Madagascar: Ankeniheny-Zahamena Reserve Under Threat from Sapphire Mining


One of Madagascar’s newest reserves is already being threatened by illegal mining activities. 

For more visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0723-sapphire-mining-madagascar.html

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Australia: Western Australia – Ocean Heatwave Changed Environment


The link below is to an interesting article concerning an ocean heatwave off the Western Australian coast. It changed the ecology of the area dramatically.

For more visit:
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn22090-heatwave-transformed-australian-marine-life.html