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Warming climate has consequences for Michigan's forests

Archived, 11 days ago From Phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - In the last 100 years, Michigan has become warmer, with more rain coming through heavy downpours. Climate models suggest that the state will continue to warm and variability in precipitation patterns will increase, which will have consequences for th ...

RFUK Opposes Planned Lifting of Logging Moratorium in the DRC

Archived, 12 days ago From All Africa 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - The Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) has joined forces with other international campaigning NGOs to oppose the imminent lifting of a moratorium on the allocation of new industrial logging concessions in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), followin ...

Forests in Indonesia's concession areas being rapidly destroyed

Archived, 12 days ago From Mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Forest clearing within areas zoned for timber, logging, oil palm, and mining accounted for nearly 45 percent of deforestation in Indonesia between 2000 and 2010, finds a new study that examined forest loss within industrial concessions.

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Hollywood heavyweights put climate change manifesto on TV

Archived, 12 days ago From Planet Ark 

London, U K - As temperatures continue to rise and habitats come under threat, a group of Hollywood heavyweights is seeking to bring the spotlight back on climate change with a new documentary.

"Years of Living Dangerously," a nine-part documentary ...

Georgian Eco-Warriors in Battle to Save Tbilisi Park

Archived, 12 days ago From Environment News Service 

Lincoln City, OREGON - Activists who have set up a protest camp in a central Tbilisi park say they are fighting to save one of the Georgian capital’s rare green spaces.

The city government has given planning permission for a seven-story hotel on the site of ...

Thai Tanker Sinks, Spilling Oily Sludge

Archived, 12 days ago From Environment News Service 

Lincoln City, OREGON - A domestic Thai tanker carrying oil sludge capsized and sank southwest of Bangkok on Tuesday, releasing roughly 1,500 liters (12.5 barrels) of oil into the Gulf of Thailand.

Local media say the Thai-owned vessel sank when the engine ro ...

Group says 'no' to dam option in Millburn's South Mountain Reservation

Archived, 12 days ago From NorthJersey.com 

Woodland Park, NEW JERSEY - Save Our Reservation's mission is clear: "Take the dam option off the table."

The grassroots group, which formed in early 2014, is encouraging local leaders to look at other options for mitigating floodwater in the Rahway River Waters ...

Newly formed partnership gives 6 million euros to preserve threatened global habitats

Archived, 12 days ago From Wildlife Extra News 

Hereford, U K - The new Fondation Segré Conservation Fund, an unprecedented partnership between the Swiss Fondation Segré and Fauna & Flora International, has allocated a total of €6 million over a five year period, to support a portfolio of priority conservation pr ...

Huge gas project proposed for Abbot Point following coal terminal approval

Archived, 12 days ago From Sydney Morning Herald 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - A huge liquefied natural gas export terminal is being planned for Abbot Point on the Queensland coast, coming just months after the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority approved plans to dump 3 million tonnes of dredge spoil in the sensitive regi ...

Beijing eyes smog controls ahead of APEC meeting

Archived, 13 days ago From Reuters 

London, U K - China may revive 2008 Beijing Olympics-style air pollution controls when it holds a meeting of Asia-Pacific leaders in the often smog-shrouded capital in November, state media said on Thursday.

Officials are mulling traffic curbs based ...

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Arctic sea ice falls to fifth lowest level on record

Action: Climate Change

Arctic sea ice remained on its death spiral on Wednesday, with the amount of winter ice cover falling to its fifth lowest on ...

Rescuing Lebanon's big cats

Action: Wildlife Conservation

“It’s a very complicated process to send animals. There are about 20 people involved,” Maggie Shaawari, vice president of Ani ...

After widespread deforestation, China bans commercial logging in northern forests

Action: Stop Deforestation

Forestry authorities in China have stopped commercial logging in the nation's largest forest area, marking an end to more tha ...

Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Airplanes

Action: Stop Pollution

Airplanes are a fast and convenient way to travel, but they also produce large and growing amounts of greenhouse pollution. S ...

Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin sanctuary set up in Taiwan

Action: Save Our Oceans

A dwindling population of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins will be protected with the creation of Taiwan’s first marine wildlif ...

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