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Four of world's biggest cities to ban diesel cars from their centres

Archived, 4 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Four of the world’s biggest cities are to ban diesel vehicles from their centres within the next decade, as a means of tackling air pollution, with campaigners urging other city leaders to follow suit.

The mayors of Paris, Madrid, Athe ...

Brazil to restore 12 million hectares of forests under Bonn Challenge for biodiversity and climate benefits

Archived, 4 days ago From iucn.org 

Gland, SWITZERLAND - Today, the government of Brazil committed to restoring 12 million hectares of deforested land under the Bonn Challenge, joining 38 other countries, associations and companies in the global restoration effort. The announcement was made by Brazil’s Min ...

China moves to stop illegal logging trade

Archived, 4 days ago From revelstokereview.com 

Revelstoke, CANADA - The Chinese government is moving to sustainable forest certification of wood products, both harvested at home and imported from other countries, officials told a conference on illegal logging in the capital this week.

That includes a c ...

Great Barrier Reef 'not dying', Australia insists

Archived, 4 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - The Great Barrier Reef is "not dying", Australia insisted Friday as it updated UNESCO on efforts to protect the natural wonder while scientists blasted a lack of urgency in dealing with climate change.

Canberra last year narrowly avoid ...

Trump formally announces support for the Dakota Access Pipeline

Archived, 4 days ago From ecowatch.com 

Cleveland, OHIO - President-Elect Donald Trump formally announced Thursday his support for the completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline. His transition team noted that his support for the pipeline "had nothing to do with his personal investments and everything to do w ...

Green groups pressure Spain over 'at risk' wetlands

Archived, 7 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - Environmentalists piled pressure on Spain Wednesday over its sprawling Donana wetlands, a UNESCO World Heritage site they believe is at risk and could be put on the UN body's list of endangered habitats.

Greenpeace activists blocked na ...

The battle against plastic waste is gaining ground – but it’s nowhere near won

Archived, 12 days ago From inews.co.uk 

London, U K - Tesco may be better known for its drive to cut costs and increase profits – but this week Britain’s biggest supermarket chain has staked a claim to being a green retail champion as well. The supermarket group said it was pressuring suppliers to take ...

Black Friday: Greenpeace calls timeout for fast fashion

Archived, 12 days ago From greenpeace.org 

Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - New research on fashion trends and textile waste, released by Greenpeace on the eve of Black Friday, highlights the serious environmental consequences of overconsumption. Clothing is among the most sold products on the annual shopping day promoted in ...

Greenpeace urges microbead ban to protect ocean life

Archived, 13 days ago From thestandard.com.ph 

Makati City, PHILIPPINES - Environmental group Greenpeace is calling for a ban in Britain on plastic "microbeads," found in many cosmetics, which they warn pollute the oceans and poison marine life.

Campaigners want a total ban on the tiny particles -- which are ...

Environmentalists push for protection of Congo Basin forests

Archived, 13 days ago From coastweek.com 

Nairobi, KENYA - Environment experts have called for concrete measures to protect the mammoth Congo Basin rainforests from deforestation and slow climate change.

They made the call on Wednesday during the 16th meeting of parties of the Congo Basin Fore ...

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