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Dutch government facing legal action over failure to reduce carbon emissions

Archived, 13 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The first public hearings will take place in the Hague on Tuesday in the first case in the world to use existing human rights and tort law to hold a government responsible for failing to reduce carbon emissions fast enough.

The 886 cit ...

Australia's renewable energy investment grinds to a halt

Archived, 13 days ago From smh.com.au 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - Australia's large-scale renewable energy industry has entered an investment freeze, with just one project securing finance in the past six months amid political uncertainty, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

The lone venture i ...

Environmentalists work to save Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Archived, 13 days ago From voanews.com 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - In the coming months, the United Nations and the Australian government will square off over whether to list the Great Barrier Reef as endangered.

Environmentalists said the unique marine park is threatened by development and needs stro ...

China to surpass US as top cause of modern global warming

Archived, 14 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Mumbai, INDIA - China is poised to overtake the United States as the main cause of man-made global warming since 1990, the benchmark year for U.N.-led action, in a historic shift that may raise pressure on Beijing to act.

China's cumulative greenhous ...

China's coal imports fall nearly half in 12 months as anti-pollution drive bites

Archived, 14 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - China’s coal imports fell by nearly half in the first three months of the year as the slowing economy and tougher rules on pollution took their toll.

Imports by the world’s biggest coal consumer reached 49.07m tonnes in the first quart ...

'The air is stinking, it’s dirty': the fight against pollution in Kraków

Archived, 14 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - With a neatly trimmed moustache and white doctor’s coat, Dr Krzysztof Czarnobilski, head of internal medicine and elder care at Kraków’s MSWiA Hospital, speaks nervously, his English formal and stilted. His message, though, couldn’t be clearer. The f ...

China's reclamation in Spratly's destroying environment, people's livelihood

Archived, 14 days ago From interaksyon.com 

Quezon City, PHILIPPINES - China’s “massive and unrestrained” reclamation of islands at Spratly’s and harmful fishing practices at China-occupied Scarborough Shoal are destroying the environment and the livelihood of people “who have depended on the sea for generations,” the P ...

Coal makes a comeback thanks to carbon price repeal, emissions rise

Archived, 14 days ago From smh.com.au 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - Tony Abbott has seized the chance to gloat about the fall in electricity prices since the carbon price was scrapped, so it's only fair we acknowledge another result of this crusade.

Nine months after the carbon price was repealed, the ...

Turtle nesting sites,mangroves at high risk due to oil spill

Archived, 17 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Mumbai, INDIA - Turtle nesting sites on the shorelines, mangroves in the inland waters and coral reefs in the sea are identified as highly vulnerable groups in the event of oil spill off the Goa coast, according to experts.

"Many of Goa's diverse and ...

Great Barrier Reef a political hostage to global activists

Archived, 17 days ago From theaustralian.com.au 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - The government’s ban on the dumping of dredge spoils in Great Barrier Reef Marine Park waters and the establishment of a Reef Trust to fund long-term improvements to water quality, both announced by the federal government last month, continued a “gre ...

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

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Action: Save Our Oceans

Commercial and recreational fishing is imposing a toll on the Great Barrier Reef’s food chain, researchers say.

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