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One in 20 English beaches will fail new EU cleanliness tests

Archived, 16 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - One in 20 English beaches which currently pass standards for cleanliness will fail tougher tests which come in next year, figures show.

Almost all beaches (99.5%) in England meet the basic standards for clean bathing water, with just t ...

Climate change is disrupting flower pollination, research shows

Archived, 16 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Sexual deceit, pressed flowers and Victorian bee collectors are combined in new scientific research which demonstrates for the first time that climate change threatens flower pollination, which underpins much of the world’s food production.

Pollution in Delhi Four Times Higher Than Normal

Archived, 17 days ago From ndtv.com 

New Delhi, INDIA - With winter setting in, the air quality in Delhi has severely deteriorated. Air pollution levels in Delhi are now four times higher than normal, with the worst during morning hours when there is a visible haze.

According to doctors, a ...

Minn. communities look for ways to adapt to climate change

Archived, 17 days ago From mprnews.org 

Saint Paul, MINNESOTA - In an effort to cope with heavier rains and warmer temperatures that climate change brings, some communities are beginning to grapple with ways to help people adapt to the inevitable, even as they work to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

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Texas oil town makes history as residents say no to fracking

Archived, 17 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The Texas town where America’s oil and natural gas boom began has voted to ban fracking, in a stunning rebuke to the industry.

Denton, a college town on the edge of the Barnett Shale, voted by 59% to ban fracking inside the city limits ...

Another mining company found operating in flagrant violation of Indonesian law

Archived, 17 days ago From news.mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - A Harita group mining company in West Kalimantan, Indonesia has been operating well outside of its permit boundary, reports local NGO, Forest Monitoring Volunteers of Borneo (RPHK). Their investigation found that PT. Karya Utama Tambang Jaya, is oper ...

Rail and road transport plan big push for bio-diesel

Archived, 17 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Gurgaon, INDIA - Railways has decided to power a fleet of 4,000 locomotives with alternative fuels such as bio-diesel as an attempt to move towards a cleaner environment and decrease its dependency on diesel. In a similar move, the road transport ministry too has cla ...

German solar ambitions at risk from cuts to subsidies

Archived, 17 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - German ambitions to generate the vast majority of its power from the sun, wind and other renewable sources by the middle of the century are at risk from cuts to solar subsidies and weak EU clean energy targets, industry and experts say.

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First ever Marine Protected Area for Bangladesh

Archived, 18 days ago From Wildlife Extra News 

Hereford, U K - Bangladesh has created its first marine protected area that will now safeguard whales, dolphins, sea turtles, sharks, and other oceanic species.

Bordering the territorial waters of India, the Swatch of No Ground Marine Protected Area ( ...

91% of Kenya’s protected areas shrank in 100 years

Archived, 18 days ago From news.mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Only 5 percent of Kenya has major tree cover today, so it might be surprising to learn that it has some of the oldest national parks in the history of the conservation movement. In 1900, after the first landmark international conference of African wi ...

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2014 on track to be hottest year on record, says US science agency

Action: Climate Change

The world is on course for this to be the hottest year ever, with global land and sea temperatures for September the highest ...

Protect Alaska's Walruses From Dirty Oil Drilling and Global Warming

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Walrus moms and their babies spend all year living on the sea ice off Alaska. But global warming is melting that ice and forc ...

Palm oil giant suspends supplier over deforestation allegations

Action: Stop Deforestation

Palm oil giant Musim Mas Group has suspended purchases from the PT Pati Sari mill over allegations that the facility is proce ...

Coal mine has heavy impact in Indonesian Borneo

Action: Stop Pollution

Baharuddin should be happy. The rambutan and durian trees flanking his home are heavy with fruit. Two hectares of chilies str ...

Japan plans to restart whaling despite ICJ ruling

Action: Save Our Oceans

Japan has announced plans to kill 333 minke whales as part of a new ‘scientific’ whaling programme in the Antarctic.
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