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Australia can embrace tougher emissions targets, Colin Barnett says

Archived, 5 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The federal environment minister, Greg Hunt, has brushed aside criticism from the Liberal premier of Western Australia that Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions targets are too soft.

Colin Barnett has backed Barack Obama’s call for str ...

Poacher Profiling: Combating Illegal Fishing With Science

Archived, 8 days ago From natureworldnews.com 

A new United Nations report recently revealed that the world is doing well to protect valuable environments, with 3.4 percent of the world's oceans currently protected by legislation. However, enforcing protection laws remains a problem for world nat ...

Fracking no 'silver bullet' for emissions cuts or energy security

Archived, 8 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - There are no scientific or technical grounds to ban fracking in Europe but it will not be a “silver bullet” to improve energy security or cut emissions, European science academies have said.

Measures such as replacing potentially harmf ...

Australia's small rainforest conservation steps overshadowed by broader assault on environment

Archived, 8 days ago From news.mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - At the Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit, which concluded yesterday in Sydney, environment minister Greg Hunt announced A$6 million to combat illegal logging.

While the funding builds on legislation to ensure Australian goods are sourced ...

Great Barrier Reef dangers: Unesco says Australia is listening at last

Archived, 8 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The head of Unesco says the Australian government has started to listen to international concerns over the health of the Great Barrier Reef, raising hopes that it will avoid receiving an embarrassing “in danger” listing next year.

The ...

UK opposition could doom EU efforts to curb plastic bag use

Archived, 8 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - A bid by the European parliament to impose an 80% cut in the 100bn plastic bags used by Europeans each year could be scuppered by several states opposed to Europe-wide action, and a European commission that increasingly views targets as an unnecessar ...

Coral reefs in Indonesia threatened by global warming

Archived, 9 days ago From thejakartapost.com 

Jakarta, INDONESIA - Experts have warned that coral reefs located in a global marine area called the "Coral Triangle", which spans territorial waters of Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, the Solomon Islands Timor Leste and Indonesia were at risk of further deg ...

Port Cites Major Progress in Reducing Air Pollution

Archived, 9 days ago From timesofsandiego.com 

San Diego, CALIFORNIA - Greenhouse gas emissions caused by operations at the Port of San Diego dropped by 42 percent between 2006 and 2012, according to a report released Wednesday by the agency.

Emissions of other harmful air pollutants were also significant ...

Dirty streets linked to deprivation and higher crime

Archived, 9 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - England’s poorest areas are proof of a link between deprivation, litter and crime, according to a survey published on Thursday by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

It claims that poor levels of cleanliness ...

Nature reserves on the rise but funds lacking – UN

Archived, 9 days ago From rappler.com 

Pasig City, PHILIPPINES - Vast areas of land and sea have become environmental sanctuaries in recent years but the world is not funding them adequately, the United Nations warned Thursday, November 13.

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said that c ...

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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 ...

A record 1,020 rhinos poached in South Africa this year

Action: Wildlife Conservation

More than 1,000 rhinos have been poached in South Africa since January, beating last year’s total of 1004 with still six week ...

Palm oil giant suspends supplier over deforestation allegations

Action: Stop Deforestation

Palm oil giant Musim Mas Group has suspended purchases from the PT Pati Sari mill over allegations that the facility is proce ...

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 ...

Indonesia’s largest-ever haul of illegal Manta Ray parts

Action: Save Our Oceans

Indonesia’s largest ever confiscation of illegal Manta Ray parts, including a shipment of 103 kg of gills, has taken place an ...

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