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Govt to ban microbeads in personal care products

Archived, 6 days ago From radionz.co.nz 

Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - The government wants to ban microbeads, which are often mistaken for food by marine life, in personal care products.

The tiny plastic beads are non-biodegradable and often found in body washes, toothpastes and cosmetic products. When w ...

Greenpeace intercepts world’s biggest seismic oil ship

Archived, 8 days ago From scoop.co.nz 

Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - Greenpeace crew have made contact with the world’s biggest seismic oil ship after travelling 50 nautical miles on two rigid-hulled inflatables off the coast of Wairarapa.

The boat crews, consisting of members from Greenpeace and local ...

‘Last frontiers of wilderness’: Intact forest plummets globally

Archived, 8 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Few places on Earth escape the reach of humankind, and those areas are dwindling, according to a new study. Between 2000 and 2013, the world lost a Venezuela-sized expanse of untouched forests – what scientists call intact forest landscapes.
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Trudeau says Canada's oil sands must be phased out

Archived, 8 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - Canada must "phase out" Alberta's oil sands and end the country's dependence on hydrocarbons, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.

"We can't shut down the oil sands tomorrow. We need to phase them out," he said. "We need to manage the t ...

WA Supreme Court decision blocks remaining Grays Harbor crude-by-rail terminal

Archived, 8 days ago From earthjustice.org 

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA - Today, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled a state law that protects coastal resources applies to crude oil export projects proposed in Grays Harbor. The decision will block the last proposed crude-by-rail terminal in Hoquiam, a project that pla ...

Greenpeace and WWF suspend engagement with APRIL

Archived, 8 days ago From eco-business.com 

Fusionopolis Place, Singapore - Prominent environmental watchdogs Greenpeace and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) have announced that they will disengage with Indonesian pulp and paper giant Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL) over its sustainability efforts, alleg ...

Solar power to rise from Chernobyl's nuclear ashes

Archived, 8 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - It was the worst nuclear accident in history, directly causing the deaths of 50 people, with at least an additional 4,000 fatalities believed to be caused by exposure to radiation.

The 1986 explosion at the Chernobyl power plant in Ukr ...

Europe should expand bee-harming pesticide ban, say campaigners

Archived, 8 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Europe should expand a ban on bee-harming pesticides in light of a new report warning of widespread risks to agriculture and the environment, Greenpeace has said.

The report by biologists at the University of Sussex and commissioned by ...

China wants to take lead in battle against climate change

Archived, 9 days ago From en.yibada.com 

New York, NEW YORK - China has recently announced that it wants to take on the leadership role in promoting the Paris Agreement. However, it looks like China's ability to perform the task is still questionable because of the lack of transparency in its carbon emissions d ...

Cancelling new coal plants in Southeast Asia, Korea, Japan would save 50,000 lives a year

Archived, 9 days ago From greenpeace.org 

Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - Approximately 50,000 lives a year could saved by 2030 if no new coal-fired power plants are built in Southeast Asia, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan, according to a groundbreaking peer reviewed study from researchers at Harvard University and Greenpeac ...

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