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Bali uprising: Plan to convert protected area into golf courses, mall spurs outrage

Archived, 6 days ago From Mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - In a reversal sparking outrage from locals, and concern from environmentalists, the Governor of Bali, Indonesia has given the green light to a controversial development project in Benoa Bay. The plan would convert 700 acres of theoretically protected ...

Nothing else left to log: are eco-certified timber companies stripping Russia off its last old growth forests?

Archived, 6 days ago From Mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Russia’s trees fuel our increasing demand for wood-based products. The country’s vast forests, which cover over 800 million hectares or almost half its land area, are a major source of wood for global timber, paper and pulp industries.

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Plan to sell burned California trees sends sparks flying

Archived, 6 days ago From Planet Ark 

London, U K - Long, heavy logging trucks, swaying with the weight of charred California pines, wind through the forest near Yosemite National Park, part of an effort to clean up from last year's devastating wildfires even as new blazes break out this summer.
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40% of the Indian coast is subjected to coastal erosion

Archived, 6 days ago From Times of India  

New Delhi, INDIA - Around 40% of the Indian coast is subjected to coastal erosion according to the study conducted by various agencies.

The ministry of environment and forests through the National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management, Chennai in ass ...

Spain clears oil exploration off Canary Islands

Archived, 7 days ago From The Guardian 

London, U K - Spain’s governnment has given oil group Repsol the all-clear to explore for oil and gas off the coast of the tourism-dependent Canary Islands, sparking an outcry from environmental groups.

The industry ministry gave Repsol a three-year ...

Tibet's glaciers at their warmest in 2,000 years: Report

Archived, 7 days ago From Times of India 

New Delhi, INDIA - The Tibetan plateau, whose glaciers supply water to hundreds of millions of people in Asia, were warmer over the past 50 years than at any stage in the past two millennia, a Chinese newspaper said, citing an academic report.

Temperatur ...

Indonesia cracks down on illegal burning, investigates more suspect companies

Archived, 7 days ago From Mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Every year, thousands of hectares of Indonesian forest are illegally burned by development companies. However, Indonesia’s Minister of Environment, Balthasar Kambuaya, is optimistic that legal charges over such fires can be completed – even though he ...

ConAgra adopts greener palm oil policy

Archived, 7 days ago From Mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - U.S. food giant ConAgra has adopted a new sourcing policy that will exclude palm oil produced at the expense of rainforests and peatlands.

The policy, signed last week, comes in response to a shareholder activism campaign led by Green ...

Rising CO2 levels will intensify algal blooms across the globe

Archived, 8 days ago From Phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - Rising CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere will stimulate harmful algal blooms at a global level. This warning is issued by scientists Jolanda Verspagen and Jef Huisman of the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on the basis of new mathematica ...

The Rehabilitation of Kereita Forest

Archived, 8 days ago From All Africa 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - In Kenya's Kikuyu Escarpment in Kiambu County, there is an environmental group doing great things for their surroundings.

A less than 50 km-long drive from Kenya's capital Nairobi recently took a group of African journalists to Kereita ...

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Tibet's glaciers at their warmest in 2,000 years: Report

Action: Climate Change

The Tibetan plateau, whose glaciers supply water to hundreds of millions of people in Asia, were warmer over the past 50 year ...

Rhino Poacher Gets Seven Years in Prison

Action: Wildlife Conservation

A Kunene resident convicted of poaching a rhinoceros and possessing the endangered animal's two horns was sentenced to an eff ...

In Saving a Forest, Kenyans Find a Better Quality of Life

Action: Stop Deforestation

When Mercy Ngaruiya first settled in Kasigau in south eastern Kenya a decade ago, she found a depleted forest that was the re ...

Shell Records Massive Oil Spill On Its Nembe Creek

Action: Stop Pollution

A major oil spill has occurred at a Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, (SPDC), oil pipeline between the Santa-Ba ...

Spain clears oil exploration off Canary Islands

Action: Save Our Oceans

Spain’s governnment has given oil group Repsol the all-clear to explore for oil and gas off the coast of the tourism-dependen ...

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