Saving Myanmar’s Timber Elephants

Nature Conservancy - Science

Logging elephants are an incredible part of Myanmar’s history — but they’re also key to help reduce the negative impacts that logging can have on the forests. From the Field Wildlife Asia Pacific Forests Mammals Myanmar forests expedition

Deciding the Fate of Myanmar’s Forests

Nature Conservancy - Science

After decades of overharvesting, Myanmar’s forests teak are at a crisis point. From the Field Acoustics Asia Pacific Biodiversity Forests Myanmar forests expedition Research Science Impact ProjectBut with recent political change comes great opportunity.

Illegal Logging & Energy Shortages Pressure Myanmar’s Forests

Nature Conservancy - Science

Facilitated by organized crime, illegal logging threatens to destroy Myanmar’s forests. From the Field Asia Pacific Energy Forest Carbon Forests Myanmar forests expeditionBut a national energy crisis and the ensuing fuelwood demand pose an equal threat.

In Pictures: A Journey Through Myanmar’s Great Teak Forests

Nature Conservancy - Science

A week spent living and working in an active logging camp deep in some of Myanmar’s best remaining teak forests where people are working to save their most valuable natural resource, before it’s too late. From the Field Forests Myanmar forests expedition Photography Sustainability

6.8 Earthquake Shakes Myanmar

Sustainability Ninja

magnitude earthquake struck Myanmar near the border with northern Thailand today, killing one person and rattling buildings in three big cities. The quake was centred 111 km (69 miles) north of the town of Chiang Rai, a sparsely populated, hilly area that forms part of the “Golden Triangle”, known for growth of illicit opium, and where Myanmar, Laos and Thailand meet. Eco News myanmar earthquake thailand earthquakeA large 6.8

Buddhist Monks Lead Genocide in Myanmar.

Elephant Journal

This month the UN warned the Nobel Peace Prize winner to end government violations against the Rohingya, including torture and executions, since they m. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Non New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today Aung San Suu Kyi buddhist monks Burma genocide muslims myanamar Rohingya

Can Myanmar Balance the Risks and Rewards of Hydropower?

Nature Conservancy - Science

And how, as much as any country, Myanmar stands poised to benefit from adopting them. Myanmar has recently undergone a dramatic transition in government with the National League for Democracy (NLD) entering power this spring. But hydropower also poses high risks for Myanmar.

Solar Energy to Light Up Myanmar

Sierra Club Compass

 Myanmar is on its way to a brighter future. investments in Myanmar since the U.S. After decades of military dictatorship and subsequent sanctions, Myanmar, also known as Burma, became one of the poorest countries in Asia with one of the lowest rates of electrification. The proposed solar project will not only help address Myanmar’s growing power demand, it will also create an estimated 500 jobs. Following the reforms in Myanmar that led to the reduction of U.S.

Jason Mraz to Make History in Myanmar

Eccorazzi

Jason Mraz has announced that he will headline a free outdoor concert next month in Myanmar to raise awareness about human trafficking. Read More The post Jason Mraz to Make History in Myanmar appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Music News People Top News jason mraz

The Ethnic Cleansing Buddhists Love to Pretend isn’t Happening Right Now.

Elephant Journal

Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today buddhism Burma burmese monks etchnic cleansing genocide Myanmar organized religion Rohingya sufferingWestern Buddhists are particularly well-placed to protect the Rohingya. Many, like myself, have an emotional tie to the country through having practiced under. Enlightened Society Non New-Agey Spirituality Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only.

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U2?s Bono to Present Amnesty Award to Myanmar’s Suu Kyi

Eccorazzi

Bono demanded the freedom for Aung San Suu Kyi in a series of concerts in 2009. He will finally get to meet the prominent political figure in Dublin on June 18 when he presents her with Amnesty International's highest honor. Read More. Causes News People Top News aung san suu kyi bono

2010 might be the hottest year ever recorded in human history

Green Blog

Meteorologist Jeff Masters also notes that new temperature records have been reached in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Chad, Niger, Pakistan and Myanmar. Global Warming 2010 Africa Arctic sea ice Asia Chad climate change climate science global temperature heatwave India Iraq James Hansen Kuwait La Nina Myanmar NASA Niger NSIDC Pakistan Saudi Arabia scienceClimate institutions and scientists are warning that 2010 might end up as one of the hottest years ever recorded in human history.

