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Obama Administration Proposes Stricter Rules for Crude Oil Trains to Halt Derailments
Environment  (tags: safety, crude oil transport, politics, environment, destruction, ecosystems, healthconditions, pollution, protection, conservation, government )

Cal
- 15 hours ago - ecowatch.com
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced details Wednesday of a proposal to make crude oil transportation safer, in a bid to prevent more derailments and the threats that accompany them.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Speak Out to Protect Farmworkers From Pesticides By Aug. 18th
Environment  (tags: protection, healthconditions, PESTICIDES, FARMWORKERS, environment, ecosystems, politics, pollution, humans )

Cal
- 18 hours ago - takeaction.takepart.com
Did you know? Pesticide exposure causes farmworkers to suffer more chemical-related injuries and illnesses than any other workforce in the nation.
Save the Home of Critically Endangered Iguanas in Jamaica - Force Change
Environment  (tags: Environment, Jamaica, Endangered Species, Iguanas, Forests, Ecosystem, Coral Reef, Conservation, Protection, Wildlife, Petition to sign )

Victoria
- 1 day ago - forcechange.com
Please sign this global petition to the Prime Minister of Jamaica to uphold the national environmental protection laws for mangrove forests, a coral reef and many species including the Iguana and to deny destructive development by notorious China Harbour.
STOP Peanut Butter Company From Destroying Rain Forests *** Please Sign ***
Environment  (tags: conservation, destruction, ecosystems, environment, forests, habitatdestruction, humans, protection, Sustainabililty, trees )

Frans
- 1 day ago - forcechange.com
Endangered orangutans and tigers continue to suffer at the hand of the palm oil industry. Rampant deforestation, forest fires, and peatland destruction are quickly eliminating the homes of these precious creatures and contributing to climate change....
GOOD NEWS! Rare Bird Paradise Protected in War-Torn Colombian Mountain Range
Environment  (tags: environment, conservation, ecosystems, green, government, GoodNews, world, wildlife, protection, humans, habitat )

Cal
- 1 day ago - news.mongabay.com
A coalition of conservation groups have established a new protected area in one of Latin America's most neglected ecosystems: the Colombian-side of the Serranía de Perijá mountain range
Tobacco - Zimbabwe's Forests Are Going Up in Smoke
Environment  (tags: economic boom, deforestation, overdevelopment, tobacco, poverty vs. progressdevastation of the l, environment, destruction, ecosystems, protection, world, wildlife, habitatdestruction, habitat, energy )

Cal
- 1 day ago - theecologist.org
In Zimbabwe, 15 % of its natural forest has been burnt down as farmers free more land to plant tobacco. On current trends, the country will be a desert in just 35 years from now.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Protect America's Rainforest From Old-Growth Logging
Environment  (tags: environment, ecosystems, destruction, Tongass, deforestation, rainforest, rainforest destruction, pollution, protection, habitat, habitatdestruction, conservation, humans, healthconditions, government, water, trees )

Cal
- 1 day ago - takeaction.takepart.com
We have an opportunity to save the Tongass rainforest--but we need you to tell agency officials to end destructive industrial-scale old-growth logging on the Tongass much more quickly than the Forest Service's proposed 10- to 15-year timeline.
Scientists Blast Australian Government's Moves to Dismantle Environmental Protections
Environment  (tags: government, environment, destruction, Australia, policies, ecosystems, world, pollution, protection, conservation, politics, oceans )

Cal
- 2 days ago - news.mongabay.com
A prominent group of conservation scientists condemned the Australian government's recent moves to eliminate protections for native ecosystems, cut research funding, backtrack on commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and step up persecution of
AUSTRALIA: Coal Terminals, Dredging Putting Great Barrier Reef at Risk, Senate Inquiry Told
Environment  (tags: world, Australia, pollution, protection, mining interests, ecosystems, destruction, environment, energy )

Cal
- 2 days ago - abc.net.au
The fast-tracking of coal terminals and dredging along Queensland's coast was endangering the health of vital marine ecosystems, a conservation group has told a Senate inquiry.
Roads Through the Rainforest: An Overview of South America's 'Arc of Deforestation
Environment  (tags: deforestation, development, roads, ethics, planning, ecosystems, destruction, environment, forests, conservation, politics, pollution, government, green, wildlife, world, humans, nature, protection )

Cal
- 2 days ago - news.mongabay.com
As the impacts of roads on forest ecosystems become clear, governments and planning agencies reach a moral crossroads.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Stand Up to Big Oil: Refinery Towns Need A Sheriff
Environment  (tags: pollution, energy, Big Oil, need for regulation, ecosystems, environment, conservation, destruction, habitatdestruction, habitat, humans, healthconditions, protection, science, nature )

Cal
- 3 days ago - earthjustice.org
Millions of people live in the shadow of oil refineries and are forced to breathe air that sickens and kills--especially our vulnerable children.
GOOD NEWS! EPA Blocks Huge Alaska Mine Project With Environmental Restrictions
Environment  (tags: ecosystems, environment, destruction, EPA, government, GoodNews, green, protection, nature, conservation, energy, pollution, politics, wildlife )

Cal
- 3 days ago - theguardian.com
The Environmental Protection Agency has announced a set of restrictions that will in effect prevent the development of a controversial copper and gold mine in Alaska which many said would have been disastrous for the state's largest salmon fishery.
Liberia - Communities Join to Fight to Palm Oil Land Grab
Environment  (tags: palm oil, Liberia, deforeation, people power, indigenous rights, environment, ecosystems, environment, destruction, healthconditions, world, pollution, habitatdestruction, habitat, energy, conservation, politics, protection )

Cal
- 3 days ago - theecologist.org
Liberia's Jogbahn Clan is at the forefront of efforts to resist the grab of Indigenous Peoples' land and forests for palm oil plantations.
Activists March in Opposition of Keystone XL Pipeline, Climate Change
Environment  (tags: environment, destruction, activism, ecosystems, Keystone xl, climate-change, protection )

Cal
- 3 days ago - 1011now.com
Opposition to the pipeline is alive and well in Nebraska and has been going on for more than five years.
 

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