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Beijing to expand funding for reducing air pollution

Archived, 5 days ago From hindustantimes.com 

New Delhi, INDIA - Beijing will expand funding to reduce air pollution in 2017, including phasing out thousands of automobiles and replacing coal furnaces in hundreds of villages, a media report said on Saturday.

So far in March, more than 10 days of cle ...

CO2 emissions stay same for third year in row – despite global economy growing

Archived, 5 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Carbon dioxide emissions from energy have not increased for three years in a row even as the global economy grew, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said.

Global emissions from the energy sector were 32.1bn tonnes in 2016, the same ...

Save Sabah from losing its biodiversity

Archived, 5 days ago From cleanmalaysia.com 

Roubaix, FRANCE - Sabah is a hotspot of biodiversity, but the state is losing much of that very biodiversity, and fast. In fact, Sabah’s wildlife is already a mere shadow of its former self because of destructive human activities.

Many local politicians ...

Prince Charles and chocolate companies pledge to end deforestation in cocoa industry

Archived, 5 days ago From telegraph.co.uk 

London, U K - Chocolate is about to become greener after 12 of the world’s biggest cocoa manufacturers and confectioners came together with the Prince of Wales to end deforestation.

Companies including Mars, Nestle and Ferrero have promised to come ...

13,000 acres of cloud forest now protected in Colombia

Archived, 5 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - The cloud forest ecoregion of the Colombian Andes is arguably the most biodiverse in the world. A moist climate, varying altitudes, and high rates of endemism create idyllic conditions for life. However, cloud forests are also under siege from numero ...

Kenya joins growing fight against plastic pollution

Archived, 6 days ago From ecowatch.com 

Cleveland, OHIO - Kenya just became the latest country to ban plastic bags. According to Environment Cabinet Secretary Judi Wakhungu, "The ministry has banned the use, manufacture and importation of all plastic bags used for commercial and household packaging."
...

Communities in Mexico step up to protect a disappearing forest

Archived, 6 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - On a Saturday afternoon in January, Julia Carabias, one of Mexico’s most respected biologists, was making herself useful – putting a fresh coat of blue paint on the walls of a still-unnamed new restaurant she hopes will open on time and on budget. Sh ...

Large section of Arctic Ocean is six times more acidic than 20 years ago

Archived, 6 days ago From inhabitat.com 

El Segundo, CALIFORNIA - Ocean acidification is increasing rapidly in the Arctic Ocean. New research from an international team reveals between the 1990’s and 2010, the area of acidified water expanded northward by around 300 nautical miles from near Alaska nearly up to the ...

Critical orangutan habitat is in danger of being deforested for palm oil – stop this now!

Archived, 6 days ago From onegreenplanet.org 

New York, NEW YORK - The population of the Bornean orangutan has declined by over 50 percent in the past 60 years. The reason for this terrible drop in the number of orangutans is mainly the ongoing destruction of their natural habitat, especially rainforests which are b ...

Stopping global warming is only way to save Great Barrier Reef, scientists warn

Archived, 6 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The survival of the Great Barrier Reef hinges on urgent moves to cut global warming because nothing else will protect coral from the coming cycle of mass bleaching events, new research has found.

The study of three mass bleaching event ...

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Record-breaking climate change pushes world into ‘uncharted territory’

Action: Climate Change

The record-breaking heat that made 2016 the hottest year ever recorded has continued into 2017, pushing the world into “truly ...

China-backed dam project may threaten Myanmar wildlife sanctuary

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Environmental activists say plans for a large dam threaten wildlife sanctuaries in Myanmar’s northern Karen state.

Critical orangutan habitat is in danger of being deforested for palm oil – stop this now!

Action: Stop Deforestation

The population of the Bornean orangutan has declined by over 50 percent in the past 60 years. The reason for this terrible dr ...

Stop Trump's plan to frack California's public lands

Action: Stop Pollution

Four years ago a lawsuit by the Center for Biological Diversity shut down oil leasing on federal lands in California. But now ...

Coral reefs are threatened by more than just climate change

Action: Save Our Oceans

Coral reefs are in danger, and our dumping way too much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere is a big reason why. Climate chang ...

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