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Greening the Revolution - Ukrainian Youth Joins Fight for Nature
Environment  (tags: pollution, protection, green, GoodNews, environment, conservation, ecosystems, world, wildlife )

Cal
- 5 hours 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.
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
- 7 hours 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.
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
- 11 hours 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
Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Owner Wins Climate Leadership Award
Environment  (tags: TransCanada, Keystone XL pipeline, #NoKXL, Tar Sands Oil, #DirtyOil, Climate Change, Emissions, Climate Leadership Award, Outrage )

Brian
- 1 day ago - huffingtonpost.com
TransCanada, "the company that wants to build the Keystone XL pipeline was recognized this week for leadership on climate change -- to the shock of environmental activists. "
Paying the Price of Tar Sands Expansion
Environment  (tags: Tar Sands, #NoTarSands, #TarSandsBlockade, US, Expansion, EPA, Climate Change, Taxpayers, Emissions, Toxic Contamination )

Brian
- 1 day ago - truth-out.org
"Despite all the reasons to keep tar sands in the ground, the refining equipment tax credit has helped put tar sands development in the US on the rise, accelerating climate change at the expense - in every sense of the word - of American taxpayers."
Major Oil Spill Strikes Louisiana, Threatens Waterways
Environment  (tags: Oil Spill, Disaster, Toxic Contamination, Environmental Devastation, Louisiana, EPA )

Brian
- 1 day ago - commondreams.org
"Officials on Sunday are continuing work to contain what an EPA representative called a major oil spill in northwestern Louisiana that could take months to clean up."
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
- 1 day 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
Protect Communities From Toxic Oil Refinery Pollution ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Environment  (tags: environment, destruction, habitat, protection, pollution )

Cher
- 1 day ago - secure2.edf.org
Take action today: Tell the EPA to make sure oil refineries clean up their act
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
- 1 day 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
The Race to Reclaim Louisiana's Vanished Land Back From the Sea
Environment  (tags: reclamation, mangroves, Louisana's vanishing coasts, wildlife, protection, environment, destruction, ecosystems, water )

Cal
- 1 day ago - motherjones.com
The submerging state has an ambitious plan to turn back the tide--but will it work?
Demand Stricter Regulations for Frac Sand Mines ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Environment  (tags: environment, habitat, destruction, protection )

Cher
- 1 day ago - forcechange.com
The practice of frac sand mining has grown since the boom of hydraulic fracking. Silica sand is included in the liquid injection process to increase fracking yields. However, the growing business of frac sand mining, particularly in Wisconsin, does not
Don't Build Electrical Transmission Line Through Migrating Bird Habitat ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Environment  (tags: environment, habitat, protection, destruction, wildlife )

Cher
- 1 day ago - forcechange.com
The Nebraska Public Power District has proposed a 220-mile transmission line, which will bisect a sensitive prairie and sand dune habitat. Known as the Sandhills, this area is unique and provides habitat for a variety of migrating birds.
Help Save Utah's Greater Canyonlands ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Environment  (tags: environment, habitat, protection, Utah )

Cher
- 1 day ago - org.salsalabs.com
Take action below -- urge Obama to fulfill Roosevelt's vision and forever protect these canyonlands.
Fracking Ban Ballot Initiatives Intensify
Environment  (tags: fracking, frack is whack, ecosystems, environment, conservation, protection, nature )

Cal
- 1 day ago - ecowatch.com
County ballot issues to ban fracking could have a large impact outside those counties. And the campaign money being spent on both sides--but primarily by big energy companies--shows how much is at stake.
Palm Oil - the New Threat to the Amazon
Environment  (tags: environment, destruction, ecosystems, deforestation, AMazon, Amazon Rain Forest )

Cal
- 1 day ago - theecologist.org
Despite Brazil having made great strides in reducing logging in the Amazon region, a US study says the country faces a renewed threat to its forests.
 

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