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Amazon Gold Rush Destroying Huge Swaths of Rainforest
Environment  (tags: deforestation, Amazon, Amazon Rainforest, mining ecosystems, destruction, environment, conservation, pollution, protection, world, healthconditions, government, habitatdestruction, habitat )

Cal
- 13 days ago - news.mongabay.com
between 2001 and 2013, about 1,680 square kilometers (650 square miles) of forest was destroyed in connection with gold mining on 1,600 individual mining sites across South America. The distribution of deforestation, however, was anything but even.
How We Made the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Environment  (tags: environment, destruction, ecosystems, Great Pacific Garbage Patch, documentary film, protection, wildlife, world, habitatdestruction, habitat, pollution, water )

Cal
- 13 days ago - mnn.com
The documentary 'Plastic Paradise' explains how this consumer-driven catastrophe is destroying the oceans and how we can fix it.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Save Deer From Mine Expansion in Nevada
Environment  (tags: endangered, animals, destruction, mining interests, ecosystems, environment, habitatdestruction, habitat, wildlife, humans )

Cal
- 14 days ago - forcechange.com
A large population of Ruby Mountain mule deer is in danger by the proposed expansion of one of America's largest gold mines. The mine seeks to expand operations by more than 4,000 acres
TAKE ACTION NOW! Protect Ancient Coral Reefs From Destructive Fishing Trawls!
Environment  (tags: coral reefs, fishing gear, fishing gearhabitat, ecosystems, environment, destruction, habitatdestruction, habitat, wildlife, oceans, pollution, protection, animals )

Cal
- 15 days ago - secure.earthjustice.org
In the Atlantic Ocean, just off the U.S. East Coast, deep-sea corals provide essential habitat for countless invertebrate species and for commercially and recreationally important fisheries in the mid-Atlantic region.
Tell U.S. Leaders: Our Forests Aren't Fuel!
Environment  (tags: energy, animals, conservation, destruction, forests, habitat, habitatdestruction, humans, nature, politics, pollution, protection, Sustainabililty, trees, wildlife )

Sara
- 15 days ago - secure.nrdconline.org
The EPA wants to let our forests be burned as "renewable energy" in power plants. Burning trees to produce electricity is disastrous, harming our health, environment, climate, and quality of life.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Help Protect Florida Panther Habitat!
Environment  (tags: Florida Panther, habitat, habitatdestruction, protection, endangered, animals, ecosystems, destruction, conservation, environment, politics, humans, nature )

Cal
- 17 days ago - secure.defenders.org
Please ask Secretary Jewell and Director Ashe to make protecting and recovering critically endangered Florida panthers a top priority!
TAKE ACTION NOW! Ban Fracking in Florida
Environment  (tags: environment, ecosystems, destruction, FRACKING, frack is whack, fracking, politics, government, nature, habitat, habitatdestruction )

Cal
- 17 days ago - forcechange.com
Florida has recently introduced legislation that would preemptively ban fracking within the state. If passed, the bill would protect these natural areas and Florida citizens' water table from the environmentally unsafe and increasingly condemned practic
As Rivers re-Open to Shipping, Oil Threat to Bangladesh's Sundarbans Forest Continues
Environment  (tags: wildlife, pollution, protection, world, environment, destruction, ecosystems, conservation, habitat, habitatdestruction, politics, nature, humans )

Cal
- 18 days ago - theecologist.org
The recent oil tanker capsize on the Shela river puts the forest at risk of widespread biodiversity loss, but just this week, the authorities re-opened the Shela river to shipping with no restrictions on hazardous cargoes.
Guatemala's Indigenous People Fighting Back Against Exploitation By Multinational Mining Companies
Environment  (tags: activism, activists, environment, ecosystems, destruction, environment, nature, habitatdestruction, habitat, world, pollution, healthconditions, energy )

Cal
- 18 days ago - alternet.org
In violation of international law, the Guatemalan government is seeking to issue mining permits without the consent of indigenous people.
Protect Our Public Lands From Fracking
Environment  (tags: fracking, conservation, destruction, animals, forest, waste, water, habitat, habitatdestruction, humans, politics, pollution, wildlife )

Sara
- 20 days ago - secure3.convio.net
Please sign the petition below asking your Representative to support a ban on fracking on public lands. We'll deliver your signature and additional message directly to your elected official.
Fracking Ban Bill Introduced in Florida
Environment  (tags: bnaing fracking, Florida, frakc is whack, environment, destruction, ecosystems, conservation, protection, wildlife, habitat, habitatdestruction, government )

Cal
- 22 days ago - ecowatch.com
There may not be any actual fracking going on in Florida yet. But some legislators there are taking no chances, introducing bills to ban the process in the state, just as New York did in mid-December.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Save New England's Most Important Marine Habitats From Exploitation
Environment  (tags: ecosystems, destruction, environment, pollution, protection, water, oceans, politics, habitat, habitatdestruction, government )

Cal
- 22 days ago - takeaction.takepart.com
If we don't act now, marine conservation efforts off the coast of New England could be gutted by 70 percent.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Say No! to Building on Arable Land at Salisbury Rd in Marlborough Wiltshire UK.
Environment  (tags: animals, animalwelfare, development, ecosystems, environment, destruction, ecosystems, habitat, habitatdestruction, humans, world, protection )

Cal
- 22 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a myriad of wildlife faces the prospect of imminent development threatening the ecosystems of numerous bird and animal species.
Chuck Schumer Lays Out Democrats' Plans For Keystone Pipeline Legislation
Environment  (tags: Keystone XL Pipeline, poliitcs, US Congress, ecosystems, environment, destruction, habitat, habitatdestruction, government, green )

Cal
- 24 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Sunday that Democrats will try to improve a pending bill that would approve the Keystone XL pipeline, but that even with those improvements, he believes President Barack Obama should veto the legislation.
Nuke Plant Reports 2-Month Oil Leak Into Lake Michigan
Environment  (tags: pollution, protection, environment, ecosystems, nuclear leak, water, wildlife, destruction, humans, habitatdestruction, habitat )

Cal
- 24 days ago - freep.com
An oil cooling system on the turbine of a southwest Michigan nuclear power plant leaked oil into Lake Michigan for about two months, according to plant officials.

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