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New Initiative to Monitor Heavy Metal Pollution in Armenia

Archived, 5 days ago From motherearthnews.com 

Topeka, KANSAS - This is the year that global warming and its causes, including emissions associated with unchecked mining, have raced to the top of headlines and become the focus of seminars and increased interest worldwide, including at the United Nations. The tiny ...

India’s air quality figures can't be trusted

Archived, 5 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - India is changing the way it maps pollution, with an update to its air quality index.. In its initial phase, eight pollutants will be tracked in 46 cities with populations exceeding a million people. After five years, the rest of the country will slo ...

Bushfire season 'will be more severe as a result of climate change'

Archived, 5 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Climate change is already increasing the intensity and severity of bushfires in New South Wales and extending bushfire season by months, a report by the Climate Council has warned.

The economic cost of fires such as those that devastat ...

Heavy rain will reduce man-animal conflict in Tamil Nadu, forest officials say

Archived, 5 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Gurgaon, INDIA - Forest officials in Tamil Nadu are upbeat about the continuing heavy rain in the state as it will support wildlife and reduce man-animal conflict.

A drought-like condition had been prevailing in several in forest areas in the state in ...

Time to stand against fracking in New York

Archived, 5 days ago From buffalonews.com 

Buffalo, NEW YORK - The Global Frackdown is a worldwide day of action that calls on communities to take action against hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.”

Fracking is an oil and gas drilling technique that uses millions of gallons of fresh water and dozen ...

Beijing air pollution forces marathon runners to wear masks

Archived, 5 days ago From cbc.ca 

Toronto, CANADA - Despite heavy pollution blanketing Beijing, an international marathon went ahead Sunday, with face masks and sponges among the equipment used by competitors to battle the smog.

The 34th Beijing International Marathon began at Tiananmen ...

A new front in Hong Kong's war on pollution

Archived, 5 days ago From scmp.com 

Causeway Bay - Hong Kong is, as researchers studying the health effects of roadside air pollution have observed, an "ideal urban laboratory". In many urban districts, canyons of tall buildings line streets, restricting the dispersal of emissions from vehicle exhaus ...

California’s plastic-bag ban highlights environmental harm

Archived, 5 days ago From poughkeepsiejournal.com 

Poughkeepsie, NEW YORK - California made big news recently when it announced the first statewide ban on plastic shopping bags set to kick in during the middle of 2015. Beginning in July, large grocery stores, pharmacies and other food retailers in the Golden State will no lo ...

Natural gas development in Butler County brings risks, rewards

Archived, 5 days ago From journal-news.com 

Dayton, OHIO - Local trucking fleets will soon be able to fill up on natural gas instead of more costly gasoline, and more of the region’s electricity supplies will be generated by burning cleaner natural gas rather than coal.

A nationwide natural ga ...

Crude oil spills into Caddo bayou, kills wildlife

Archived, 5 days ago From shreveporttimes.com 

Shreveport, LOUISIANA - A major crude oil spill discovered near here Monday that stopped just shy of Caddo Lake has already killed dozens of fish and some reptiles and will keep cleanup crews and regulatory agencies on site likely for months to come.

"I would ...

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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 ...

Northern White Rhino on brink of extinction

Action: Wildlife Conservation

The death of a Northern White Rhino has left the species on the brink of extinction as now only six remain in the world, and ...

Top scientists raise concerns over commercial logging on Woodlark Island

Action: Stop Deforestation

A number of the world's top conservation scientists have raised concerns about plans for commercial logging on Woodlark Islan ...

Coal mine has heavy impact in Indonesian Borneo

Action: Stop Pollution

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WA abandons shark culling program, but reserves right to kill again

Action: Save Our Oceans

The Western Australian government has conceded defeat over its plan to systematically trap and kill large sharks near popular ...

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