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Obama proposal to expand Alaska Arctic refuge angers Republicans over oil

Archived, 3 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - President Barack Obama will propose expanding the protected area of Alaska’s Arctic refuge by 12.28 million acres, including the state’s Coastal Plain where oil and gas are drilled, the Interior Department said on Sunday.

The proposal ...

Brazil's soy moratorium dramatically reduced Amazon deforestation

Archived, 3 days ago From news.mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - The moratorium on forest conversion established by Brazilian soy giants in 2006 dramatically reduce deforestation for soy expansion in the Amazon, and have been more effective in cutting forest destruction than the government's land use policy in the ...

Panel to find ways to gauge pollution level

Archived, 3 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

New Delhi, INDIA - The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) — country's main pollution watchdog — has set up a panel to develop easy to understand "standard operating procedures" for evaluation of the impact of polluted air, water and land/soil on human health, flora ...

Ban fracking to meet carbon targets

Archived, 3 days ago From bbc.com 

London, U K - The government's drive for shale gas should be put on hold because it would lead to more reliance on fossil fuels, the Environmental Audit Committee said.

The cross-party committee also warned there were "huge uncertainties" about the ...

Misleading statistics can’t cut Gurgaon’s air pollution

Archived, 3 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

New Delhi, INDIA - Going by government numbers, Gurgaon is not among India's most polluted cities. But if numbers from private organizations are taken into account, the city is almost as bad as Delhi, whose air is notoriously polluted.

Why this mismatch ...

Saltwater spill reached Missouri River

Archived, 3 days ago From sfgate.com 

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA - Water testing has shown that saltwater contamination from a massive pipeline spill in northwestern North Dakota reached the Missouri River, the state's environmental chief said Friday, adding that officials don't expect harm to wildlife or drinking w ...

Soon, new emission norms for vehicles in India

Archived, 3 days ago From Dipak K. Dash 

New Delhi, INDIA - In its move to push higher use of alternative fuels, India will soon notify the emission standards for vehicles that can ply on 85-95% ethanol-blended fuel. This will pave way for manufacturing of new engines that can use cleaner fuel and Indian vehi ...

One Arctic ice cap's shockingly rapid slide into the sea

Archived, 5 days ago From smh.com.au 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - For years, scientists have documented the rapid retreat of Arctic ice, from melting glaciers in Greenland to shrinking snow cover in far northern Eurasia. Now researchers have discovered one Arctic ice cap that appears to be literally sliding into th ...

Time for Tony Abbott to join renewable energy's flow

Archived, 5 days ago From smh.com.au 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - On Sunday, US President Barack Obama will visit India where he is widely expected to place climate change and renewable energy high on his agenda – much as he did during his summit in China last November.

With China's economy cooling o ...

Great Barrier Reef: Greg Hunt orders dumping ban in bid to dodge in-danger listing

Archived, 5 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The federal government has moved to ban the dumping of dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef marine park as it lobbies to stop the reef being declared “in danger”.

The environment minister, Greg Hunt, has ordered the Great Barrier Ree ...

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