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Air pollution in Israel dropped significantly from 2012-2013, ministry’s report says

Archived, 4 days ago From jpost.com 

Jerusalem, ISRAEL - The country's air pollution levels underwent a dramatic drop between 2012 and 2013, the Environmental Protection Ministry reported on Tuesday.

An examination of emissions data in the 2013 Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) ...

Davao Oriental and Germany partner to save forest

Archived, 5 days ago From interaksyon.com 

Manila, PHILIPPINES - Davao Oriental and the German development agency are partnering to save the province’s forest and in the process, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and conserve biodiversity.

Governor Corazon Malanyaon and Dr. Bernd-Markus Liss, principa ...

Safeguarding the future of nature and people in the Coral Triangle through marine protection

Archived, 5 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle Of Man - Coral Triangle countries are helping to avoid a natural and humanitarian toll in the Indo Pacific by conserving ocean habitats that are critical for the food security and livelihoods of more than a hundred million people, delegates at the World Parks ...

Embu University College Gives 3,500 Tree Seedlings

Archived, 5 days ago From allafrica.com 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - Embu University College has contributed 3,500 tree seedlings to enable the county meet 10 per cent forest cover.

College deputy principal Dr Kiplagat Kotut said 2,500 tree seedlings have already been planted at the university.
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Congo Basin - Innovative Forest Management Approaches

Archived, 5 days ago From allafrica.com 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - The Congo Basin is also a vital economic resource in the region: over 40% of its 200 million hectares is under concession. With the high population amount living in or around the forest, management of the forest has a direct impact at the local level ...

Warm Eddies Contribute to Melting Polar Ice

Archived, 5 days ago From hydro-international.com 

New York, NEW YORK - The melting ice sheets on the coast of West Antarctica are a potential major contributor to rising ocean levels worldwide. Although warm water near the coast is thought to be the main factor causing the ice to melt, the process by which this water en ...

Fresh Oil Spill in Bayelsa Community

Archived, 6 days ago From allafrica.com 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - A fresh oil spill from Shell's Okordia/Rumueme trunk line has devastated Ikarama community in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

Community sources said the spill occurred on Wednesday and has been spreading fast into the s ...

Greenpeace investigation prompts Belgian authorities to seize timber shipment

Archived, 6 days ago From news.mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Authorities in Belgium seized two containers of Brazilian timber in Antwerp following a demonstration by Greenpeace, which alleged that the Ipe timber had been cut illegally and therefore violated the EU's trade laws.

According to Gre ...

Warming will increase lightning by 50%: Experts

Archived, 6 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Gurgaon, INDIA - New climate models have predicted a 50% increase in lightning strikes across the world during this century as a result of warming temperatures associated with climate change.

University of California, Berkeley's climate scientist Davi ...

The seas are a climate change battleground — and the government is not protecting them

Archived, 6 days ago From independent.co.uk 

London, U K - Britain's bass stocks have collapsed, with commercial fishermen and even recreational anglers facing drastic cuts in what they're allowed to catch. West Country boats are laid up after a total ban on fishing for skate — the latest evidence of our con ...

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