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Authorities stop 'greatest destroyers of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest'

11 hours ago From Mongabay.com  View Original Article

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - A criminal organization involved in the illicit deforestation of large portions of Brazil's forests has been stopped. At least six members of the organization, described by authorities as the “the greatest destroyers of the Brazilian Amazon rainfores ...

New coal power stations threat to EU’s emissions target

11 hours ago From The Guardian   View Original Article

London, U K - New coal power stations designed to burn Europe’s massive deposits of lignite pose a serious threat to the continent’s decarbonisation efforts, according to figures released on Wednesday.

Analysts from Greenpeace’s Energydesk compiled ...

Indonesia's national airline to start using palm oil biofuel

14 hours ago From Mongabay.com  View Original Article

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Indonesia's national airline, Garuda Indonesia, says it will start mixing palm oil-based biofuel with its jet fuel as part of an initiative to "reduce" carbon emissions, reports The Jakarta Post.

Novianto Herupratomo, Garuda's operatio ...

Plastic waste may trigger water bombs in Himalayas

38 hours ago From Times of India  View Original Article

New Delhi, INDIA - Unfortunately, this is the ugly truth of the Himalayas. The heap, which includes biodegradable plastic, can be found just four kilometres from Shimla in the reserved forest of Lalpani. And this is not an isolated pocket either. The amount of plastic ...

Global warming human-caused, dangerous

Archived, 2 days ago From Times of India 

New Delhi, INDIA - Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous, and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says.

The United Nations' Intergovernmental P ...

Building support for saving Corte Madera baylands

Archived, 2 days ago From Marin Independent Journal  

San Rafael, CALIFORNIA - On Sunday, Sept. 14 at 2 p.m., a party on the bayfront will showcase the 5.2-acre parcel to be acquired for restoration as part of the Corte Madera Ecological Reserve.

Marin Supervisor Steve Kinsey, who is also chair of the California ...

Can it be stopped? Ghana's forests 'could completely disappear in less than 25 years'

Archived, 3 days ago From Mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Ghana contains forests that are biologically unique and important both for the wildlife they contain and the human communities that depend on them. However, the country is experiencing one of the greatest rates of deforestation in West Africa. At its ...

Electronic System to Block Leakages in Timber Industry

Archived, 3 days ago From All Africa 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - The Forestry Commission would soon deploy an electronic wood tracking system to reduce human interventions in its operations to help deal with illegal timber, reduce losses and increase revenue to the state.

The new computerized system ...

Last ditch plea to protect pine forest adopted by Carnaby's black cockatoos

Archived, 4 days ago From The Guardian 

London, U K - Conservationists have made a last ditch plea to the federal government to intervene to help prevent a species of cockatoo from becoming extinct due to the felling of its habitat.

Research by BirdLife Australia found there are 3,922 Car ...

Sydney harbour’s plastic pollution at ‘alarming’ levels, scientists find

Archived, 4 days ago From The Guardian 

London, U K - Researchers have found “alarming” level of plastic pollution in Sydney harbour, with fibres from clothing and toiletries causing a widespread impact upon the marine ecosystem.

The first information from the ongoing Sydney Harbour Resea ...

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Tibet's glaciers at their warmest in 2,000 years: Report

Action: Climate Change

The Tibetan plateau, whose glaciers supply water to hundreds of millions of people in Asia, were warmer over the past 50 year ...

Indonesian authorities bust porcupine-smuggling ring

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Police in Langkat, North Sumatra, Indonesia, seized 55 porcupines from smugglers preparing to ship the animals to China. Thre ...

Authorities stop 'greatest destroyers of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest'

Action: Stop Deforestation

A criminal organization involved in the illicit deforestation of large portions of Brazil's forests has been stopped. At leas ...

Shell Records Massive Oil Spill On Its Nembe Creek

Action: Stop Pollution

A major oil spill has occurred at a Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, (SPDC), oil pipeline between the Santa-Ba ...

Poacher caught with backpack full of 299 sea turtle eggs

Action: Save Our Oceans

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is investigating a case of extreme turtle egg poaching after a ma ...

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