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Rare bird paradise protected in war-torn Colombian mountain range

Archived, 8 days ago From Mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - A coalition of conservation groups have established a new protected area in one of Latin America's most neglected ecosystems: the Colombian-side of the Serranía de Perijá mountain range. Following decades of bloody conflict and rampant deforestation, ...

Melting glaciers giving rise to new lakes in Himachal Pradesh

Archived, 8 days ago From Times of India  

New Delhi, INDIA - Melting of glaciers is resulting in the formation of smaller lakes in the high hills of Himachal Pradesh and is posing threat to the population living downstream. A recent visit to in Chokhang area of Lahaul-Spiti by MLA Ravi Thakur along with forest ...

Pipeline break would devastate Great Lakes

Archived, 8 days ago From Livingston Daily  

Livingston, MICHIGAN - A rupture of 61-year-old, underwater oil pipelines running through the Straits of Mackinac would be “the worst possible place” for a spill on the Great Lakes, with catastrophic results, according to a University of Michigan researcher studying potent ...

Environmental Group Keeps Up Fight to Stop Leases In PA Forests

Archived, 8 days ago From Natural Gas Intelligence  

Sterling, VIRGINIA - Just hours after Gov. Tom Corbett signed a $29.1 billion state budget last week (see Shale Daily, July 10), the Pennsylvania Environmental Defense Foundation (PEDF) filed a request with the Commonwealth Court asking a judge to declare the move uncons ...

Centre keen on giving major chunk of forest fund to states, says Javadekar

Archived, 8 days ago From Times of India 

New Delhi, INDIA - The government on Tuesday said it has prepared a plan to ensure that state governments get 90% of the Rs 35,000 crore kept under Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) fund.

Replying to a discussion o ...

West Sussex county council turns down shale gas exploration bid

Archived, 8 days ago From The Guardian 

London, U K - An application by a shale company to explore for oil and gas in a picturesque part of West Sussex has been turned down.

West Sussex County Council’s planning committee refused the application by Celtique Energy for oil and gas explorat ...

'A high price to pay': new Indonesian peatland regulation may do more harm than good

Archived, 8 days ago From Mongabay.com  

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Inches away from being passed, a new regulation on peatlands management in Indonesia is drawing protests from civil societies that claim it may increase land tenure conflicts among local people.

The Government Regulation on Peatland Ec ...

Sumatra fires in the rise

Archived, 8 days ago From Mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - The number of fires burning in Sumatra's Riau Province doubled on Sunday, raising concerns that dry conditions could unleash an especially severe haze this dry season in Indonesia.

An image released on Monday by NASA showed 154 hotspot ...

Great Barrier Reef's decline buried in government reports, says agency

Archived, 8 days ago From The Guardian 

London, U K - Australia’s marine research agency has warned that the government has downplayed the declining health of the Great Barrier Reef and there is “clear potential for conflicts of interest” in development decisions.

The Australian Institute ...

Germany, UK and Poland top ‘dirty 30’ list of EU coal-fired power stations

Archived, 8 days ago From The Guardian 

London, U K - The UK and Germany lead a list of the EU’s most polluting coal-fired power stations compiled by environmental campaigners, who say coal emissions are undermining efforts to combat climate change. Both countries have nine of the so-called “dirty 30” a ...

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New Zealand’s 'dramatic' ice loss could lead to severe decline of glaciers

Action: Climate Change

New Zealand’s vast Southern Alps mountain range has lost a third of its permanent snow and ice over the past four decades, di ...

Give Kenai Brown Bears a True Refuge

Action: Wildlife Conservation

The isolated population of brown bears on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula is in trouble. Just last year alone, 18 percent of the adu ...

Palm oil company clears rainforest in New Guinea

Action: Stop Deforestation

An Indonesian Stock Exchange-listed company whose commissioner is a member of The Nature Conservancy-Indonesia's board has be ...

Hercules begins clean-up of contaminants along southern, eastern boundaries

Action: Stop Pollution

Hercules, Inc. has begun a clean-up of on and off-site contamination that the Environmental Protection Agency said will prote ...

30 new Marine Protected Areas for Scotland

Action: Save Our Oceans

The Scottish Government have announced they have given the go-ahead for 30 more Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), to protect a f ...

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