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Deforestation could intensify climate change in Congo Basin by half

Archived, 4 days ago From Phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - By 2050, deforestation could cause temperatures in the Congo Basin to increase by 0.7 C. The increase would intensify warming caused by greenhouse gases by half, according to a study by researchers at the University of Leuven, Belgium.

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USACE to complete $1.3 million Half Moon Reef project

Archived, 4 days ago From DVIDS 

Dallas, TEXAS - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District is scheduled to complete construction of the $1.3 million Half Moon Reef project April 11 to restore 12 acres of sub-tidal reef and habitat located within the northernmost extent of the Half Moon Re ...

Mangroves Reforestation At Bintang Bolong

Archived, 4 days ago From All Africa 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - If there is any cause that deserves commendation towards improving the environment, it has to be the reforestation of mangroves around our river banks. Mangroves as we know are among the core natural heritages in the nation's biodiversity, considerin ...

Wildlife Trust Seeks to Raise U.S $50 Million

Archived, 4 days ago From All Africa 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - The Wildlife Ecological Trust seeks to raise $50 million required to avert ecological disasters that have affected most national parks in the country, an official said.

Some of the money will also go towards de-toxicating the salt lick ...

NEMA Warns Againt Embu Sand Mining

Archived, 4 days ago From All Africa 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - National Environmental Management Authority has warned against harvesting of sand in Embu county rivers. County environmental officer Joshua Nyandoro told the sand harvesters that they risk going to jail if they don't comply with environmental laws.< ...

Malaysia imperils forest reserves and sea turtle nesting ground for industrial site

Archived, 4 days ago From Mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Plans for an industrial site threaten one of Malaysia's only marine turtle nesting beaches and a forest home to rare trees and mammals, according to local activists. Recently, the state government of Perak approved building a liquefied natural gas pl ...

Premier under pressure to dump costly wind farm laws

Archived, 5 days ago From Warrnambool Standard 

Warrnambool, AUSTRALIA - Green groups are stepping up pressure on Premier Denis Napthine to dump state wind farm laws they claim have cost Victoria more than $10 million and nearly 550 jobs.

Friends of the Earth (FoE) have released a new report this week show ...

Water quality at 70% of Britain's beaches 'excellent'

Archived, 5 days ago From BBC News 

London, U K - A record 73% of beaches in the UK have "excellent" water quality because of last summer's dry weather, according to the Marine Conservation Society.

Researchers said the lack of rain caused less pollution to filter down from towns and ...

Keystone XL Pipeline Fight Heats Up as Decision Nears

Archived, 5 days ago From Environment News Service 

Lincoln City, OREGON - Two large national public health groups today wrote to Secretary of State John Kerry, joining a request for an in-depth human health study on the Keystone XL pipeline before the President decides whether to permit the tar sands pipeline to cross the ...

Nutrient-rich forests absorb more carbon

Archived, 5 days ago From Phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - The ability of forests to sequester carbon from the atmosphere depends on nutrients available in the forest soils, shows new research from an international team of researchers including the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis.
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Arctic sea ice falls to fifth lowest level on record

Action: Climate Change

Arctic sea ice remained on its death spiral on Wednesday, with the amount of winter ice cover falling to its fifth lowest on ...

Another Country Takes a Symbolic Stand for Elephants by Crushing Ivory

Action: Wildlife Conservation

This week Belgium took a symbolic stand for elephants by crushing its entire stockpile of confiscated ivory in a move that co ...

Legal logging concessions drive illegal logging in Peru, threatening forests and indigenous people

Action: Stop Deforestation

Nearly 70 percent of "officially inspected" logging concessions in Peru have had their permits canceled or are under investig ...

Protect the Hudson River From Disastrous Oil Spills

Action: Stop Pollution

Crude-oil transport in the Northeast has been surging for the past two years, and much of it is by rail. Indeed, nearly one-q ...

Philippine Airline Busted Shipping 6 Tons Of Illegal Shark Fins

Action: Save Our Oceans

A 6.8-ton shipment of shark fins was discovered en route from the Middle East to Hong Kong, causing shark advocates to demand ...

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