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More people heading to court to spur action on climate change, study finds

Archived, 5 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Governments around the world are increasingly being challenged in court to do more to combat the threat of climate change, with litigation ranging from a group’s attempt to stop an airport runway in Austria to a Pakistani farmer suing his government ...

'We can't be passive bystanders': Advisers call for dramatic re-think on Great Barrier Reef

Archived, 5 days ago From smh.com.au 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - A handpicked expert panel advising the federal government on its plan to protect the ailing Great Barrier Reef has warned the strategy does not address the greatest threat facing the natural wonder – greenhouse gas emissions – and has called for a si ...

High-tech rainforest map brings climate and conservation efforts into sharp relief

Archived, 5 days ago From phys.org 

Isle of Man, U K - Outside of the Amazon, the rainforests of central Africa are the largest in the world. They contain huge amounts of carbon and wildlife—two items at the top of the list for those looking to protect the planet's health.

The Democratic R ...

Two more spills for Dakota Access Pipeline

Archived, 5 days ago From ecowatch.com 

Cleveland, OHIO - The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) system leaked more than 100 gallons of oil in two separate incidents in North Dakota in March.

This is the $3.8 billion project's third known leak. The controversial pipeline, which is not yet finished ...

Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians at risk: A UNESCO World Heritage concern

Archived, 6 days ago From panda.org 

Gland, SWITZERLAND - On International Biodiversity Day and days after UNESCO expressed concern regarding the future of the Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians in Slovakia, WWF urges the Slovak government to take action to secure the country's world heritage.
...

NGOs: Hands off Ulu Muda!

Archived, 6 days ago From cleanmalaysia.com 

Roubaix, FRANCE - The Ulu Muda forest reserve is a 160,000-hectare hotspot of biodiversity in Kedah and one of the largest swathes of lowland dipterocarp forest in Peninsular Malaysia. Its wildlife boasts well over a hundred species of mammals, including Asian elephan ...

IUCN recommends listing key habitats for species conservation as World Heritage

Archived, 6 days ago From iucn.org 

Gland, SWITZERLAND - The advisory body on natural World Heritage, IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature, recommends World Heritage status for three sites nominated for their outstanding natural value. IUCN also recommends danger-listing for the Cerrado Pr ...

Switzerland votes to ban nuclear power and invest in renewable energy

Archived, 6 days ago From inhabitat.com 

El Segundo, CALIFORNIA - Switzerland just passed a new energy law that promotes renewable energy and bans nuclear power plants. The landmark vote brings the nation closer to meeting its goal of generating 4,400 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of renewable energy by 2020, and 11,400 GWh ...

Federal prosecutor in Brazil calls for suspension of licensing to drill near Amazon Reef

Archived, 6 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - The federal prosecutor for the Brazilian state of Amapá has requested that the environmental licensing process for oil giants BP and Total to begin drilling in deep water near the newly discovered Amazon Reef be suspended until more is known about th ...

California grid smashes record - getting 67% of energy from renewables

Archived, 7 days ago From sciencealert.com 

Kirkland, WASHINGTON - On 13 May 2017, California smashed through another renewable energy milestone as its largest grid, controlled by the California Independent System Operator (CISO), got 67.2 percent of its energy from renewables - not including hydropower or rooftop s ...

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NASA finds new, frightening way glaciers are melting in Greenland

Action: Climate Change

Scientists have had their eyes on Greenland as its iconic glaciers have begun disappearing due to a warming climate. But, wha ...

Tell the EPA to protect monarchs from toxic herbicides

Action: Wildlife Conservation

The number of monarch butterflies has declined by more than 80% in the last 20 years. What's to blame? Big Ag's use of potent ...

Wild Amazon faces destruction as Brazil’s farmers and loggers target national park

Action: Stop Deforestation

To understand why the Brazilian government is deliberately losing the battle against deforestation, you need only retrace the ...

Air pollution is significantly weakening our hearts, major new study finds

Action: Stop Pollution

The hearts of people who live in polluted areas are weaker than those who regularly breathe cleaner air, according to a new s ...

'We can't be passive bystanders': Advisers call for dramatic re-think on Great Barrier Reef

Action: Save Our Oceans

A handpicked expert panel advising the federal government on its plan to protect the ailing Great Barrier Reef has warned the ...

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