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650,000 children in 9 states attend school within 1 mile of a fracking well

Archived, 52 days ago From ecowatch.com 

Cleveland, OHIO - More than 650,000 kindergarten through 12th grade children in nine states attend school within one mile of a fracked oil or gas well, putting them at increased risk of health impacts from dangerous chemicals and air pollution.

The find ...

Nations meet in Rwanda to tackle greenhouse gases

Archived, 53 days ago From nation.co.ke 

Nairobi, KENYA - Envoys from nearly 200 nations meet in Kigali on Thursday to discuss ridding the world of HFCs, gases introduced to save the ozone layer only to unwittingly assail Earth's climate.

Representatives of 197 countries — among them 40 minis ...

EPA sued for third time for failing to address Fairbanks' dirty air

Archived, 54 days ago From earthjustice.org 

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA - Today, Fairbanks residents filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for missing a third deadline in three years for addressing Fairbanks’s air pollution problem. The groups seek court enforcement of EPA’s obligations und ...

Airbus to marshal its satellites against deforestation

Archived, 54 days ago From news.mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - One of the world’s largest aerospace companies is enlisting its satellites in the fight to save forests.

That’s the aim of Starling, a new service developed by Airbus Defence and Space, environmental consultancy The Forest Trust (TFT) ...

Lawsuit launched to protect plants, monarchs from toxic new pesticide

Archived, 54 days ago From biologicaldiversity.org 

Tucson, ARIZONA - The Center for Biological Diversity is suing the Environmental Protection Agency for once again approving a toxic pesticide without fully considering its potential harm to the environment. The potent new plant-killer, halauxifen-methyl, could harm ra ...

Great Australian Bight: Sea Shepherd declares victory after vowing to fight BP on the high seas

Archived, 55 days ago From abc.net.au 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - Activist group Sea Shepherd has declared victory after BP backed down from plans to conduct exploratory drilling in the Great Australian Bight.

It had vowed to fight BP on the high seas if the oil company was granted approval from the ...

Ohio forest expansion could help rattler and other endangered species

Archived, 56 days ago From greatlakesecho.org 

Lansing, MICHIGAN - The most dangerous snake in northeastern America is in rapid decline due to habitat loss and the threat of human development.

But the expansion of Ohio’s largest privately-owned protected forest, known as the Edge, could protect the ti ...

Peru’s REDD+ conservation efforts paying off

Archived, 58 days ago From news.mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Peru is home to around one tenth of the Amazon rainforest, the second largest block after Brazil. It’s also the best carbon mapped nation in the world thanks to the work of the Carnegie Airborne Observatory which found that Peru’s forests’ store more ...

Alaska offshore oil discovery could further imperil polar bears, lock in disastrous climate change scenarios

Archived, 59 days ago From biologicaldiversity.org 

Tucson, ARIZONA - This week’s announcement by Caelus Energy that it discovered, and intends to develop, a massive offshore oil field in Alaska’s Smith Bay could push polar bears closer to extinction and help lock in the worst climate change scenarios predicted by scie ...

Airlines will pay just pennies on dollar for climate pollution under new global 'offset' scheme

Archived, 59 days ago From biologicaldiversity.org 

Tucson, ARIZONA - A market-based carbon-offset scheme for the airline industry approved today by the International Civil Aviation Organization, or ICAO, will not curb airplanes' planet-warming pollution, projected to triple by 2050.

The international or ...

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Storm Signal: Climate change brings stronger but smaller storms to the US

Action: Climate Change

New statistical methods have revealed what's in store for the U.S. in terms of storm intensity and size. Researchers from the ...

End the harvest of New York's terrapins

Action: Wildlife Conservation

With speckled skin and elaborately patterned shells, diamondback terrapins are gorgeous creatures. They're also hard workers ...

A bird on the brink

Action: Stop Deforestation

The destruction of vast areas of forest for oil palm plantations in southern Tanintharyi Region poses a serious threat to the ...

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Action: Stop Pollution

UNICEF pulled no punches in a new study that used satellite imagery to examine what kind of air is breathed by children aroun ...

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Action: Save Our Oceans

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