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Time to stand against fracking in New York

52 mins ago From buffalonews.com  View Original Article

Buffalo, NEW YORK - The Global Frackdown is a worldwide day of action that calls on communities to take action against hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.”

Fracking is an oil and gas drilling technique that uses millions of gallons of fresh water and dozen ...

Beijing air pollution forces marathon runners to wear masks

52 mins ago From cbc.ca  View Original Article

Toronto, CANADA - Despite heavy pollution blanketing Beijing, an international marathon went ahead Sunday, with face masks and sponges among the equipment used by competitors to battle the smog.

The 34th Beijing International Marathon began at Tiananmen ...

A new front in Hong Kong's war on pollution

52 mins ago From scmp.com  View Original Article

Causeway Bay - Hong Kong is, as researchers studying the health effects of roadside air pollution have observed, an "ideal urban laboratory". In many urban districts, canyons of tall buildings line streets, restricting the dispersal of emissions from vehicle exhaus ...

California’s plastic-bag ban highlights environmental harm

53 mins ago From poughkeepsiejournal.com  View Original Article

Poughkeepsie, NEW YORK - California made big news recently when it announced the first statewide ban on plastic shopping bags set to kick in during the middle of 2015. Beginning in July, large grocery stores, pharmacies and other food retailers in the Golden State will no lo ...

Natural gas development in Butler County brings risks, rewards

53 mins ago From journal-news.com  View Original Article

Dayton, OHIO - Local trucking fleets will soon be able to fill up on natural gas instead of more costly gasoline, and more of the region’s electricity supplies will be generated by burning cleaner natural gas rather than coal.

A nationwide natural ga ...

Crude oil spills into Caddo bayou, kills wildlife

1 hours ago From shreveporttimes.com  View Original Article

Shreveport, LOUISIANA - A major crude oil spill discovered near here Monday that stopped just shy of Caddo Lake has already killed dozens of fish and some reptiles and will keep cleanup crews and regulatory agencies on site likely for months to come.

"I would ...

Around Lantau in 5 days: pair get set for charity swim

3 hours ago From scmp.com  View Original Article

Causeway Bay - Imagine swimming for 15 kilometres in currents so strong you risk crashing into rocks; waves so high that breathing is a challenge; and in waters that could be tainted with oil, waste or chemicals.

Now imagine doing this every day for ...

Actor Martin Sheen lends name to conservation group boat

4 hours ago From rappler.com  View Original Article

Pasig City, PHILIPPINES - Award-winning actor Martin Sheen teamed up with conservation group Sea Shepherd Saturday to launch a new ship, as its exiled founder said he hopes to return to the US next year.

Sea Shepherd founder Captain Paul Watson said via Skype t ...

Several Chinese Regions under Heavy Pollution

4 hours ago From plenglish.com  View Original Article

Havana, CUBA - Several regions in northern China, including Beijing, are affected by heavy pollution that has led authorities to extend the yellow alert for another 24 hours, as conditions might improve due to a cold front.

A toxic cloud, with a conc ...

NGT cracks whip on those polluting the river, fines UP sugar mill Rs 5 crore

23 hours ago From news.oneindia.in  View Original Article

Karnataka, INDIA - Cracking the whip on companies and industries that have been polluting river Ganga by releasing effluents into the river, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed UP's Simbhaoli Sugar Mills to pay a compensation of Rs 5 crore. NGT said, this is bei ...

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Antarctic sea ice set for record high as Arctic heads for sixth lowest extent

Action: Climate Change

The extent of sea ice in Antarctica is set to reach a record high, scientists said on Tuesday, as they announced that Arctic ...

Gorillas benefit from new protection in Cameroon

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Critically endangered Cross River Gorillas will be receiving much-needed additional protection in Cameroon with the creation ...

India plans huge palm oil expansion, puts forests at risk

Action: Stop Deforestation

Palm oil, a ubiquitous ingredient in supermarket products ranging from shampoos and cosmetic in supermarket products ranging ...

Coal mine has heavy impact in Indonesian Borneo

Action: Stop Pollution

Baharuddin should be happy. The rambutan and durian trees flanking his home are heavy with fruit. Two hectares of chilies str ...

Decades of overfishing causes swordfish decline

Action: Save Our Oceans

Overfishing has caused swordfish numbers to decline considerably since the 1980s and the population is now 70 percent lower t ...

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