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Drive to Mine the Deep Sea Raises Concerns Over Impacts
Environment  (tags: deep ocean mining, lack of safeguards, pollution, protection, oceans, politics, environment, destruction, ecosystems, conservation, world, wildlife )

Cal
- 3 days ago - e360.yale.edu
Mining companies are targeting vast areas of the deep ocean for mineral extraction. But with few regulations in place, critics fear such development could threaten seabed ecosystems that scientists say are only now being fully understood
Already Close to Extinction, Last Male White Rhino Capable of Breeding Dies in Kenya
Environment  (tags: animals, endangered, extinction, white rhinos, poachers, world, Africa, Chinese medicine, protection, wildlife, science )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - rawstory.com
One of the last northern white rhinos on the planet has died in a reserve in Kenya, leaving the sub-species on the verge of extinction, experts said Saturday. The male, called Suni, "was probably the last male capable of breeding", according to...
This Proposed Pipeline Would Be Even Bigger Than Keystone XL
Environment  (tags: proposed Energy East Pipeline, environment, destruction, ecosystems, energy, pollution, politics, healthconditions, conservation, world, wildlife )

Cal
- 6 days ago - grist.org
Meet Energy East: It will be 2,858-miles long, putting it right up there with some of the longest pipelines in the world. It would pump about a third more crude than Keystone XL was intended to.
Pacific Climate Change Warriors Block World's Largest Coal Port
Environment  (tags: activism, climate-change, world, pollution, ecosystems, oceans, politics, environment )

Cal
- 5 days ago - ipsnews.net
Climate Change Warriors from 12 Pacific Island nations paddled canoes into the world's largest coal port in Newcastle, Australia, Friday to bring attention to their grave fears about the consequences of climate change on their home countries.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell McDonald's to Only Buy Palm Oil From Responsible Suppliers
Environment  (tags: deforestation, corporate greed, tigers, animal welfare, McDonald's, activism, activists, environment, destruction, ecosystems, world, protection, humans, habitatdestruction, habitat )

Cal
- 2 days ago - action.sumofus.org
McDonald's buys palm oil to make a range of products--from Baked Apple Pie to Spicy Chicken McBites.There are fewer than 400 Sumatran tigers left in the wild, and 1,500 Borneo pygmy elephants, because their rainforest homes are being destroyed to make room
No Forests, No Cash': Palm Oil Giants Commit to Sustainability, But Will They Follow Through?
Environment  (tags: palm oil, Indonesia, sustainability, deforestation, deforestation destruction, world, pollution, radia-active, protection, ecosystems, destruction, environment, conservation )

Cal
- 2 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Although it is important for Indonesia's economy, the country's palm oil sector has also contributed to Indonesia's status as the world's biggest deforester in terms of annual rate.
Indonesian Govt Won't Allow Palm Oil Companies to Protect Forests
Environment  (tags: deforestation, palm oil, destruction, ecosystems, environment, animals, wildlife, world, protection, nature, habitatdestruction, habitat, government )

Cal
- 3 days ago - news.mongabay.com
A law passed by the Indonesian government last month makes it even more difficult for palm oil companies to conserve tracts of wildlife-rich and carbon-dense forests within their concessions
Puppy-Sized Spider Surprises Scientist in Rainforest
Environment  (tags: world, wildlife, South America, Goliath spider, animals, habitat, nature, environment, forests )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - m.livescience.com
Piotr Naskrecki was taking a nighttime walk in a rainforest in Guyana, when he heard rustling as if something were creeping underfoot. When he turned on his flashlight, he expected to see a small mammal, such as a possum or a rat.
Greening the Revolution - Ukrainian Youth Joins Fight for Nature
Environment  (tags: pollution, protection, green, GoodNews, environment, conservation, ecosystems, world, wildlife )

Cal
- 2 days ago - theecologist.org
When the violent protests at Kiev's Independence Square ended in early spring, there were thousands of tons of smoldering rubble left over from months of fighting on the barricades.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Protect Northern Australia
Environment  (tags: habitatdestruction, habitat, OVERDEVELOPMENT, corporate greed, corporate greedhabitatdestruction, environment, destruction, ecosystems, protection, pollution, conservation, wildlife, world )

Cal
- 1 day ago - thepetitionsite.com
The unique natural and cultural heritage of northern Australia is under threat. Plans to build giant dams, industrial scale agri-business, invasive mines, and toxic gas fields are being rolled out.
Once a Sea - Now It's the Aral Desert
Environment  (tags: world, pollution, politics, weather, humans, habitatdestruction, habitat, environment, destruction, ecosystems, wildlife, protection )

Cal
- 5 days ago - theecologist.org
The Aral Sea is a well known environmental disaster zone. But this year, it got a whole worse,
ISIS May Have Chemical Weapons
World  (tags: ISIS, chemical weapons, world, politics, war, violence, middle-east, humanrights, interesting, ethics )

Cal
- 7 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The Islamic State militant group may possess chemical weapons that it has already used to extend its self-proclaimed caliphate, according to photos taken by Kurdish activists and examined by Israeli researchers.
Ice Loss Sends Alaskan Temperatures Soaring
Environment  (tags: climat echange, research, environment, Alaska, weather, world, ecosystems, melting ice )

Cal
- 7 days ago - climatenewsnetwork.net
Scientists analysing more than three decades of weather data for the northern Alaska outpost of Barrow have linked an astonishing 7°C temperature rise to the decline in Arctic sea ice.
Climate Renews Famine Risk to Africa's Sahel
Environment  (tags: climate-change, climate, world, protection, ecosystems, destruction, environment, nature )

Cal
- 4 days ago - climatenewsnetwork.net
With population increasing and food demand far outstripping supply, the Sahel is vulnerable to a new humanitarian crisis − and researchers warn that rising temperatures will only make matters worse.
Turkey Says It's Helping Iraqi Kurds Join Fight For Kobani
World  (tags: world, violence, war, iraq, Turkey, politics, government, 'HUMANRIGHTS!' )

Cal
- 3 days ago - npr.org
Turkey says it is assisting Iraqi Kurdish fighters in crossing into Syria to aid their brethren in the embattled city of Kobani, where Kurds have fought a fierce defense action for weeks against besieging Islamic State militants.
 

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