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China will allocate $4.6 bln to shut 4,300 coal mines

Archived, 17 days ago From zmescience.com 

Pitești, ROMANIA - The Chinese government seems determined to phase out coal from their economy. According to an official press release, China will allocate 30 billion yuan ($4.56 billion) in funds over the next three years to the closure of small, inefficient mines.

Aceh citizens sue government to save Leuser Ecosystem

Archived, 17 days ago From news.mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - With the filing of a class-action lawsuit today in Jakarta, a bitter fight over the future of one of Sumatra’s last intact rainforests will move to the courts.

Registered by nine Indonesian citizens from the country’s westernmost provi ...

WWF-Canada joins call to decommission Springbank Dam on Thames River in London, Ont.

Archived, 17 days ago From newswire.ca 

Toronto, CANADA - WWF-Canada has joined forces with the Ontario Rivers Alliance as part of a collective of conservation organizations and angling clubs to call on the City of London, Ont., to decommission the Springbank dam on the Thames River.

The Tham ...

Global wildlife populations have fallen by half — a stat that says it all

Archived, 18 days ago From wvtf.org 

Roanoke, VIRGINIA - Every now and then, a single statistic tells you more about the world we live in than a firehose of news ever could. Here’s one of them: Since 1970, the Earth has lost more than half its wildlife.

Let’s say that again: There are rough ...

India, China, Indonesia score lowest when it comes to tropical forest protection

Archived, 18 days ago From news.mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Over the last few decades, protected areas in tropical forests have expanded rapidly, both in number and extent. But do protected areas actually reduce deforestation?

According to a recent study published in PLoS ONE, protected areas i ...

Illegal loggers wage war on indigenous people in Brazil

Archived, 18 days ago From news.nationalgeographic.com 

Washington, U K - Brazil has long struggled to contain an epidemic of illegal logging, which accounts for the majority of the country’s timber production. Now the contagion appears to have reached new heights, with loggers accused of deliberately torching huge swathes ...

Greenpeace says China city air pollution drops by 10 percent

Archived, 18 days ago From cbsnews.com 

New York, NEW YORK - Average concentrations of air particulates in 189 Chinese cities fell by 10 percent in 2015, according to a new Greenpeace report, a sign that pollution overall was decreasing even as catastrophic levels of smog this winter in northern China effectiv ...

Paris climate limit will see some parts of world warm by 6 degrees

Archived, 19 days ago From smh.com.au 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - The Paris pact to limit global temperature increases to less than 2 degrees will still result in some parts of the planet warming by as much as 6 degrees due to regional variations, researchers in Switzerland and Australia said.

While ...

World's oceans warming at increasingly faster rate, new study finds

Archived, 19 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The world’s oceans are warming at a quickening rate, with the past 20 years accounting for half of the increase in ocean heat content that has occurred since pre-industrial times, a new study has found.

US scientists discovered that mu ...

International embargo on exports of Madagascar’s precious woods extended

Archived, 19 days ago From news.mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Last week in Geneva, the Standing Committee of the Convention on International Trade and Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) decided to extend an international embargo on the trade of Madagascar’s precious woods.

The ill ...

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