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NGOs demand end to Spanish destruction of deep-sea ecosystems

1 mins ago From Olive Press  View Original Article

Casares, SPAIN - A series of green groups have united to demand that Spain stops the destruction of vulnerable ocean ecosystems by deep-sea fishing.

Greenpeace, WWF, The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition and a series of other environmental groups have la ...

Environmental groups slam Pa. smog proposal as lax

36 mins ago From Businessweek  View Original Article

New York, NEW YORK - Environmental groups say Pennsylvania's federally mandated plan to reduce smog would allow coal-fired power plants to emit more pollution than they do now.

The state has been working on a proposal to curb ground-level ozone in 17 count ...

China says more than half of its groundwater is polluted

17 hours ago From The Guardian  View Original Article

London, U K - Nearly 60% of China’s underground water is polluted, state media has reported, underscoring the severity of the country’s environmental woes.

The country’s land and resources ministry found that among 4,778 testing spots in 203 cities, ...

Snowdonia hydro-turbine marks major National Trust green energy project

18 hours ago From The Guardian  View Original Article

London, U K - A hydroelectric turbine in Snowdonia, Wales will begin generating power on Wednesday in the National Trust's first large-scale renewable energy project.

Power generated by a turbine installed on a river at the trust's Hafod y Llan farm ...

Eight major UK renewable energy projects receive government backing

18 hours ago From The Guardian  View Original Article

London, U K - The UK government has agreed deals to financially support eight major new renewable energy projects that will power millions of homes.

Five of the schemes are offshore windfarms, which the Conservative party plans to back in its genera ...

eReefs tool to assess health of the Great Barrier Reef

18 hours ago From Sydney Morning Herald  View Original Article

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - Measuring the impact on the Great Barrier Reef of industry and disasters such as the recent tropical cyclone Ita has been made easier by a new satellite-based tracking system.

The Bureau of Meteorology has made the water quality data a ...

Drought may take toll on Congo rainforest, study finds

19 hours ago From Phys.org  View Original Article

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - A new analysis of NASA satellite data shows Africa's Congo rainforest, the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world, has undergone a large-scale decline in greenness over the past decade.

The study, led by Liming Zhou of Univers ...

Researchers raise alarm about air pollution levels in Haiti

19 hours ago From Phys.org  View Original Article

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - Air pollution in the island nation of Haiti can reach levels considered hazardous by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to recent findings by Tufts researchers.

The researchers—associate professor Mary Davis and Ann Ra ...

Dying coral reefs threaten the livelihood of millions

20 hours ago From Phys.org  View Original Article

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - Declining coral reef health is threatening the food security and livelihoods of millions of people living in the coastal tropics, according to a study by University of Queensland researchers.

Lead author Dr Alice Rogers said coral reef ...

Palm Oil Industry Struggles to Build Trust in Rights Pledges

20 hours ago From All Africa  View Original Article

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - James Mulbah knows how forests work. After fleeing Liberia's civil war, aged seven, he and his family lived as refugees in a forest village in Guinea for the next eight years, reliant on the environment for food, medicine and fuel. The trained sociol ...

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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 ...

SA, Mozambique to Fight Wildlife Crime

Action: Wildlife Conservation

South Africa and Mozambique had have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in a bid to combat rhino poaching within the ...

After widespread deforestation, China bans commercial logging in northern forests

Action: Stop Deforestation

Forestry authorities in China have stopped commercial logging in the nation's largest forest area, marking an end to more tha ...

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 ...

Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin sanctuary set up in Taiwan

Action: Save Our Oceans

A dwindling population of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins will be protected with the creation of Taiwan’s first marine wildlif ...

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