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Sudden sale may doom carbon-rich rainforest in Borneo

Archived, 18 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - The fate of a forest tract in Malaysia may have shifted dramatically in just the last few months.

For three years, a group of conservation NGOs in Sabah, a Malaysian state on the island of Borneo, has been working to keep the forests f ...

Greenpeace: Eliminate HFCs to combat global warming

Archived, 18 days ago From ammonia21.com 

Brussels, BELGIUM - Eliminating consumption and production of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) is the most readily available short-term measure to combat global warming, Paula Tejón Carbajal, Greenpeace International, told this website in an exclusive interview.

...

Robin Hood's Sherwood Forest faces fracking threat

Archived, 19 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The latest battleground for the future of fracking in Britain looks set to be Sherwood Forest, the legendary home of folk hero Robin Hood and now the target of a seismic survey by Ineos.

The chemical multinational, which relocated its ...

Beijing's New Year smog wave causes flight cancellations, road closures

Archived, 19 days ago From mashable.com 

New York City, NEW YORK - Beijing residents rang in the New Year from deep inside a cloud of hazardous smog.

Air pollution in northern China was so heavy over the weekend that authorities on Sunday canceled dozens of flights at Beijing's main airport and suspen ...

The Great Barrier Reef is dying, and global warming set the scene

Archived, 22 days ago From postguam.com 

Tamuning, Guam - All year, it has been a real-time environmental catastrophe. The Great Barrier Reef, an unparalleled ecological treasure that supports all sorts of sea life and a range of human needs, not to mention a huge tourist economy, has seen the largest coral ...

Michigan bans local plastic bag bans

Archived, 22 days ago From ecowatch.com 

Cleveland, OHIO - Another state has officially banned plastic bag bans—yes, you read that correctly. It is now illegal for local governments in Michigan to enact ordinances that ban or place fees on plastic bags or disposable containers used by stores and restaurants. ...

Illegal logging shows little sign of slowing

Archived, 22 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - A report released earlier this month presents the most comprehensive scientific analysis of illegal logging ever published. Its findings indicate a third of the tropical timber traded globally comes from illegal deforestation, and that regulation loo ...

Government protection plan for vulnerable marine ecosystem falls short

Archived, 23 days ago From clientearth.org 

London, U K - Proposed plans to protect vulnerable marine areas off the coast of Kent fall short and would set a bad precedent for the waters around the UK.

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is proposing measures to protect Margate and Longsa ...

Obama creates two new national monuments, protecting 1.65 million acres

Archived, 23 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - On Wednesday, United States President Barrack Obama created two new national monuments: The Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah and the Gold Butte National Monument in southeastern Nevada.

Using the executive power inhere ...

DuPont to pay $50 million for mercury pollution, largest settlement in Virginia history

Archived, 24 days ago From care2.com 

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - Chemical company Dupont Co. will pay Virginia a stunning $50 million to clean up decades of mercury pollution. The proposed settlement is the largest natural resource settlement in the state’s history and the eighth largest in the nation, state and f ...

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Climate change threatens Great Lakes forest health, researchers say

Action: Climate Change

Great Lakes forests will get warmer and suffer more frequent short-term droughts, scientists say.

“We know cli ...

Speak up for Southern African leopards

Action: Wildlife Conservation

All leopards are at risk of extinction because of habitat and prey loss, poaching, human conflict and trophy hunting -- but n ...

Majority of primate species may vanish in next 25 to 50 years

Action: Stop Deforestation

The majority of the world’s primates are in deep trouble. There are as few as 20 or 30 Hainan gibbons left in China, and the ...

Keep California's rivers clean and clear of mining

Action: Stop Pollution

State officials are considering opening up California's rivers to a reckless form of river mining known as suction dredging. ...

Protect dusky sharks from extinction!

Action: Save Our Oceans

Dusky shark populations are dwindling off the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf coasts, and we can’t afford to let these sleek, iconic m ...

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