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In major victory for environment, Maryland legislature votes to ban fracking

Archived, 24 days ago From alternet.org 

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA - The Maryland Senate voted 35-10 for a state-wide fracking ban late Monday. The state legislation marks a turning point against oil and gas industry plans to build fracking wells and feeder pipelines across Maryland. The vote came ten days after Repub ...

Australia announces massive $1B solar farm with the world’s largest battery

Archived, 24 days ago From inhabitat.com 

El Segundo, CALIFORNIA - South Australia is about to get a huge clean energy boost with a $1 billion solar farm. The farm will pump and store 300MW and 100MW of clean energy respectively with 3.4 million solar panels and 1.1 million batteries. It is expected to start running ...

China calls America selfish amid Trump attempt to revive coal

Archived, 24 days ago From inhabitat.com 

El Segundo, CALIFORNIA - China is uneasy leading the way on climate action without the help of the United States, according to an editorial in Chinese state media. After President Donald Trump signed his executive order rolling back the Clean Power Plan this week, an article ...

Scientists print 3D models of Great Barrier Reef in bid to save it

Archived, 24 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Scientists are using 3D printing technology to create prosthetic coral that could be used to help the Great Barrier Reef recover from bleaching and storms.

Researchers at the University of Sydney are creating virtual 3D maps of coral r ...

Nature Conservancy protects 13 miles of North Shore

Archived, 24 days ago From duluthnewstribune.com 

Duluth, MINNESOTA - The Nature Conservancy of Canada announced this week that it has acquired more than 13 miles of pristine Lake Superior shoreline in Ontario just across the Minnesota border on the way to Thunder Bay.

The nonprofit conservation group sa ...

Amazon rainforest ‘could face unprecedented deforestation’

Archived, 25 days ago From energylivenews.com 

London, U K - The Amazon rainforest could be at risk of unprecedented levels of deforestation.

That’s according to Philip Fearnside, Professor at the National Amazon Research Institute, who says last year alone, more than 3,000 square miles of plant ...

Hundreds create aerial art to stand up to fossil fuels and protect the Amazon Reef

Archived, 25 days ago From greenpeace.org 

Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - More than five hundred people joined together to form the messages “Defenda os Corais da Amazônia” and “Petróleo Não” (“Defend the Amazon Reef” and “No Oil”, in English) around a huge butterfly fish on the sands of Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, ...

Dead Sea salt reveals drought on a scale never recorded – and it could happen again

Archived, 25 days ago From inhabitat.com 

El Segundo, CALIFORNIA - Thick layers of Dead Sea salt found 1,000 feet below the sea bed holds clues to our planet’s past – and a warning. The salt reveals during warm periods in Earth’s history, the region – the Dead Sea is bordered by Palestine, Jordan, and Israel – suffe ...

World's largest beer maker to ditch fossil fuels, go 100% renewables

Archived, 25 days ago From ecowatch.com 

Cleveland, OHIO - Now, you can sip that ice cold brew without feeling guilty. The world's largest beer manufacturer, Anheuser-Busch InBev NV, has vowed to completely shift from fossil fuels by 2025, including investing in their own renewable energy sources.

Cameroon steps up reforestation efforts – but forest loss continues

Archived, 25 days ago From trust.org 

London, U K - Cameroon's government plans to restore 12 million hectares (30 million acres) of deforested land to redress the challenges of dwindling forests and help mitigate the effects of climate change.

Local councils, nongovernmental organisati ...

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