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Recycling issue brewing in George Clooney's Nespresso campaign

Archived, 3 days ago From Sydney Morning Herald 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - In marketing terms it's a match made in moneymaking heaven - but George Clooney, king of cool turned emperor of the coffee-pod people, may be serving up a less-than-perfect brew as a caffeine pitchman. Clooney promotes a product whose invasion of our ...

Renewable energy, energy efficiency best paths to low-carbon development, WWF study says

Archived, 3 days ago From Business Mirror 

Manila, PHILIPPINES - Shifting to indigenous renewable-energy (RE) options, veering away from fossil fuels and optimizing energy usage are the surest paths to a low-carbon future, reveals a new study commissioned by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

WWF ...

Barataria Bay still struggling 4 years after BP oil spill

Archived, 4 days ago From WWL 

New Orleans, LOUISIANA - The BP oil spill is neither gone, nor forgotten along coastal Louisiana.

Four years ago, an explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil rig off the coast of Plaquemines Parish, dumped more than 200 million gallons of thick crude into th ...

US delays decision on Keystone pipeline project

Archived, 4 days ago From Phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - The United States announced Friday a fresh delay on a final decision regarding a controversial Canada to US oil pipeline, saying more time was needed to carry out a review.

A US State Department statement said eight federal agencies wo ...

State Vows to Conserve L. Tanganyika Waters

Archived, 4 days ago From All Africa 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - The Minister for Water, Prof Jumanne Maghembe, has pledged concerted efforts to ensure that Lake Tanganyika, whose water level is decreasing at an alarming rate, is conserved and preserved.

Prof Maghembe made the pledge here where he s ...

Land and Tree Incentives Entice Kenyan Farmers to Save Forests

Archived, 4 days ago From All Africa 

Cape Towm, SOUTH AFRICA - A Kenyan government plan to increase the country's forest cover by giving local people incentives to plant and preserve trees is paying off, resulting in more productive farmers and a landscape better able to cope with the changing climate.

EPA Consulted With Hundreds of Groups On Carbon Rule for Existing Power Plants

Archived, 4 days ago From Bloomberg 

New York, NEW YORK - Senior Environmental Protection Agency officials consulted with at least 210 separate groups representing a broad range of interests in the Washington, D.C., area and held more than 100 meetings and events with additional organizations across regiona ...

American Forests to Plant 1.6 Million Trees in 2014

Archived, 4 days ago From DigitalJournal.com 

Toronto, CANADA - American Forests will partner with local organizations in 14 states and six countries to plant more than 1.6 million trees in 2014.

Through the Global ReLeaf program, American Forests will reforest 33 project sites damaged by wildfire, ...

Is Aru safe? Indonesia suspends plan to clear half the islands' forests

Archived, 5 days ago From Mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - A plan to clear half of Aru’s forest cover for sugar cane has been suspended, but the island paradise is still not safe from large-scale deforestation, according to a report from Mongabay-Indonesia.

Located in the eastern part of Indon ...

1,500 acres of wildlife-rich land purchased in Dorset

Archived, 5 days ago From Wildlife Extra News 

Hereford, U K - Nearly 1,500 acres of outstanding wildlife habitat has been bought by Dorset Wildlife Trust and its partners as part of a new conservation project in east Dorset, Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch, called ‘The Great Heath Living Landscape’.
...

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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 ...

Rescuing Lebanon's big cats

Action: Wildlife Conservation

“It’s a very complicated process to send animals. There are about 20 people involved,” Maggie Shaawari, vice president of Ani ...

After widespread deforestation, China bans commercial logging in northern forests

Action: Stop Deforestation

Forestry authorities in China have stopped commercial logging in the nation's largest forest area, marking an end to more tha ...

Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Airplanes

Action: Stop Pollution

Airplanes are a fast and convenient way to travel, but they also produce large and growing amounts of greenhouse pollution. S ...

Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin sanctuary set up in Taiwan

Action: Save Our Oceans

A dwindling population of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins will be protected with the creation of Taiwan’s first marine wildlif ...

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