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GBRMPA boosts commitments to avoid Great Barrier Reef being placed on UNESCO's endangered list

27 hours ago From wtexas.com  View Original Article

El Paso, TEXAS - UNESCO is making a decision to place the Great Barrier Reef on the ‘endangered’ list. However, the chairman of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, (GBRMPA) Russell Reichelt, said that although the reef faces serious threats, and the governm ...

Anything but coal: solar the most popular energy source in Australia

30 hours ago From smh.com.au  View Original Article

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - Solar energy is the most popular source of electricity in Australia with more than three times the backing of coal-fired or nuclear power, a survey by Ipsos has found.

The poll of almost 1200 people around the country found that solar ...

EU dropped pesticide laws due to US pressure over TTIP, documents reveal

31 hours ago From theguardian.com  View Original Article

London, U K - EU moves to regulate hormone-damaging chemicals linked to cancer and male infertility were shelved following pressure from US trade officials over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) free trade deal, newly released documents sho ...

Oil clean up continues as affected sea life grows

Archived, 2 days ago From edhat.com 

Santa Barbara, CALIFORNIA - Members of the Refugio Oil Response Unified Command continue cleanup operations at the Refugio Oil Spill in Santa Barbara County.

Since the beginning of the response, cleanup crews have collected a total of 9,492 gallons of oily water ...

Stable ice cover in Southern Antarctic peninsula thawing fast

Archived, 2 days ago From uncovercalifornia.com 

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - After the recent reports of Larsen C ice shelf melting and showing signs of weakness, new research paper has suggested that glaciers in other regions of Antarctica have also started thawing at an alarming rate. In the Southern Antarctic Peninsula, a ...

Public urged to help fight illegal logging

Archived, 2 days ago From mmtimes.com 

Yangon, MYANMAR - U Zaw Win, deputy director-general of the Forest Department under the ministry, appealed to local authorities and ordinary citizens to help the understaffed department protect the country’s natural heritage.

A press conference on May 2 ...

Few steps taken to kill bad air in Delhi

Archived, 2 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Mumbai, INDIA - When the AAP government came to power in February, Delhi's air pollution had touched the danger level with PM 2.5 (fine, respirable particles) remaining 10 times higher than the limit prescribed by WHO.

In fact, just ahead of AAP's vi ...

Sea of trash pollutes water, air in Delhi

Archived, 2 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Mumbai, INDIA - People living close to some of Delhi's landfills are routinely exposed to extremely polluted air and those drinking groundwater from the area are actually drinking water that's far from being fit for consumption. The Delhi Pollution Control Committee ...

Heat wave sends wildlife out of their habitats

Archived, 2 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Mumbai, INDIA - The severe heat wave prevailing across AP and Telangana has forced wild animals to leave their habitats and search for cooler environs in various forests and sanctuaries in the two Telugu states. Forest officials have admitted that the wild fauna, pa ...

Deeper cuts can limit temperature rise to 1.5 deg says analysis

Archived, 2 days ago From ibtimes.co.uk 

London, U K - Limiting temperature rise to less than 1.5°C by 2100 is technically feasible, says a new analysis.

Deeper emission cuts and improvements in energy efficiency can help achieve the target, now being endorsed by more than 100 nations.

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Stable ice cover in Southern Antarctic peninsula thawing fast

Action: Climate Change

After the recent reports of Larsen C ice shelf melting and showing signs of weakness, new research paper has suggested that g ...

Washington's wolves under attack -- help now

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In the past few years Washington's Department of Fish and Wildlife has acted in ways that seriously call into question the ag ...

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Action: Stop Deforestation

Impoverished villagers are hacking down Malawi's forests to make charcoal, undeterred by government efforts to confiscate the ...

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