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Forest shrinks 16,500 ha in a decade

Archived, 6 days ago From eKantipur 

Kathmandu, NEPAL - Between 2001 and 2010, the Tarai region lost 24,372 bighas (16,500 hectares) of forests , an area bigger than Bhaktapur district, according to the findings of a new assessment report prepared by the government.

However, the rate of def ...

UP, Haryana told to increase forest cover in NCR towns

Archived, 6 days ago From Times of India 

New Delhi, INDIA - In a bid to increase the green cover in the National Capital Region, the environment ministry has suggested that Uttar Pradesh raise its forest cover by 500% and Haryana by 400%. Over the years, the NCR has witnessed a huge increase in population and ...

Aussies to dig at the heart of Borneo as coal projects threaten nature

Archived, 6 days ago From Sydney Morning Herald 

New York, NEW YORK - Australian companies are pushing ahead with plans to construct open-cut coalmines in a conservation area of Borneo described by the World Wildlife Fund as "one of the planet's richest treasure troves".

Brisbane-based Cokal announced it ...

Hollywood stars to 'put human face on climate change' in ambitious TV series

Archived, 6 days ago From The Guardian 

London, U K - A star-studded cast of Hollywood actors will for the first time "put a human face on climate change" in an ambitious new US television series, the show's executive producer says.

Years of Living Dangerously begins in the US on the Show ...

UN urges huge increase in green energy to avert climate disaster

Archived, 6 days ago From The Guardian 

London, U K - David Cameron's commitment to the green agenda will come under the fiercest scrutiny yet this week when top climate-change experts will warn that only greater use of renewable energy including windfarms can prevent a global catastrophe.

Heron island bought by RSPB

Archived, 7 days ago From Wildlife Extra News 

Hereford, U K - An island in the River Ouse has been bought by the RSPB for 47,500 reports BBC News. Hook Island, near Goole, East Yorkshire, is a 19-acre (8-hectare) Site of Special Scientific Interest that is home to a wealth of wetland birds including herons.

Future-proof UK coastal areas against rising sea levels, says National Trust

Archived, 7 days ago From The Guardian 

London, U K - A clear national strategy is "urgently needed" to help future-proof coastal areas from rising sea levels and extreme weather, according to a report published by the National Trust on Friday.

The trust, one of the UK's biggest coastal o ...

UN: greenhouse gas emissions nearly doubled in first decade of 21st century

Archived, 7 days ago From The Guardian 

London, U K - Greenhouse gas emissions grew nearly twice as fast over the past decade as in the previous 30 years, bringing the world closer to warming that will bring dramatic and dangerous changes to the climate, according to a leaked draft of a United Nations' ...

Warming climate has consequences for Michigan's forests

Archived, 7 days ago From Phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - In the last 100 years, Michigan has become warmer, with more rain coming through heavy downpours. Climate models suggest that the state will continue to warm and variability in precipitation patterns will increase, which will have consequences for th ...

RFUK Opposes Planned Lifting of Logging Moratorium in the DRC

Archived, 8 days ago From All Africa 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - The Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) has joined forces with other international campaigning NGOs to oppose the imminent lifting of a moratorium on the allocation of new industrial logging concessions in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), followin ...

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Arctic sea ice falls to fifth lowest level on record

Action: Climate Change

Arctic sea ice remained on its death spiral on Wednesday, with the amount of winter ice cover falling to its fifth lowest on ...

Okapi-killing warlord shot dead in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Action: Wildlife Conservation

The head of an informal militia and poaching group, Paul Sadala a.k.a. "Morgan," was killed on Monday after surrendering hims ...

Legal logging concessions drive illegal logging in Peru, threatening forests and indigenous people

Action: Stop Deforestation

Nearly 70 percent of "officially inspected" logging concessions in Peru have had their permits canceled or are under investig ...

Protect the Hudson River From Disastrous Oil Spills

Action: Stop Pollution

Crude-oil transport in the Northeast has been surging for the past two years, and much of it is by rail. Indeed, nearly one-q ...

Philippine Airline Busted Shipping 6 Tons Of Illegal Shark Fins

Action: Save Our Oceans

A 6.8-ton shipment of shark fins was discovered en route from the Middle East to Hong Kong, causing shark advocates to demand ...

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