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Supreme Court overturns landmark EPA air pollution rule

33 mins ago From thehill.com  View Original Article

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - The Supreme Court dealt a blow to the Obama administration’s landmark air quality rule on Monday, ruling the Environmental Protection Agency did not properly consider the costs of the regulation.

In a 5-4 ruling, the justices ruled tha ...

Melting Arctic sea ice could be disrupting the oceans’ circulation—with major consequences

1 hours ago From washingtonpost.com  View Original Article

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - We already know that melting sea ice in the Arctic is bad news. Less ice means less habitat for animals like polar bears, and it also means there are fewer reflective surfaces in the North to bounce sunlight back into space, allowing the planet to ab ...

US supreme court strikes down Obama's EPA limits on mercury pollution

2 hours ago From theguardian.com  View Original Article

London, U K - The US supreme court struck down new rules for America’s biggest air polluters on Monday, dealing a blow to the Obama administration’s efforts to set limits on the amount of mercury, arsenic and other toxins coal-fired power plants can spew into the ...

Fight against deforestation failing, says WWF

2 hours ago From supplymanagement.com  View Original Article

London, U K - Of the 14 nations included in a new study, by WWF and think tank Climate Advisers, only Indonesia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru have set targets to succeed by 2020, the target advocated by WWF.

Papua New Guinea and The Democratic Republi ...

‘China paved paradise’ - marine expert

3 hours ago From thenational.ae  View Original Article

Abu Dhabi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Concern is mounting among some scientists that China's reclamation work in the disputed Spratly archipelago of the South China Sea has done severe harm to one of the most important coral reef systems in Southeast Asia.

China's use of d ...

Subic Bay stakeholders plant 7,000 trees on Arbor Day

4 hours ago From businessmirror.com.ph  View Original Article

Makati City, PHILIPPINES - More than 500 workers here and volunteers from neighboring communities joined hands on Thursday to plant some 7,000 tree saplings in what was hailed as the first-ever celebration of Arbor Day in this free port.

Forester Patrick Escusa, ...

Brazil to boost beef productivity by 82% to protect Amazon

5 hours ago From bloomberg.com  View Original Article

New York, NEW YORK - Brazil, which was overtaken last year by India as the world’s biggest beef exporter, is encouraging cattle farmers to boost productivity around the Amazon rain forest as it balances environmental protection with economic production.

Th ...

Network of cities committing to 100 per cent renewable energy planned

24 hours ago From thehindu.com  View Original Article

Chennai, INDIA - The World Wind Energy Association plans to create a network of cities in different countries that are committing to go in for 100 per cent renewable energy, secretary general of the association Stefan Graenger told The Hindu here recently.

80% of India’s surface water may be polluted, report by international body says

25 hours ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com  View Original Article

Mumbai, INDIA - Even as India is making headlines with its rising air pollution levels, the water in the country may not be any better. An alarming 80% of India's surface water is polluted, a latest assessment by WaterAid, an international organization working for w ...

Mass destruction of Kallaru forest land

26 hours ago From newsfirst.lk  View Original Article

Colombo, SRI LANKA - Former Minister of Resettlement Gunaratne Weerakoon claims that he was unaware of people being resettled at the Kallaru Reserve bordering Wilpattu, during his tenure as the subject minister.

Although constructions were carried out by c ...

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Melting Arctic sea ice could be disrupting the oceans’ circulation—with major consequences

Action: Climate Change

We already know that melting sea ice in the Arctic is bad news. Less ice means less habitat for animals like polar bears, and ...

Keep Lynx safe from deadly traps

Action: Wildlife Conservation

One of the cardinal rules for hunters is never to shoot unless you know your target. And likewise, trappers should catch only ...

EU’s obsession with climate change drives orang-utans to brink of extinction

Action: Stop Deforestation

A report in the Telegraph has detailed the level of devastation wrought on the orang-utan population by deforestation. The cr ...

Tell EPA to protect all bees from toxic pesticides

Action: Stop Pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a new rule to create temporary "pesticide-free zones" when commercial honeyb ...

Australia's deep-sea coral reefs could be dead within 50 years

Action: Save Our Oceans

The Marine Conservation Institute (MCI) was responding to concerns about the future of Australia's deep-sea reefs.

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