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Shale gas not worth the risk, Quebec environmental agency says

41 hours ago From montrealgazette.com  View Original Article

Montreal, CANADA - Quebec’s environmental review board has concluded that exploiting the province’s shale gas deposits is not worth the risk.

The agency’s highly anticipated report — released Monday — stated there are too many potential negative conseque ...

The renewable energy sector needs to commit to getting off subsidies

41 hours ago From theguardian.com  View Original Article

London, U K - The energy debate has left the territory of the rational. Graphs, logic, or claims to the moral high ground hold scant weight now. The impact of statistics about green growth and export opportunities is negligible. It no longer matters what national ...

World's beaches being washed away due to coastal development

41 hours ago From theguardian.com  View Original Article

London, U K - The world’s beaches are being washed away as coastal developments increase in size and engineers build ever higher sea walls to defend against fierce winter storms and rising sea levels, according to two of the worlds’ leading marine geologists.

Coal demand set to break 9bn tonne barrier this decade

41 hours ago From theguardian.com  View Original Article

London, U K - Global coal use is on an upwards march despite calls to halt fossil fuels demand at a UN climate summit in Peru and will hit a record 9bn tonnes by 2019, according to the International Energy Agency.

A proposal for greenhouse gas emiss ...

New EU legislation promotes responsible palm oil production

Archived, 2 days ago From Wildlife Extra News 

Hereford, U K - Conservationists are celebrating new Europe-wide legislation that requires companies to list palm oil as an ingredient on food packaging from 13 December, rather than hiding behind the generic term vegetable oil.

The production of pa ...

Bangladesh begins oil clean-up with sponges and sacks

Archived, 3 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Gurgaon, INDIA - Bangladeshi fishermen using sponges and sacks began cleaning up a huge oil spill in a protected area that is home to rare dolphins on Friday, after environmentalists warned of an ecological "catastrophe".

Thousands of litres of oil hav ...

Australia could increase emissions 26% and still meet Kyoto pledge, says climate group

Archived, 3 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Australia may be able to increase its industrial emissions by 26% by 2020 and still easily meet its Kyoto protocol targets, new analysis released at the Lima climate talks suggests.

The reason for the apparent anomaly is because it has ...

Boosting the conservation value of 4M sq km of rainforest logging concessions

Archived, 3 days ago From news.mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Logging is one of the most important drivers of deforestation. However unlike other drivers, timber harvesting in the tropics rarely leads to outright forest clearing. Instead, logging drives deforestation more subtly.

Successive harv ...

Lima climate change talks reach global warming agreement

Archived, 3 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - International negotiators at the Lima climate change talks have agreed on a plan to fight global warming that would for the first time commit all countries to cutting their greenhouse gas emissions.

The plan, agreed at United Nations t ...

Peru to charge Greenpeace activists for damaging historic site

Archived, 3 days ago From thespec.com 

Hamilton, CANADA - President Ollanta Humala of Peru criticized the environmental group Greenpeace on Saturday for not respecting his country's archaeological heritage as authorities said they intended to seek criminal charges against several activists who damaged the f ...

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Greenland ice melt underestimated, study says

Action: Climate Change

Melting ice from the coast of Greenland could make a much bigger contribution to rising sea levels than has previously been t ...

Illegal ivory trade 'out of control' due to Chinese demand, group says

Action: Wildlife Conservation

A Kenya-based animal protection group said wild elephants could disappear within the next generation unless the Chinese gover ...

Palm oil facilitates large-scale illegal logging in Indonesia

Action: Stop Deforestation

Development of oil palm plantations is providing cover for large-scale illegal logging in Indonesian Borneo, driving destruct ...

Bangladesh begins oil clean-up with sponges and sacks

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 ...

Endangered juvenile sharks migrate into unprotected waters

Action: Save Our Oceans

The movements of a young female Hammerhead Shark have been tracked for the first time, revealing vulnerable gaps in the prese ...

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