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Major air polluters given a reprieve

Archived, 5 days ago From iol.co.za 

Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - The government has told big polluters Sasol and Eskom it will not grant them exemp-tion from the new, stricter air pollution standards – but the two companies have been given extra time to meet the new standards.

The Sasol and Eskom pl ...

Surf's down: Climate change may flatten famed surfing waves

Archived, 5 days ago From smh.com.au 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - On a summer day in 1885, three Hawaiian princes surfed at the mouth of the San Lorenzo River at Santa Cruz in California on crudely constructed boards made from coastal redwoods, bringing the sport to the North American mainland.

Today ...

Factories discharging effluents into Yamuna asked to shift

Archived, 5 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Mumbai, INDIA - As many as 67 small factories in the city who are discharging effluents directly into the Yamuna have been asked to shift from their current location by end of next month.

"Sixty-seven small factories which are discharging hazardous a ...

After US, European Union diplomats in Delhi to get air purifiers

Archived, 5 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Mumbai, INDIA - The European Union has directed its diplomats in Delhi to install air purifiers at home and office to reduce exposure to high air pollution levels.

Ambassador and Head of Delegation of the European Union to India Joao Cravinho said EU ...

Controversial Spanish mine to repoen

Archived, 5 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - A controversial mine which caused one of Spain’s biggest ever environmental disasters is set to reopen, the government has announced.

Los Frailes mine in Aznalcóllar, near Seville, will resume operations 17 years after a tailings dam b ...

World leaders urged to tackle food waste to save billions and cut emissions

Archived, 5 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Governments across the world should make reducing food waste an urgent priority in order to save as much as £194bn annually by 2030, according to a report.

Cutting food waste leads to greater efficiency, more productivity and higher ec ...

Scotland to deliver over £14m to support wave energy research

Archived, 5 days ago From clickgreen.org.uk 

London, U K - Scotland’s first wave energy technology development body Wave Energy Scotland will receive a total of £14.3 million over the next thirteen months, Energy Minister Fergus Ewing announced today.

Wave Energy Scotland has awarded its first ...

Bill to allow different air quality rules than EPA clears House

Archived, 6 days ago From deseretnews.com 

West Valley City, UTAH - A measure described as a "good compromise" allowing Utah to craft a different approach than the federal government on clean air rules passed the House on Tuesday on a 58-14 vote.

HB226 would enable the Utah Division of Air Quality to p ...

EU urged for stricter emissions limits at energy plants

Archived, 6 days ago From airqualitynews.com 

London, U K - The European Environment Bureau (EEB) has called on the EU for an “ambitious” Medium Combustion Plant Directive, which sets stricter emissions limits, sooner deadlines for compliance and improved air quality monitoring requirements.

Pl ...

Brazil arrests 'Amazon's biggest deforester'

Archived, 6 days ago From rappler.com 

Pasig City, PHILIPPINES - Brazilian authorities said Tuesday, February 24, they had arrested the boss of a gang blamed for 20% of the deforestation in the Amazon rainforest in recent years.

Ezequiel Antonio Castanha was detained at the weekend in the northern s ...

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Obama: Reject KXL once and for all

Action: Climate Change

President Obama has pledged to veto the Keystone XL bill being pushed through Congress by climate-denying conservatives. But ...

Save New York's precious and rare wildlife

Action: Wildlife Conservation

As part of a periodic review, New York's wildlife officials are now assessing which of the state's species are in greatest co ...

Scientists sound the alarm on African palm oil investment

Action: Stop Deforestation

Africa’s people, forests and wildlife are in trouble if the mostly unbridled expansion of oil palm in West and Central Africa ...

Plans to phase out coal power urged

Action: Stop Pollution

Political leaders risk derailing efforts to tackle climate change unless they set out clear plans to phase out dirty coal pow ...

Mexican government makes last ditch effort to save world’s smallest porpoise

Action: Save Our Oceans

The vaquita (Phocoena sinus) is a rare species of porpoise found only in a small area of the northern Gulf of California. The ...

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