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A foundation steps things up as part of the epic battle to save the Amazon

Archived, 13 days ago From insidephilanthropy.com 

Santa Monica , CALIFORNIA - The Amazon basin is considered one of the most ecologically important places on the planet, and its biodiversity and carbon storage have made it a bedrock environmental focus for governments, foundations and large NGOs.

While that att ...

Environmental groups plot course to reverse loss of mangroves during World Ocean Summit

Archived, 13 days ago From theyucatantimes.com 

Merida, MEXICO - The World Ocean Summit, an event exploring how to sustain an ocean economy, wrapped up last week in Bali, Indonesia and will be held next year in Mexico.

At the conference, the Global Mangrove Alliance lobbied for trying to restore the ...

Gas from the Amazon or fracked in Europe?

Archived, 14 days ago From dw.com 

Bonn, GERMANY - While many people perceive natural gas to be far cleaner than its fossil fuel peers, coal and oil, the controversies surrounding its release, harvest and use are far from over.

Countries including Germany are restricting the use of hyd ...

Dozens of advocacy groups challenge EPA on factory farm pollution

Archived, 14 days ago From biologicaldiversity.org 

Tucson, ARIZONA - While the Trump administration orders the Environmental Protection Agency to do less to protect Americans from dirty air and water, and Congress threatens to dismantle the agency altogether, Food & Water Watch, the Center for Biological Diversity, an ...

Climate change impacts are already hitting us, say Europeans

Archived, 14 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The citizens of four major European countries think the impacts of climate change such as severe floods and storms are already affecting them, according to a major new polling study.

The research dispels the idea that global warming is ...

Wind generates enough electricity to power 24 million homes

Archived, 14 days ago From ecowatch.com 

Cleveland, OHIO - All of the new wind farms built over the past few years are making an impact: New data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration finds the country generated more than 5.5 percent of its electricity using wind in 2016.

That comes ...

Canada faces 'herculean shift' to meet climate targets

Archived, 14 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - Canada requires a "herculean shift" in energy use to meet its international commitment to reduce greenhouse gases, according to a Senate study out Tuesday.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government agreed under the Paris agreement on ...

Barcelona to ban old cars from roads to tackle air pollution

Archived, 14 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Barcelona will ban cars that are older than 20 years from the roads during the week to cut traffic emissions by 30% over 15 years.

The measure – a joint initiative between the city council, the Catalan government and other metropolitan ...

Legal protest targets Trump plans to auction 32,000 acres of public lands in Wyoming for drilling, fracking

Archived, 14 days ago From biologicaldiversity.org 

Tucson, ARIZONA - Moving to defend American public lands, WildEarth Guardians and the Center for Biological Diversity late last week challenged a Bureau of Land Management scheme to auction off 32,965 acres of federal land in Wyoming for drilling and fracking. The auc ...

Conservation groups intervene to defend Washington state against coal exporter's lawsuit

Archived, 15 days ago From earthjustice.org 

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA - Today Columbia Riverkeeper, Washington Environmental Council and Sierra Club—represented by Earthjustice—took steps to defend the Washington Department of Natural Resources against a high-profile lawsuit filed by backers of the nation’s largest coal ...

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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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