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Germany moves to legalise fracking

Archived, 10 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Germany has proposed a draft law that would allow commercial shale gas fracking at depths of over 3,000 metres, overturning a de facto moratorium that has been in place since the start of the decade.

A new six-person expert panel would ...

Floating diyas adding to pollution in Ganga river

Archived, 10 days ago From economictimes.indiatimes.com 

New Delhi, INDIA - Scores of floating 'diyas' offered to the Ganga River everyday contribute to the pollution in the holy river, Union Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh said today.

Launching a three-day 'India Wash Summit' here along with many dignitarie ...

British leaders pledge climate change push, curb on coal plants

Archived, 10 days ago From smh.com.au 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - The bitter political division in Australia over climate change has come under fire after Britain's three main parties made an extraordinary joint commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions, including ending power generation from high-emitting coal pl ...

Iran MPs wear medical face masks to protest air pollution

Archived, 10 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Iranian lawmakers wore medical face masks in parliament on Sunday in a show of solidarity with residents of their areas battling pollution from strong sandstorms.

Sixteen MPs from the western provinces of Khuzestan, Ilam and Kermanshah ...

Abita Springs files suit again to stop fracking well

Archived, 10 days ago From theadvocate.com 

Baton Rouge, LOUISIANA - The town of Abita Springs has launched yet another legal challenge intended to block the drilling of a fracking well in St. Tammany Parish.

The latest maneuver, a lawsuit filed in federal court against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ...

UN experts find no visible impact of oil spill on Sundarbans forest floor

Archived, 10 days ago From dhakatribune.com 

Dhaka, BANGLADESH - The Sundarbans oil spill did not have any visible impact in the forest floor and long-term monitoring is needed to know the actual extent of damage, an assessment report jointly prepared by the United Nations and the Bangladesh government has conclud ...

Biomass stoves can save our forests

Archived, 10 days ago From allafrica.com 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - A research done recently in some districts has revealed that successful use of the constructed 13,301 improved biomass stoves (6,651 household each with two stoves) in Tanzania can reduce firewood consumption from 39,906 cubic m through using unimpro ...

When it comes to coal, Alberta should follow Ontario’s lead

Archived, 10 days ago From theglobeandmail.com 

Toronto, CANADA - We’ve recently seen some industry messaging that suggests Alberta has little to gain from phasing out coal-fired power and a lot to lose. In fact, some folks are even trying to suggest Ontario made a big mistake when it decided to get rid of its No. ...

Hyderabad air not fit to breathe

Archived, 10 days ago From thehansindia.com 

Hyderabad, INDIA - It is now official - Hyderabad air is not fit for breathing. It is established beyond reasonable doubt that nearly 57 per cent of the city’s carbon footprint is contributed by vehicular emissions. Though the city doesn’t rank very high in the list of ...

WWF calls for urgent action to protect Great Barrier Reef under threat

Archived, 12 days ago From thelondoneconomic.com 

London, U K - We must look after the world. Reckless industrialization alongside the Great Barrier Reef could cause severe damage to one of Earth’s most important environmental systems, according to a new report commissioned by WWF, The World Wide Fund for Nature. ...

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Obama: Reject KXL once and for all

Action: Climate Change

President Obama has pledged to veto the Keystone XL bill being pushed through Congress by climate-denying conservatives. But ...

Critically endangered bird gets new addition to its reserve

Action: Wildlife Conservation

An unassuming brown bird, tiny both in body and population size, hovers on the edge of extinction as much of its habitat has ...

Scientists sound the alarm on African palm oil investment

Action: Stop Deforestation

Africa’s people, forests and wildlife are in trouble if the mostly unbridled expansion of oil palm in West and Central Africa ...

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Action: Stop Pollution

Back-to-back oil train disasters -- one in Ontario, the other in West Virginia -- provide another painful reminder about the ...

Atlantic, Arctic should be off-limits to drilling

Action: Save Our Oceans

The Obama administration just released its draft proposal for a five-year offshore oil and gas drilling plan. It would open, ...

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