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EPA to take hard look at impacts of proposed open pit mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay

Archived, 4 days ago From Winston's Wish  

Summit County, COLORADO - A proposed mine in coastal Alaskan waters would spread across an area larger than Manhattan and jeopardize the health and sustainability of one of the world’s great salmon fisheries, the EPA said this week, releasing a draft version of its plan for p ...

Tony Abbott hails demise of 'useless, destructive' carbon tax

Archived, 4 days ago From The Guardian 

London, U K - Australia’s carbon price has been repealed, leaving the nation with no legislated policy to achieve even the minimum 5% greenhouse emissions reduction target it has inscribed in international agreements.

Tony Abbott told “the Australia ...

B.C. residents on alert as forest fires continue to burn

Archived, 4 days ago From The Guardian 

London, U K - Dozens of forest fires are still burning in British Columbia, prompting evacuation alerts and special air quality statements.

West Kelowna is under a state of emergency as the fire there threatens more than a thousand homes. About 2,5 ...

Skyfall location in Scottish Highlands blighted by litter and fly-tipping

Archived, 4 days ago From The Guardian 

London, U K - The spectacular Scottish Highlands location of Glen Etive, used as James Bond's ancestral home in Skyfall, is under threat after suffering extensive damage from littering campers and fly-tippers.

Glen Etive has appeared in many Hollywo ...

US opens door to East Coast offshore oil and gas drilling

Archived, 4 days ago From Phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - The United States on Friday opened the way to offshore oil and gas exploration in the Atlantic Ocean, authorizing the controversial use of sonic cannons for seismic surveys

Exploration off the US East Coast has been banned since the ea ...

Controversial Alaska mine project wins one in Congress

Archived, 4 days ago From Phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - Supporters of the embattled Pebble Mine project in Alaska are making a desperate effort in Congress and the courts to keep it alive in the face of warnings from the Environmental Protection Agency that it could devastate the finest run of wild salmon ...

Men paddling 1,000 miles for diabetes awareness

Archived, 4 days ago From WRCB-TV  

Chattanooga, TENNESSEE - If you're around the Tennessee River over the next couple of days, you might see two men paddling on a special, thousand-mile journey.

Pete Stadalsky, 25, and Nolan McClelland, 21, of Illinois are canoeing more than 20 miles each day f ...

Ineos gets £230m UK loan guarantee to build shale gas facility at Grangemouth

Archived, 5 days ago From The Guardian 

London, U K - The owners of the petrochemicals plant in Grangemouth, the future of which was in doubt last year, have won a £230m loan guarantee from the UK government to build a new facility to import shale gas.

Ineos said the project would protect ...

Mining poses new threat to world's greatest rhino sanctuary

Archived, 5 days ago From The Guardian 

London, U K - The surface of a pool near the Imfolozi river ripples as a white rhino, its young calf close by, lowers its mouth to drink. Rhinos have roamed the Earth in such a way for 40 million years. Humans, by comparison, are new kids on the block.

Northampton residents face lead contamination

Archived, 5 days ago From Sydney Morning Herald 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - An investigation has revealed 10 per cent of properties sampled in the Mid West town of Northampton are contaminated with lead.

Department of Lands conducted the investigation into the presence of lead in the town in September 2013 as ...

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Melting glaciers giving rise to new lakes in Himachal Pradesh

Action: Climate Change

Melting of glaciers is resulting in the formation of smaller lakes in the high hills of Himachal Pradesh and is posing threat ...

'Rhino poachers' face more than 1,800 charges

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Eleven people, including veterinarians and professional hunters, appeared briefly in the High Court in Pretoria on Monday on ...

Singapore logger continues peat clearance despite fire threat

Action: Stop Deforestation

International customers are suspending contracts with Indonesia’s second largest pulp and paper company APRIL, which is part ...

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 ...

Give Manatees a Real Sanctuary

Action: Save Our Oceans

Their skin may look thick, but, like us, manatees can't handle cold water for very long. In fact, some years hundreds of enda ...

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