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Cyclone Amphan Strikes the Sundarbans, a Nursery of Universal Importance

Subhankar Banerjee Species in Peril
Distribution of cyclone relief materials (A long read) Cyclone Amphan is the first to hit a densely peopled area during the pandemic, raising issues about its impact on the people, flora and fauna of the Sundarbans, and the role of cyclones in the crisis of human-caused species extinctions.

Australia’s Devastating Wildfires Were Not Inevitable

Daniel Judt The Nation
Australia was once actually poised to lead on climate politics. Perhaps the most brutal irony of all has been the Australian government’s response to the crisis. The scope of the fires is unprecedented.

US Military Base Threatens Biodiversity in Okinawa

Jon Letman Truthout
...Oura Bay is a hotspot of biodiversity, home to more than 5,300 species of corals, fish, invertebrates and Okinawa’s last remaining population of dugong, an endangered manatee-like marine mammal.
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