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World Wetlands Day Celebration 2018

Archived, 51 days ago From  

PAKISTAN - On the occasion of the World Wetlands Day on February 02, 2018, the Department of Environmental Economics at Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) and HASHOO Foundation organized a panel discussion at the Joint Combination Room (JCR). Th ...

Loss Of Coral Could Threaten Coastlines More Than Sea Level Rise

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The death of coral reefs may be the most advanced consequence of climate change, already devastating endangered species, tourism, and fishing communities. Reefs also protect coastlines from wave erosion. New research shows that vulnerable islands may ...

S.O.S. Carved Out Of Former Plantation Shines A Light On Palm Oil-driven Deforestation

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INDONESIA - An artist working with environmental activists has carved out a distress call from a stand of thousands of oil palm trees in a former plantation on the edge of a protected area in Sumatra, Indonesia, to highlight the destruction of the country?s rain ...

Law Prioritizes Highway Construction That Could Threaten Indigenous Communities

Archived, 53 days ago From  

PERU - Peru has passed a controversial law that makes highway construction in border areas and maintaining trucking roads in the Ucayali Region a national priority. On January 22, the Congress of the Republic of Peru enacted the new law. ...

Taiwan To Ban Disposable Plastic Items By 2030

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TAIWAN - Taiwan is planning a blanket ban on single-use plastic items including straws, cups and shopping bags by 2030, officials said Thursday, with restaurants facing new restrictions from next year. ...

We Need To Act: Scientists Urge Prioritization Of Intact Forests

Archived, 54 days ago From  

When it comes to habitat quality and ecosystem services, research has shown that natural landscapes do it best. A new study, published today in Nature, adds fodder to this argument, describing how intact forests are critically important for mitigatin ...

Belo Monte Legacy: Harm From Amazon Dam Didnt End With Construction

Archived, 54 days ago From Mongabay 

The future of Brazil?s mega-dam construction program is unclear, with one part of the Temer government declaring it an end, while another says the program should go on. More clear is the ongoing harm being done by the giant hydroelectric projects alr ...

DRC Breaches Logging Moratorium For Chinese-owned Companies

Archived, 54 days ago From Mongabay 

Two Chinese-owned companies have been awarded 6,500 square kilometers of logging concessions in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), an apparent violation of a logging moratorium put in place in 2002. ...

Ocean Acidification Projected To Weaken Coral Skeletons

Archived, 55 days ago From  

Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have released a study that found ocean acidification could weaken coral skeletons by up to 20 percent by the end of the century. ...

New Tool To Help Companies Fight Plastic Pollution

Archived, 57 days ago From  

U K - An online tool which helps companies measure their plastic footprint, developed by the social enterprise Searious Business and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, was launched today at the Ocean Plastics Crisis Summit in London, UK. ...

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Climate change will bring more and more heat waves

Action: Climate Change

The heat in Malaysia often feels next to unbearable. For days on end, the sun is scorching and the heat is sweltering. That, ...

End Phosphate Mining in Manatee County

Action: Wildlife Conservation

The expansion of phosphate mining in Manatee County would threaten freshwater resources in the Myakka and Peace River watersh ...

Amazon basin deforestation could disrupt distant rainforest by remote climate connection

Action: Stop Deforestation

The ongoing deforestation around the fringes of the Amazon may have serious consequences for the untouched deeper parts of th ...

Stop coal mining assault on this roadless forest

Action: Stop Pollution

President Trump has been clear since day one that he’s turning over the nation’s public lands and environment to King Coa ...

Defend our wildlife from the search for Atlantic oil

Action: Save Our Oceans

From Maine to Florida, people along the East Coast strongly oppose offshore oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic Ocean -- yet ...

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