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Solar power sets new British record by beating coal for a day

Archived, 15 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The sun provided British homes and businesses with more power than coal-fired power stations for 24 hours last weekend.

While solar power has previously beaten coal for electricity generation over a few hours in the UK, Saturday was th ...

West African countries come together to stop the illegal rosewood trade

Archived, 15 days ago From news.mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Eleven West African countries have come together and agreed to take collective action to curb illegal rosewood logging and trade in response to a quickly developing crisis.

Several species of rosewood, belonging to the genera Dalbergia ...

In China, drones will monitor pollution sources

Archived, 16 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Mumbai, INDIA - Three unmanned aerial vehicles have been deployed by China at its environment monitoring station in Hebei to identify possible polluting activities and help cut down pollution in the province.

The UAVs, two with fixed-wings and one wit ...

Alaska's Juneau Icefield could be gone by 2200 if climate change continues to increase

Archived, 16 days ago From hngn.com 

New York, NEW YORK - If climate change continues as it has been and warming trend predictions are correct, the massive icefield that feeds Alaska's Mendenhall Glacier - the Juneau Icefield - might be gone by 2200. The findings were published in a recent study by research ...

Environmental groups sue US over pollution from airliners

Archived, 16 days ago From mb.com.ph 

Intramuros, PHILIPPINES - A coalition of environmental groups sued U.S. regulators Tuesday over long-sought pollution standards for airliners and cargo planes.

The Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of the Earth filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court i ...

Maryland’s Prince George’s County bans fracking

Archived, 16 days ago From ecowatch.com 

New York, NEW YORK - The Prince George’s County Council voted unanimously today to ban fracking within the county. The measure, introduced by Councilwoman Mary Lehman, amends the zoning ordinance to prohibit the gas drilling technique in all areas of the county, which si ...

Greenpeace protests Polish logging of Europe's last primeval forest

Archived, 16 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - Greenpeace activists Tuesday called on Poland's environment ministry to "save" the Bialowieza forest, Europe's last primeval woodland, by safeguarding it against planned large-scale logging.

The environment group hung a massive banner ...

WWF files lawsuit over Shell’s ‘expired’ Arctic oil permits

Archived, 17 days ago From energylivenews.com 

London, U K - WWF-Canada is taking legal action against Shell’s Arctic oil and gas exploration permits.

The environmental group believes they “continue to obstruct conservation efforts” in Lancaster Sound, Nunavut, which is said to be one of the wor ...

Three of India's natural world heritage sites face threat from harmful activity

Archived, 17 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Mumbai, INDIA - India's three major natural World Heritage Sites - the Western Ghats, Sundarbans National Park and Manas Wildlife Sanctuary - are facing threats from harmful industrial activities like mining, according to a latest survey by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) ...

Carbon pollution is the key reason for sea level rise

Archived, 17 days ago From pressinsiderdaily.com 

New York City, NEW YORK - As hurricane rises and floodwaters force more into communities from Ohio to Victoria, scientists have revealed greenhouse gas pollution became the principle reason for sea level rise through the late-20th century.

New computer modeling ...

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Africa’s antelopes face extinction as climate change squeezes habitat

Action: Climate Change

Africa’s antelope species are in need of immediate help if they’re going to survive the threat of climate change, according t ...

Yellowstone bears need your help

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Grizzly bear numbers in the Greater Yellowstone area have improved since the animals were first protected in 1975, but the be ...

We lose 50 soccer fields worth of forests a day, worldwide

Action: Stop Deforestation

One of the premiere issues for discussion on this Earth Day 2016 concerns the world’s forests, which have witnessed massive d ...

Demand clean water for Flint and across the U.S.

Action: Stop Pollution

Two years ago this month, officials in Flint, Michigan, flipped the switch on the faulty new water system that led to the tra ...

The vaquita could go extinct this year as totoaba poaching continues to increase

Action: Save Our Oceans

China’s demand for swim bladders from a giant Mexican fish called the totoaba is putting the species at risk. It’s also pushi ...

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