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After Widespread Deforestation, China Bans Commercial Logging in Northern Forests
Environment  (tags: deforestation, China, habitatdestruction, habitat, destruction, forests, energy, protection, politics, humans, ecosystems, environment, world, wildlife, healthconditions, nature, pollution, conservation )

Cal
- 1 day ago - news.mongabay.com
Forestry authorities in China have stopped commercial logging in the nation's largest forest area, marking an end to more than a half-century of intensive deforestation...
Impact of Climate Change on Forest Growth
Environment  (tags: beetles, climate-change, CO2emissions, destruction, endangered, energy, environment, forests, globalwarming, politics, pollution, protection, research, science, Sustainabililty, trees )

Kit
- 1 day ago - epa.gov
Warmer climates cause greater spread of pine beetles and leave forests more vulnerable to rapid spread of fires.
Water Shortage Divides Californians on Solutions and Blame
Environment  (tags: politics, news, environment, drought, water, nature, humans )

Cal
- 2 days ago - latimes.com
The vast majority of Californians believe, unsurprisingly, that the state is in the throes of a serious water crisis. But many disagree about what can be done about it.
Yakama Nation Tells DOE to Clean Up Nuclear Waste
Environment  (tags: pollution, nuclear waste, clean-up, ecosystems, environment, destruction, conservation, protection, habitat, habitatdestruction, nature, humans, politics )

Cal
- 3 days ago - ipsnews.net
The Department of Energy (DOE), politicians and CEOs were discussing how to warn generations 125,000 years in the future about the radioactive waste at Hanford Nuclear Reservation, considered the most polluted site in the U.S., when Native American anti-n
TAKE ACTION NOW! Help Save the Forests of Tasmania From Destruction
Environment  (tags: world, environment, Tasmania, politics, habitat, ecosystems, mining interests )

Cal
- 3 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Tasmanian Premier elect, Will Hodgman, has openly declared war on the environment.
Wisconsin Residents Blame Fracking for a Boom in Sand Mining Facilities
Environment  (tags: habitatdestruction, habitat, environment, fracking, frack is whack, destruction, conservation, politics, energy )

Cal
- 4 days ago - cbsnews.com
In Wisconsin, residents are having an emotional debate over the fuel-drilling technique known as "fracking," in which a sand mixture is blasted underground to extract oil and gas from rock
Go Wild for National Park Week: April 19-27
Environment  (tags: national parks, environment, ecotourism, biodiversity, wildlife, protection, habitat, ecosystems, environment, politics, nature )

Cal
- 4 days ago - ecowatch.com
Each spring, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation host National Park Week, a presidentially proclaimed celebration of our national heritage. This year National Park Week--technically nine days--is scheduled for April 19-27.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Preserve Pebble Bay--Help Save One of America's Greatest Natural Treasures
Environment  (tags: Pebble Bay, proposed oil drilling, mining interests, destruction, ecosystems, environment, protection, wildlife, politics, nature, animals, humans, habitatdestruction, habitat, government, green, conservation )

Cal
- 4 days ago - change.org
The proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska's Bristol Bay wilderness may be the worst corporate assault on America's natural heritage that no one's ever heard of.
IPCC Findings: Create 'Age of Renewables'... Or Pay Higher Price Later
Environment  (tags: animals, climate-change, CO2emissions, conservation, destruction, ecosystems, endangered, energy, environment, forests, habitatdestruction, healthconditions, nature, oceans, politics, pollution, research, science, Sustainabililty )

Kit
- 4 days ago - commondreams.org
'The longer we wait, the costlier it will be': IPCC's latest climate assessment makes it perfectly clear that solutions to crisis exist, but political atrophy spells doom.
Dear Fossil Fuel Industry - It's Over
Environment  (tags: animals, climate-change, CO2emissions, conservation, ecosystems, destruction, endangered, environment, forests, energy, globalwarming, habitatdestruction, healthconditions, oceans, politics, pollution, research, science, Sustainabililty )

Kit
- 4 days ago - commondreams.org
The climate panel, which brings together the world's top energy and climate experts, says that to prevent catastrophic climate change, energy systems around the world must be urgently and fundamentally transformed.
Welcome to Ground Zero--Literally--for Sea Level Rise in North America
Environment  (tags: climate-change, rising seas, protection, environment, ecosystems, destruction, habitat, habitatdestruction, globalwarming, politics, pollution, oceans, nature, humans )

Cal
- 5 days ago - takepart.com
A bayou port for the oil and gas industry is under threat from global warming. The jambalaya is served with a side of irony.
U.S. Extends Keystone XL Comment Period, Delaying Final Decision
Environment  (tags: politics, obama, news, Keystone XL Pipeline, environment, destruction, ecosystems, government, green, habitat, habitatdestruction, protection )

Cal
- 5 days ago - reuters.com
The U.S. State Department announced on Friday it is extending the government comment period on the Keystone XL pipeline, a move that likely postpones a final decision on the controversial project until after the November 4 mid-term elections.
TAKE ACTION NOW! CLOSE THE INDIAN POINT NUCLEAR POWER PLANT IN NEW YORK
Environment  (tags: Indian Point, Close Indian Poitn, Hell No We won't Glow, nuclear waste, lack of security, NRC, nuclear power, no nukes, pollution, politics, healthconditions, environment, destruction, ecosystems, water, nature )

Cal
- 5 days ago - credomobilize.com
Less than 50 miles from New York City--There are about 2700 metric tons of high level nuclear waste being stored on-site, most of it in vulnerable fuel pools in warehouse-type buildings, not containment structures like the reactors themselves.
Legal Logging Concessions Drive Illegal Logging in Peru, Threatening Forests and Indigenous People
Environment  (tags: trees, destruction, ecosystems, environment, illegal logging, world, protection, humans, government, politics, energy )

Cal
- 5 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Nearly 70 percent of "officially inspected" logging concessions in Peru have had their permits canceled or are under investigation for major breaches of forestry laws, finds a new study
 

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