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Climate change threatens giant panda recovery

Archived, 8 days ago From huffingtonpost.com 

New York, NEW YORK - When you think of climate change and wildlife, your mind probably turns to thoughts of corals bleaching, frogs going extinct or skinny polar bears trapped on land. I’d venture to guess that giant pandas don’t immediately come to mind. Though the Inte ...

Nature Conservancy outlines land protection strategy in Oregon, Washington, elsewhere

Archived, 9 days ago From oregonlive.com 

Portland, OREGON - A conservation group has created maps identifying key landscapes in three Western states most likely to sustain native species amid climate change and is distributing money to protect private lands in those areas through use-limiting easements or out ...

Humans to blame for bulk of Arctic sea ice loss: study

Archived, 9 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - Natural changes in the environment are responsible for about 40 percent of Arctic sea ice loss, while humans are to blame for the rest, a climate study said Monday.

The paper, based on model simulations of different climate conditions, ...

West Papua villagers fight for forest rights

Archived, 9 days ago From thejakartapost.com 

Jakarta, INDONESIA - Villagers in West Papua have vowed not to let their forests be encroached by logging and palm oil companies, like what happened on Sumatra and Kalimantan where massive deforestation has posed threats to the natural environment.

Althoug ...

House passes bill to ban fracking in Maryland

Archived, 9 days ago From ecowatch.com 

Cleveland, OHIO - The Maryland House of Delegates passed a milestone fracking ban bill Friday with unprecedented bipartisan support. House Bill 1325, which passed by a vote of 97 to 40, would ban hydraulic fracturing statewide.

Public opposition to the ...

In race to curb climate change, cities outpace governments

Archived, 9 days ago From reuters.com 

London, U K - Cities from Oslo to Sydney are setting goals to curb climate change that exceed national targets, causing tensions with central governments about who controls policy over green energy and transport and construction.

More than 2,500 cit ...

Successful forest protection in DRC hinges on community participation

Archived, 9 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - The Democratic Republic of Congo’s extensive forests seem like a bright spot in an otherwise-troubled country. With forests covering an area larger than Colombia, DRC has managed to sidestep the surge in losses that forest-rich countries in South Ame ...

A movement spanning six continents demands a world free from fossil fuels

Archived, 10 days ago From greenpeace.org 

Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - Break Free from fossil fuels protests in Croatia and Israel have kickstarted the latest wave of protests by a global movement determined to accelerate the shift to an era of renewable energy, with further activities today in the Philippines and the A ...

Scientists race to prevent wipeout of world's coral reefs

Archived, 10 days ago From myajc.com 

Atlanta, GEORGIA - There were startling colors here just a year ago, a dazzling array of life beneath the waves. Now this Maldivian reef is dead, killed by the stress of rising ocean temperatures. What's left is a haunting expanse of gray, a scene repeated in reefs acr ...

New bill aims to cut protection to 1M hectares of Brazilian rainforest

Archived, 11 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - A proposal under review by the Brazilian government aims to shrink four protected areas in the Amazon and eliminate another area entirely, Greenpeace says. If approved, the bid would put more than a million hectares of rainforest at risk to deforesta ...

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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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