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Federal court rejects a Nevada county's attempt to claim road on federal public lands

Archived, 6 days ago From earthjustice.org 

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA - This week, a federal court ruled against a meritless right-of-way claim to a road located in a sensitive river canyon in northeastern Nevada. The court rejected a claim by Elko County Nevada that it owns a road, commonly known as the South Canyon Roa ...

Lawsuit launched to protect blue whales, other endangered animals from offshore fracking in California

Archived, 6 days ago From biologicaldiversity.org 

Tucson, ARIZONA - The Center for Biological Diversity today filed a notice of intent to sue the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement for approving fracking in federal waters off the California coast without evaluatin ...

Deforestation threatens firefly habitat near Mexico village

Archived, 6 days ago From cctv-america.com 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - In a small Mexican village there’s a spectacle from nature that is helping save a logging community from extreme poverty. But at what cost to some majestic insects?

At night, in the middle of the Mexican forest, thousands of fireflies ...

UK fracking battle heats up

Archived, 6 days ago From dw.com 

Bonn, GERMANY - Several years ago shale gas was expected to provide a boost to Europe's energy markets for years to come. But that revolution has generally foundered due to a combination of public opposition, moratoriums and bans on drilling.

And now, ...

World's hottest month shows challenges global warming will bring

Archived, 7 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - In Siberia, melting permafrost released anthrax that had been frozen in a reindeer carcass for decades, starting a deadly outbreak. In Baghdad, soaring temperatures forced the government to shut down for days at a time. In Kuwait, thermometers hit a ...

Coral reefs in sanctuary show signs of revival

Archived, 7 days ago From asiastarz.com 

New York, NEW YORK - From 2009 to 2012, researchers found little improvement regarding coral colonies in the giant reef site situated in the isolated island between Fiji and Hawaii. The enormous reef has been tremendously damaged by warm water; however, something dramati ...

Scotland's rare mountain plants disappearing as climate warms, botanists find

Archived, 7 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - There is clear evidence that some of Britain’s rarest mountain plants are disappearing due to a steadily warming climate, botanists working in the Scottish Highlands have found.

The tiny but fragile Arctic plants, such as Iceland pursl ...

Slower snowmelt affects downstream water availability in western mountains

Archived, 7 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - Western communities are facing effects of a warming climate with slower and earlier snowmelt reducing streamflows and possibly the amount of water reaching reservoirs used for drinking water and agriculture, according to a study published in July.

Obama administration's truck pollution rules not strong enough to protect climate

Archived, 7 days ago From biologicaldiversity.org 

Tucson, ARIZONA - Final truck pollution rules released today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration fall short of what is needed to protect the climate from greenhouse gas emissions from medium and heavy-duty ...

Second phase of world's biggest offshore windfarm gets go-ahead

Archived, 8 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Plans for the world’s biggest offshore windfarm off the Yorkshire coast are to be expanded to an area five times the size of Hull after being approved by ministers.

The multibillion-pound Hornsea Project Two would see 300 turbines – ea ...

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As the earth sizzles this summer, demand climate action

Action: Climate Change

2016 is on track to be the hottest year on record around the globe, and the drumbeat of bad news continues: Climate change is ...

Stop the fossil fuel industry from bulldozing this roadless national forest

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Right now, you can help save pristine roadless forest in Colorado by telling the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to protect t ...

Orangutans face complete extinction within 10 years, animal rescue charity warns

Action: Stop Deforestation

Orangutans will be extinct from the planet within 10 years unless action is taken to preserve forests in Indonesia and Malays ...

Say no to these three uranium mines at Grand Canyon

Action: Stop Pollution

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is preparing to issue permits to allow the operation of three uranium mines i ...

Obama's offshore drilling puts whales and dolphins in peril, groups warn

Action: Save Our Oceans

Environmental groups have turned on the Obama administration over offshore oil and gas extraction, warning it puts whales and ...

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