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Greens propose deep post-2020 carbon emissions cuts to help limit global warming

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

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - Australia should aim to reach "near-zero" carbon emissions by 2040 as the country's contribution to global efforts to limit dangerous climate change, Greens leader Christine Milne said.

The goal is among targets outlined by Senator Mi ...

WNC and nation get a $30 million push to move ‘Beyond Coal’

13 hours ago From mountainx.com  View Original Article

Asheville, NORTH CAROLINA - The Sierra Club’s national campaign Beyond Coal got word earlier this month of a $30 million boost from Bloomberg Philanthropies. The Duke-Progress Energy coal-fired plant at Lake Julian in Skyland is one of Beyond Coal’s list of priority coal plants ...

Automobile industry to adopt Bharat Stage V and VI emission norms ahead of schedule

14 hours ago From economictimes.indiatimes.com  View Original Article

Mumbai, INDIA - The outcry over worsening air quality in Indian cities has prompted the government to urge automakers to move to the advanced Bharat Stage V and VI emission norms a year ahead of schedule, in 2019 and 2023 respectively.

"The auto indu ...

Plastics choking animals targeted in G-7 clean-ocean push

17 hours ago From bloomberg.com  View Original Article

New York City, NEW YORK - The biggest advanced economies plan to urge the world to clean up plastic shopping bags and bottles clogging oceans, prodded by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Germany will put the cleanup on the agenda of the Group of Seven nations f ...

Fuel from sunken Russian trawler heading to Tenerife beaches

17 hours ago From shipandbunker.com  View Original Article

Vancouver, CANADA - Greenpeace has reported a 100 kilometre long bunker spill from a Russian fishing trawler that sank off the Canary Islands earlier this month, Agence France-Presse reports.

Spain's Public Works minister Ana Pastor said the Oleg Neydenov ...

Seismic testing begins in sensitive marine parks despite government claims

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

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - Seismic testing to look for petroleum has begun in protected marine areas off the coast of Western Australia after permits were quietly granted by the Abbott government.

Fairfax Media revealed last week the government had issued the pe ...

Jokowi must strengthen Indonesia's forest moratorium, not just extend it

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

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Indonesia’s forest clearing moratorium is full of holes.

At the edge of a jungle in the Sumatran village of Sumber Jaya, they pock a smoldering ruin, pluming smoke from underground at the end of a dirt road lined with oil palm.

NASA reveals rise in deforestation in remote Peruvian parks

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

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - New NASA data shows a jump in forest loss in two remote parks in the Peruvian Amazon during the first three months of 2015.

NASA's Quarterly Indicator of Cover Change (QUICC), a MODIS satellite-based product that underpins Mongabay's ...

Air pollution to be in focus at north zonal meet

Archived, 2 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Mumbai, INDIA - Increasing air pollution in Delhi is to be the focus of the meeting of Northern Zonal Council (NCZ) on Saturday. The meeting will consider the recommendations of a high level committee that was constituted by the city government on air pollution, inc ...

Greater biodiversity leads to a healthier environment, study confirms

Archived, 2 days ago From clickgreen.org.uk 

London, U K - A new study of the complex interplay between organisms and their environment shows that biodiversity - the variety of organisms living on Earth - is even more important to the healthy functioning of ecosystems than previously thought.


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