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Rep. Bob Gibbs decries Environmental Protection Agency permit veto for mountaintop removal mine

Archived, 2 days ago From The Plain Dealer  

Cleveland, OHIO - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's veto of a West Virginia coal mine's wetlands discharge permit has prompted Holmes County GOP Rep. Bob Gibbs to pursue legislation that would limit EPA's ability to cancel permits that have already been issue ...

Greenpeace doubts validity of papers for Brazilian timber

Archived, 2 days ago From EUWID Wood Products and Panels  

Gernsbach, GERMANY - In its report “The Amazon’s Silent Crisis” published in May, the environmental protection organisation Greenpeace decries what the organisation considers to be large-scale illegal logging in Brazil, especially in the province of Pará.


Local Companies Donate Over $300,000 to The Nature Conservancy of Hawai'i

Archived, 2 days ago From The Nature Conservancy  

Arlington, VIRGINIA - With contributions from 49 businesses, The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii’s Corporate Council for the Environment raised over $300,000 for local conservation in fiscal year 2014.

Dustin Sellers of Koa Capital Partners chairs the Corporat ...

Volunteers get down and dirty for monthly Riverwalk cleanup

Archived, 2 days ago From Glendale News Press  

Glendale, CALIFORNIA - Barbara Harm, 65, crouched above a small patch of weeds along the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk Saturday morning.

She didn’t need the weed uprooter — her hands were enough. She smiled as she tossed dirt, clumped around weeds, into a bag. ...

Rare bird paradise protected in war-torn Colombian mountain range

Archived, 2 days ago From Mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - A coalition of conservation groups have established a new protected area in one of Latin America's most neglected ecosystems: the Colombian-side of the Serranía de Perijá mountain range. Following decades of bloody conflict and rampant deforestation, ...

Melting glaciers giving rise to new lakes in Himachal Pradesh

Archived, 2 days ago From Times of India  

New Delhi, INDIA - Melting of glaciers is resulting in the formation of smaller lakes in the high hills of Himachal Pradesh and is posing threat to the population living downstream. A recent visit to in Chokhang area of Lahaul-Spiti by MLA Ravi Thakur along with forest ...

Pipeline break would devastate Great Lakes

Archived, 2 days ago From Livingston Daily  

Livingston, MICHIGAN - A rupture of 61-year-old, underwater oil pipelines running through the Straits of Mackinac would be “the worst possible place” for a spill on the Great Lakes, with catastrophic results, according to a University of Michigan researcher studying potent ...

Environmental Group Keeps Up Fight to Stop Leases In PA Forests

Archived, 2 days ago From Natural Gas Intelligence  

Sterling, VIRGINIA - Just hours after Gov. Tom Corbett signed a $29.1 billion state budget last week (see Shale Daily, July 10), the Pennsylvania Environmental Defense Foundation (PEDF) filed a request with the Commonwealth Court asking a judge to declare the move uncons ...

Centre keen on giving major chunk of forest fund to states, says Javadekar

Archived, 2 days ago From Times of India 

New Delhi, INDIA - The government on Tuesday said it has prepared a plan to ensure that state governments get 90% of the Rs 35,000 crore kept under Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) fund.

Replying to a discussion o ...

West Sussex county council turns down shale gas exploration bid

Archived, 2 days ago From The Guardian 

London, U K - An application by a shale company to explore for oil and gas in a picturesque part of West Sussex has been turned down.

West Sussex County Council’s planning committee refused the application by Celtique Energy for oil and gas explorat ...

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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 ...

Lush Cosmetics launches bid to protect pangolins

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Lush Cosmetics has agreed to support an effort to battle trafficking of the Sunda pangolin.

Lush will provide ...

Targeted enforcement saved a Massachusetts-worth of Amazon rainforest in 3 years

Action: Stop Deforestation

Targeted law enforcement efforts via Brazil's green municipalities programs were responsible for reducing deforestation by 10 ...

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 ...

Coal dust 'spread across Barrier Reef'

Action: Save Our Oceans

Coal dust has spread throughout the Great Barrier Reef and exceeds toxic levels near the shore, a Senate inquiry has heard.

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