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Green groups warn of 'race to the bottom'

Archived, 6 days ago From bbc.com 

London, U K - Environmental groups have urged the prime minister to avoid watering down legislation on climate change and wildlife protection after Brexit.

The letter, signed by WWF, Greenpeace and others, says action is needed to halt ongoing envir ...

EU against massive clearing of forests in Indonesia for palm oil

Archived, 6 days ago From en.netralnews.com 

Jakarta, INDONESIA - Indonesia and Malaysia, which produce more than 80% of the world's palm oil, are resisting proposals by European parliamentarians that could limit their access to the second biggest palm oil market after India.

Government ministers fro ...

New study shows worrisome signs for Greenland ice

Archived, 8 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - As humans put more heat-trapping gases into the atmosphere, like carbon dioxide, ice around the planet melts. This melting can be a problem, particularly if the melting ice starts its life on land. That’s because the melt water flows into the oceans, ...

Portland commits to 100 percent renewable energy by the year 2050

Archived, 8 days ago From inhabitat.com 

El Segundo, CALIFORNIA - Portland just announced that it plans to be completely powered by clean energy by 2050, making it one of the largest cities in the country to make the move. It’s an ambitious goal for the city, but Mayor Ted Wheeler believes that it is essential for ...

100,000 acres of public land in Colorado at risk from fracking, groups file administrative protest

Archived, 11 days ago From ecowatch.com 

Cleveland, OHIO - Conservation groups have filed Tuesday an administrative protest challenging a federal decision to offer for leasing in June more than 100,000 acres of federal public land in northern Colorado for oil and gas industry fracking. The leasing decision, ...

Fracking activists in Lancashire lose high court bid to stop drilling

Archived, 11 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Lancashire residents fighting to block a fracking site have said they are “truly dismayed” after losing a high court legal challenge.

The Preston New Road Action Group and Gayzer Frackman, a professional clown, had applied for a judici ...

Governments must do more to help companies end deforestation in commodities supply chains, companies say

Archived, 11 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - The number of companies that have pledged to stop selling or using commodities that drive tropical deforestation has proliferated over the past several years. These commitments to clean up commodities supply chains are often referred to as Zero Defor ...

UK Government challenged over emissions reduction plan as pressure to publish mounts

Archived, 11 days ago From clientearth.org 

London, U K - ClientEarth has challenged the UK government over its continuing delay on publishing a new emissions reduction plan.

In a letter to business and energy minister Nick Hurd, ClientEarth called on the government to:

• Confi ...

Global coral reef restoration effort launches in the Caribbean

Archived, 11 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - With the Global Coral Restoration Project, SECORE International, the California Academy of Sciences and The Nature Conservancy seal their commitment to help rehabilitate coral reefs and preserve them for future generations. This project aims to study ...

Humans are destroying the last place on earth where orangutans, tigers, rhinos and elephants still live together in the wild

Archived, 12 days ago From alternet.org 

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA - There are some places in the world that are so vital to the survival of wildlife and so important to surrounding people and their livelihoods that even if we will never visit them in person, we know we must cherish them.

The Leuser Eco ...

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Climate change taking big bite out of alpine glaciers

Action: Climate Change

"It's almost time to say farewell to our glaciers," Austrian mountain farmer Siggi Ellmauer said, looking at the craggy summi ...

IFAW: Africa's protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should

Action: Wildlife Conservation

A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria predicts how many elephants ther ...

Status of forests is 'dire' as world marks 2017 Earth Day

Action: Stop Deforestation

They cover a third of the world’s landmass, help to regulate the atmosphere, and offer shelter, sustenance and survival to mi ...

100,000 acres of public land in Colorado at risk from fracking, groups file administrative protest

Action: Stop Pollution

Conservation groups have filed Tuesday an administrative protest challenging a federal decision to offer for leasing in June ...

Plastic pollution builds up in Arctic waters: study

Action: Save Our Oceans

Even though few people live in the Artic, some seas in the region are heavily polluted with plastic because of an Atlantic oc ...

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