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French reject Orica's toxic waste

16 hours ago From Sydney Morning Herald  View Original Article

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - More than 100 tonnes of highly toxic waste will have to remain at Botany after the French government vetoed plans by chemical giant Orica to ship it from Sydney to France for incineration.

Environmentalists across the world have applau ...

Fracking push gets go-ahead across UK as ministers tighten safeguards

17 hours ago From The Guardian  View Original Article

London, U K - Ministers will give the go-ahead on Monday for a big expansion of fracking across Britain that will allow drilling in national parks and other protected areas in "exceptional circumstances".

The government will invite firms to bid for ...

Volusia, Flagler beaches excel in water quality report

34 hours ago From Daytona Beach News-Journal   View Original Article

Daytona Beach, FLORIDA -

Jump in, the water’s fine.

Volusia and Flagler counties fared well in a report evaluating the water quality of the nation’s beaches by the Natural Resources Defense Council.

The area’s coastline has a num ...

US plans widespread seismic testing of sea floor

34 hours ago From Phys.org  View Original Article

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - The U.S. government is planning to use sound blasting to conduct research on the ocean floor along most of the East Coast, using technology similar to that which led to a court battle by environmentalists in New Jersey.

The U.S. Geolog ...

Grant to help Bethel clean up Broad Creek

34 hours ago From The News Journal   View Original Article

Wilmington, DELAWARE - One of Delaware’s tiniest towns secured a major grant to help ease flooding on its main streets and lessen how much of its stormwater runs straight into a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay.

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources an ...

Almost 90,000 acres of wildlife-rich land saved in 12 months

Archived, 2 days ago From Wildlife Extra News 

Hereford, U K - Nearly 90,000 acres has been successfully protected by the World Land Trust (WLT), including areas in Bolivia and Mexico, since 2013.

This is a direct result of raising funds to safeguard wildlife corridors and extend existing reserves ...

30 new Marine Protected Areas for Scotland

Archived, 2 days ago From Wildlife Extra News 

Hereford, U K - The Scottish Government have announced they have given the go-ahead for 30 more Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), to protect a further 12 per cent of Scotland’s seas.

This will double the size of an emerging network of MPAs and will help ...

Greenpeace Says China's Energy Plans Exacerbate Climate Change

Archived, 2 days ago From Sydney Morning Herald 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - China's plans for 50 coal gasification plants will produce an estimated 1.1 billion tons of carbon dioxide per year and contribute significantly to climate change, according to a report released by Greenpeace East Asia.

The plants, aim ...

'Liberia Vulnerable to Climate Change'

Archived, 2 days ago From All Africa 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - The Chairman of the National Climate Change Taskforce of Liberia, Jeremiah Sokan has told a gathering that the country is vulnerable to the impact of climate change.

Mr. Sokan said the way of life in Liberia is under serious threat as ...

Delhi among top 10 largest plastic waste producing cities

Archived, 2 days ago From Times of India 

New Delhi, INDIA - Delhi figures among the top ten largest plastic waste producing cities in the country, the government said on Thursday.

"Based on a study conducted by the Central Pollution Control Board and Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and ...

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Melting glaciers giving rise to new lakes in Himachal Pradesh

Action: Climate Change

Melting of glaciers is resulting in the formation of smaller lakes in the high hills of Himachal Pradesh and is posing threat ...

Ivory Worth Sh33 Million Nabbed At JKIA

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Kenyan authorities intercepted the 1350 pieces of ivory consignment weighing 260kg packed in 12 cartons at JKIA on Friday.

Almost 90,000 acres of wildlife-rich land saved in 12 months

Action: Stop Deforestation

Nearly 90,000 acres has been successfully protected by the World Land Trust (WLT), including areas in Bolivia and Mexico, sin ...

Hercules begins clean-up of contaminants along southern, eastern boundaries

Action: Stop Pollution

Hercules, Inc. has begun a clean-up of on and off-site contamination that the Environmental Protection Agency said will prote ...

30 new Marine Protected Areas for Scotland

Action: Save Our Oceans

The Scottish Government have announced they have given the go-ahead for 30 more Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), to protect a f ...

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