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State bans fracking, citing health and environmental concerns

39 hours ago From buffalonews.com  View Original Article

Buffalo, NEW YORK - Fracking will not be allowed in New York State due to the grave environmental concerns and uncertainties surrounding the controversial natural gas drilling practice, the Cuomo administration announced Wednesday.

“I cannot support high- ...

Bangladesh's response to Sundarbans oil spill slammed

Archived, 5 days ago From dw.de 

Berlin, GERMANY - The Bangladeshi authorities say a huge clean-up is underway in the Sundarbans delta. On Tuesday, December 9, a tanker sank and dumped hundreds of liters of furnace oil into the country's protected delta after a collision with another vessel. The oil ...

Greenland ice melt underestimated, study says

Archived, 5 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Melting ice from the coast of Greenland could make a much bigger contribution to rising sea levels than has previously been thought, a new study suggests.

Scientists believe a previously overlooked side-effect of global warming could g ...

Palm oil facilitates large-scale illegal logging in Indonesia

Archived, 5 days ago From news.mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Development of oil palm plantations is providing cover for large-scale illegal logging in Indonesian Borneo, driving destruction of some of the island's most biodiverse forests and undermining efforts to reform the country's forestry sector, alleges ...

Tropical rainforests not absorbing as much carbon as expected, scientists say

Archived, 5 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The increase in the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is not making trees in tropical forests grow faster, say scientists who have analysed over 1,100 individual trees from forests in Bolivia, Thailand and Cameroon.

Researcher ...

China emits twice as much NO2 than India

Archived, 5 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Gurgaon, INDIA - India and China are not only the two most polluting countries in Asia but also rank among the top polluters in the world. However, China's nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emissions are twice that produced by India, says a recent study done by city-based India ...

Wisconsin Environmental Groups Sue State For Failure To Implement Air Pollution Standards

Archived, 5 days ago From thinkprogress.org 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Environmental groups in Wisconsin are suing the state’s Department of Natural Resources, claiming that the agency hasn’t done its job in implementing recent federal air pollution regulations.

Clean Wisconsin and Midwest Environmental D ...

Fracking provides few benefits to Quebec, environmental review says

Archived, 5 days ago From montrealgazette.com 

Montreal, CANADA - The Bureau des audiences publique sur l’environnement, BAPE, determined there is scant evidence to support the oil and gas lobby’s claim that hydraulic fracturing, more commonly known as “fracking,” would be advantageous for Quebec.

Th ...

Australia's other great barrier reef worth saving

Archived, 5 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Eight years ago in the crystal waters of Lefroy Bay at Ningaloo, off north-western Australia, I met marine mammal royalty and was forever forced to discard my misconception that Australia’s only true underwater paradise is the Great Barrier Reef.

Forests could be a thrifty way to fight ozone pollution

Archived, 5 days ago From news.mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Planting trees may be a cost-effective way to reduce ground-level ozone, a toxic component of smog that contributes to the deaths of about 152,000 people annually worldwide, according to new research. The study is the first to lay out a practical pla ...

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