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Palm Oil Conference Delegates Call for Sustainability Action From Governments, Buyers, and Producers
Environment  (tags: Agropalma, Darrel Webber, deforestation, environment, Forest Stewardship Council, HCS, HCV, Indonesia, ISPO, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, MSPO, palm oil, POIG, Rainforest Alliance, RAN, roundtable, RSPO, sustainability, sustainable )

Annette
- 17 minutes ago - time2transcend.wordpress.com
Delegates at the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil annual gathering in Kuala Lumpur called on governments to do more to ensure that forests are protected from oil palm expansion. This is my round-up of some of the main issues raised during the gathering.
Success: Bee Killing Pesticides Restricted
Environment  (tags: Ontario, Canada, bees, killing, pesticides, restricted, petition, good news )

Scooby
- 40 minutes ago - forcechange.com
A new regulation passed in Ontario, Canada, restricts the use of toxic neonicotinoid pesticides, which have been linked to declining honeybee populations around the world. Ontario plans to decrease its neonicotinoid use by 80 percent by 2017.
Forest Pledges Multiply as Palm Oil Companies Respond to Clean-Up Demands
Environment  (tags: carbon, Cargill, deforestation, Forest Heroes, GAR, Greenomics, Greenpeace, Indonesia, IOI, ISPO, Kallista Alam, Leuser Ecosystem, Malaysia, orangutan, palm oil, peat, rainforest, rhino, RSPO, Sumatra, sustainability, TFT, tigers, Wilmar, WRI )

Annette
- 50 minutes ago - time2transcend.wordpress.com
The number of multinational companies that say they are committed to supplying and using only deforestation-free palm oil is growing fast, but widespread clearance of forests continues. In this article, I take an in-depth look at the current situation.
Can China Cut Coal?
Environment  (tags: world, Sustainabililty, science, protection, pollution, politics, nature, humans, habitat, environment, destruction, conservation, climate, China, Coal, pollution, healthconditions )

Darren
- 1 hour ago - blogs.scientificamerican.com
On a visit to China a few years back, I asked a local official about pollution controls after enjoying my first sour, gritty taste of the country's air.
Sun, Sand And Offshore Drilling In Spain's Famed Canary Islands
Environment  (tags: threateningparadise, oil drilling, oil drilling leases, environment, ecosystems, conservation, oceans, politics, world )

Cal
- 11 hours ago - npr.org
An oil rig now floats offshore in one of Europe's top winter beach destinations -- Spain's Canary Islands.
Stephen Harper Is Out of Excuses on Climate Action
Environment  (tags: Canada, energy, Tar Sands, fossil fuels, Carbon Pricing, Global Warming, politics, Stephen Harper, environment, pollution, climate )

BoomerWar
- 13 hours ago - boomerwarrior.org
Mr. Harper, your climate charade is over. What will be the next move for the world's worst climate villain?
Save Old-Growth Forest From Logging
Environment  (tags: logging, animals, conservation, destruction, ecosystems, endangered, forests, government, green, habitat, habitatdestruction, humans, nature, politics, protection, trees, water, wildlife )

Sara
- 16 hours ago - forcechange.com
Sign this petition and join the fight to save these irreplaceable and indispensible trees from logging, which could easily be carried out in second-growth forests instead.
Why The Sun's 30-Year Hibernation From This Winter May Lead To Global Food Riots - International Business Times
Environment  (tags: climate-change, ecosystems, endangered, environment, sun, solar flares, mini ice age )

Earths
- 17 hours ago - au.ibtimes.com
The sun is going to enter a phase of reduced activity, which he characterized as "solar hibernation." Oceanic and atmospheric temperatures too are going to decline. It would even lead to greater volcanic activity
Handy Chart Helps You Speak Up About Animals And Climate Change This Thanksgiving
Environment  (tags: climate-change, animals, healthconditions, nature, humans )

Jean
- 17 hours ago - thedodo.com
From birds to bugs to bears, climate change affects almost every animal species on the planet. But it can be a sticky point to bring up, especially over cranberry sauce. Luckily, the good folks at National Audubon Society created this handy chart (and a p
Stop Shell From Destroying Polar Bear Homes
Environment  (tags: animals, arctic, polar bears, greenpeace, wildlife, nature )

