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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 )

- 1 day ago -
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.
China Pollution - Photographs That Will SHOCK You
Environment  (tags: )

- 1 day ago -
With a newly-minted elite and an economic growth rate of over 10%, the environment has taken a backseat in China, the world's most populous country. Growing pollution has led to unusable waterways, increased incidence of birth defects and ...
Shell Renews Quest to Plunder Arctic in Search of Oil - Take Action!
Environment  (tags: Climate, U.S., Environment, Greenpeace, Arctic, Oceans, Offshore Drilling, Fossil Fuels )

- 19 hours ago -
Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday indicated its continued desire to drill in the Arctic waters off the coast of Alaska by submitting new plans for exploratory operations to federal agencies.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Demand No Dumping of Nuclear Waste on Lands Belonging to Indigenous Australians
Environment  (tags: world, pollution, government, indigenous rights, dumping nuclear waste, Australia, ecosystems, environment, conservation, destruction, habitat, habitatdestruction, energy )

- 4 hours ago -
The Australian Government has been attempting to dump radioactive waste on lands belonging to Indigenous Australians.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Protect the Ogallala Aquifer - ForceChange
Environment  (tags: water, protection, ecosystems, environment, conservation, pollution, nature, habitatdestruction, habitat, humans )

- 5 hours ago -
The Ogallala Aquifer, one of the largest aquifers in the world and the primary water supply for America's Great Plains region, is shrinking rapidly.
22% of the World's Electricity Now Comes From Renewables!
Environment  (tags: conservation, energy, environment, world, renewable energy, solar, international energy agency )

- 1 day ago -
Wind, solar and other renewable power capacity grew at its strongest ever pace last year and now produces 22% of the world's electricity, the International Energy Agency said on Thursday in a new report.
One Man, One Wheel: B.C. Man Unicycling Across Canada for Climate Change
Environment  (tags: unicycle, victoria, canada, climate, climate-change, political action, climatechange, environment, humans )

- 1 day ago -
When Victoria's Joseph Boutilier decided he wanted to trek across Canada to call for political action on climate change, he knew he needed to make his journey unique.
Elephant Art Goes on Sale at Indian Gallery to Raise Money for Endangered Animals
Environment  (tags: animals, conservation, destruction, endangered, elephants, india, gallery, fundraising )

- 1 day ago -
Paintings by an Indian elephant have gone on sale at a gallery in the capital, Delhi, to help raise money to protect the endangered animals. Artist Alpana Ahuja said she had used bananas and other food to lure Phoolkali to create the artworks.
Hope Is Back
Environment  (tags: nature, hope, global warming, environment, Sustainability, conservation, climate change )

- 22 hours ago -
There's also evidence that more and more people are "getting" it. We are turning the corner on climate change.
'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 )

- 4 hours ago -
The plans to expand Highway 304 fly in the face of UNESCO requirements mandating the Thai government make existing roads more ecologically sound.
INFOGRAPHIC: Less Spillage and More Efficiency Could Make Russian Arctic Oil Unnecessary
Environment  (tags: destruction, environment, energy, pollution, russia, arctic, oil )

- 1 day ago -
White birches in the sunshine, austere spruce groves, endless pastures and slow-running rivers - Russian nature is precious. It hurts to see how this rich wilderness is being stained with sticky black oil. The only tradition the oil industry seems to
The Time for Burning Coal Has Passed
Environment  (tags: Active Citizens, Active Citizens, Civil Society, Climate Change, Editors' Choice, Energy, Environment, Europe, Featured, Headlines, Natural Resources, Projects, TerraViva United Nations )

- 1 day ago -
"It's high time to plan the coal phase-out now and show the people in the region a future beyond the inevitable end of dirty fossil fuels" - Anike Peters, Greenpeace Germany
Rescuers Freed 20 Workers From a Mine in Nicaragua Hours After It Collapsed, Authorities Said
Environment  (tags: world, danger, mine, mines, mining, Nicaragua, miners, destruction, healthconditions, humans )

- 10 hours ago -
Rescuers freed 20 workers from a mine in Nicaragua late Friday, dozens of hours after it collapsed and buried them underground, authorities said
More Trouble With Tar Sands: Oil Extraction Leading to Big Forest Loss in Alberta
Environment  (tags: environment, destruction, ecosystems, world, tar sands, deforestation, boreal forests, conservation, habitatdestruction, habitat, pollution, nature, humans, government, energy )

- 4 hours ago -
Bitumen extraction itself is land, energy and water intensive. Extracting useful petroleum products from these deposits requires a huge amount of energy input and processing relative to other energy sources, including other oil sources
Sludge Match: Inside Chevron's $9 Billion Legal Battle With Ecuadorian Villagers
Environment  (tags: Ecuador, Chevron )

- 3 hours ago -
For more than two decades, energy giant Chevron and Ecuadorian activists have been embroiled in a contentious lawsuit about who is responsible for contaminating a vast swath of the Amazon
Here Is a Drone View of the Napa Earthquake   video
Environment  (tags: climatechange, destruction, environment, world )

