes @science @biology @microbiology


#News: #Roads of destruction: #researchers find vast numbers of illegal ‘ghost roads’ are used to crack open pristine rainforest leading to #ecocide, #landgrabbing and biodiversity loss #Boycottpalmoil @theconversationau https://theconversation.com/roads-of-destruction-we-found-vast-numbers-of-illegal-ghost-roads-used-to-crack-open-pristine-rainforest-227222


#News: Brutal #heat last week in S.E. #Asia triggered thousands of school closures, put unprecedented pressure on power grids, and led to deadly heat #stroke. As @ASEAN convened in #Jakarta #climateaction is DEMANDED not asked for #Boycottpalmoil https://www.hrw.org/news/2024/05/05/critical-week-environmental-rights-southeast-asia via @hrw


#News: #Palmoil plantations are rapidly gaining ground in #SouthAmerica, driving communities from their lands and causing #deforestation, #humanrights abuses, #violence, and #poverty via @GRAIN #Boycottpalmoil #Boycott4Wildlife https://www.cadtm.org/Oil-palm-in-Latin-America-monoculture-and-violence


#News: The #EU needs to address its complicity in forest destruction, regulate cash flows, and start protecting and restoring nature — the true wealth that benefits us all. And to do so, #Europe’s political leaders need to seize this opportunity @POLITICOEurope #Boycottpalmoil https://www.politico.eu/article/deforestation-climate-change-stop-eu-companies-from-bankrolling-nature-destruction/


#News: @Greenpeace file complaints against @RepsolWorldwide for #greenwashing #biofuels. Allegations: Repsol conceals enviro impact of #palmoil misleadingly labelling of fuels as “sustainable” Legal actions seek sanctions, ad removal #Boycottpalmoil https://born2invest.com/articles/repsol-environmentalists-greenwashing/


#News: @Greenpeace, Ecologists in Action, and OCU file complaints against #hrc_motogp@mastodon.social for #greenwashing #biofuels. Allegations state Repsol conceals environmental and social impacts of #palmoil use, misleadingly labelling of fuels as “sustainable” or “eco-friendly.” Legal actions seek sanctions, ad removal, and public rectification #Boycottpalmoil https://born2invest.com/articles/repsol-environmentalists-greenwashing/


#News: Recent #research finds #animals in #Uganda's forests are consuming virus-infected bat faeces, as alternative food sources dwindle due to agricultural practices and #palmoil #meat #tobacco #deforestation #Boycottpalmoil https://www.ehn.org/deforestation-leads-to-risky-dietary-changes-in-uganda-s-wildlife-2667859688.html


#News: Report reveals the #USA imported #palmoil, #cocoa #soy #meat #deforestation the size of Los Angeles between Oct 2021 and Nov 2023.
Palm oil from Indonesia was the largest contributor to deforestation, meat from Brazil #Boycottpalmoil and be #vegan https://news.mongabay.com/2024/05/indonesian-palm-oil-brazilian-beef-top-contributors-to-u-s-deforestation-exposure/ @mongabay


#News: A man has been prosecuted for illegally #poaching critically endangered Javan #Rhinos in Ujung Kulon National Park (UKNP) #Indonesia reducing the overall population by 10%. However hope remains for them in the form of a breeding programme 🦏🦏🙏 #Boycottpalmoil #Boycott4Wildlife
https://www.savetherhino.org/asia/indonesia/our-worst-fears-realised-javan-rhinos-poached-in-ujung-kulon-national-park/


#News: Huge #deforestation and #biodiversity loss in #Cameroon spurs local community orgs to write an #openletter to the EU to call for immediate action to implement tougher policies on corporates for #landrights and #ecocide protection #EUDR #CSDD #Boycottpalmoil https://www.afrik21.africa/en/massive-deforestation-in-cameroon-an-urgent-call-for-international-action/ #Afrik21 @EU_Commission


In the last few years it is likely that PepsiCo has been using in its production palm oil from deforested land claimed by the Shipibo-Konibo people in eastern Peru, a new investigation has found.

by Andrew Wasley, Aramís Castro, Elisângela Mendonça
https://news.mongabay.com/2024/04/snack-giant-pepsico-sourced-palm-oil-from-razed-indigenous-land-investigation/

#News #Environment #Conservation #Investigation #IndigenousPeoples #FoodIndustry #PalmOil #LandRights

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