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The earth is becoming a plastic planet

Archived, 7 days ago From takepart.com 

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - Geologists sometimes label periods in Earth’s ancient history for the layers of minerals that formed at the time.

The Cretaceous references the Latin word for “chalk” for the fossilized calcium carbonate remains of countless shellfish ...

US to stop approving oil fracking off California coast until review is complete

Archived, 7 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The federal government has agreed to stop approving oil fracking off the California coast until it studies whether the practice is safe for the environment, according to legal settlements filed Friday.

Separate deals reached with a pai ...

Air pollution from Europe's planes set to rise by nearly half

Archived, 7 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Air pollution from planes in Europe is to rise by nearly half in the next two decades, according to the EU’s first aviation environment report.

Aircraft emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx), which are linked to lung damage, doubled since ...

Japan begins work on 'world's largest' floating solar farm

Archived, 8 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The Japanese electronics multinational Kyocera has begun work on what it says will be the world’s biggest floating solar farm.

The power plant is being built on a reservoir in Japan’s Chiba prefecture and is anticipated to supply enoug ...

Group alarmed by deforestation in South America’s Chaco region

Archived, 8 days ago From laht.com 

Caracas, VENEZUELA - Some 25 million trees were felled in October in the Chaco, a region shared by Paraguay, Argentina and Bolivia, environmental organization Guyra Paraguay said.

That figure represents 50,574 hectares (124,875 acres) of land, an expanse 2 ...

Intact nature offers best defense against climate change

Archived, 8 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man - Worldwide responses to climate change could leave people worse off in the future according to a recent study conducted by CSIRO, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the University of Queensland.

The paper, "Intact ecosystems provid ...

Latin American stars team up to protect the Galapagos

Archived, 8 days ago From wildaid.org 

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA - Invasive species pose one of the greatest threats to the conservation of the Galapagos Islands. That’s why WildAid has teamed up with the Ecuadorian Ministry of Environment and the Galapagos Biosecurity Agency on a four-month campaign to protect thes ...

This European country is set to get half its electricity from renewables in 2016

Archived, 8 days ago From takepart.com 

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - Scotland is poised to generate more than 50 percent of its electricity from wind power and other renewable sources this year, according to a government report released Thursday.

The report—Energy in Scotland 2016—confirmed that the cou ...

RCI and WWF team for ocean preservation

Archived, 8 days ago From traveldailymedia.com 

People's Park Centre, SINGAPORE - Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have announced a five-year global partnership aimed at ensuring the long-term health of the oceans.

The partners will set measurable and achievable sustainability target ...

Most ‘frontiers of plantation expansion’ are losing far more trees to deforestation than harvesting

Archived, 9 days ago From news.mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - An international research team mapped tree plantations in seven tropical countries that are currently experiencing plantation expansion.

They found that those countries contained 45 million hectares of plantations – an area bigger than ...

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El Nińo and climate change are pushing California off a cliff

Action: Climate Change

A 10-story-tall cliff in Pacifica, California, is crumbling as huge chunks of hillside, along with iron and concrete—evidence ...

Tell Senator Heinrich to stand with wolves

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Having failed to attach a wolf-killing "rider" onto December's massive end-of-year government-funding bill, the enemies of wo ...

Prospective Congo palm oil plantation wrecking prime great ape habitat

Action: Stop Deforestation

In December of last year, a small group of government officials took a long arduous trip to visit the site of a remote palm o ...

The earth is becoming a plastic planet

Action: Stop Pollution

Geologists sometimes label periods in Earth’s ancient history for the layers of minerals that formed at the time.

Noise pollution may be harming the world’s most endangered killer whales

Action: Save Our Oceans

Undersea noise from container ships, oil tankers, and cargo ships may be drowning out communications among the endangered orc ...

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