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Pacific Islanders blockade Newcastle coal port to protest rising sea levels

Archived, 2 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - A group of Pacific Islanders joined an environmental protest blockading the Newcastle coal port on Friday, disrupting shipping traffic by paddling canoes across the harbour mouth.

Members of the Pacific Climate Warriors action group tr ...

ATP to pay $1 million fine over Gulf pollution

Archived, 2 days ago From houstonchronicle.com 

Houston, TEXAS - A subsidiary of Houston-based ATP Oil & Gas will pay a $1 million fine to settle government charges alleging it illegally dumped oil and chemicals into the Gulf of Mexico.

Under the settlement agreement reached between ATP Infrastructu ...

City, other agencies partner to protect environment

Archived, 2 days ago From expressnews.com 

San Antonio, TEXAS - Bats, endangered golden-cheeked warblers and the Edwards Aquifer won the day in City Council Chambers on Thursday, overcoming a plan for a dense residential development atop the recharge zone and around the Bracken Cave.

The property h ...

Air pollution soars above safe level

Archived, 2 days ago From ecns.cn 

Beijing, CHINA - Air quality is set to improve in Shanghai today, following yesterday's periods of heavy pollution, environmental officials said.

Today, the city Air Quality Index (AQI )is set to be between 80 and 100 — signifying good air quality, sai ...

Vt called a pioneer in renewable energy

Archived, 2 days ago From rutlandherald.com 

Rutland, VERMONT - A member of the California Energy Commission who has worked to reduce his state’s dependence on fossil fuels through energy efficiency and alternative power said Thursday that Vermont is creating an inspiring legacy of achievements that put the state ...

Indonesia tries to clamp down on coal sector’s worst excesses

Archived, 2 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Out of the jungles of East Borneo in Indonesia comes the fire that fuels Asia’s burgeoning economies: coal.

Miners dig deep open pits, clearing forests and farmlands to extract coal from thick black seams, which is then crushed and lo ...

To become less damaging, target non-forest lands for palm oil, says book

Archived, 4 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Palm oil production has been spectacularly profitable but ecologically disastrous across Southeast Asia, consuming millions of hectares of indigenous lands, rainforests, and peatlands in recent decades. That paradox has made the crop highly controver ...

Natural gas no cure for climate change

Archived, 4 days ago From abc.net.au 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - Fracking Technology has driven a boom in natural gas that many hope will prompt a switch away from coal use and put the brakes on the rise in Earth-warming carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

But a study on Wednesday said market forces wil ...

MLAs on a mission to conserve mangroves in Kerala

Archived, 4 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Gurgaon, INDIA - It was a day out with an environmental cause for agriculture minister K P Mohanan and the 13 MLAs, who were on a boat journey through the rivers and backwaters of Kannur with the unique mission of spearing the message about mangrove conservation and ...

Cornish surfing charity wants smoking ban on beaches

Archived, 4 days ago From bbc.co.uk 

London, U K - But, despite years of campaigning for people to keep Britain tidy, there are more than 41 million pieces of marine litter along Britain's coastline.

Now one Cornwall-based charity, Surfers Against Sewage (SAS), is calling for measures ...

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