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Australia kills off carbon tax

Archived, 8 days ago From The Guardian 

London, U K - Australiaís carbon price has been repealed, leaving the nation with no legislated policy to achieve even the minimum 5% greenhouse emissions reduction target it has inscribed in international agreements.

After eight years of bitter pol ...

New study links dredging to diseased corals

Archived, 8 days ago From Phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - In a world-first study published today, researchers say dredging activity near coral reefs can increase the frequency of diseases affecting corals.

"At dredging sites, we found more than twice as much coral disease than at our control ...

Dispersant from Deepwater Horizon spill found to persist in the environment

Archived, 8 days ago From Phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - The 2010 Deepwater Horizon (DWH) spill in the Gulf of Mexico was the largest accidental release of oil into the ocean, with approximately 210 million gallons gushing from the blown out well. In an attempt to prevent vast quantities of oil from foulin ...

Obama unveils measures to help communities adapt to climate change

Archived, 8 days ago From Planet Ark 

London, U K - U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced new measures to make the country's infrastructure stronger and more resilient, to help states and communities adapt to climate change.

"Climate change poses a direct threat to the infr ...

Bondo Garbage Menace

Archived, 8 days ago From All Africa 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - Residents of Bondo have complained of heaps of garbage in the town.

They claimed that a tractor that is supposed to collect the garbage is being used in funerals.

The residents yesterday threatened to stop paying levies ...

Bayelsa Communities Write Shell Over Oil Spill

Archived, 8 days ago From All Africa 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - Devastated communities in Okordia clan, Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, have written to Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), asking it to mitigate the ravaging oil spill incidence of June 11, 2014, in the area.

T ...

Wildlife officers step up wetland protection

Archived, 8 days ago From USA Today 

McLean, VIRGINIA - Federal wildlife officer Ashley Look steps carefully through a muddy field of old cornstalks until she reaches the edge of a marsh.

She checks an app on her smartphone that identifies a wetland protected by a federal conservation easem ...

Fishing for coherent regulations along Fiji's coral reefs

Archived, 8 days ago From Mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - If you want to quiet a room in Fiji or feel like a lobster in a boiling pot, bring up coastal fishing rights, and ask what's happening with the plan to update the country's fisheries laws.

In September Fiji will hold its first election ...

30% of Borneo's rainforests destroyed since 1973

Archived, 8 days ago From Mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - More than 30 percent of Borneo's rainforests have been destroyed over the past forty years due to fires, industrial logging, and the spread of plantations, finds a new study that provides the most comprehensive analysis of the island's forest cover t ...

Coastal erosion protection system could save Phuketís shore

Archived, 9 days ago From Phuket Gazette 

Phuket, THAILAND - Whether people remain in denial or have accepted the inevitability of the effects of global warming, there is no denying that glaciers and ice caps are melting and sea levels are rising. Itís no longer a question of whether or not these factors are h ...

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Melting glaciers giving rise to new lakes in Himachal Pradesh

Action: Climate Change

Melting of glaciers is resulting in the formation of smaller lakes in the high hills of Himachal Pradesh and is posing threat ...

Lush Cosmetics launches bid to protect pangolins

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Lush Cosmetics has agreed to support an effort to battle trafficking of the Sunda pangolin.

Lush will provide ...

Targeted enforcement saved a Massachusetts-worth of Amazon rainforest in 3 years

Action: Stop Deforestation

Targeted law enforcement efforts via Brazil's green municipalities programs were responsible for reducing deforestation by 10 ...

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 ...

Coal dust 'spread across Barrier Reef'

Action: Save Our Oceans

Coal dust has spread throughout the Great Barrier Reef and exceeds toxic levels near the shore, a Senate inquiry has heard.

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