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Residents protest zipline on Rio’s iconic Sugarloaf Mountain

Mar. 27, 2023 03:18 AM EDT

Some 200 protesters gathered beneath Rio de Janeiro's world-famous Sugarloaf Mountain to protest the ongoing construction of ziplines aimed at boosting tourism, alleging it will cause unacceptable impacts. The four steel lines will run 755 meters (almost 2,500 feet) over the forest...

Nations reach accord to protect marine life on high seas

Mar. 05, 2023 13:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, United Nations members have agreed on a unified treaty to protect biodiversity in the high seas - representing a turning point for vast stretches of the planet where conservation has previously been hampered by a confusing patchwork of laws. ...