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News Bin - July 21, 2017

Jul 21, 2017 |

News Roundup

| by Brittany Pendergrass

Bringing you the latest news, information, and resources from around the web. In the July 21st edition, read more about the following:

  • Why Do We See More Species in Tropical Forests? The Mystery May Finally Be Solved
  • Enhanced Security in Effect on International Flights to USA
  • Peru's 71-Year-Old Hotelier is Finding New Ways to Save the Amazon
  • Colombia Expands Indigenous Reserves Near Key Deforestation Hotspot
  • First Ever Photos of Wild Lion Nursing Leopard Cub

‘Chasing Coral’ on Netflix Goes Underwater to Highlight Climate Change

In this Netflix documentary, which aired on July 14th, you will be able to see what climate change looks like from underwater. Follow Richard Vevers as he explains the different changes going on in our oceans, specifically to the damage happening to our coral reef systems.

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Why Do We See More Species in Tropical Forests? The Mystery May Finally Be Solved

One long unanswered question about the diversity in the Tropics may have been answered. Charles Darwin wondered, “How was it possible that the tropics seemed to hold so much more diversity than the more northerly forests of Europe?” Two ecologists from the 1970’s came up with implausible explanations that might have been right all along.

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Enhanced Security in Effect on International Flights to USA

Travelers entering or returning to the US from abroad face tougher screening measures after new policies were implemented this week. Travelers should be aware that as a result, going through security could take longer, and they should plan accordingly.

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Peru's 71-Year-Old Hotelier Is Finding New Ways To Save The Amazon

From the age of 11, José Koechlin has been determined to help save the environment. Now at age 71, that has not changed. Carlos Loret de Mola Mediz, former head of Peru's environmental authority said, “Koechlin is looking so far ahead that he’s leapfrogged our generation and the next.” José Koechlin hopes to team up with legal mining companies to show them that high-tech equipment can increase profits and save the Amazon.

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Colombia Expands Indigenous Reserves Near Key Deforestation Hotspot

Last week the Colombian government announced they would expand 2 indigenous reserves. In doing so, they will connect with the country’s largest reserve, Predio Putumayo, to make a conservation corridor that is larger than Honduras.

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First Ever Photos of Wild Lion Nursing Leopard Cub

Guests at Ndutu Lodge in Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Conservation Area come to witness the wonders of raw and up-close animal life. Earlier this week, one guest captured a truly remarkable and rare pairing of a lioness feeding a baby leopard. Luke Hunter, President and Chief Conservation Officer at Panthera said, “I know of no other example of inter-species adoption or nursing like this among big cats in the wild.”

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