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SC Johnson’s latest initiative aims to save the Amazon rainforest

Archived, 14 days ago From environmentalleader.com 

Fort Collins, COLORADO - “The Amazon rainforest provides a wealth of ecosystem services that are critical for the sustenance of life on this planet…everything from fresh water and fresh air, to carbon sequestration and extraordinary biodiversity, even tourism and recreation, ...

Ireland becomes first country to stop funding fossil fuels

Archived, 14 days ago From natureworldnews.com 

Jacksonville, FLORIDA - Ireland has made a history by signing itself as the first country in the world to completely stop investing its money in fossil fuels.

According to Futurism, the fossil fuel divestment bill gathered the majority vote, 90 to 53, of the ...

Lithuanian company joins Greenpeace Detox campaign

Archived, 14 days ago From chemicalwatch.com 

Shrewsbury, U K - Greenpeace has welcomed the first Lithuanian company to join its Detox programme, which commits companies to phasing out 11 chemical classes of concern by 2020.

Textile manufacturer Utenos Trikotažas has become the 79th company to join ...

Europe escalates action against UK for breaching air pollution limits

Archived, 15 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - An EU review has revealed multiple failings by the UK in applying environmental law, on the same day that the commission escalated its action against Britain for breaching air pollution limits.

Britain has been in breach of EU nitrogen ...

Size matters for marine protected areas designed to aid coral

Archived, 15 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - For marine protected areas established to help coral reefs recover from overfishing, size really does seem to make a difference.

In a study that may sound a new alarm for endangered corals, researchers have found that small community-b ...

Huge win for renewables in Maryland as lawmakers override governor's veto

Archived, 15 days ago From ecowatch.com 

Cleveland, OHIO - Lawmakers in the Maryland Senate voted 32-13 Thursday to expand the state's renewable energy target restoring the Clean Energy Jobs Act and overriding Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of the measure in May of last year. The bill is now in effect.

Hawaii seeks to ban 'reef-unfriendly' sunscreen

Archived, 16 days ago From nature.com 

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA - Legislators in Hawaii are trying to ban the sale of sunscreens that contain two UV-filtering chemicals, after studies suggested that they harm coral reefs.

On 20 January, Hawaii state senator Will Espero introduced a bill which would b ...

IUCN launches wetlands project

Archived, 16 days ago From vietnamnews.vn 

Ha Noi, VIETNAM - The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) launched a regional project to enhance the resilience of wetlands in Lower Mekong countries on the occasion of World Wetlands Day (February 2).
...

Public rejects bill that would have sold 3 million acres of public land

Archived, 16 days ago From inhabitat.com 

El Segundo, CALIFORNIA - This year Republican congressman Jason Chaffetz of Utah introduced a bill to sell off of 3.3 million acres of public land from 10 different states. The measure could have proceeded, but Americans resoundingly spoke out to fight the bill – and Chaffet ...

Smog chokes coal-addicted Poland

Archived, 16 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - The soupy grey smog shrouding Polish cities this winter is one of the most visible symptoms of the EU member's addiction to coal, a deadly habit forcing many to stay indoors or don masks before venturing out.

Professor Anna Doboszynska ...

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Antarctic sea ice shrinks to smallest ever extent

Action: Climate Change

Sea ice around Antarctica has shrunk to the smallest annual extent on record after years of resisting a trend of manmade glob ...

Poaching drives 80 percent decline in elephants in key preserve

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Forest elephant populations in one of Central Africa's largest and most important preserves have declined between 78 percent ...

Deforestation in Brazil increased 30% in 12 months, agency says

Action: Stop Deforestation

In the 12-month period that ended last August, deforestation in Brazil increased in almost 30 percent.

It is a ...

Air pollution is the leading environmental cause of death worldwide

Action: Stop Pollution

A new report shows that air pollution is the leading environmental cause of death in the world – and the number five cause of ...

Protect coral reefs at Port Everglades

Action: Save Our Oceans

Just a few miles off the Florida coast lies the third-largest coral barrier reef system in the world. These corals, which ran ...

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