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ACTIVISM: South Africa: Swimming the Seven Seas to Save the World's Oceans
Environment  (tags: protection, oceans, humans, activism, activismenvironment, habitat, environment, conservation, ecosystems, water, world )

Cal
- 1 hour ago - allafrica.com
Lewis Pugh, ocean advocate and endurance swimmer, set out on Thursday to become the first person to undertake a long-distance swim in each of the classical Seven Seas, in a bid to highlight the need for protected areas in oceans around the world.
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
- 1 hour 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
- 1 hour 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
"Heat Islands" Cook U.S. Cities Faster Than Ever //Aug 22, 2014 |By Climate Central
Environment  (tags: healthconditions, nature, climate, ecosystems, energy, environment, forests, globalwarming, habitat, protection, trees )

Ruth
- 10 hours ago - scientificamerican.com
'Single-day urban temperatures in some metro areas in the past 10 years have spiked as much as 27 degrees F higher than the surrounding rural area'
Yuma Clapper Rail (Rallus Longirostris Yumanensis) Nevada Fish & Wildlife Office
Environment  (tags: energy, habitat, wildlife, animals, ecosystems, environment, protection, research, science )

Ruth
- 10 hours ago - fws.gov
'Official Status: Listed Endangered in 1967. Threats include habitat destruction, primarily due to stream channelization and drying and flooding of marshes, resulting from water flow management on the lower Colorado River....'
Solar Farms Threaten Birds Certain Avian Species Seem to Crash Into Large Solar Power Arrays or Get Burned By the Concentrated R
Environment  (tags: energy, environment, wildlife, animals, ecosystems, government, habitat, habitatdestruction, nature, protection )

Ruth
- 11 hours ago - scientificamerican.com
'It was one of 233 birds recovered from the sites of three Californian desert solar power plants as part of a federal investigation. The laboratory's wildlife equivalents of CSI stars concluded that many of the birds had been fatally singed, broken,...'
Indonesia Plans to Destroy Another 14 Million Hectares of Forest
Environment  (tags: CO2emissions, destruction, ecosystems, environment, forests, habitatdestruction, nature, trees, wildlife, world )

Kathy
- 14 hours ago - alert-conservation.org
How big is 14 million hectares of forest? Imagine an area five times the size of Belgium. Or imagine 28 million football fields.
Continue to Oppose Oil Production in Ecuador's Yasuni Rainforests
Environment  (tags: conservation, destruction, ecosystems, endangered, environment, forests, green, habitat, habitatdestruction, humans, nature, pollution, protection, Sustainabililty, trees, water, wildlife )

Sara
- 19 hours ago - forests.org
Join in EcoInternet's over decade-long campaign to keep Yanuni National Park ecologically intact and road free.
British Wildlife Photography Awards - in Pictures
Environment  (tags: environment, ecosystems, wildlife )

Alexandra
- 23 hours ago - theguardian.com
A selection of winning images from this year's BWPA competition
Coral Damage Goes Deeper in Gulf of Mexico`s Oil Spill Zone
Environment  (tags: water, ecosystems, destruction, Corexit 9500, habitatdestruction, oceans )

John
- 1 day ago - nbcnews.com
multiple coral communities, up to 22 kilometers from the spill site and at depths over 1,800 meters, were impacted by the spill
Large 'Dead Zone' Signals Continued Problems For The Chesapeake Bay (the Day of the Deadly Zones!)
Environment  (tags: ecosystems, destruction, conservation, habitat, pollution, protection, nature, oceans, water, world, environment, endangered )

Wild
- 1 day ago - washingtonpost.com
It began forming in May, when heavy spring rains loaded the rivers and creeks with fertilizer washed from farms and suburban lawns. It grew rapidly over the summer, as a broth of chemicals, animal waste and microbes simmered in the warm, slow-moving water
   

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