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Abbot Point port developers to ditch Great Barrier Reef seabed dumping plan

11 hours ago From The Guardian  View Original Article

London, U K - A plan to dump 5m tonnes of seabed sediment into the Great Barrier Reef marine park is set to be ditched following an outcry from environmentalists and some scientists.

The developers of the Abbot Point port, near the Queensland town o ...

Join Bid to Save Mt Elgon Forest

11 hours ago From All Africa  View Original Article

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - The Devolution and the Special Programs ministries have partnered with World Bank to launch an initiative to save the Mt Elgon water tower. The forest is facing imminent destruction.

Speaking during the launch of a tree-planting ceremo ...

Realtor builds road through 'sacred' Mangar forest near Delhi

35 hours ago From Times of India  View Original Article

New Delhi, INDIA - A real estate company has allegedly built a road in the forest near the sacred grove of Mangar Bani off the Gurgaon-Faridabad highway, felling at least 45 trees in the process and dumping mounds of soil in the ecologically sensitive Aravali zone.

Rehabilitating Mangroves in the Philippines

36 hours ago From zsl.org  View Original Article

London, U K - Mangrove forests are one of the most severely threatened and undervalued ecosystems on Earth. They provide a wide variety of ecosystem services currently valued globally at US$1.6 billion. For many coastal communities, mangrove ecosystems provide liv ...

Thailand plans highway expansion through World Heritage Site

Archived, 3 days ago From Mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Spanning 230 kilometers (143 miles) and comprising more than half a million hectares westward from the Cambodian border lies Dong-Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex (DPKY-FC), the largest tract of surviving forest in central Thailand. Renowned for its ...

More trouble with tar sands: oil extraction leading to big forest loss in Alberta

Archived, 3 days ago From Mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - In a YouTube video posted Monday, Leonardo DiCaprio challenged Canadian Prime Minister Stephan Harper to the Ice Bucket Challenge. While helping to fund research efforts for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), DiCaprio’s video seemed to also have an ...

Authorities stop 'greatest destroyers of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest'

Archived, 4 days ago From Mongabay.com 

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

Archived, 4 days ago From The Guardian  

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

Archived, 4 days ago From Mongabay.com 

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

Archived, 5 days ago From Times of India 

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 ...

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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 ...

Tiger poacher Hanumant nabbed in Odisha

Action: Wildlife Conservation

In yet another big catch, the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB), Delhi, on Friday morning nabbed tiger poacher Hanumant fr ...

Realtor builds road through 'sacred' Mangar forest near Delhi

Action: Stop Deforestation

A real estate company has allegedly built a road in the forest near the sacred grove of Mangar Bani off the Gurgaon-Faridabad ...

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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