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Traditional Landowners Reject Mining Exploration Bid In Bougainville

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PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Traditional landowners in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, have exerted their power of veto under the autonomous region?s new mining laws and rejected a corporate bid by Bougainville Copper Limited (BCL) to embark on renewed exploration at the war-rav ...

Promoting Resilience In Coral Reefs Can Combat Habitat Loss

Archived, 55 days ago From  

Coral reefs have become a focus for observation and study due to their economic and ecological importance and sensitivity to warming ocean temperatures. ...

Acidification Makes Corals More Brittle. It May Even Dissolve Them

Archived, 56 days ago From  

MALAYSIA - The world?s corals, Malaysia?s own stunning reefs included, are facing a host of environmental challenges to their continued survival as a result of manmade global warming and other harmful human activities. These include rising water temperatures, i ...

Earth Is Losing Plants And Animals At A Dangerous Rate

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COLOMBIA - What is the state of biodiversity on Earth? Four scientific reports from the United Nations reveal that the Earth may be in store for a lonelier existence. ...

Tree-chopping, Eagle-feeding And Jet Skis Among Threats To Langkawi, Says Group

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MALAYSIA - A conservation group has offered to help the Kedah government in the wake of claims that the holiday island could lose its Unesco status. ...

Colombia Scraps Amazon Highway Plans Due To Deforestation Concern

Archived, 58 days ago From  

COLOMBIA - Colombia?s President Juan Manuel Santos declared earlier this month that a controversial highway project that would cut through the Amazon will not be completed. Santos pointed at rampant deforestation and potentially irreversible environmental impac ...

Microplastic Pollution In Worlds Oceans Poses Major Threat To Filter-feeding Megafauna

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Even as the world is waking up to the problems created by the massive amounts of plastic pollution in Earth?s oceans and taking steps to address the issue new research is shedding light on how detrimental that pollution is to marine wildlife. ...

Indigenous Amazonian Women Demand End To Extraction

Archived, 59 days ago From  

ECUADOR - Nearly 100 indigenous women of the Ecuadorian Amazon spent five days protesting outside the country?s Presidential Palace last week. They were demanding a meeting with President Lenin Moreno and to personally deliver their political mandate. Authorit ...

Cities Need Forests Too: A call For Forests Amid Our Concrete Jungles

Archived, 60 days ago From  

CHINA - Human beings evolved among trees. Even today, hundreds of millions of people live in and around forests, and depend upon them directly for their food, fuel, and livelihoods. ...

Climate Change Is Shrinking Mountain Hares Alpine Habitat

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SWITZERLAND - Global warming is making life difficult for the mountain hare in the Swiss Alps. As a result, they are becoming increasingly rare, an international study headed by Swiss scientists has revealed. ...

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Climate change will bring more and more heat waves

Action: Climate Change

The heat in Malaysia often feels next to unbearable. For days on end, the sun is scorching and the heat is sweltering. That, ...

End Phosphate Mining in Manatee County

Action: Wildlife Conservation

The expansion of phosphate mining in Manatee County would threaten freshwater resources in the Myakka and Peace River watersh ...

Amazon basin deforestation could disrupt distant rainforest by remote climate connection

Action: Stop Deforestation

The ongoing deforestation around the fringes of the Amazon may have serious consequences for the untouched deeper parts of th ...

Stop coal mining assault on this roadless forest

Action: Stop Pollution

President Trump has been clear since day one that he’s turning over the nation’s public lands and environment to King Coa ...

Defend our wildlife from the search for Atlantic oil

Action: Save Our Oceans

From Maine to Florida, people along the East Coast strongly oppose offshore oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic Ocean -- yet ...

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