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Leaked documents show Brazil’s Bolsonaro has grave plans for Amazon rainforest

Aug. 23, 2019 - democraciaAbierta has seen a PowerPoint presentation that shows that Bolsonaro’s government intends to use hate speech to isolate minorities of...

Brazilian Government’s Failures are Fueling Wildfires Across the Amazon

Aug. 22, 2019 - Responding to the news of the wildfires that have been raging in the Amazon rainforest for several weeks, Kumi Naidoo,...

MSF doctor: People rescued at sea are petrified they will be taken back to...

AUGUST 22, 2019—Luca Pigozzi, a medical doctor with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on the search and rescue ship the Ocean Viking in...

IRC: US Administration’s proposed abrogation of Flores Settlement threatens safety of children

New York, August 21, 2019 - The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds today to the United States’ proposed departure from the Flores Settlement, a landmark...

States must do more to stop hate crimes and promote interfaith initiatives, say UN...

GENEVA August 21, 2019 -  States have an important role to play in promoting religious tolerance and cultural diversity by promoting and protecting human...

Yemen: Coalition Warships Attack Fishing Boats

Beirut, August 21, 2019 – Saudi-led coalition naval forces have carried out at least five deadly attacks on Yemeni fishing boats since 2018, Human...

New statistics highlight trapping threat for international trade of Asia’s most popular songbird

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, August 18, 2019—A new analysis of the trade in White-rumped Shamas in Southeast Asia over the past decade finds incredible numbers...

Australia: Inquiry into Rule Putting Older People at Risk

Sydney, August 19, 2019 – Australia’s parliament should scrap a new rule that allows nursing homes to overmedicate and restrain older people, a group...

Fracking prompts global spike in atmospheric methane

ITHACA, N.Y. Aug. 14, 2019 – As methane concentrations increase in the Earth’s atmosphere, chemical fingerprints point to a probable source: shale oil and...

Study Examines How Media Around the World Frame Climate Change News

LAWRENCE, Aug. 14, 2019 - Climate change is a problem facing countries around the world, but media coverage of the topic differs from one...

Transnational environmental crime takes an estimated $91 to $259 billion bite out of the...

EAST LANSING, Mich. Aug. 12, 2019 - Transnational environmental crime - wildlife trafficking, illegal logging, dumping hazardous waste and more - takes an estimated...

Are Trump’s tariffs legal under the WTO? It seems not.

Shiro Armstrong, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University August 13, 2019 - President Trump’s “America First” agenda is rapidly trashing the global economic...

Mapping the effects of drought on vulnerable populations

Aug. 13, 2019 - The greater frequency of droughts, combined with underlying economic, social, and environmental risks means that dry spells have an increasingly...

UNHCR urges Europe to allow 507 rescued passengers to disembark

August 13, 2019 - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is today calling on European governments to allow the immediate disembarkation of 507 people recently...

As bombs are dropped in Aden, Yemen the IRC urges all parties to consider...

August 11, 2019, Aden, Yemen — The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is alarmed by confirmed reports of Saudi-led airstrikes in Aden. After days of...

IPCC climate change and land report marks critical contribution to global effort

August 9, 2019 - The first-ever comprehensive scientific assessment of the links between land and climate change is a critical contribution to efforts to curb...

UN IPCC Report Recognizes Indigenous and Community Land Rights as Vital to Slowing Climate...

Aug. 8, 2019 - Washington, DC, Aug. 8, 2019 — A United Nations (UN) report on climate change has for the first time cited...

IPPC: Land already under growing human pressure, climate change adding to pressures

GENEVA, Aug 8, 2019 – Land is already under growing human pressure and climate change is adding to these pressures. At the same time,...

UN experts urge decade of action to aid survival of indigenous languages

GENEVA August 7, 2019 - In a statement to mark International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, UN human rights experts* are calling for...

Iran: Jailed Environmentalists on Hunger Strike

Beirut, August 5, 2019 – At least two environmental experts detained in Iran since January 2018 have likely embarked on a hunger strike to...