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Latino advocates protect wildlife refuge in Puerto Rico

Archived, 6 days ago From earthjustice.org 

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA - The House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee unveiled the latest draft of the PROMESA Act which no longer jeopardizes thousands of acres of the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge. In reaction, a coalition of Hispanic advocacy and Environmen ...

Major Antarctic glacier at risk of destabilisation

Archived, 6 days ago From timesofmalta.com 

Valletta, MALTA - Global warming could raise sea levels by almost three metres by destabilising a major eastern Antarctic glacier, scientists have said.

A study predicts that unless the current rate of climate change is reduced, the Totten Glacier could ...

India sets new heat record as temperatures soar

Archived, 7 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - Temperatures have soared to a scorching 51 degrees Celsius in one Indian city, meteorologists said Friday, with the ferocious heat setting a new national record.

Northern Phalodi wilted as the mercury reached a new high, equivalent to ...

Fracking protesters gather in North Yorkshire as crucial planning meeting begins

Archived, 7 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - People living close to a proposed fracking operation in North Yorkshire have told councillors they do not want to be the first community in the UK to allow the controversial gas extraction technique.

A meeting has begun to consider an ...

Fauna & Flora International calls for oil palm moratorium to protect Myanmar’s rainforest

Archived, 7 days ago From fauna-flora.org 

Cambridge, U K - Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is calling on the Government of Myanmar to protect the country’s last remaining lowland rainforest in the Tanintharyi Region from unsustainable oil palm development.

The call follows the publication of ...

Lawsuit launched challenging Texas highway project threatening rare salamanders, birds

Archived, 7 days ago From biologicaldiversity.org 

Tucson, ARIZONA - The Center for Biological Diversity and Save Our Springs Alliance filed a notice of intent to sue the Texas Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration for approving a major highway project in Austin without adequately considering ...

Last stand for Europe's remaining ancient forest as loggers prepare to move in

Archived, 8 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Europe’s last primeval forest is facing what campaigners call its last stand as loggers prepare to start clear-cutting trees, following the dismissal of dozens of scientists and conservation experts opposed to the plan.

Poland’s new fa ...

Great Barrier Reef needs $10bn for chance of survival, scientists say

Archived, 8 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The 2016 Australian election is the last opportunity to save the Great Barrier Reef, the authors of a new scientific paper have warned.

The government needs to commit to $1bn a year for 10 years to reduce water pollution, which would g ...

Climate change could trigger 'tipping point' for East Antarctic Totten Glacier

Archived, 8 days ago From abc.net.au 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - East Antarctica is the world's largest area of ice and, until recently, was thought to be more stable than the smaller West Antarctic ice sheet.

The Totten Glacier, in particular, has rapidly become recognised as the most vulnerable of ...

Greenpeace activists scale British Museum to protest BP sponsorship

Archived, 8 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Greenpeace activists have climbed the British Museum and are hanging banners off its columns in protest at BP’s sponsorship of its new ancient Egypt exhibition.

The museum has temporarily closed because of the protest. “The museum is c ...

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Our most iconic places are under dire threat from climate change

Action: Climate Change

Dozens of the Earth’s most cherished World Heritage sites are under dire threat from climate change — and some may be damaged ...

Restore funding for citizen science, frogs

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Frog songs are music to our ears -- but they're also a key tool for tracking the health of wildlife and ecosystems. For years ...

How human greed is destroying vast swathes of a rainforest dubbed 'the earth's lungs' - pushing the Sumatran orangutan one step closer to extinction

Action: Stop Deforestation

The orphaned orangutan sits quietly as the vet listens to his heartbeat - barely moving, bedraggled, seemingly on the point o ...

Air pollution could increase risk of stillbirth, study suggests

Action: Stop Pollution

Exposure to air pollution may increase the risk of stillbirth, new research suggests.

Stillbirths, classed as ...

Hold your ground: No new drilling in the Gulf

Action: Save Our Oceans

Join the tide of resistance to oil and gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Hundreds rallied for "No New Leases" in March on a ...

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