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Amazon rainforest is getting drier, confirms another study

Archived, 2 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Parts of the Amazon rainforest are getting considerably less rain, leading trees to absorb less carbon, finds a study published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The research is based on new sat ...

China's ports fail to regulate pollution

Archived, 2 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Gurgaon, INDIA - China's busy ports fail to regulate heavy emissions of sulfur oxide and other pollutants mostly from cargo ships although they're the biggest source of air pollution in port cities such as Hong Kong, according to a new report.

The US- ...

SC asks National Green Tribunal to shut down industries polluting Ganga

Archived, 2 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Gurgaon, INDIA - The Supreme Court on Wednesday entrusted the National Green Tribunal (NGT) with the task of closing down industries polluting the Ganga which fail to install adequate anti-pollution measures to treat industrial effluents by March next year.
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Valley Air District implements new burn rules

Archived, 4 days ago From bakersfieldcalifornian.com 

Bakersfield, CALIFORNIA - Feel free to fill your lungs the next time you step outside because our air is the cleanest it's been in the post-industrial history of the San Joaquin Valley.

Overall, air quality in the Central Valley -- for both ozone levels (summer ...

Protest over oil drilling in gulf of Valencia

Archived, 4 days ago From seemallorca.com 

Illes Balears, SPAIN - Plans to drill for oil just 40km west of the beautiful holiday Island of Ibiza have been in the pipeline for a while now and have received international attention from those opposed to the idea.

As we reported back in August, 180,610 E ...

Global Warming, Melting Arctic Ice Is Doubling The Risk Of Harsh European Winters, Study Says

Archived, 4 days ago From ibtimes.com 

New York, NEW YORK - Global warming is actually making European winters more frigid, scientists say. Melting Arctic sea ice is fiddling with the pole's wind patterns, which are blasting down bone-chilling air with greater frequency. As a result, the risk of severe winter ...

Scientists find a way to make fracking less horrible for the environment

Archived, 4 days ago From engadget.com 

New York, NEW YORK - Using fracking (hydraulic fracturing) to get oil or gas may fulfill energy needs, but it has a nasty impact on the environment. Among other things, it leaves behind extremely salty water. However, scientists at both MIT and the King Fahd University o ...

Govt to launch 'zero liquid discharge' pilot project

Archived, 4 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Gurgaon, INDIA - If the Centre gets states on board, it will not allow any of the 140 drains between Gangotri and Gangasagar to open into the river Ganga to discharge municipal and industrial waste water. A small step in this direction was taken on Monday when the go ...

British drilling in Falklands risks eco-disaster, says Argentina

Archived, 4 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Argentina’s Malvinas secretary has warned that unilateral British drilling for oil and gas in the Falklands could unleash an environmental catastrophe on the scale of the Gulf of Mexico disaster.

Speaking in London, Daniel Filmus, the ...

Great Barrier Reef protection plan 'ignores the threat of climate change'

Archived, 4 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The Australian government’s multimillion dollar plan to halt the worrying decline of the Great Barrier Reef does nothing to address the leading threat of climate change and is likely to prove largely ineffectual, scientists have warned.

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2014 on track to be hottest year on record, says US science agency

Action: Climate Change

The world is on course for this to be the hottest year ever, with global land and sea temperatures for September the highest ...

South African brothers charged with selling illegal rhino hunts

Action: Wildlife Conservation

The US government has accused two South African brothers of conspiring to sell illegal rhinoceros hunting trips to Americans ...

Protecting Liberia's Forest

Action: Stop Deforestation

The Forestry Development Authority says the 150 million agreement signed between the governments of Liberia and Norway is not ...

Coal mine has heavy impact in Indonesian Borneo

Action: Stop Pollution

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57 tonnes of marine debris removed from Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

Action: Save Our Oceans

Divers from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) removed 57 tonnes of fishing nets and plastic waste from t ...

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