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Norway puts $1.6B into rainforest conservation

Archived, 13 days ago From Mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Since 2008 Norway has been the single largest foreign donor to tropical forest conservation, putting more than 10 billion Norwegian Krone, or $1.6 billion, toward programs in several countries under its International Climate and Forest Initiative (NI ...

Greenpeace USA Controversy: Environmental Group Petitions Lego Partnership With Shell, Says Oil Company Doesn't Listen to Global Warming Signs

Archived, 13 days ago From Latin Post  

New York, NEW YORK - The toy company Lego is under fire from environmental group Greenpeace for a line of toy cars that feature Shell oil company. Greenpeace has collected over 750,000 signatures on a petition asking Lego to dissolve ties to Shell because of their destru ...

Knobby Knees Trail Loses Some Knees Thanks to SCA

Archived, 13 days ago From Liberty Vindicator  

Liberty, TEXAS - Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), with funding and support from the Friends of Trinity River Refuge, are gearing up to build a 500-ft boardwalk through the lower swampy areas of the Knobby Knees Trail. However, to do this, they had to ca ...

Brazil makes progress on saving forests, Indonesia risks setbacks

Archived, 14 days ago From Planet Ark 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - Brazil has made good progress in safeguarding the Amazon rainforest but Indonesia's plans for its forests could face setbacks under a new government, a report commissioned by top forest aid donor Norway said on Monday.

Norway, rich fro ...

Older coral species more hardy, biologists say

Archived, 14 days ago From Phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - New research indicates older species of coral have more of what it takes to survive a warming and increasingly polluted climate, according to biologists from the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez.

Emma Thompson visits Arctic to deliver Australian PM a message about climate change

Archived, 15 days ago From Blue & Green Tomorrow  

Lincoln, U K - Actor Emma Thompson, while traveling with Greenpeace to the Arctic, has targeted Australian prime minister Tony Abbot for his stance on climate change and its effects on the continent.

In her personal protest, Thompson was photograph ...

Mexico acid leak leaves orange river, toxic water

Archived, 15 days ago From Phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - Ramona Yesenia stood in her town square with two empty jugs, waiting for water to replace the municipal supply contaminated by a chemical spill that turned Mexico's Sonora river orange.

Yesenia is one of 20,000 people left without wate ...

Indonesian govt reiterates plan to clear 14M ha of forest by 2020

Archived, 15 days ago From Mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - The Indonesian government is pressing forward with plans to clear 14 million hectares of forest between 2010 and 2020 despite a commitment to curb greenhouse gas emissions, reports The Jakarta Post.

In an interview Tuesday, Hadi Daryan ...

Heathrow protesters facing eviction breathe easier as bailiffs fail to appear

Archived, 16 days ago From The Guardian  

London, U K - Protesters campaigning against the expansion of Heathrow airport have faced down an attempt to evict them, forming a musical barricade in front of the greenbelt site in west London.

The Grow Heathrow campaign has established a communit ...

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

Archived, 16 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 ...

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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 ...

Tiger poacher Hanumant nabbed in Odisha

Action: Wildlife Conservation

In yet another big catch, the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB), Delhi, on Friday morning nabbed tiger poacher Hanumant fr ...

Realtor builds road through 'sacred' Mangar forest near Delhi

Action: Stop Deforestation

A real estate company has allegedly built a road in the forest near the sacred grove of Mangar Bani off the Gurgaon-Faridabad ...

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 ...

Poacher caught with backpack full of 299 sea turtle eggs

Action: Save Our Oceans

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is investigating a case of extreme turtle egg poaching after a ma ...

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