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One of Europe’s last intact forests is rapidly being destroyed

Archived, 4 days ago From care2.com 

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - Romania’s Carpathian Mountains are infamous as the home of Dracula and synonymous with the brooding, dark, forbidding landscapes created by its looming ancient forests. Unfortunately, as visitors to the country will discover, those forests are disapp ...

Almost 50% of Panama's timber is logged illegally

Archived, 5 days ago From telesurtv.net 

Caracas, VENEZUELA - Illegal logging now accounts for close to half of Panama's timber industry, according to a grim report from the country's environmental ministry Monday.

Of the 110,000 cubic meters of timber logged by Panama annually, nearly 50,000 or ...

Getting its lifeline from court, Greenpeace vows to restart its campaign against pollution

Archived, 5 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Mumbai, INDIA - Getting interim relief from the Delhi High Court to access its two main domestic bank accounts, the Greenpeace India on Wednesday vowed to restart its campaigns to "reduce air pollution, protect forests and boost solar power immediately".

Dust, TB and HIV: the ugly face of mining in South Africa

Archived, 5 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Worried that his eyes and urine were turning a deep yellow, Gednezar Dladla made his way to a local clinic and was referred to a district hospital, where he was x-rayed, diagnosed with gallstones, and admitted for the night. Both institutions receive ...

Offshore drilling proposed in Belize's spectacular marine areas

Archived, 5 days ago From news.mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - The government of Belize has proposed opening up most of the country's marine area, including seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, to offshore drilling for oil and gas, according to the Associated Press. Belize currently has a voluntary moratorium on a ...

As heat wave claims hundreds of lives scientists predict more such events

Archived, 5 days ago From ibtimes.co.uk 

London, U K - Around 600 people have died due to heat wave across India in the last five days, with most deaths reported from the south-eastern states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

A majority of them were homeless people.

Temperatu ...

California one step closer to banning microbeads

Archived, 5 days ago From ecowatch.com 

New York, NEW YORK - Legislation to ban plastic microbeads commonly used in personal care products from being used in products such as facial scrubs, soaps and toothpaste passed the California State Assembly Friday on a 58-11 vote.

The legislation, AB 888 ...

University of Queensland tackles coral bleaching

Archived, 5 days ago From dailymercury.com.au 

Mackay, AUSTRALIA - A pioneering international study has found climate geoengineering might be the only way to save coral reefs from destructive mass bleaching.

University of Queensland professor Peter Mumby said rising sea temperatures and ocean acidific ...

Renewable energy alone cannot reverse global warming or make a sustainable world

Archived, 6 days ago From theecologist.org 

London, U K - Denmark has distinguished itself as the country moving the fastest toward the eventual replacement of fossil fuels.

Its goal of 100% renewable energy by 2050 is laudable, but the assumption that this path will reverse global warming wh ...

Climate change could bring misery for hay fever sufferers

Archived, 6 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Climate change could help a notorious invasive weed known to trigger severe allergy attacks gain a foothold in the UK, experts have warned.

Ragweed, or Ambrosia artemisiifolia, is native to North America but has been spreading rapidly ...

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