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'The air is stinking, it’s dirty': the fight against pollution in Kraków

Archived, 4 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - With a neatly trimmed moustache and white doctor’s coat, Dr Krzysztof Czarnobilski, head of internal medicine and elder care at Kraków’s MSWiA Hospital, speaks nervously, his English formal and stilted. His message, though, couldn’t be clearer. The f ...

China's reclamation in Spratly's destroying environment, people's livelihood

Archived, 4 days ago From interaksyon.com 

Quezon City, PHILIPPINES - China’s “massive and unrestrained” reclamation of islands at Spratly’s and harmful fishing practices at China-occupied Scarborough Shoal are destroying the environment and the livelihood of people “who have depended on the sea for generations,” the P ...

Coal makes a comeback thanks to carbon price repeal, emissions rise

Archived, 4 days ago From smh.com.au 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - Tony Abbott has seized the chance to gloat about the fall in electricity prices since the carbon price was scrapped, so it's only fair we acknowledge another result of this crusade.

Nine months after the carbon price was repealed, the ...

Turtle nesting sites,mangroves at high risk due to oil spill

Archived, 7 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Mumbai, INDIA - Turtle nesting sites on the shorelines, mangroves in the inland waters and coral reefs in the sea are identified as highly vulnerable groups in the event of oil spill off the Goa coast, according to experts.

"Many of Goa's diverse and ...

Great Barrier Reef a political hostage to global activists

Archived, 7 days ago From theaustralian.com.au 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - The government’s ban on the dumping of dredge spoils in Great Barrier Reef Marine Park waters and the establishment of a Reef Trust to fund long-term improvements to water quality, both announced by the federal government last month, continued a “gre ...

Offshore oil drilling faces tougher rules from Washington

Archived, 7 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The US is planning to impose a major new regulation on offshore oil and gas drilling to try to prevent the kind of explosions that caused the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the New York Times reported on Friday, citin ...

Science struggles to save dying coral

Archived, 7 days ago From memphisdailynews.com 

Memphis, TENNESSEE - Some of the oldest and most diverse ecosystems on the planet are the coral reefs in the earth’s oceans.

Home to more than one million species, they play an important part in the health of oceans and shorelines. Not only do they buffer ...

Guinea-Bissau government bans logging for five years

Archived, 7 days ago From macauhub.com.mo 

Macau, CHINA - The government of Guinea-Bissau has called a five-year moratorium on felling trees across the country, according to a statement from the Council of Ministers issued Thursday in Bissau.

The statement said the government describes the si ...

ADM to end deforestation in palm, soy supply chain

Archived, 7 days ago From producer.com 

Saskatoon, CANADA - Archer Daniels Midland has agreed to stop deforestation that is caused by soybean and palm oil production in its global supply chains.

The company, which is one of the world’s largest soybean traders and a top soybean exporter i ...

US carbon emissions set to fall to lowest level in two decades

Archived, 7 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - US efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions look set for a huge boost this year, with carbon pollution from the power sector set to fall to its lowest level since 1994.

Record numbers of US coal-fired power plants are set to close this ...

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