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Call to Work Together to Protect River Nile

Archived, 9 days ago From All Africa 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) member states have been advised to strengthen cooperation towards protecting the river and secure regional peace.

The advice was given by the Ugandan Minister for Water and Environment, Mr Ephraim Kamuntu, w ...

Greenpeace alleges SLAPP suit tactic by logging company

Archived, 10 days ago From Mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Greenpeace Canada has filed a Statement of Defense in response to a $7 million lawsuit by Resolute Forest Products over allegations that the logging company destroyed forests in Quebec and Ontario.

Filed Thursday in Ontario Superior Co ...

Under pressure over pollution complaints, Aceh calls for closure of gold mines

Archived, 10 days ago From Mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - In the wake of massive fish die-offs and repeated calls from environmental groups to do more than just talk about the issue, the government of Aceh has called for the closure of all illegal gold mines throughout the province. Several members of the R ...

Warm seas keep world on track for a hot year

Archived, 11 days ago From Sydney Morning Herald 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - Global sea-surface temperatures in July tied with 2009 as the warmest on record for that month, keeping the world on track for one of its hottest years, according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Ocean surface ...

South Australia keen on 'Clean Ganga' project

Archived, 11 days ago From Times of India 

New Delhi, INDIA - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious 'Clean Ganga' project received a shot-in-the-arm with the South Australia government showing its interest in cleaning up the river, which is considered sacred by many Indians.

South Austr ...

Indonesia's forests so damaged they burn whether or not there's drought

Archived, 11 days ago From Mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Air pollution caused by fires set for land-clearing on Sumatra has become a regularly occurrence in Southeast Asia, spurring hand-wringing in Singapore and Malaysia over health effects and worries among environmentalists over the climate impacts. Whi ...

Looming mining ‘tsunami’ set to take Africa by storm

Archived, 11 days ago From Mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Many of the minerals that enable our technology, back the value of our economies (or did at one time), and power our cities can be found in Africa. And yet the continent still remains something of an untapped resource, as the vast majority of mineral ...

In Saving a Forest, Kenyans Find a Better Quality of Life

Archived, 12 days ago From All Africa  

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - When Mercy Ngaruiya first settled in Kasigau in south eastern Kenya a decade ago, she found a depleted forest that was the result of years of tree felling and bush clearing.

"This region was literally burning. There were no trees on my ...

Coal mining begins at Maules Creek site after months of protests

Archived, 12 days ago From The Guardian 

London, U K - After months of protests, Whitehaven has officially begun open-cut mining at its flagship Maules Creek site in northern NSW.

“Two blasts last week preceded today’s start of full-scale mining using Whitehaven’s new mining fleet being op ...

UK lobbying to keep open one of Europe's dirtiest coal power stations

Archived, 13 days ago From The Guardian 

London, U K - The UK government is lobbying the European commission (EC) to keep open one of Europe’s dirtiest coal power stations, even though its nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions exceed new legal limits by five times.

The EC has begun infraction pro ...

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Tibet's glaciers at their warmest in 2,000 years: Report

Action: Climate Change

The Tibetan plateau, whose glaciers supply water to hundreds of millions of people in Asia, were warmer over the past 50 year ...

Tiger poacher Hanumant nabbed in Odisha

Action: Wildlife Conservation

In yet another big catch, the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB), Delhi, on Friday morning nabbed tiger poacher Hanumant fr ...

Realtor builds road through 'sacred' Mangar forest near Delhi

Action: Stop Deforestation

A real estate company has allegedly built a road in the forest near the sacred grove of Mangar Bani off the Gurgaon-Faridabad ...

Shell Records Massive Oil Spill On Its Nembe Creek

Action: Stop Pollution

A major oil spill has occurred at a Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, (SPDC), oil pipeline between the Santa-Ba ...

Poacher caught with backpack full of 299 sea turtle eggs

Action: Save Our Oceans

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is investigating a case of extreme turtle egg poaching after a ma ...

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