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Exploring the Uncharted Bird World

10,000 Birds

now the pace quickens: USA; Angola, Cameroon, Nigeria, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia; Nepal, Myanmar, Malaysia, Vietnam. Summer is normally the vacation season, for ordinary tourists at least. Birders follow different patterns of bird migration and their local activities and travel accordingly.

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Where Have You Gone, Rhodonessa caryophyllacea?

10,000 Birds

Such is the case with the Pink-headed Duck , Rhodonessa caryophyllacea , a native of India, Bangladesh, and Myanmar. The hopes of the hopeful center on the remote riverine swamps of Myanmar, a nation which has not exactly been a hotspot for tourists who want to knock about with binoculars in recent decades. Extinction is sometimes more confusing than it looks.

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Plastic Bag Bans around the World

Greentumble

Myanmar (2009). Since the late 1970s, plastic bags have. become a staple and an iconic image of shopping. They are such common place that people expect them to be readily available and think little of throwing them away or even discarding them on the ground.

MiWorld is New Media, Humanitarian Style

Wend Magazine

According to MiWorld, the best way you can help now is by doing the following: “Join Team MiWorld by telling your friends about us, and by visiting our site demo to see story modules in Guatemala , Myanmar , Kenya , Pakistan and Peru. Is MiWorld the future of media? Possibly.

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Tetra Pak® veröffentlicht aktuellen Nachhaltigkeitsbericht

Green (Living) Review

Das Engagement von Tetra Pak für ein Schulmilchprogramm in Myanmar, das im Juni 2013 gestartet wurde, hat beispielsweise dafür gesorgt, dass 45.000 Schüler über drei Jahre mit Schulmilch versorgt werden.

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Avian Quiz – April 15, 2011

10,000 Birds

In descending order, the list starts with those countries with more than 1,000 bird species, so the country is NOT one of these: - Colombia - Peru - Brazil - Indonesia - Ecuador - Bolivia - Venezuela - China - India - Congo, Dem Rep - Kenya - Tanzania - Myanmar - Argentina - Mexico - Uganda 7. Two oceans ANSWER THIS QUESTION: Determine the country, but do not name it. This week’s quiz is geographically GLOBAL in nature.

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How Well are the World’s Rivers Protected?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Can Myanmar Balance the Risks and Rewards of Hydropower? To what extent are the world’s rivers protected? In 2010, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) set a 17 percent target for the protection of ‘inland waters,’ including rivers.

Blue Carbon, Cocoa Agroforestry, & Bioacoustics: Meet the The 2017 Science Impact Project Class

Nature Conservancy - Science

Biodiversity and forestry in Myanmar. Over the next 10 years, Myanmar will undertake a nationwide reforestation program to restore biodiversity, invigorate its timber industry, and promote sustainable carbon sequestration.

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Finicky Finches

10,000 Birds

Nyer is not grown in the United States and is imported from a variety of places including Burma, Singapore, Ethiopia and Myanmar. Have you had trouble keeping finches at your feeder? If so, you’re not alone, it’s a common bird feeding question.

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Solar-powered plane’s round-the-world journey underway!

Green Prophet

After stopping in India, the plane will head to Myanmar and China before flying over the Pacific Ocean and across the United States and southern Europe to eventually arrive back in Abu Dhabi in approximately five months.

Tribe of Tigers

Eco Friendly Daily

A number of individual parks make up the complex, which lies along the border with Myanmar. In Myanmar, intact forests are contiguous with the protected regions in Thailand, offering an invaluable resource for both elephants and tigers.

Local Communities Defy Southeast Asia’s Largest Proposed Coal Plant in Indonesia

Sierra Club Compass

In fact, as the largest proposed coal plant in Southeast Asia, this single project would emit more carbon pollution than the entire nation of Myanmar. Photo Credit: (c) WorldIslandInfo.com. In the tropical waters off the coast of Indonesia, a storm is brewing.

What Is Forest Resilience & What Does it Means for Conservation?

Conservancy Talk

Last year I was in the famed Golden Teak forests of Central Myanmar. Myanmar was known for the rigor of the forest management system perfected under British Colonial rule.

Pygmy Wren-babblers on Java

10,000 Birds

The range of the Pygmy Wren-babbler is rather peculiar as it isn’t pygmy at all, reaching from the foothills of the Himalayas through the southern half of China to the northern half of Myanmar and Vietnam. The pygmy wren-babbler is a tiny babbler that looks like a wren, making it a bird well named.

