Ask Dr. Donley: Are Sharks Being Killed for Vaccines?

by Dr. Nathan Donley / Medium.com Dear Dr. Donley, I’ve read some articles recently saying that sharks are being killed to produce coronavirus vaccines. Is this true, and if it is, is there anything I can do about it? Signed, Tell Me Some-fin good Dear Chew-sy Vaxxer, Aww jeez. Aren’t there any other shark-related questions […]

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Washington: The Fight for the Wild Is on at Chameleon Blockade

by Chameleon Blockade October 8, 2020, The Capitol State Forest, WA: Early Wednesday afternoon just as the fog melted off, a convoy of trucks from at least four different law enforcement agencies parked on a logging road for an unannounced raid on a camp of forest protection activists, sweeping the camp away and leaving one […]

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BlackRock’s $400m Stake in Amazon Meatpackers Defies Sustainability Cred

by Fernanda Wenzel, Pedro Papini, and Naira Hofmeister / Mongabay Wall Street fund manager BlackRock administers 2.2 billion reais ($408 million) in shares in the three largest Brazilian meatpackers operating in the Amazon today. The cattle purchase and slaughter operations of JBS, Marfrig and Minerva involve 6.9 million hectares (17 million acres) of land at […]

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How Mexican Communities are Helping to Save a Fir Forest

by Agustín del Castillo / translated by Sarah Engel / Mongabay The future of an endemic tree and the ecosystem where it’s found depends, to a large extent, on stopping illegal logging and the expansion of avocado crops in southern Jalisco. The Colima fir tree (Abies colimensis) is listed as an endangered species by Mexican […]

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