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Mystery of giant arm dinosaur solved
Two dinosaur skeletons have been unearthed in Mongolia, solving a mystery that has baffled palaeontologists for 50 years.

Chimps filmed in 'daring' food raids
Wild chimps carry out night-time crop raids, footage reveals, suggesting the animals are being pushed into risky foraging behaviour.

DNA yields secrets of human pioneer
DNA analysis of a 45,000-year-old human has helped scientists pinpoint when our ancestors interbred with Neanderthals.

Significant Bronze Age pottery find
A significant Bronze Age pottery find is made during an archaeological dig on the east side of Lewis, in Scotland.

Slumbering lions win top photo prize
A black and white image of lions resting on a rock outcrop in the Serengeti has won the 2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year award.

The Ecologist

San Francisco declares: every whale and dolphin has the right to be free
If SeaWorld is looking to build a new park in California, it will be steering well clear of San Francisco, writes Laura Bridgeman. Following a campaign backed by scientists and hundreds of high...

Ebola: don't blame the bats!
Bats serve as a natural reservoir for the Ebola - but we cannot blame them for the epidemic. In Ghana alone people eat over 100,000 fruit bats a year as 'bushmeat', yet the country has escaped the...

Germany's green power surges ahead - at a price that's finally falling
Germany's transition to a renewable power system is on track, writes Gert Brunekreeft. But it's costing households €218 a year in surcharges, causing voter enthusiasm to wane. That may be about...

To hit fossil fuel firms where it hurts, support divestment!
Fossil fuel companies are a risky investment thanks to the 2.8 trillion tonnes of 'unburnable' carbon in their reserves, writes Franklin Ginn. But there's an even stronger reason to support fossil...

ICC told: Cambodia land-grabbing is 'crime against humanity'
A British lawyer has filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court, writes Kevin Ponniah, alleging that a wave of violent land-grabbing that has displaced 770,000 people has been carried...

World Resources Institute

Ethiopia Commits to Restore One-Sixth of its Land

At the UN Climate Summit last month, an alliance of governments, companies, and civil society issued the New York Declaration on Forests. This declaration includes a pledge to restore 350 million...

Climate Equity: A Tale of 4 Countries

Finalizing an 'ambitious and equitable' international climate agreement by 2015 is a key step in transitioning the world to a low-carbon economy and building resilience. Figuring out what that...

Race to the Top: Driving Ambition in a 2015 Climate Agreement

What if an international climate change agreement could set the rules for years to come, driving greater emissions reductions, more renewable energy and energy efficiency and a shift away from...

Tougher Greenhouse Goals Could Cut EU's Gas Imports in Half

Later this week, the European Council will decide on a target to further reduce the European Union's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030. At issue is whether the Council will decide to reduce...

WRI dá as boas vindas a Aniruddha Dasgupta como primeiro Diretor Global para o WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

O World Resources Institute (WRI) está feliz em receber...

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