- 1 day ago -
Video of the Earthquake in Napa, California. For those of my friends that got hit...Sending you prayers. For those of you that don't have earthquakes I will try to post an explanation.
Climate Policy Goes Hand-in-Hand With Water Policy
Environment  (tags: Active Citizens, Advancing Deserts, Caribbean Climate Wire, Civil Society, Climate Change, Development & Aid, Economy & Trade, Energy, Environment, Featured, Food & Agriculture, Green Economy, Headlines, Latin America & the Caribbean, Natural Resourc )

- 1 day ago -
"This is a very big deal for us because under predicted climate change scenarios we're looking at things like drier dry seasons [and] more intense hurricanes." -- Natalie Boodram of WACDEP
Louisiana's Coastline -- Disappearing at the Rate of One Football Field An Hour
Environment  (tags: world, usa, climate, conservation, endangered, louisiana coast, Mississippi River, Gulf of Mexico )

- 7 hours ago -
An unholy trinity of forces - levees along the Mississippi River, sea level rise due to climate change, and fossil fuel extraction - have caused about 2,000 square miles of southeastern Louisiana to disappear into the Gulf of Mexico . . .
Coal Plants Will Emit 300 BIllion Tons of Future CO2
Environment  (tags: climate, climate-change, climatechange, CO2emissions, energy, environment, coal, emissions )

- 1 day ago -
So many new plants have been built worldwide that emissions across their lifetimes will be enormous
20 Corals Protected Under the Endangered Species Act
Environment  (tags: corals, protection, oceans, federal government, endangered, endanered species act, globalwarming, globalwarming, disease, extinction )

- 1 day ago -
Huge news in our work to help oceans: The federal government on Wednesday protected 20 corals under the Endangered Species Act because global warming, disease and ocean acidification are driving them toward extinction.
Wild Birds' Songs, Feather Colors Changed By Mercury Contamination
Environment  (tags: birds, song, mercury, language, brain, animals, endangered, environment, habitat, nature, pollution, research, science, wildlife )

- 1 day ago -
Videos and pics - Mercury in the environment changes the way birds sing.
Time for a Hold on New B.C. Mine Proposals
Environment  (tags: B.C., Canada, salmon, Mine proposals, regulations, environment, communities, animals, destruction, ecosystems, endangered, nature, pollution, protection, water, wildlife )

- 1 day ago -
t's time to take another look at whether B.C. mining regulations are serving the economy, environment and our communities.
Bird of the Week: Passenger Pigeon
Environment  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, destruction, ecosystems, extinction, habitatdestruction, nature, Sustainabililty, trees, wildlife )

- 19 hours ago -
September 1 marks 100 years since the last known Passenger Pigeon, known as Martha, died at the Cincinnati Zoo. It's hard to imagine now, but at one time this species was the most numerous bird on earth, with a population of 3 to 5 billion birds.
Thousands Protest Against Coal Mining, Forming 8km Human Chain in River Neisse Along German-Polish Border
Environment  (tags: acctivism, activists, pollution, protection, ecosystems, conservation, environment, world, humans, nature, habitatdestruction, habitat )

- 5 hours ago -
The protesters were opposing plans for massive new open-cut brown coal mines on both sides of the River Neisse, which marks the border between Germany and Poland.
Can Virtual Reality Reconstructions of Nature Have the Same Health Benefits as the Real Thing?
Environment  (tags: forests, green, humans, nature, trees, water, outdoors, healthconditions )

- 1 day ago -
Can virtual reality mimic nature's restorative properties? It seems that simulated green spaces can have surprising health benefits. . .
Hank Paulson, the IMF & Business Leaders Are All Speaking Out for a Price on Carbon
Environment  (tags: world, carbon, carbon emissions, energy, clean energy, environment )

- 1 day ago -
Forward-thinking leaders from across business and government are speaking out in support of a price on carbon to lower climate-damaging emissions and encourage clean-energy innovation.
The Hunt for Brooklyn's Hidden Creeks
Environment  (tags: Earth, Citizen Science, balloons, mapping, infrastructure, new york, brooklyn, gowanus, public labs )

- 14 hours ago -
The environmental planner and map maker for the City of New York is preparing to hunt down the creeks that Brooklyn buried but couldn't kill...
Climate Change Is a Food Security Risk for Africa
Environment  (tags: world, climate, climate-change, conservation, destruction, endangered, environment, globalwarming, globalwarming, humans, Sustainabililty, Sub-Saharan Africa, sea level rise )

- 11 hours ago -
This report, part II in a series, looks at likely impacts of 2°C and 4°C warming across three vulnerable regions. It describes risks to agriculture and livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa, the rise in sea-level and devastation to coastal areas likely. . .
OP-ED: Why Coal Is (Still) Worse Than Fracking and Cow Burps
Environment  (tags: environment, ecosystems, destruction, energy, research )

- 3 hours ago -
Geoscientist Raymond Pierrehumbert argues that carbon dioxide is always worse than shorter-lived pollutants like methane.

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