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Abu Dhabi opens new wetland reserve and national park

41 mins ago From Wildlife Extra News  View Original Article

Hereford, U K - The Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD) has recently opened two new nature reserves, with a third to follow.

Through the Eco-reserve Programme, the community will be able to explore Abu Dhabi’s natural heritage at three ecosystems that ...

Bawrigal Youth On Tree-Planting Exercise in NBR

45 mins ago From All Africa  View Original Article

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - Bawrigal Youths Association on Saturday conducted a tree- planting exercise in Nuimi, North Bank Region (NBR).

The tree-planting exercise brought together volunteers from Bawrigal and villagers from Kukujang and Sare Yero village in Nu ...

Brazil's planned Tapajós dams would increase Amazon deforestation by 1M ha

48 mins ago From Mongabay.com  View Original Article

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - A plan to build a dozen dams in the Tapajós river basin would drive the loss of an additional 950,000 hectares of rainforest by 2032 by spurring land speculation and mass migration to the region, suggests a new study published by Imazon, a Brazilian ...

Brazil confirms last year's rise in Amazon deforestation

Archived, 3 days ago From Mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Brazil's National Space Agency INPE has officially confirmed last year's rise in Amazon deforestation.

After completing its annual analysis of satellite imagery, INPE said 5,891 square kilometers of forest across the Brazilian Amazon w ...

Malaysian palm oil chief misleads on deforestation

Archived, 3 days ago From Mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - One of Malaysia's top palm oil officials has once again misled the public on the state of forests in Malaysia.

Speaking at a recent conference on palm oil sustainability in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysian Palm Oil Council CEO Yusof Basiron as ...

Pink Floyd - Roger Waters Performs At Charity Benefit

Archived, 3 days ago From Contactmusic.com  

New York City, NEW YORK - Pink Floyd star Roger Waters performed at a star-studded charity gala over the weekend (30-31Aug14) to promote chemical-free landscape gardening.

The rocker topped the line-up at the family picnic and concert in East Hampton, New York ...

Abbot Point dredging approval under heavy fire

Archived, 4 days ago From Sydney Morning Herald 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - When the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority was setting up its own aquarium in Townsville back in 1987, it refused to grant itself permits to source the sand to line the floors of the tanks.

"It did reflect the attitude of the au ...

Ocean losing its ability to absorb increasing carbon dioxide emissions, says report

Archived, 5 days ago From Sydney Morning Herald 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - Atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide are rising at a record rate as fossil fuel consumption increases and the ability of the oceans to absorb the greenhouse gas diminishes, the World Meteorological Organisation said.

Average levels of ...

Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere hit new high

Archived, 5 days ago From Times of India 

New Delhi, INDIA - Surging levels of carbon dioxide sent greenhouse gases in the atmosphere to a new record in 2013, while oceans, which absorb the emissions, have become more acidic than ever, the UN said on Tuesday.

"We know without any doubt that our ...

Activists promise biggest climate march in history

Archived, 5 days ago From The Guardian 

London, U K - Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to take to the streets of New York, London and eight other cities worldwide in a fortnight to pressure world leaders to take action on global warming, in what organisers claim will be the biggest climate m ...

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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 ...

WCS-led raids lead to six arrests near Mozambique’s largest reserve

Action: Wildlife Conservation

A joint force of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and government authorities are in the midst of carrying out a series ...

FSC passes motion for greater protection of primary forests

Action: Stop Deforestation

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has passed a motion to increase protection of old-growth forests.

Motion ...

99 per cent of Sweden's waste is now reused

Action: Stop Pollution

Around 99 per cent of Sweden's garbage is now recycled and the country is so efficient at managing waste they are importing i ...

New trade regulations for greater protection to endangered sharks

Action: Save Our Oceans

Seven threatened species of shark and ray are to get greater protection, as a historic agreement aimed at safeguarding the wo ...

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