News tagged with palm trees

Encroaching sea already a threat in Caribbean

The old coastal road in this fishing village at the eastern edge of Grenada sits under a couple of feet of murky saltwater, which regularly surges past a hastily-erected breakwater of truck tires and bundles ...

dateMay 07, 2013 in Environment
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Liberian farmers take on Indonesian palm oil giant

Liberian farmers who survived a 15-year civil war are now fighting lucrative property deals with Indonesian and Malaysian palm oil companies that threaten the land they live on, if not their sacred burial ...

dateJan 22, 2013 in Ecology
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Palm tree-killing weevil found in South Texas

An intensive, area-wide survey of the Lower Rio Grande Valley has detected the presence of a palm tree-killing weevil that has caused extensive damage in other parts of the world, according to Dr. Raul Villanueva, ...

dateOct 23, 2012 in Ecology
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Madagascar's palm trees at risk of extinction

An environmental group said Wednesday that a vast swath of Madagascar's unique palm tree species was threatened with extinction. Their dying out would harm the livelihoods of local people as well as endanger several animal ...

dateOct 17, 2012 in Ecology
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Iran, Iraq pay $1.2 bn to battle sandstorms

A top Iranian environment official said on Monday Tehran and Baghdad will jointly pay $1.2 billion in a project to reduce the number of sand dunes in a bid to cut the number of sandstorms from Iraq.

dateOct 03, 2011 in Environment
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