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Delhi to crack down on polluting vehicles to combat air pollution

Archived, 18 days ago From uk.news.yahoo.com 

London, U K - India's capital Delhi has announced new plans to limit emissions from vehicles to curb the dangerous levels of air pollution in the city.

It will increase the number of gas-powered buses in the city and step up its crack down on vehicl ...

Germany's fiercest environmental battlefield

Archived, 18 days ago From dw.com 

Bonn, GERMANY - In Germany, a major energy company is clearing an ancient forest to expand the country's largest coal mine. Activists are fighting back by living in the trees and chaining themselves to coal excavators.

The fight over the Hambach Fores ...

Amazon slowly eaten away by gold rush's illegal mines

Archived, 18 days ago From  

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - Seen from above, the Amazon resembles a huge billiards table - a field of intense green pockmarked by brown stains.

These are the sites of illegal mines, and they reveal the scope of a gold rush that threatens the lungs of the planet.< ...

After long battle, big swath of Sumatran rainforest wins protection

Archived, 19 days ago From news.mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - In what conservationists are hailing as a major breakthrough in efforts to protect Sumatra’s fast-dwindling lowland rainforests, the Indonesian government on Wednesday finally approved an ecosystem restoration license for more than 44,000 hectares (1 ...

Much more toxic mercury is blowing in from Asia than thought

Archived, 19 days ago From takepart.com 

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - Forget fish for a moment, and start worrying about the toxic mercury in the air around you.

Researchers have found that Asia is producing more than double the amount of the toxic metal—mainly from the burning of coal that also is a pri ...

APP to clear plantations to restore peatlands

Archived, 19 days ago From news.mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - In a notable shift away from business-as-usual in Indonesia’s plantation sector, forestry giant Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) will undertake ecosystem restoration in 7,000 hectares of commercial timber plantations, converting acacia back to native pe ...

Only 3 of 8 palm oil firms in Sabah pledge 'no deforestation'

Archived, 19 days ago From dailyexpress.com.my 

Sabah, MALAYSIA - Only three of the eight palm oil companies in Sabah that were contacted by NGO Friends of the Orang-utans (FOTO) have made "No Deforestation" pledges.

According to FOTO director Upreshpal Singh, so far only Kuala Lumpur Kepong (KLK), W ...

Vietnam ready to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Archived, 19 days ago From english.vietnamnet.vn 

Hanoi, VIETNAM - To cope with the consequences of climate change including high temperatures, rising sea levels, increases in natural disasters, landscape changes and economic damages, Vietnam has joined hands with the international community to protect and develop f ...

The island nation rising up to be a hero for climate action

Archived, 20 days ago From greenpeace.org 

Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - Out in the central Pacific Ocean, straddling the equator and the International Date Line, lies an island group in Micronesia called Kiribati (pronounced 'Kiri-bas'). It’s not “famous” like Hawaii, Bali or Tahiti but its scenery is just as, or even mo ...

As air pollution health risks mount, indoors & outside, London aims to cut them

Archived, 20 days ago From news.sys-con.com 

Bergen County, NEW JERSEY - As research into air pollution continues, concerns about its health consequences are growing. In cities across the globe, the level of harmful airborne particles is already dangerously high, bringing increased risk for asthma, emphysema, and even ca ...

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Severe wildfires threatening world's temperate forests

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More extensive and severe wildfires and a myriad other threats, including diseases and longer, more severe and hotter drought ...

Gorillas on the brink in Congo

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Andre Bauma rolls in the grass with a young mountain gorilla, Ndakasi. He hugs the hulking hairy creature whom he thinks of a ...

Rainforests doomed unless world adopts ‘development without destruction’, warn scientists

Action: Stop Deforestation

Tropical forests face a dire future unless humans adopt a radically different approach to protecting and managing them, warns ...

End mining within 100 feet of streams

Action: Stop Pollution

For decades legal loopholes have allowed coal companies to mine directly through streams, harming imperiled species like the ...

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Action: Save Our Oceans

It's easy to see why people are so drawn to Florida's large, lovable manatees. But in crowding this endangered sea mammal's w ...

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