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Oceans are getting sicker and making us sicker too

Archived, 7 days ago From cleanmalaysia.com 

Roubaix, FRANCE - When we think of oceans, we tend to think of calming azure waters, eye-catching corals and a Poseidon’s cornucopia of marine species. We rarely think of disease. We might as well begin to do that, though.

Here’s why: Oceans, say scient ...

Danum Valley’s lost world of riches

Archived, 8 days ago From cleanmalaysia.com 

Roubaix, FRANCE - The Danum Valley in Sabah is a world-renowned biodiversity hotspot, home to Bornean orangutans, pygmy elephants, sun bears, hornbills and myriad other iconic local species. But it turns out that this famed conservation area in the Ulu Segama Forest R ...

China ship owners pay up for Australia reef disaster

Archived, 8 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - The owners of a Chinese ship that ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef in 2010 agreed to pay Australia Aus$39.3 million (US$29.6 million) on Monday, in a settlement dismissed by conservationists as "woefully inadequate".

The fully-lad ...

German court orders diesel ban as UK court case looms

Archived, 8 days ago From clientearth.org 

London, U K - In an unprecedented ruling, a court in Düsseldorf, Germany has ordered the state authority to ban diesel vehicles from the most polluted streets in the city by 1 January 2018.

International environmental law organisation ClientEarth ha ...

Groups fight to stop bill allowing oil, gas exploration

Archived, 8 days ago From cbc.ca 

Ottawa, CANADA - The Parti Québécois, Québec Solidaire, Greenpeace and community groups held a news conference Sunday to denounce the Liberals' Bill 106 which would implement Quebec's clean energy plan as well as open the province to oil and gas exploration.
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Expedition to study scale of microplastics on Atlantic's smallest creatures

Archived, 8 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Scientists will set off from the east coast of England this week to journey thousands of miles across the Atlantic to discover how bad the problem of the oceans’ tiniest creatures eating microplastics has become.

Zooplankton are essent ...

Deforestation: choking off the earth’s lungs

Archived, 8 days ago From dw.com 

Bonn, GERMANY - Deforestation is one of the biggest threats facing our planet. According to the World Wildlife Fund, 31 percent of land on earth is covered by forest. But it’s under threat from logging for the timber trade, slashing and burning to free up land for a ...

Haze from Indonesian fires may have killed more than 100,000 people – study

Archived, 8 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - A smog outbreak in Southeast Asia last year may have caused over 100,000 premature deaths, according to a new study released Monday that triggered calls for action to tackle the “killer haze”.

Researchers from Harvard and Columbia univ ...

Billions committed at Our Oceans Conference

Archived, 8 days ago From maritime-executive.com 

Fort Lauderdale, FLORIDA - Participants in the third Our Ocean conference, held September 15-16 in Washington, D.C., announced over 136 new initiatives on marine conservation and protection valued at more than $5.24 billion, as well as new commitments on the protection of almo ...

WWF, Intel start wetland reforestation project

Archived, 8 days ago From vietnamnews.vn 

Hanoi, VIETNAM - The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and Intel Products launched a joint effort to restore habitats in the Láng Sen Wetland Reserve last week, with the goal of planting more than 12,000 native trees this year.

The project aims to resto ...

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Consequences of climate change: polar bear population shrinking due to Arctic sea ice melt

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Alert! The melting sea ice in the Arctic is leaving polar bears hungry and their population dwindling in numbers.

New Zealand kea, the world's only alpine parrot, faces extinction

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The world’s only alpine parrot is at threat of extinction in New Zealand as numbers plummet in the face of threats from non-n ...

Deforestation: choking off the earth’s lungs

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Deforestation is one of the biggest threats facing our planet. According to the World Wildlife Fund, 31 percent of land on ea ...

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