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Melting Andean Glaciers Could Leave 30 Million High and Dry

Melting Andean Glaciers Could Leave 30 Million High and Dry

WASHINGTON, DC, April 28, 2008 (ENS) – About 99 percent of the Chacaltaya glacier in Bolivia has disappeared since 1940, says World Bank engineer Walter Vergara, in his new report, “The Impacts of Climate Change in Latin America.” One of the highest glaciers in South America, Chacaltaya is one of the first glaciers to melt…

Human Thirst for Palm Oil Wipes Out Rare Forest Birds

Human Thirst for Palm Oil Wipes Out Rare Forest Birds

LONDON, UK, January 11, 2008 (ENS) – Many more bird species are threatened with extinction than previously feared, according to analyses of satellite images that reveal for the first time the extent of deforestation occurring on the island of New Britain, Papua New Guinea. The island is a stronghold for a number of birds found…