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Plants that regulate sprouting tackle climate change well

8 hours ago From Times of India  View Original Article

New Delhi, INDIA - Plants with the ability to regulate the timing of germination in response to environmental cues are more likely to spin off new species and are better at dealing with weather threats from climate change.

Plants whose seeds put off spro ...

EPA to announce Passaic River cleanup plan

8 hours ago From Chron.com  View Original Article

Houston, TEXAS - The federal government plans to launch a $1.7 billion cleanup of a stretch of the Passaic River in New Jersey where Agent Orange was made and where mercury and DDT remain.

The plan, unveiled Friday in Newark, has the support of several ...

Klamath River Basin Pact Ends Decades of Water Wars

8 hours ago From Environment News Service  View Original Article

Lincoln City, OREGON - An agreement that settles decades of conflict over water in the Upper Klamath River Basin was signed today by officials from the federal government, the states of Oregon and California, tribal authorities and water users.

Oregon Govern ...

Quake Risk Exceeds Licensed Limits at U.S. Nuclear Plants

8 hours ago From Environment News Service  View Original Article

Lincoln City, OREGON - Massachusetts Senators Edward Markey and Elizabeth Warren today called on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to direct the licensees of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Massachusetts and Seabrook Station in New Hampshire to immediately implement mitig ...

B.C. government flips on environment rules

9 hours ago From The Canadian Press  View Original Article

Toronto, CANADA - British Columbia Environment Minister Mary Polak has done a complete turn around on a decision that would have exempted most of the natural gas produced in the province from mandatory environmental assessment.

After quietly passing an ...

Sabah's Mabul Island gets a marine biologist's protection

9 hours ago From The Star  View Original Article

Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - A marine biologist is making a sea of changes among Sabah's Mabul islanders to safeguard their fragile marine resources.

Its reputation as a world-class diving spot has gotten tourists flocking to Mabul Island in Sabah. The rich marine ...

Forest Service releases environmental assessment, Swan River restoration project moves forward

10 hours ago From Summit Daily News  View Original Article

Summit County, COLORADO - Anglers and hikers, snowmobilers and mountain bikers might notice some construction work near Tiger Road and Muggins Gulch starting this summer.

The Forest Service announced Wednesday, April 2, its completion of the environmental asses ...

Cumbrian nuclear dump 'virtually certain' to be eroded by rising sea levels

12 hours ago From The Guardian  View Original Article

London, U K - Britain's nuclear dump is virtually certain to be eroded by rising sea levels and to contaminate the Cumbrian coast with large amounts of radioactive waste, according to an internal document released by the Environment Agency (EA).

The ...

Nature Conservancy gets $1M grant for purchase of St. Martin Island, improving wetlands

32 hours ago From MLive.com  View Original Article

Flint, MICHIGAN - The Nature Conservancy has received a $1 million grant to go toward its 2013 purchase of St. Martin Island and acquiring additional wetland habitat.

The Nature Conservancy in a statement Friday announced the grant from the North Americ ...

EPA, Coast Guard cleaning up millions of gallons of hazardous sludge, liquids at CA pulp mill

32 hours ago From WaterWorld  View Original Article

Dripping Springs, TEXAS - Millions of gallons of hazardous materials and toxic sludge are being removed from the former Samoa Pulp Mill site in Samoa, Calif., as part of a joint cleanup effort between the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Coast Guard.
...

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Arctic sea ice falls to fifth lowest level on record

Action: Climate Change

Arctic sea ice remained on its death spiral on Wednesday, with the amount of winter ice cover falling to its fifth lowest on ...

Malawi Clamps Down on Ivory Trafficking

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Several new cases of illegal ivory trafficking have come to light within a month of the official launch of Malawi’s “Stop Wil ...

Legal logging concessions drive illegal logging in Peru, threatening forests and indigenous people

Action: Stop Deforestation

Nearly 70 percent of "officially inspected" logging concessions in Peru have had their permits canceled or are under investig ...

Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Airplanes

Action: Stop Pollution

Airplanes are a fast and convenient way to travel, but they also produce large and growing amounts of greenhouse pollution. S ...

Philippine Airline Busted Shipping 6 Tons Of Illegal Shark Fins

Action: Save Our Oceans

A 6.8-ton shipment of shark fins was discovered en route from the Middle East to Hong Kong, causing shark advocates to demand ...

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