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Heavy rain will reduce man-animal conflict in Tamil Nadu, forest officials say

Archived, 10 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Gurgaon, INDIA - Forest officials in Tamil Nadu are upbeat about the continuing heavy rain in the state as it will support wildlife and reduce man-animal conflict.

A drought-like condition had been prevailing in several in forest areas in the state in ...

Time to stand against fracking in New York

Archived, 11 days ago From buffalonews.com 

Buffalo, NEW YORK - The Global Frackdown is a worldwide day of action that calls on communities to take action against hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.”

Fracking is an oil and gas drilling technique that uses millions of gallons of fresh water and dozen ...

Beijing air pollution forces marathon runners to wear masks

Archived, 11 days ago From cbc.ca 

Toronto, CANADA - Despite heavy pollution blanketing Beijing, an international marathon went ahead Sunday, with face masks and sponges among the equipment used by competitors to battle the smog.

The 34th Beijing International Marathon began at Tiananmen ...

A new front in Hong Kong's war on pollution

Archived, 11 days ago From scmp.com 

Causeway Bay - Hong Kong is, as researchers studying the health effects of roadside air pollution have observed, an "ideal urban laboratory". In many urban districts, canyons of tall buildings line streets, restricting the dispersal of emissions from vehicle exhaus ...

California’s plastic-bag ban highlights environmental harm

Archived, 11 days ago From poughkeepsiejournal.com 

Poughkeepsie, NEW YORK - California made big news recently when it announced the first statewide ban on plastic shopping bags set to kick in during the middle of 2015. Beginning in July, large grocery stores, pharmacies and other food retailers in the Golden State will no lo ...

Natural gas development in Butler County brings risks, rewards

Archived, 11 days ago From journal-news.com 

Dayton, OHIO - Local trucking fleets will soon be able to fill up on natural gas instead of more costly gasoline, and more of the region’s electricity supplies will be generated by burning cleaner natural gas rather than coal.

A nationwide natural ga ...

Crude oil spills into Caddo bayou, kills wildlife

Archived, 11 days ago From shreveporttimes.com 

Shreveport, LOUISIANA - A major crude oil spill discovered near here Monday that stopped just shy of Caddo Lake has already killed dozens of fish and some reptiles and will keep cleanup crews and regulatory agencies on site likely for months to come.

"I would ...

Around Lantau in 5 days: pair get set for charity swim

Archived, 11 days ago From scmp.com 

Causeway Bay - Imagine swimming for 15 kilometres in currents so strong you risk crashing into rocks; waves so high that breathing is a challenge; and in waters that could be tainted with oil, waste or chemicals.

Now imagine doing this every day for ...

Actor Martin Sheen lends name to conservation group boat

Archived, 11 days ago From rappler.com 

Pasig City, PHILIPPINES - Award-winning actor Martin Sheen teamed up with conservation group Sea Shepherd Saturday to launch a new ship, as its exiled founder said he hopes to return to the US next year.

Sea Shepherd founder Captain Paul Watson said via Skype t ...

Several Chinese Regions under Heavy Pollution

Archived, 11 days ago From plenglish.com 

Havana, CUBA - Several regions in northern China, including Beijing, are affected by heavy pollution that has led authorities to extend the yellow alert for another 24 hours, as conditions might improve due to a cold front.

A toxic cloud, with a conc ...

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2014 on track to be hottest year on record, says US science agency

Action: Climate Change

The world is on course for this to be the hottest year ever, with global land and sea temperatures for September the highest ...

Giant tortoises bounce back from near extinction on Galapagos Island

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Conservationists said on Tuesday they have brought giant tortoises found on the Galapagos island of Española back from the br ...

Protecting Liberia's Forest

Action: Stop Deforestation

The Forestry Development Authority says the 150 million agreement signed between the governments of Liberia and Norway is not ...

Coal mine has heavy impact in Indonesian Borneo

Action: Stop Pollution

Baharuddin should be happy. The rambutan and durian trees flanking his home are heavy with fruit. Two hectares of chilies str ...

Oahu Coral Reef Suffers Massive Serious Bleaching Due to ‘Stress’

Action: Save Our Oceans

Wide portions of windward Oahu's coral reef are suffering from serious bleaching due to "stress," scientists reportedly said ...

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