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The world’s second largest reef is in danger

Archived, 4 days ago From travelandleisure.com 

New York, NEW YORK - Last week, a preliminary obituary for the Great Barrier Reef went viral. This week brings the news that the world’s second largest reef system, located off the shores of Belize, will be the new site for seismic oil exploration, and ultimately, drilli ...

Indonesia ratifies Paris climate accord

Archived, 5 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - Indonesia, one of the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitters, Wednesday ratified a landmark climate rescue pact but environmentalists expressed scepticism about the government's plans to limit global warming.

The country's parliament ...

Conservationists are creating wildlife-friendly habitats everywhere, and we can help

Archived, 5 days ago From care2.com 

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - For many wildlife species, loss of habitat is an ongoing struggle. As development expands in many cities, conservationists are urging us to focus on solutions to help wildlife in our own yards and the public spaces we share.

Now, thank ...

UN tells Bangladesh to halt mangrove-threatening coal plant

Archived, 5 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The UN’s world heritage body has made an urgent intervention to stop the construction of a coal power station in Bangladesh.

Unesco said the plant could damage the world heritage-listed Sundarbans mangrove forest, which houses up to 45 ...

Illegal Myanmar teak importation widespread to EU, investigation finds

Archived, 5 days ago From news.mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) released allegations Tuesday about what it says is the illegal importation of Burmese teak from Myanmar to the EU.

In a two-month undercover investigation, staff from EIA, a UK-based campaig ...

Greenpeace sues Norway over Arctic oil drilling

Archived, 5 days ago From ft.com 

London, U K - Environmental groups are trying to stop new drilling for oil in the Norwegian Arctic by suing the government in Oslo in a groundbreaking legal action using the recent global agreement on climate change.

Greenpeace and Nature & Youth, t ...

WWF: Finnish wildlife already feeling the burn from climate change

Archived, 6 days ago From yle.fi 

Helsinki, FINLAND - WWF Finland issued a report Monday in which it outlined signs that global warming is already beginning to affect Finland. The organisation noted that ice formations on lakes and open seas last for shorter periods, while vegetation has changed and the ...

China’s achievements in forest protection

Archived, 6 days ago From daily-mail.co.zm 

Lusaka, ZAMBIA - On October 6, President Lungu held a meeting at State House with heads of missions accredited to the country and I was among them.

After the formal part, the President mingled with the ambassadors, high commissioners and others, and I ...

Greenpeace joins with councils to prepare legal challenge over Heathrow airport expansion

Archived, 6 days ago From independent.co.uk 

London, U K - Greenpeace has joined forces with councils close to Heathrow airport to prepare to take the Government to court if Theresa May gives the go-ahead for a third runway.

The environmental campaigning group said it would contribute costs al ...

Scotland joins the “fully renewable” energy club

Archived, 6 days ago From zmescience.com 

Scottsdale, ARIZONA - A new report has revealed that on the 7th of August, Scotland managed to power itself completely from renewable energy. It therefore entered a select club, alongside nations such as Portugal, Denmark, and Costa Rica, who generated all their electrici ...

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Climate change is dulling the survival instincts of fish

Action: Climate Change

The sensory systems of fish are short-circuiting, and a new study blames climate change.

As the climate warms, ...

Colorado's bears and lions need your help

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has proposed a plan to kill mountain lions and black bears in the Piceance Basin over a three-yea ...

Gold mining deforestation in Peruvian reserve surpasses 450 hectares

Action: Stop Deforestation

In the past two months, another 100 hectares of tropical rainforest have been demolished in Tambopata National Reserve, where ...

Oregon: Say no to a massive new factory farm

Action: Stop Pollution

Oregon officials are considering whether to permit a new factory farm in the northeast's Umatilla River Basin, and we need yo ...

No, the Great Barrier Reef is not dead, but it is very, very sick

Action: Save Our Oceans

The Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest living structure, was trending on social media Friday, after it was declared dead ...

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