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Companies Are Fracking With Harmful Chemicals Through Regulatory Loophole

15 hours ago From thinkprogress.org  View Original Article

Oil and gas companies are using a loophole in federal regulations to use dangerous chemicals in hydraulic fracturing operations without a permit, according to a new report.

The report, published this week by the Environmental Integrity ...

Coalition urged to raise its commitment for greenhouse gas cuts

15 hours ago From theguardian.com  View Original Article

London, U K - The Australian government has been urged to scale up its ambitions for greenhouse gas cuts after European Union leaders struck a deal to reduce emissions by at least 40% by 2030.

Talks in Brussels overnight culminated in one of the fir ...

Conservationists propose Dracula Reserve in Ecuador

15 hours ago From mongabay.com  View Original Article

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Deep in the dark, cool forests of Ecuador live strange and mysterious organisms. Some inhabit the trees and others stay to the ground, and many are threatened by human encroachment. Because of this threat, Rainforest Trust has launched a Halloween fu ...

EU leaders agree to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030

15 hours ago From theguardian.com  View Original Article

London, U K - European leaders have struck a broad climate change pact obliging the EU as a whole to cut greenhouse gases by at least 40% by 2030.

But key aspects of the deal that will form a bargaining position for global climate talks in Paris nex ...

Ripping up the sea floor on behalf of royal profits

17 hours ago From theguardian.com  View Original Article

London, U K - A few days ago, I visited the Flamborough Head “no take zone”, one of the UK’s three areas in which commercial fishing is prohibited.

Here marine life is allowed to proliferate, without being menaced by trawlers, scallop dredgers, drif ...

New Marine Protected Area for Myanmar

46 hours ago From Wildlife Extra News  View Original Article

Hereford, U K - A new, possible Marine Protected Area in Myanmar’s Myeik archipelago is under consideration by the country’s government, Flora and Fauna International have reported.

Situated in the north-eastern Andaman Sea the archipelago comprises o ...

Leonardo Dicaprio gives $2 million to ocean charity

46 hours ago From Wildlife Extra News  View Original Article

Hereford, U K - The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has given a $2 million grant to Oceans 5, an ocean conservation charity dedicated to preserving the world’s five oceans, stopping overfishing and establishing marine reserves.

The funds will support a w ...

Much less noise and air pollution in Chennai this time during Diwali

46 hours ago From deccanchronicle.com  View Original Article

Secunderabad, INDIA - Deepavali this year seems to have caused considerably less air and noise pollution compared to the previous year.

Data provided by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board reveals that Triplicane recorded 297 RSPM (respirable suspended p ...

Ireland falls below WHO guidelines on air pollution

47 hours ago From irishtimes.com  View Original Article

Dublin, U K - Ireland falls below strict World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines on air pollution for four potentially harmful emissions.

As a report revealed 12 sites were responsible for 80 per cent of all complaints about smells, watchdogs war ...

Fewer bird species back in Okhla

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

Gurgaon, INDIA - Only seven species of migratory birds have arrived in Okhla Bird Sanctuary. Last year, 15 species were spotted at this time. However, this has been a general trend for most bird areas in north India, claim some birders. But Okhla, in particular, may ...

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