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Activists urge DR Congo to do more to stop illegal logging

Archived, 32 days ago From Phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - The Democratic Republic of Congo takes pride in recent steps to prevent illegal logging in its vast equatorial forests, but experts argue these measures are far from enough to stop a thriving business.

In the Congo river port of the ca ...

Nuclear reactors in northern England to be shut down due to faults

Archived, 32 days ago From The Guardian 

London, U K - Four nuclear reactors at two large power plants in the north of England are to be shut down temporarily, after inspectors discovered a fault with a boiler unit.

EDF Energy said four reactors at its Heysham 1 and Hartlepool plants were ...

'Natural Reserves' no more: illegal colonists deforest huge portions of Nicaraguan protected areas

Archived, 32 days ago From Mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - In Northeastern Nicaragua, abutting the coastal Caribbean town of Bluefields, lie two nature reserves - Cerro Silva and Punta Gorda - that are embroiled in a bitter battle for survival against the speedily encroaching agricultural frontier. The fores ...

Half of Riau's oil palm plantations are illegal

Archived, 33 days ago From Mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Half of the oil palm plantations in Sumatra's Riau Province are illegal, said Indonesia's top forestry official.

Speaking to Antara News, Minister of Forestry Zulkifli Hasan said that two million of Riau's four million hectares of Riau ...

Danger to Great Barrier Reef growing as reports reveal site's health is declining

Archived, 33 days ago From Sydney Morning Herald 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - The outlook for the Great Barrier Reef looks grim, with many of the threats to its environmental health worsening over the past five years and expected to deteriorate further as climate change intensifies, two major reviews have found.

...

China failing to take effective action against timber smugglers

Archived, 33 days ago From Mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Voluntary guidelines established by the Chinese government won't be enough to curb rampant timber smuggling by Chinese companies, putting 'responsible' actors at risk of having their reputations tarnished, argues a new campaign by the Environmental I ...

Corps Agrees to Monitor Dam Pollution

Archived, 33 days ago From ABC News  

New York, NEW YORK - For the first time in its history, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will have to disclose the amount of pollutants its dams are sending into waterways in a groundbreaking legal settlement that could have broad implications for the Corps' hundreds of ...

Mangrove Trees Protect Cuba, Florida From Rising Sea Levels Caused by Climate Change

Archived, 33 days ago From latinpost.com 

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - Both Cuba and Florida have turned to the use of mangrove trees to protect the areas from climate change.

According to Fox News Latino, the two areas are susceptible to damage from hurricanes and storm surges. Coastal erosion is also a ...

Report says Maharashtra’s mangrove cover unchanged for nine years, activists aghast

Archived, 33 days ago From Times of India 

New Delhi, INDIA - Maharashtra's mangrove cover has remained unchanged at 186 sq km for nearly a decade, according to an environment ministry report that was questioned by activists and forest officials alike.

Titled India State of Forest Report 2013, th ...

US Gulf oyster harvest nose-dives since BP spill

Archived, 33 days ago From Phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - Gulf Coast oyster harvests have declined dramatically in the four years since a BP PLC oil well blew in the U.S.'s worst offshore oil disaster, spilling millions of gallons off Louisiana's coast in 2010.

Fisherman Randy Slavich dragged ...

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Tibet's glaciers at their warmest in 2,000 years: Report

Action: Climate Change

The Tibetan plateau, whose glaciers supply water to hundreds of millions of people in Asia, were warmer over the past 50 year ...

WCS-led raids lead to six arrests near Mozambique’s largest reserve

Action: Wildlife Conservation

A joint force of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and government authorities are in the midst of carrying out a series ...

Brazil's planned Tapajós dams would increase Amazon deforestation by 1M ha

Action: Stop Deforestation

A plan to build a dozen dams in the Tapajós river basin would drive the loss of an additional 950,000 hectares of rainforest ...

99 per cent of Sweden's waste is now reused

Action: Stop Pollution

Around 99 per cent of Sweden's garbage is now recycled and the country is so efficient at managing waste they are importing i ...

New trade regulations for greater protection to endangered sharks

Action: Save Our Oceans

Seven threatened species of shark and ray are to get greater protection, as a historic agreement aimed at safeguarding the wo ...

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