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Storms in the 21st Century: Tracking Sandy

Green Home Blog

After a relatively quiet two years, during which a cyclone in Bangladesh killed 3,000 and left 800,000 displaced – events that repeated like mirror images in Myanmar and the U.S. Storms in the 21st Century: Tracking Sandy.

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Alien species – Rose-ringed Parakeet.

10,000 Birds

Their original home is Northeast Africa, The Middle East, India and Myanmar. Rose-ringed Parakeets ( Psittacula krameri ) have become the scourge of the householder in the Home Counties of the UK. Their raucous screeching kick-starts more mornings than alarm clocks and early flights from Heathrow Airport combined. There are many suggestions about their introduction into the UK.

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Tamarind Village: Chiang Mai green

Green Traveler Guides

We soon become friends, and her personal introductions to leaders in hill tribe communities, especially in Myanmar , provide one of the most important experiences in my 20+ years in the environmental and social justice movements.

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Interactive Digital Mosaic to Be Shown at Thousands of Events Worldwide

Green (Living) Review

Examples of stories collected so far include a mountaineer in New Zealand who reported on receding glaciers and an organization in Thailand who installed solar panels at a refugee camp on the Myanmar border. WASHINGTON, DC, April 15, 2013 (WORLD-WIRE) -- Earth Day, April 22, is one week away. The theme of Earth Day 2013 is The Face of Climate Change.

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Conference On Tigers Held To Save Them From Extinction

Eco Friendly Daily

The countries in which these creatures still roam wild include: Russia, Thailand, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, China, Myanmar, India and Nepal. Tigers are one of the most majestic creatures on this planet and is also one of the best known worldwide.

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Massive Coral Bleaching In Andaman Sea

Eco Friendly Daily

The Andaman Sea borders Thailand, Myanmar, northwestern Indonesia and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Coral reefs are a vital aspect of our world’s oceans and the ecosystems which rely upon them worldwide.

Russian Tiger Summit Predicts Tiger Extinction By 2022 If More Is Not Done

Eco Friendly Daily

The countries which still hold small tiger populations include: Russia, India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Nepal, Vietnam and Indonesia. A century ago, an estimated 100,000 tigers roamed in the earth in the wild.

Chiang Mai Green: Tamarind Village

Green Traveler Guides

We soon become friends, and her personal introductions to leaders in hill tribe communities, especially in Myanmar , provide one of the most important experiences in my 20+ years in the environmental and social justice movements.

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Critters on Camera, Demon Oil and Uber Efficiency

Nature Conservancy - Science

Elusive red pandas caught on film in Myanmar , but how long will their habitat last? A red panda (Ailurus fulgens) at Duisburg Zoo. Photo © PictureWendy/Flickr. By Bob Lalasz, Matt Miller, Lisa Feldkamp and Cara Byington of the TNC Science Communications team.

The Deceit of Yes/No Conservation

Nature Conservancy - Science

This is legal logging, and I’ve seen it first hand in Borneo, Sumatra, mainland Malaysia, China, and Myanmar. Not long ago, the questions and answers conservation and environmentalism faced seemed straightforward: Should we save the whales? Should we be ok with frogs having three legs?

Lost Snakes, Returning Snails & Jellyfish Locomotion

Nature Conservancy - Science

Myanmar’s pending cease fire jeopardized by skirmishes over illegal logging. Jellyfish are uniquely efficient swimmers, according to a new metric that compares across different sizes and body shapes. Photo credit: Andrew Morrell /Flickr via a Creative Commons license.

Fight Crime By Getting the Lead Out

Green Prophet

Afghanistan, Iraq, North Korea, Myanmar and Yemen are still using leaded gasoline and many others have lead contaminated plumbing, soil, paint and household products.

Rivers, Dams, and Drive-By Truckers

Nature Conservancy - Science

Can Myanmar Balance the Risks and Rewards of Hydropower? When it comes to hydropower dams, the world is a pretty polarized place.

Valuing Nature: Q&A with Gretchen Daily

Conservancy Talk

Science superstar (and my friend) Gretchen Daily works with business leaders who don’t just view saving nature as a way to manage risk—they realize it’s one of the smartest investments they can make.

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