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Ancient sequoia trees threatened by growing wildfire in California’s Sierra Nevada

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A growing wildfire, sparked by lightning and spread through the dense, dry, forested Sierra Nevada, is posing dangers to the ancient sequoia trees in their namesake national park. The Paradise fire and the Colony fire...

Sierra Nevada red fox wins protection as endangered species

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The slender, bushy-tailed Sierra Nevada red fox will be listed as an endangered species, federal wildlife officials announced, saying its population has dipped to just 40 animals in an area of California stretching fr...

Sierra Leone abolishes death penalty

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Sierra Leone has become the latest African state to abolish the death penalty after MPs voted unanimously to abandon the punishment. On Friday the west African state became the 23rd country on the continent to end cap...

‘Catastrophic’: Sierra Leone sells rainforest for Chinese harbour

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A $55m (£39m) deal struck by the government of Sierra Leone with China to build an industrial fishing harbour on 100 hectares (250 acres) of beach and protected rainforest has been criticised as “a catastrophic human ...

‘Catastrophic’: Sierra Leone sells rainforest for Chinese fish plant

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A $55m (£39m) deal struck by the government of Sierra Leone with China to build an industrial fishing harbour on 100 hectares (250 acres) of beach and protected rainforest has been criticised as “a catastrophic human ...