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Fire destroys 30 hectares of forest in Camarines Sur

Archived, 13 days ago From Inquirer 

Manila, PHILIPPINES - A forest fire has broken out in Calabanga, Camarines Sur, and burned down about 30 hectares of forest in the village of Harubay.

Edecia Orlina, Harubay village head, told the Inquirer by phone that the fire started around 1 p.m.
...

Swedish forest fire set to flare up again

Archived, 13 days ago From thelocal.se 

Stockholm, SWEDEN - The massive fire which has ravaged stretches of forest in Västmanland in central Sweden in the past week is set to flare up again, emergency services warn, with the prospect of new evacuations to follow.

The massive fire which has rava ...

Massive Red Tide Threatens Florida's Gulf Coast

Archived, 13 days ago From news.discovery.com 

New York, NEW YORK - After Toledo had to temporarily ban residents from using tap water last weekend because of a toxic algae bloom on Lake Erie, you probably figured that we’d filled the quota of bad algae-related news for the summer. No such luck, unfortunately. Off th ...

New marine protected area for New Zealand

Archived, 14 days ago From Wildlife Extra News 

Hereford, U K - A new marine protected area has been opened off the coast of Kaikoura on New Zealand’s south island.

The area includes a 4,696 km² whale sanctuary, which protects sperm, humpback, southern right, blue, killer and other whales that freq ...

Forest loss leaps in Bolivia, Mekong region

Archived, 14 days ago From Mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - New satellite data from NASA suggests that deforestation is sharply increasing in Bolivia and Mekong countries during the second quarter of 2014.

NASA's Quarterly Indicator of Cover Change (QUICC), a MODIS satellite-based product that ...

Minister Tasks Oil Industry Operators On Spill Eradication

Archived, 14 days ago From All Africa 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - Minister of Environment, Mrs. Lawrencia Mallam on Thursday tasked oil and gas companies on the need to work with the federal government to eradicate oil spillage and its harmful effect on environment.

Mallam who spoke in Abuja at the c ...

New Effort to Free Troubled Lake Naivasha From Water Hyacinth

Archived, 14 days ago From All Africa 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - A new effort to remove the water hyacinth from Lake Naivasha might finally save the troubled Rift Valley lake.

The water body, a wetland recognised by the Ramsar Convention for its tropical biodiversity, has been degraded over the deca ...

Efforts on to increase India's forest cover

Archived, 15 days ago From Times of India 

New Delhi, INDIA - Efforts are on to increase India's forest cover to one-third of the land area, environment and forests minister Prakash Javadekar informed Rajya Sabha on Thursday.

"Green cover is increasing and government's intention is to take it to ...

Greenpeace India cries foul over arrest of 2 activists

Archived, 15 days ago From Hindustan Times  

New Delhi, INDIA - Two Greenpeace India activists have been arrested on charges of possessing and operating a wireless set without licence, in Singrauli district of Madhya Pradesh, the police said.

However, Greenpeace India accused the police of implica ...

Activists Take Environment Awareness Drive to Schools

Archived, 15 days ago From All Africa 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - More than 300 secondary school students in Rwanda were trained in environment protection and sustainable development during the previous term.

The two-day workshop was conducted at 11 secondary schools across the country. It was organi ...

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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 ...

Primates being sold legally in 21 English pet shops

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Using information gathered from Local Authorities under the Freedom of Information act the conservation charity Born Free has ...

Greenpeace alleges SLAPP suit tactic by logging company

Action: Stop Deforestation

Greenpeace Canada has filed a Statement of Defense in response to a $7 million lawsuit by Resolute Forest Products over alleg ...

Shell Records Massive Oil Spill On Its Nembe Creek

Action: Stop Pollution

A major oil spill has occurred at a Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, (SPDC), oil pipeline between the Santa-Ba ...

Spain clears oil exploration off Canary Islands

Action: Save Our Oceans

Spain’s governnment has given oil group Repsol the all-clear to explore for oil and gas off the coast of the tourism-dependen ...

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