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Former Great Barrier Reef marine park head calls for ban on new coalmines

Archived, 16 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The former head of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has called for a ban on all new coalmines in Australia, saying the move is needed to protect the Great Barrier Reef from climate change.

“I love the reef and I have worked ...

Schwarzenegger: Future of climate is on your plate

Archived, 18 days ago From wildaid.org 

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA - Entertainment industry icons and climate activists Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron and Li Bingbing star in a groundbreaking series of public service announcements to inspire individual climate action against the backdrop of uncertainty in t ...

Obama administration blocks Arctic oil drilling through 2022

Archived, 18 days ago From huffingtonpost.com 

New York, NEW YORK - Further cementing President Barack Obama’s climate legacy, the Department of the Interior announced on Friday its intent to ban oil drilling in the U.S. section of the Arctic Ocean for the next five years, citing environmental risks.

T ...

Apple announces conservation efforts to protect working forests in the United States

Archived, 18 days ago From eprretailnews.com 

Chelmsford, U K - Apple (November 14, 2016) announced important progress in its efforts to protect working forests in the United States. The company, in partnership with The Conservation Fund, is donating the conservation easement across more than 32,400 acres of work ...

Global green movement prepares to fight Trump on climate change

Archived, 19 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The global green movement is preparing for the fight of its life against efforts by Donald Trump to rollback action on climate change, with a surge in fundraising, planned court challenges and a succession of protests.

Environmental ac ...

Citing climate crisis, Trump presidency, San Francisco supervisors ban fossil fuel extraction on city-owned lands

Archived, 19 days ago From biologicaldiversity.org 

Tucson, ARIZONA - The San Francisco Board of Supervisors yesterday approved legislation prohibiting new fossil fuel leases on city-owned property in an effort to combat climate change. The legislation by Supervisor John Avalos originated with 350 Bay Area analyst Jed ...

Earthjustice to defend New York state's rejection of the Constitution Pipeline Project in oral argument

Archived, 20 days ago From earthjustice.org 

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA - Representing a coalition of key environmental stakeholders, Earthjustice will appear before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to help defend the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s decision to prevent the Constitu ...

America’s Great Plains lost more habitat in 2014 than the Brazilian Amazon: WWF report

Archived, 20 days ago From 3blmedia.com 

Northampton, MASSACHUSETTS - In 2014 the Great Plains lost more acres of grasslands than the Brazilian Amazon lost to deforestation, according to a new report from World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Fifty-three million acres of America’s Great Plains have been lost each year since, thre ...

Greenpeace identifies PFC pollution hotspots

Archived, 21 days ago From sgbonline.com 

Louisville, COLORADO - Environmental watchdog Greenpeace released a report November 15 identifying numerous locations around the world as global pollution hotspots of polyfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), including PFOAs and PFOSs, widely used by industries, including active l ...

Protest calls on BLM to reject fracking plan in Ohio's Wayne National Forest

Archived, 21 days ago From biologicaldiversity.org 

Tucson, ARIZONA - Conservation groups just filed an administrative protest asking the Bureau of Land Management to halt an oil and gas lease auction next month in Ohio’s Wayne National Forest due to its failure to address concerns over fracking, climate change and eff ...

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Storm Signal: Climate change brings stronger but smaller storms to the US

Action: Climate Change

New statistical methods have revealed what's in store for the U.S. in terms of storm intensity and size. Researchers from the ...

Canada caribou, monarch butterfly 'endangered' – experts

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Canada's caribou population has reached "all-time low" levels, particularly in the eastern Arctic, where the animal was class ...

A bird on the brink

Action: Stop Deforestation

The destruction of vast areas of forest for oil palm plantations in southern Tanintharyi Region poses a serious threat to the ...

Protect those living in the shadow of oil refineries

Action: Stop Pollution

Last year the EPA released new air protections decreasing the amount of pollution oil refineries can emit and reducing some o ...

More than half of shark species in Mediterranean at risk of extinction

Action: Save Our Oceans

The Mediterranean is a "key hotspot of extinction risk" according to a report by the International Union for Conservation of ...

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