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NGOs: Hands off Ulu Muda!

Archived, 4 days ago From cleanmalaysia.com 

Roubaix, FRANCE - The Ulu Muda forest reserve is a 160,000-hectare hotspot of biodiversity in Kedah and one of the largest swathes of lowland dipterocarp forest in Peninsular Malaysia. Its wildlife boasts well over a hundred species of mammals, including Asian elephan ...

IUCN recommends listing key habitats for species conservation as World Heritage

Archived, 4 days ago From iucn.org 

Gland, SWITZERLAND - The advisory body on natural World Heritage, IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature, recommends World Heritage status for three sites nominated for their outstanding natural value. IUCN also recommends danger-listing for the Cerrado Pr ...

Switzerland votes to ban nuclear power and invest in renewable energy

Archived, 4 days ago From inhabitat.com 

El Segundo, CALIFORNIA - Switzerland just passed a new energy law that promotes renewable energy and bans nuclear power plants. The landmark vote brings the nation closer to meeting its goal of generating 4,400 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of renewable energy by 2020, and 11,400 GWh ...

Federal prosecutor in Brazil calls for suspension of licensing to drill near Amazon Reef

Archived, 4 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - The federal prosecutor for the Brazilian state of Amapá has requested that the environmental licensing process for oil giants BP and Total to begin drilling in deep water near the newly discovered Amazon Reef be suspended until more is known about th ...

California grid smashes record - getting 67% of energy from renewables

Archived, 5 days ago From sciencealert.com 

Kirkland, WASHINGTON - On 13 May 2017, California smashed through another renewable energy milestone as its largest grid, controlled by the California Independent System Operator (CISO), got 67.2 percent of its energy from renewables - not including hydropower or rooftop s ...

Ban all airport expansion in the UK to tackle air quality, urge Greens

Archived, 5 days ago From standard.co.uk 

London, U K - A ban on all airport expansion in the UK is the only way to tackle the country’s poor air quality, the Greens said today.

The proposed clampdown on the heavily polluting aviation industry was revealed in their manifesto and would mean ...

Climate change may bring more extreme heat, ozone pollution days to the Southeast, researchers say

Archived, 5 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - Global climate change may produce an environment in the southeastern United States that could foster dangerous extreme heat events, more high-ozone pollution days in urban areas, and the potential for the growth of tropical diseases by the mid-21st c ...

Shell shareholders to vote for new climate change goals

Archived, 5 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Shell shareholders including the Church of England, European pension funds and Dutch activists will send a signal to the board of the Anglo-Dutch company this week by voting for it to set new climate change goals.

The challenge comes f ...

Air pollution linked to poor sleep, study finds

Archived, 5 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Air pollution might be linked to poor sleep, say researchers looking into the impact of toxic air on our slumbers.

The study explored the proportion of time participants spent asleep in bed at night compared with being awake – a measur ...

Yet more reefs may be doomed … this time in the Indian Ocean

Archived, 7 days ago From cleanmalaysia.com 

Roubaix, FRANCE - First it was the Great Barrier Reef, off Australia, which underwent extreme mass bleaching that placed the very existence of many corals there in jeopardy. Now it’s corals in the Chagos Archipelago, a smattering of 60 small coral atolls, in the India ...

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NASA finds new, frightening way glaciers are melting in Greenland

Action: Climate Change

Scientists have had their eyes on Greenland as its iconic glaciers have begun disappearing due to a warming climate. But, wha ...

Tell the EPA to protect monarchs from toxic herbicides

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The number of monarch butterflies has declined by more than 80% in the last 20 years. What's to blame? Big Ag's use of potent ...

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At a time when India is reeling under successive inadequate monsoons, dwindling forests will be an additional problem. Effici ...

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'We can't be passive bystanders': Advisers call for dramatic re-think on Great Barrier Reef

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A handpicked expert panel advising the federal government on its plan to protect the ailing Great Barrier Reef has warned the ...

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