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Fracking activists in Lancashire lose high court bid to stop drilling

Archived, 12 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Lancashire residents fighting to block a fracking site have said they are “truly dismayed” after losing a high court legal challenge.

The Preston New Road Action Group and Gayzer Frackman, a professional clown, had applied for a judici ...

Governments must do more to help companies end deforestation in commodities supply chains, companies say

Archived, 12 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - The number of companies that have pledged to stop selling or using commodities that drive tropical deforestation has proliferated over the past several years. These commitments to clean up commodities supply chains are often referred to as Zero Defor ...

UK Government challenged over emissions reduction plan as pressure to publish mounts

Archived, 12 days ago From clientearth.org 

London, U K - ClientEarth has challenged the UK government over its continuing delay on publishing a new emissions reduction plan.

In a letter to business and energy minister Nick Hurd, ClientEarth called on the government to:

• Confi ...

Global coral reef restoration effort launches in the Caribbean

Archived, 12 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - With the Global Coral Restoration Project, SECORE International, the California Academy of Sciences and The Nature Conservancy seal their commitment to help rehabilitate coral reefs and preserve them for future generations. This project aims to study ...

Humans are destroying the last place on earth where orangutans, tigers, rhinos and elephants still live together in the wild

Archived, 13 days ago From alternet.org 

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA - There are some places in the world that are so vital to the survival of wildlife and so important to surrounding people and their livelihoods that even if we will never visit them in person, we know we must cherish them.

The Leuser Eco ...

Friends of the Earth launches air quality proposals ahead of impending Government plan

Archived, 13 days ago From edie.net 

East Grinstead, U K - The Government has today (11 April) been called upon to commit to clean air quality measures by climate change campaign group Friends of the Earth (FoE), as a new survey shows that almost half of UK citizens support restriction on polluting vehicles. ...

China names and shames officials in air pollution campaign

Archived, 13 days ago From bna.com 

Edison, NEW JERSEY - Environmental authorities in China are dispatching 5,600 inspectors in the region around Beijing and publicly calling out several localities for failing to do enough to reduce air pollution in an intensive yearlong action.

The inspecti ...

Increased climate change risk to permafrost

Archived, 13 days ago From metoffice.gov.uk 

Exeter, U K - Global warming will thaw about 20% more permafrost than previously thought, scientists have warned – potentially releasing significant amounts of greenhouse gases into the Earth’s atmosphere.

A new international research study, includi ...

New study links carbon pollution to extreme weather

Archived, 13 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - It was only a few weeks ago that I wrote about changes to extreme weather in a warming world. That prior article dealt with the increase of extreme precipitation events as the Earth warms. I termed the relationship a thermodynamic one; it was driven ...

'See you in court': activists ready for Trump to relax smog and drilling rules

Archived, 14 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Environmental campaigners promised on Saturday to wage fierce and protracted legal battles against “outrageous and wrong-headed” Trump administration moves to open Atlantic and Arctic waters for drilling and loosen smog limits.

Such mo ...

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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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