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Top scientists raise concerns over commercial logging on Woodlark Island

Archived, 3 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - A number of the world's top conservation scientists have raised concerns about plans for commercial logging on Woodlark Island, a hugely biodiverse rainforest island off the coast of Papua New Guinea. The scientists, with the Alliance of Leading Envi ...

Coal, climate and orangutans – Indonesia’s quandary

Archived, 3 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - What do the climate and orangutans have in common? They are both threatened by coal - the first by burning it, and the second by mining it.

At the recent United Nations Climate Summit in New York, world leaders and multinational corpo ...

Colombia reports drop in deforestation

Archived, 3 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Colombia has for the first time released an annual report on deforestation, revealing that forest loss during 2013 was lower than the recent average.

The government says some 120,933 hectares of natural forest were cleared between Jan ...

Former Environment Agency head to lead industry-funded fracking task force

Archived, 3 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The risks and benefits of fracking for the UK are to be examined by a “independent” task force, led by the former head of the Environment Agency, Lord Chris Smith, and funded by shale gas companies.

“We will assess the existing evidenc ...

Labor rejects Abbott government's first attempt at renewable energy deal

Archived, 3 days ago From theguardian.com 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - The clean energy industry and Labor have immediately rejected the Abbott government’s opening gambit in negotiations to find a bipartisan agreement on the future of the renewable energy target.

The plan would protect household solar in ...

Amazon deforestation picking up pace, satellite data reveals

Archived, 4 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon has accelerated rapidly in the past two months, underscoring the shortcomings of the government’s environmental policies.

Satellite data indicates a 190% surge in land clearance in August and S ...

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

Archived, 4 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The world is on course for this to be the hottest year ever, with global land and sea temperatures for September the highest ever recorded for the month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said on Monday.

The findings, ...

NCR eco zones shrinking

Archived, 4 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Gurgaon, INDIA - An assessment of the extent of damage or diversions from satellite images and maps prepared by the National Remote Sensing Centre has revealed an "alarming" shrinkage of the natural conservation zones, the National Capital Region Planning Board, in i ...

Dredging can make flooding worse, say activists

Archived, 4 days ago From independent.co.uk 

London, U K - Dredging is “pointless” and largely ineffective, according to a coalition of environmental groups who are calling on the Government to scale down its preferred method of flood prevention.

The Blueprint for Water coalition, which repres ...

Denmark's plan to offset transport emissions sparks EU row

Archived, 4 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - A Danish bid to expand carbon offsetting to the transport sector has triggered uproar among NGOs and academics, with one new analysis saying it would devastate efforts to reign in fuel emissions.

Transport is responsible for a quarter ...

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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 ...

Northern White Rhino on brink of extinction

Action: Wildlife Conservation

The death of a Northern White Rhino has left the species on the brink of extinction as now only six remain in the world, and ...

Top scientists raise concerns over commercial logging on Woodlark Island

Action: Stop Deforestation

A number of the world's top conservation scientists have raised concerns about plans for commercial logging on Woodlark Islan ...

Coal mine has heavy impact in Indonesian Borneo

Action: Stop Pollution

Baharuddin should be happy. The rambutan and durian trees flanking his home are heavy with fruit. Two hectares of chilies str ...

WA abandons shark culling program, but reserves right to kill again

Action: Save Our Oceans

The Western Australian government has conceded defeat over its plan to systematically trap and kill large sharks near popular ...

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