Yusuf
- 18 hours ago - change.org
Time is running out for the Arctic - and for the people and animals that depend on this environment for survival. Your voice is needed urgently to stop this destruction.
New Mexico Nuclear Waste Accident a 'Horrific Comedy of Errors' That Exposes Deeper Problems
Environment  (tags: humans, healthconditions, destruction, environment, ecosystems, healthconditions, pollution, nature )

Cal
- 19 hours ago - theecologist.org
Last February's explosion at the WIPP dump for long-lived intermediate-level nuclear waste from the US's nuclear weapons program remains unexplained,
Scorching, Dry Summer for Most, BoM Warns (Australia)
Environment  (tags: Australia, summer, Climate Change, El Nino, globalwarming, water, trees, weather )

Roger
- 1 day ago - brisbanetimes.com.au
Most Australians are in for a substantially hotter and drier-than-normal summer, the Bureau of Meteorology's latest seasonal outlook says.
Avoiding Ecosystem Collapse
Environment  (tags: Ecosystems )

Michael
- 1 day ago - terradaily.com
From coral reefs to prairie grasslands, some of the world's most iconic habitats are susceptible to sudden collapse due to seemingly minor events.
Grasshoppers Signal Slow Recovery of Post-Agricultural Woodlands
Environment  (tags: Gtrasshoppers )

Michael
- 1 day ago - seeddaily.com
Sixty years ago, the plows ended their reign and the fields were allowed to return to nature -- allowed to become the woodland forests they once were.
Time Is Running Out. Sign Now. Save the Arctic
Environment  (tags: Save, Artic, oil spills, polar bears, environment, petition )

Scooby
- 1 day ago - secure.greenpeace.org.uk
A new Arctic oil rush has begun. Reckless companies like Shell and Gazprom want to invade the fragile Arctic, risking a devastating oil spill for only three years worth of oil.
CNBC Names Israeli Air App One of 'World's Hottest'
Environment  (tags: Israeli app, environment, air pollution, app )

David
- 1 day ago - timesofisrael.com
Pollution monitor BreezoMeter, which aims to help you choose a place to live where it's safe to breathe, garners plaudits. see video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KDOl_HnKIk
Best Buy Is Wasting Ancient Forests
Environment  (tags: conservation, destruction, endangered, forests, green, habitat, habitatdestruction, humans, nature, protection, trees, Paper Products, paper )

Sara
- 1 day ago - e-activist.com
Please stop destroying forests by making sure the paper you are buying comes from sustainable sources. I am asking you to adopt a paper procurement policy that supports healthy forests and healthy communities.
Best Buy Is Wasting Ancient Forests - Tell Them They Can Do Better
Environment  (tags: Ancient forests, Canada, better but, sustainable, trees, paper )

Scooby
- 1 day ago - e-activist.com
But there's this one thing that's been happening for hundreds of years, and in 2014 it's not just out-dated it's senseless: companies making throw-away flyers that waste ancient forests.
Help Us Turn the Tide! .
Environment  (tags: Barrier reef, dumping, conservation, destruction, ecosystems, animals, government, habitat, habitatdestruction, humans, oceans, politics, pollution, water, wildlife )

Sara
- 1 day ago - act.wwf.org.au
The tide is turning on the decision makers responsible for the Great Barrier Reef's future, with a groundswell of public opinion and scientific fact supporting a ban on the dumping of dredge spoil in the Reef's waters.
Suncor Energy: Don't Destroy Canada's Most Important River!
Environment  (tags: rivers, animals, conservation, destruction, ecosystems, government, green, habitat, habitatdestruction, healthconditions, humans, nature, politics, pollution, protection, water, wildlife )

Sara
- 1 day ago - act.watchdog.net
The Athabasca River is an essential ecosystem for hundreds of species of fish, birds and other wildlife, not to mention the drinking and farming water for miles around.
California Drought Puts a Chill on L.A. Pool Time
Environment  (tags: globalwarming, drought, California Drought, conservation )

Angela
- 1 day ago - latimes.com
Last week, when icy air and heaps of snow blasted most of the U.S., it was still possible to walk around in shorts and a T-shirt here in L.A. -- and worry about a sunburn. Newscasters kept noting that there were freezing temperatures in all 50 states, but
   

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