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Can it be stopped? Ghana's forests 'could completely disappear in less than 25 years'

Archived, 6 days ago From Mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Ghana contains forests that are biologically unique and important both for the wildlife they contain and the human communities that depend on them. However, the country is experiencing one of the greatest rates of deforestation in West Africa. At its ...

Electronic System to Block Leakages in Timber Industry

Archived, 6 days ago From All Africa 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - The Forestry Commission would soon deploy an electronic wood tracking system to reduce human interventions in its operations to help deal with illegal timber, reduce losses and increase revenue to the state.

The new computerized system ...

Last ditch plea to protect pine forest adopted by Carnaby's black cockatoos

Archived, 7 days ago From The Guardian 

London, U K - Conservationists have made a last ditch plea to the federal government to intervene to help prevent a species of cockatoo from becoming extinct due to the felling of its habitat.

Research by BirdLife Australia found there are 3,922 Car ...

Sydney harbour’s plastic pollution at ‘alarming’ levels, scientists find

Archived, 7 days ago From The Guardian 

London, U K - Researchers have found “alarming” level of plastic pollution in Sydney harbour, with fibres from clothing and toiletries causing a widespread impact upon the marine ecosystem.

The first information from the ongoing Sydney Harbour Resea ...

Tasmania prepares to tear up forestry peace deal

Archived, 8 days ago From The Guardian 

London, U K - The Tasmanian government is on course to pass legislation that would tear up the state’s forestry peace deal, with environmentalists claiming the move will open up 1.5m hectares of largely pristine forest to logging.

The state governme ...

Pennsylvania puts $1.4m towards extinguishing years-old mine fire

Archived, 8 days ago From The Guardian  

London, U K - The Pennsylvania department of environmental protection announced this week it would spend $1.4m to put out a several-year-old fire near the Pittsburgh International Airport that now threatens to disrupt air travel and cause an explosion at a major g ...

Scientists pitch for urgent measures to deal with climate change

Archived, 8 days ago From Times of India 

New Delhi, INDIA - Ahead of the UN climate summit which is to be organized in New York on September 23 to give political push to future negotiations, Indian scientists from across the country on Friday emphasized on the need to take urgent steps to address the issue of ...

Police, Courts Commended for Fighting Charcoal Burning

Archived, 8 days ago From All Africa 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - The District forestry office in Dowa has commended the strong working relationships with the Police and Court in ensuring that perpetrators of illegal charcoal burning and wanton cutting down of trees in Dowa and Kongwe hills are brought to book.

Call to Work Together to Protect River Nile

Archived, 8 days ago From All Africa 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) member states have been advised to strengthen cooperation towards protecting the river and secure regional peace.

The advice was given by the Ugandan Minister for Water and Environment, Mr Ephraim Kamuntu, w ...

Greenpeace alleges SLAPP suit tactic by logging company

Archived, 9 days ago From Mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Greenpeace Canada has filed a Statement of Defense in response to a $7 million lawsuit by Resolute Forest Products over allegations that the logging company destroyed forests in Quebec and Ontario.

Filed Thursday in Ontario Superior Co ...

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Tibet's glaciers at their warmest in 2,000 years: Report

Action: Climate Change

The Tibetan plateau, whose glaciers supply water to hundreds of millions of people in Asia, were warmer over the past 50 year ...

Tiger poacher Hanumant nabbed in Odisha

Action: Wildlife Conservation

In yet another big catch, the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB), Delhi, on Friday morning nabbed tiger poacher Hanumant fr ...

Realtor builds road through 'sacred' Mangar forest near Delhi

Action: Stop Deforestation

A real estate company has allegedly built a road in the forest near the sacred grove of Mangar Bani off the Gurgaon-Faridabad ...

Shell Records Massive Oil Spill On Its Nembe Creek

Action: Stop Pollution

A major oil spill has occurred at a Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, (SPDC), oil pipeline between the Santa-Ba ...

Poacher caught with backpack full of 299 sea turtle eggs

Action: Save Our Oceans

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is investigating a case of extreme turtle egg poaching after a ma ...

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