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Biodiversity in river basins discussed

Archived, 9 days ago From Times of India 

New Delhi, INDIA - Experts from Bangladesh and different parts of the country participated in the symposium jointly organized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Patna University, and University of Chittagong, Bangladesh, on Saturday.
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Time running out to meet global warming target: UN report

Archived, 9 days ago From Times of India 

New Delhi, INDIA - World powers are running out of time to slash their use of high-polluting fossil fuels and stay below agreed limits on global warming, a draft UN study to be approved this week shows.

Government officials and top climate scientists wil ...

Cutting carbon from US power plants could deliver $63 billion in benefits

Archived, 10 days ago From theclimategroup.org 

New York, NEW YORK - Carbon pollution could be cut by up to 700 million tons annually from 2020 if the US government follows a new environmental plan proposed by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

The NRDC’s plan suggests that between 470 and 70 ...

Volunteers assist Coast Guard with cleanup efforts in Galveston

Archived, 10 days ago From KHOU 

Houston, TEXAS - Volunteers have been searching for signs of oil all over Galveston beaches and marking the areas so that professionals can come clean it.

“We're looking for any visible signs of oil, oil sheen, tar balls, oil on birds or animals,” said ...

Bollywood actor fronts Earth Hour campaign

Archived, 10 days ago From gulfnews.com 

Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Earth Hour, in its sixth year, is the world’s biggest environment campaign to raise awareness about climate change and will be celebrated on March 29 when all one has to do is join the event is switch off the lights for an hour.

To att ...

Conservatives to promise ban on new onshore windfarms

Archived, 11 days ago From The Guardian 

London, U K - The Conservative party is planning to pledge in its manifesto for next year's general election that it will introduce a moratorium on future onshore windfarms from 2020 on the grounds that they have now become "self-defeating".

In an a ...

Saving rainforests by buying them

Archived, 11 days ago From Mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - For more than twenty five years, an international non-profit known as the World Land Trust has been working to protect tropical forests through land purchase and partnerships with local groups. Last year, the U.S. arm of the group decided to rebrand ...

American Forests Partners With Laser Technology, Inc. On Big Tree Program Initiatives

Archived, 11 days ago From Digital Journal 

Toronto, CANADA - American Forests is proud to announce a series of three tree measuring webinars and a grant program in partnership with Laser Technology, Inc. (LTI), world leader in manufacturing the most popular line of handheld professional measurement and mapping ...

New national park for Afghanistan

Archived, 12 days ago From Wildlife Extra News 

Hereford, U K - The Wakhan District in Afghanistan has been declared the country’s second national park. Wakhan District, one of the most remote areas of Afghanistan, will provide protection for Afghanistan’s rare and vulnerable wildlife such as the snow leopard, Ma ...

Inspectors re-enter New Mexico nuclear waste site after leak

Archived, 12 days ago From Planet Ark 

London, U K - Inspectors ventured into an underground nuclear waste disposal vault in New Mexico on Wednesday to begin an on-site investigation of a radiation leak nearly seven weeks ago that exposed 21 workers and forced a shutdown of the facility.

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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 ...

Save Rare Desert Snail From Extinction

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Mohave shoulderband snails are unlikely desert dwellers. They're moisture dependent in a place known for its deadly heat. And ...

Tobacco Companies Embark On Massive Reforestation Programme

Action: Stop Deforestation

Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) and tobacco merchants have established a Sustainable Afforestation Association (S ...

Protect the Hudson River From Disastrous Oil Spills

Action: Stop Pollution

Crude-oil transport in the Northeast has been surging for the past two years, and much of it is by rail. Indeed, nearly one-q ...

Huge Whale Meat Shipment Skips Port of Durban Because of South African Outrage

Action: Save Our Oceans

The cargo ship Alma, carrying 2,000 tons of endangered fin whale meat from Iceland, has decided today not to enter the South ...

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