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New Zealand will ban plastic microbeads by 2018

Archived, 6 days ago From care2.com 

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - New Zealand is the latest country to take action against insidious plastic microbeads. Earlier this year, environment minister Nick Smith announced that microbeads would no longer be allowed in any cosmetics or personal care items, starting July 1, 2 ...

Beijing shuts last coal power plant in switch to natural gas

Archived, 6 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - The last large coal-fired power plant in Beijing has suspended operations, with the city's electricity now generated by natural gas, the state news agency reported as smog enveloped the Chinese capital this weekend.

The shuttering of t ...

Coral reefs are threatened by more than just climate change

Archived, 8 days ago From kcet.org 

Burbank, CALIFORNIA - Coral reefs are in danger, and our dumping way too much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere is a big reason why. Climate change is warming the oceans and raising sea level, and that extra CO2 dissolved in seawater is literally undermining the foundati ...

Philippines joins the Paris agreement on climate change

Archived, 8 days ago From nrdc.org 

New York, NEW YORK - Earlier this week, the Philippines formally joined the Paris Agreement. The next step for the country, according to its Climate Change Commission, will be to finalize and mainstream the “country’s obligations under the agreement into national policie ...

Beijing to expand funding for reducing air pollution

Archived, 8 days ago From hindustantimes.com 

New Delhi, INDIA - Beijing will expand funding to reduce air pollution in 2017, including phasing out thousands of automobiles and replacing coal furnaces in hundreds of villages, a media report said on Saturday.

So far in March, more than 10 days of cle ...

CO2 emissions stay same for third year in row – despite global economy growing

Archived, 8 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Carbon dioxide emissions from energy have not increased for three years in a row even as the global economy grew, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said.

Global emissions from the energy sector were 32.1bn tonnes in 2016, the same ...

Save Sabah from losing its biodiversity

Archived, 9 days ago From cleanmalaysia.com 

Roubaix, FRANCE - Sabah is a hotspot of biodiversity, but the state is losing much of that very biodiversity, and fast. In fact, Sabah’s wildlife is already a mere shadow of its former self because of destructive human activities.

Many local politicians ...

Prince Charles and chocolate companies pledge to end deforestation in cocoa industry

Archived, 9 days ago From telegraph.co.uk 

London, U K - Chocolate is about to become greener after 12 of the world’s biggest cocoa manufacturers and confectioners came together with the Prince of Wales to end deforestation.

Companies including Mars, Nestle and Ferrero have promised to come ...

13,000 acres of cloud forest now protected in Colombia

Archived, 9 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - The cloud forest ecoregion of the Colombian Andes is arguably the most biodiverse in the world. A moist climate, varying altitudes, and high rates of endemism create idyllic conditions for life. However, cloud forests are also under siege from numero ...

Kenya joins growing fight against plastic pollution

Archived, 9 days ago From ecowatch.com 

Cleveland, OHIO - Kenya just became the latest country to ban plastic bags. According to Environment Cabinet Secretary Judi Wakhungu, "The ministry has banned the use, manufacture and importation of all plastic bags used for commercial and household packaging."
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China’s coasts threatened by rapidly rising sea levels

Action: Climate Change

Sea levels are creeping up as temperatures get hotter here on Earth, and China’s State Oceanic Administration just revealed w ...

China-backed dam project may threaten Myanmar wildlife sanctuary

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Environmental activists say plans for a large dam threaten wildlife sanctuaries in Myanmar’s northern Karen state.

Critical orangutan habitat is in danger of being deforested for palm oil – stop this now!

Action: Stop Deforestation

The population of the Bornean orangutan has declined by over 50 percent in the past 60 years. The reason for this terrible dr ...

Stop Trump's plan to frack California's public lands

Action: Stop Pollution

Four years ago a lawsuit by the Center for Biological Diversity shut down oil leasing on federal lands in California. But now ...

Save the vaquita -- boycott Mexican shrimp

Action: Save Our Oceans

Vaquitas -- the world's smallest and most endangered porpoises -- live only in Mexico's northern Gulf of California. After su ...

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