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World's biggest oil exporter sets ambitious renewable energy goal

Archived, 6 days ago From ecowatch.com 

Cleveland, OHIO - Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest crude oil exporter, is launching an ambitious renewable energy program to transform its power sector.

The kingdom is pledging between $30-$50 billion to develop 30 solar and wind projects over the next ...

Alaska's senators introduce bill to roll back Arctic ocean protections

Archived, 6 days ago From biologicaldiversity.org 

Tucson, ARIZONA - Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, both Republicans from Alaska, have introduced legislation to expand oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Ocean and Cook Inlet, putting fragile ecosystems and endangered wildlife at risk.

In Decem ...

Irish fracking ban recommendation welcomed by NGOs

Archived, 7 days ago From agriland.ie 

Dublin, IRELAND - Environmental organisations have welcomed the Oireachtas’ Environmental Committee’s recommendation to ban fracking in the Republic of Ireland.

The Environmental Pillar lauded the decision to support a prohibition on fracking in a repor ...

China's air pollution worsens as economy improves

Archived, 7 days ago From afr.com 

Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - If you want to understand how the Chinese economy is performing and are seeking a gauge on the iron ore price, one measure is to look skyward.

As official data has shown a pick-up in industrial activity and exports in recent months, th ...

US will lag as global climate action marches on, says former agency head

Archived, 7 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Mumbai, INDIA - The United States is falling behind as the rest of the world marches on toward climate action, the former head of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said on Thursday.

Proposed cuts to the US federal agency will hamper its wor ...

Green groups warn of 'race to the bottom'

Archived, 7 days ago From bbc.com 

London, U K - Environmental groups have urged the prime minister to avoid watering down legislation on climate change and wildlife protection after Brexit.

The letter, signed by WWF, Greenpeace and others, says action is needed to halt ongoing envir ...

EU against massive clearing of forests in Indonesia for palm oil

Archived, 7 days ago From en.netralnews.com 

Jakarta, INDONESIA - Indonesia and Malaysia, which produce more than 80% of the world's palm oil, are resisting proposals by European parliamentarians that could limit their access to the second biggest palm oil market after India.

Government ministers fro ...

New study shows worrisome signs for Greenland ice

Archived, 9 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - As humans put more heat-trapping gases into the atmosphere, like carbon dioxide, ice around the planet melts. This melting can be a problem, particularly if the melting ice starts its life on land. That’s because the melt water flows into the oceans, ...

Portland commits to 100 percent renewable energy by the year 2050

Archived, 9 days ago From inhabitat.com 

El Segundo, CALIFORNIA - Portland just announced that it plans to be completely powered by clean energy by 2050, making it one of the largest cities in the country to make the move. It’s an ambitious goal for the city, but Mayor Ted Wheeler believes that it is essential for ...

100,000 acres of public land in Colorado at risk from fracking, groups file administrative protest

Archived, 12 days ago From ecowatch.com 

Cleveland, OHIO - Conservation groups have filed Tuesday an administrative protest challenging a federal decision to offer for leasing in June more than 100,000 acres of federal public land in northern Colorado for oil and gas industry fracking. The leasing decision, ...

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Climate change taking big bite out of alpine glaciers

Action: Climate Change

"It's almost time to say farewell to our glaciers," Austrian mountain farmer Siggi Ellmauer said, looking at the craggy summi ...

IFAW: Africa's protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should

Action: Wildlife Conservation

A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria predicts how many elephants ther ...

Status of forests is 'dire' as world marks 2017 Earth Day

Action: Stop Deforestation

They cover a third of the world’s landmass, help to regulate the atmosphere, and offer shelter, sustenance and survival to mi ...

Nearly 40 million people live in UK areas with illegal air pollution

Action: Stop Pollution

Nearly 40 million people in the UK are living in areas where illegal levels of air pollution from diesel vehicles risk damagi ...

Protect whales from crab traps

Action: Save Our Oceans

An increasing number of whales are being entangled in fishing gear off the U.S. West Coast, and the resulting suffering and d ...

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