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Great Barrier Reef at risk from 'rushed' sediment dumping plan at Abbot Point

17 hours ago From theguardian.com  View Original Article

London, U K - A plan to dump dredged sediment onto a sensitive wetlands area beside the Great Barrier Reef near Abbot Point would lead to much more slurry being pumped into the waters of the reef than officially estimated, a report has warned.

In it ...

Deforestation Threatens the Planet

17 hours ago From guardianlv.com  View Original Article

Las Vegas, NEVADA - Always a matter of concern, the topic of deforestation and its potential threats to the planet has gained more urgency. A recent report, titled Effects of Tropical Deforestation on Climate and Agriculture, was published in the journal Nature Climate ...

Mattewara forest to be developed as nature reserve

17 hours ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com  View Original Article

Gurgaon, INDIA - The Punjab government plans to develop the Mattewara forest as a nature reserve with an aim to conserve natural resources around Ludhiana for the benefit of people and develop the industrial town as a green city.

It has been planned t ...

Noise, air pollution levels on the rise

17 hours ago From deccanherald.com  View Original Article

Bengaluru, INDIA - In November, the department checked as many as 96,696 goods and passenger vehicles
for air pollution and booked cases against 2,000 people. 1,593 vehicles were seized for non-compliance and penalty of Rs 4,98,200 was collected. In case of noi ...

Fog disrupts trains, flights in Delhi

18 hours ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com  View Original Article

Gurgaon, INDIA - The national capital experienced a chilly, cloudy Monday morning while dense fog affected flights and trains.

According to reports, a total of about 70 trains have been delayed due to dense fog, causing inconvenience to passengers.

Scientists call for pro-active role to protect coral reefs

18 hours ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com  View Original Article

Gurgaon, INDIA - Scientists have stressed on a pro-active role by concerned agencies for conserving coral reefs that are currently facing wrath of human and environmental interventions.

"Destructive exploitation methods while fishing, poor land use, c ...

Direct Action unlikely to meet emissions target, says Climate Change Authority

18 hours ago From theguardian.com  View Original Article

London, U K - The government’s climate advisory body has delivered a stark assessment of the Coalition’s policies, stating it was unlikely that its Direct Action policy would meet Australia’s 5% emissions reduction target and calling for the renewable energy targe ...

UN sends team to clean up Sunderbans oil spill in Bangladesh

40 hours ago From theguardian.com  View Original Article

London, U K - The United Nations said on Thursday it has sent a team of international experts to Bangladesh to help clean up the world’s largest mangrove forest, more than a week after it was hit by a huge oil spill.

Thousands of litres of oil have ...

Green light for world’s largest planned tidal energy project in Scotland

41 hours ago From theguardian.com  View Original Article

London, U K - Construction of the largest planned tidal energy project in the world is expected to begin off the Scottish coast next month, developers have announced.

Atlantis, majority owner of the MeyGen project, said it had finalised all of the c ...

Maharashtra govt to come up with forest protection plan

41 hours ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com  View Original Article

Gurgaon, INDIA - Maharashtra government on Friday said that a plan for forest protection would be rolled out soon, and the Samajik Vanikaran' (social forestation) department would be merged with the forest department.

The government was preparing a fo ...

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Action: Wildlife Conservation

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Deforestation Threatens the Planet

Action: Stop Deforestation

Always a matter of concern, the topic of deforestation and its potential threats to the planet has gained more urgency. A rec ...

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Action: Stop Pollution

Bangladeshi fishermen using sponges and sacks began cleaning up a huge oil spill in a protected area that is home to rare dol ...

Great Barrier Reef at risk from 'rushed' sediment dumping plan at Abbot Point

Action: Save Our Oceans

A plan to dump dredged sediment onto a sensitive wetlands area beside the Great Barrier Reef near Abbot Point would lead to m ...

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