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Australia to Scrap Plan for Dumping Near Great Barrier Reef
Environment  (tags: Great BarrierReef, environment, conservation, ecosystems, destruction, energy, government, GoodNews, wildlife, world, protection, pollution, oceans, nature, politics, humans, habitat )

Cal
- 7 hours ago - reuters.com
Australia will abandon plans to dump 3 million cubic meters of dredged sand into the Great Barrier Reef area in its effort to create the world's biggest coal port, the Australian Financial Review reported on Tuesday.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Protect Small Island States From Rising Sea Levels - ForceChange
Environment  (tags: climate-change, ecosystems, environment, protection, world, oceans, politics )

Cal
- 7 hours ago - forcechange.com
Small island states (Sids) face a greater threat from rising sea levels, as the populace needs to be evacuated to the mainland and the biodiversity of the land will be completely lost if the ocean swallows up these islands
Florida's Sugar Barons Grow Fat on Subsidies, Diabetes and Everglades Destruction
Environment  (tags: BigSugar, bad business, politics, environment, destruction, ecosystems, healthconditions, water, humans, government )

Cal
- 17 hours ago - theecologist.org
Big Sugar is the new Big Tobacco, writes Alan Farago - lethal to human health, wreaking environmental devastation, gouging huge public subsidie
Pennsylvania Finally Reveals 243 Cases Of Drinking Water Contamination By Fracking Chemicals
Environment  (tags: Fracking, Facking Wastes, drinking water contamination, destruction, healthconditions, humans, nature, politics, pollution, science, Sustainabililty, water )

Betsy
- 1 day ago - earthfirstjournal.org
For the first time, Pennsylvania has made public 243 cases of contamination of private drinking wells from oil and gas drilling operations. Wells in 22 counties effected. Some "accidents" poisoned more than one well, some water "undrinkable".
Fracked Off - Natural Gas Victims Flee Colorado's Toxic Air
Environment  (tags: ecosystems, destruction, environment, fracking, frack is whack, healthconditions, protection, energy, habitatdestruction, habitat, pollution, politics, nature, government )

Cal
- 2 days ago - theecologist.org
Lives and health are being ruined by pollution from taxpayer-subsidized gas wells, flaring and refining plants, while property values collapse.
Backroom Deals or Sunshine on the Gulf's Restoration?
Environment  (tags: conservation, destruction, ecosystems, animals, humans, government, habitat, habitatdestruction, healthconditions, nature, oceans, politics, pollution, protection, Sustainabililty, BP disaster )

Sara
- 2 days ago - salsa3.salsalabs.com
Tell the Chair of the RESTORE Council, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, to say no to backroom deals, and yes to public engagement, transparency and sunshine on the Gulf's restoration.
'A Global Tragedy' in the Making? Thailand Plans Highway Expansion Through World Heritage Site
Environment  (tags: world, protection, nature, wildlife, environment, destruction, ecosystems, government, politics, humans, habitatdestruction, habitat )

Cal
- 2 days ago - news.mongabay.com
The plans to expand Highway 304 fly in the face of UNESCO requirements mandating the Thai government make existing roads more ecologically sound.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Protect Coastline From Offshore Drilling - ForceChange
Environment  (tags: environment, energy, conservation, drilling proposal, humans, nature, pollution, protection, water, oceans, politics, wildlife, ecosystems )

Cal
- 4 days ago - forcechange.com
After a massive oil spill along the California coastline in 1969, California began implementing protections from offshore drilling--Unfortunately, a loophole in the Coastal Sanctuary Act allows new offshore drilling in Tranquillion Ridge, a section of the
Earthquake Risk Makes California's Diablo Canyon a Fukushima in Waiting
Environment  (tags: nuclear plant safety, Diablo Canyon, earthquake danger, report, science, research, healthconditions, protection, humans, politics, energy, environment, ecosystems )

Cal
- 5 days ago - theecologist.org
A newly-exposed report by Diablo Canyon's lead nuclear inspector shows that the twin reactors are unsafe,
Here's How Brazil's New Presidential Candidate Could Help Save the Planet
Environment  (tags: politics, world, environment, ecosystems, conservation, nature, humans, habitatdestruction, habitat )

Cal
- 6 days ago - globalpost.com
Marina Silva has a chance at becoming the first environmentalist to lead a major world economy. Here is what that might look like.
The Deep Ocean Is Crucial to a Healthy Planet, and Now Companies Want to Strip-Mine It for Metals
Environment  (tags: deep ocean ecosystems, mining interests, conservation, destruction, environment, ecosystems, oceans, politics, world, habitatdestruction, habitat, nature, humans, protection )

Cal
- 6 days ago - takepart.com
Though the deep ocean covers more than half the planet, we know more about the surface of the moon than about life in the far recesses of the sea. Scientists have come together to protect the deep sea before it's too late.
End of the Line: GMO Production in China Halted
Environment  (tags: GMO's, Sustainabililty, nature, politics, wildlife, government, ecosystems, environment )

Nils Ande
- 6 days ago - rt.com
In a surprise U-turn, China's Ministry of Agriculture has decided not to continue with a program which developed genetically-modified rice and corn. Some environmentalists say public concerns about GM crops played a key role in the decision.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Protect the Grand Canyon From Destructive Developments
Environment  (tags: conservation, environment, ecosystems, GrandCanyon, wildlife, water, nature, politics, pollution, protection )

Cal
- 7 days ago - takeaction.takepart.com
Most of us think that the Grand Canyon is sacred and outside the realm of destructive development. But that is not true.
 

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