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Green groups pressure Spain over 'at risk' wetlands

Archived, 4 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - Environmentalists piled pressure on Spain Wednesday over its sprawling Donana wetlands, a UNESCO World Heritage site they believe is at risk and could be put on the UN body's list of endangered habitats.

Greenpeace activists blocked na ...

The battle against plastic waste is gaining ground – but it’s nowhere near won

Archived, 9 days ago From inews.co.uk 

London, U K - Tesco may be better known for its drive to cut costs and increase profits – but this week Britain’s biggest supermarket chain has staked a claim to being a green retail champion as well. The supermarket group said it was pressuring suppliers to take ...

Black Friday: Greenpeace calls timeout for fast fashion

Archived, 9 days ago From greenpeace.org 

Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - New research on fashion trends and textile waste, released by Greenpeace on the eve of Black Friday, highlights the serious environmental consequences of overconsumption. Clothing is among the most sold products on the annual shopping day promoted in ...

Greenpeace urges microbead ban to protect ocean life

Archived, 10 days ago From thestandard.com.ph 

Makati City, PHILIPPINES - Environmental group Greenpeace is calling for a ban in Britain on plastic "microbeads," found in many cosmetics, which they warn pollute the oceans and poison marine life.

Campaigners want a total ban on the tiny particles -- which are ...

Environmentalists push for protection of Congo Basin forests

Archived, 10 days ago From coastweek.com 

Nairobi, KENYA - Environment experts have called for concrete measures to protect the mammoth Congo Basin rainforests from deforestation and slow climate change.

They made the call on Wednesday during the 16th meeting of parties of the Congo Basin Fore ...

Climate change is putting fragile north Atlantic coral populations at risk

Archived, 11 days ago From ibtimes.com 

New York City, NEW YORK - We already know that climate change-induced rise in ocean temperature and acidity has killed at least a quarter of the corals in the northern and central parts of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. It turns out these aren’t the only corals bearing the b ...

UK has second-highest number of deaths from NO2 pollution in Europe

Archived, 12 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The UK is second only to Italy in Europe for the highest number of annual deaths from a major air pollutant, a report has found just days after a court gave UK ministers a deadline for drawing up a stronger air quality plan.

The Europe ...

COP22: Developing nations lead way in the fight against climate change

Archived, 12 days ago From birdlife.org 

Cambridge, U K - It's been a little under a month since the Paris Agreement – a historic international agreement between countries to battle climate change – became legally-binding, three whole years ahead of schedule.

But despite the unprecedented sp ...

American retirement funds contribute to deforestation and climate change

Archived, 12 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Even as a new administration hostile to efforts to combat global warming is poised to take over the White House, climate activists in the U.S. are continuing to push for action in myriad and sometimes even unexpected ways. For instance, you may not r ...

Vietnam abandons plan for first nuclear power plants

Archived, 13 days ago From reuters.com 

London, U K - Vietnam's National Assembly voted on Tuesday to abandon plans to build two multi-billion-dollar nuclear power plants with Russia and Japan, after officials cited lower demand forecasts, rising costs and safety concerns.

The vote to scr ...

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Action: Climate Change

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End the harvest of New York's terrapins

Action: Wildlife Conservation

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Action: Stop Deforestation

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Action: Stop Pollution

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Action: Save Our Oceans

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