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Scotland reacts with caution to Ineos fracking proposals

20 hours ago From ft.com  View Original Article

U K - The Scottish government responded warily to plans by Ineos to invest $1bn in shale gas exploration and appraisal.

The proposals by the Switzerland-based chemicals group sparked intense debate in Scotland, where fracking faces strong op ...

Indonesia imposes moratorium on new logging permits

20 hours ago From news.mongabay.com  View Original Article

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Indonesia's new Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya Bakar imposed a moratorium on the issuance of all new logging permits a little over a week after being appointed in late October.

The move is being celebrated by conser ...

Great Barrier Reef will be 'slaughtered': scientists dismiss Julie Bishop's claim reef not at risk

20 hours ago From smh.com.au  View Original Article

Sidney, AUSTRALIA - World-leading scientists say the Great Barrier Reef will be "slaughtered" this century as seas warm and become more acidic, dismissing comments by Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop that Australia's natural icon was not at risk.

Ms ...

Large factory farms pollute environment

21 hours ago From argusleader.com  View Original Article

Sioux Falls, SOUTH DAKOTA - If South Dakota wants to see what factory farming (CAFO’s) does to an environment, a community and the small family farmer, they needs to look no farther than Northwest Ohio. Poultry, Swine, and Dairy farms have decimated the environments around them ...

Charity’s aid call to block city-sized wind farm

22 hours ago From scotsman.com  View Original Article

Edinburgh, U K - Scotland’s largest conservation charity is calling for backing for a legal bid to reverse the Scottish Government decision to allow a city-sized wind farm to be built in a scenic part of the Highlands.

Energy minister Fergus Ewing in J ...

Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise detained in Spain

43 hours ago From theguardian.com  View Original Article

London, U K - The Greenpeace protest ship Arctic Sunrise has been taken into custody by the Spanish government in waters off the Canary Islands, just months after it was released by the Russian government.

Spain’s Ministry of public works and transp ...

Smaller Volcano Blasts Might Slow Global Warming

44 hours ago From nbcnews.com  View Original Article

New York, NEW YORK - Global warming might be even worse were it not for the impact of a rash of smaller volcanic eruptions around the globe, a new study suggests.

Those eruptions are blasting more of an atmosphere-cooling gas into the lower stratosphere th ...

Climate change to increase flood, crop insurance losses

44 hours ago From usatoday.com  View Original Article

McLean, VIRGINIA - Climate change could substantially increase losses in taxpayer-backed flood and crop insurance programs in coming decades, according to a new government report.

The Government Accountability Office found that exposure to losses for pro ...

CO2 emissions must be zero by 2070 to prevent climate disaster, UN says

44 hours ago From theguardian.com  View Original Article

London, U K - The world must cut CO2 emissions to zero by 2070 at the latest to keep global warming below dangerous levels and prevent a global catastrophe, the UN warns.

By 2100, all greenhouse gas emissions – including methane, nitrous oxide and o ...

360 Eco-Loop to help reduce PH air pollution, carbon footprint

45 hours ago From mb.com.ph  View Original Article

Manila, PHILIPPINES - A game-changing vehicle is all it takes to convert a city into a green zone and help the country reduce its air pollution and carbon footprint, while it provides its citizens a safe way to travel, according to a senior official of one of the Philippi ...

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2014 on track to be hottest year on record, says US science agency

Action: Climate Change

The world is on course for this to be the hottest year ever, with global land and sea temperatures for September the highest ...

A record 1,020 rhinos poached in South Africa this year

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More than 1,000 rhinos have been poached in South Africa since January, beating last year’s total of 1004 with still six week ...

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Palm oil giant Musim Mas Group has suspended purchases from the PT Pati Sari mill over allegations that the facility is proce ...

Coal mine has heavy impact in Indonesian Borneo

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Indonesia’s largest-ever haul of illegal Manta Ray parts

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Indonesia’s largest ever confiscation of illegal Manta Ray parts, including a shipment of 103 kg of gills, has taken place an ...

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