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20,000 solar pumps to provide drinking water to remote parts of India

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

Gurgaon, INDIA - The drinking water and sanitation ministry has set a target of installing 20,000 solar power-based pumping systems in tribal and inaccessible hamlets/ habitation during this financial year to provide potable piped water to the locals.


Pacific Islanders blockade Newcastle coal port to protest rising sea levels

35 hours ago From theguardian.com  View Original Article

London, U K - A group of Pacific Islanders joined an environmental protest blockading the Newcastle coal port on Friday, disrupting shipping traffic by paddling canoes across the harbour mouth.

Members of the Pacific Climate Warriors action group tr ...

ATP to pay $1 million fine over Gulf pollution

35 hours ago From houstonchronicle.com  View Original Article

Houston, TEXAS - A subsidiary of Houston-based ATP Oil & Gas will pay a $1 million fine to settle government charges alleging it illegally dumped oil and chemicals into the Gulf of Mexico.

Under the settlement agreement reached between ATP Infrastructu ...

City, other agencies partner to protect environment

35 hours ago From expressnews.com  View Original Article

San Antonio, TEXAS - Bats, endangered golden-cheeked warblers and the Edwards Aquifer won the day in City Council Chambers on Thursday, overcoming a plan for a dense residential development atop the recharge zone and around the Bracken Cave.

The property h ...

Air pollution soars above safe level

35 hours ago From ecns.cn  View Original Article

Beijing, CHINA - Air quality is set to improve in Shanghai today, following yesterday's periods of heavy pollution, environmental officials said.

Today, the city Air Quality Index (AQI )is set to be between 80 and 100 — signifying good air quality, sai ...

Vt called a pioneer in renewable energy

35 hours ago From rutlandherald.com  View Original Article

Rutland, VERMONT - A member of the California Energy Commission who has worked to reduce his state’s dependence on fossil fuels through energy efficiency and alternative power said Thursday that Vermont is creating an inspiring legacy of achievements that put the state ...

Indonesia tries to clamp down on coal sector’s worst excesses

35 hours ago From mongabay.com  View Original Article

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Out of the jungles of East Borneo in Indonesia comes the fire that fuels Asia’s burgeoning economies: coal.

Miners dig deep open pits, clearing forests and farmlands to extract coal from thick black seams, which is then crushed and lo ...

To become less damaging, target non-forest lands for palm oil, says book

Archived, 3 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Palm oil production has been spectacularly profitable but ecologically disastrous across Southeast Asia, consuming millions of hectares of indigenous lands, rainforests, and peatlands in recent decades. That paradox has made the crop highly controver ...

Natural gas no cure for climate change

Archived, 3 days ago From abc.net.au 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - Fracking Technology has driven a boom in natural gas that many hope will prompt a switch away from coal use and put the brakes on the rise in Earth-warming carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

But a study on Wednesday said market forces wil ...

MLAs on a mission to conserve mangroves in Kerala

Archived, 3 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Gurgaon, INDIA - It was a day out with an environmental cause for agriculture minister K P Mohanan and the 13 MLAs, who were on a boat journey through the rivers and backwaters of Kannur with the unique mission of spearing the message about mangrove conservation and ...

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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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