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British sea temperatures hit all-time high

Archived, 3 days ago From Independent 

London, U K - British seas are currently warmer than California’s, according to a study by British oceanographers.

Recordings taken by Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) have found that the temperature of Britain’s seas is at an all-time high, and pla ...

Toll on island’s environment becomes clear

Archived, 3 days ago From Bangkok Post 

Bangkok, THAILAND - Ao Phrao bay on Koh Samet's west coast was hit hard when crude oil leaked into the sea from an offshore pipeline at a refinery operated by PTT Global Chemical last July. PTTGC will have to pay compensation...

PTTGC will have to pay com ...

Ongoing cleanup tackles toxic Peru Creek

Archived, 3 days ago From Summit County Voice 

Frisco, COLORADO - With recent increases in levels of toxic metals in Peru Creek, the ongoing remediation work at the abandoned Pennsylvania Mine, near Keystone, Colo., takes on an even greater importance in the context of water quality in the Blue River Basin and the ...

Record number of Scottish parks gain Green Flag environment award

Archived, 3 days ago From STV 

Glasgow, U K - A record number of parks have been given a special award to recognise the quality of their environment.

A total of 59 parks across the country have been honoured with a Green Flag this year.

The award scheme, which is ad ...

BP oil spill dispersants still in environment

Archived, 3 days ago From Pensacola News Journal 

Pensacola, FLORIDA - A common ingredient in human laxatives and in the controversial dispersants that was used to break down oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill is still being found in tar balls four years later along Gulf Coast beaches including Perdido Key.

Carmichael coal mine's impacts will be felt for generations

Archived, 3 days ago From abc.net.au 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - Ten months ago I described pending decisions about coal developments on the Great Barrier Reef left by the outgoing Labor government as "a dead cat in Greg Hunt's in-tray".

I've met Greg Hunt a few times over the years and I reckon he' ...

Hudson River: Less-troubled waters in dredged sections

Archived, 3 days ago From Kingston Daily Freeman  

Kingston, NEW YORK - It wasn’t long ago that the thought of doing anything on the Hudson River above the Troy Dam — let alone swimming in it — was as foreign to residents of the area as, well, walking on the moon, due to decades of PCB contamination that had turned the r ...

Coal plant faces tough decision

Archived, 3 days ago From The Durango Herald  

Durango, COLORADO - An Environmental Protection Agency proposal to impose new pollution controls related to a past upgrade of a northeastern Utah coal-fired power plant could have cross-border environmental and economic implications in northwestern Colorado.

Global Action Plan to Protect Soil Resources Approved

Archived, 3 days ago From Environment News Service 

Lincoln, OREGON - A third of the world’s soils are degraded by erosion, nutrient depletion, acidification, urbanization, and chemical pollution, soil experts at a global conference warned today. There, governments approved a global plan of action to safeguard soil res ...

French reject Orica's toxic waste

Archived, 3 days ago From Sydney Morning Herald 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - More than 100 tonnes of highly toxic waste will have to remain at Botany after the French government vetoed plans by chemical giant Orica to ship it from Sydney to France for incineration.

Environmentalists across the world have applau ...

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New Zealand’s 'dramatic' ice loss could lead to severe decline of glaciers

Action: Climate Change

New Zealand’s vast Southern Alps mountain range has lost a third of its permanent snow and ice over the past four decades, di ...

Give Kenai Brown Bears a True Refuge

Action: Wildlife Conservation

The isolated population of brown bears on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula is in trouble. Just last year alone, 18 percent of the adu ...

Palm oil company clears rainforest in New Guinea

Action: Stop Deforestation

An Indonesian Stock Exchange-listed company whose commissioner is a member of The Nature Conservancy-Indonesia's board has be ...

Hercules begins clean-up of contaminants along southern, eastern boundaries

Action: Stop Pollution

Hercules, Inc. has begun a clean-up of on and off-site contamination that the Environmental Protection Agency said will prote ...

30 new Marine Protected Areas for Scotland

Action: Save Our Oceans

The Scottish Government have announced they have given the go-ahead for 30 more Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), to protect a f ...

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