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Five days after disaster, PM visits leak site: I came as fast as I could

Archived, 12 days ago From haaretz.com 

ISRAEL - Five days after millions of liters of crude oil gushed out of a ruptured pipeline into the Evrona nature reserve, causing severe environmental damage, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the site of the leak, saying he had "been busy," but that ...

Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust launches a 10-point manifesto for protecting our remaining wetlands

Archived, 14 days ago From Wildlife Extra News 

Hereford, U K - The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust recently launched its Wetland Manifesto at a reception at the Houses of Parliament.

MPs, peers and business leaders heard how protecting our remaining wetlands can help our health, the economy and the pu ...

Debate on emissions to heat up week 2 of Lima climate talks

Archived, 14 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Gurgaon, INDIA - Its week 2 at the climate talks being held in Lima, Peru. Ministers began arriving today and more huddles are expected to break the deadlock over climate change. The most important agenda is to determine how the world will cut emissions to stay below ...

The last holdout among big palm oil producers joins no-deforestation pledge

Archived, 14 days ago From grist.org 

Seattle, WASHINGTON - The Singapore-based palm-oil business Musim Mas announced Thursday that it will make sure that the oil it purchases hasn’t been harvested in ways that cause deforestation.

Musim Mas handles about 18 percent of the world’s palm oil. It ...

Victorian springs to dry, temperatures to rise

Archived, 14 days ago From theage.com.au 

Docklands, AUSTRALIA - Victoria's crucial spring rains will diminish, temperatures will rise and fire danger days will increase, according to high-resolution climate projections to 2030 and 2070 generated for eastern Australia.

The research prepared to 100 s ...

Amazon Deforestation May Be The Cause Of Brazil Drought, Scientists Say

Archived, 14 days ago From huffingtonpost.com 

Vera Lucia de Oliveira looks to the sky, hoping for any sign of rain.

For weeks, the taps in her home have run dry as Sao Paulo has suffered its worst drought in eight decades, with rainfall at one-third the normal level. Without heavy ...

Cutting carbon pollution is the key to curbing global warming

Archived, 14 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Not all greenhouse gases are created equal. If we want to limit the temperature rise of the Earth, we really need to focus on the long-lasting greenhouse gases. They’re the ones that matter, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of th ...

Boeing aircraft makes first 'green diesel' powered flight

Archived, 14 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Gurgaon, INDIA - A Boeing aircraft has completed the world's first flight using 'green diesel', a sustainable biofuel made from vegetable oils, waste cooking oil and animal fats.

The company powered its ecoDemonstrator 787 flight test airplane on Dece ...

China seeking social capital for projects to clean up environment

Archived, 14 days ago From eco-business.com 

China is seeking social investment for environmental protection projects as a shortage of government funds impedes pollution control.

In a guideline published by the State Council, China’s Cabinet, on November 26, the central governmen ...

Environmental Authorities Probe Central China Pollution

Archived, 14 days ago From bjreview.com.cn 

Beijing, CHINA - Authorities at the central and local levels began investigating a pollution case in which an aluminum manufacturer is believed to have caused environmental damage in central China.

Environmental officials will probe into the contaminat ...

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Greenland ice melt underestimated, study says

Action: Climate Change

Melting ice from the coast of Greenland could make a much bigger contribution to rising sea levels than has previously been t ...

Poaching kingpin arrested

Action: Wildlife Conservation

His wife, 28, and his second-in-command were arrested in a separate swoop in Hluhluwe.

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Deforestation Threatens the Planet

Action: Stop Deforestation

Always a matter of concern, the topic of deforestation and its potential threats to the planet has gained more urgency. A rec ...

Bangladesh begins oil clean-up with sponges and sacks

Action: Stop Pollution

Bangladeshi fishermen using sponges and sacks began cleaning up a huge oil spill in a protected area that is home to rare dol ...

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Action: Save Our Oceans

A plan to dump dredged sediment onto a sensitive wetlands area beside the Great Barrier Reef near Abbot Point would lead to m ...

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