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This Government Agency’s Job Is to Kill Wildlife

news.nationalgeographic.com - Wildlife Services—ever heard of it? No, not the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. That’s something different. The Fish and Wildlife Service is part of the Department of the Interior, charged with enf...

Four billion people face severe water scarcity, new research finds

theguardian.com - At least two-thirds of the global population, over 4 billion people, live with severe water scarcity for at least one month every year, according to a major new analysis. The revelation shows water...

150,000 penguins killed after giant iceberg renders colony landlocked

theguardian.com - An estimated 150,000 Adelie penguins living in Antarctica have died after an iceberg the size of Rome became grounded near their colony, forcing them to trek 60km to the sea for food. The penguins ...

Some Indigenous groups wary of REDD+ following Paris Climate Agreement

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news.mongabay.com - On December 12, 2015 representatives from 196 nations approved the Paris Agreement to address the challenges of climate change. Proponents praised the agreement as a long-term pathway to curbing gl...

A Louisiana Tribe Is Now Officially A Community Of Climate Refugees

huffingtonpost.com - Climate change will inundate Bangladesh -- one of the world's most densely populated countries with some of the least arable land per capita -- with “extreme river floods, more intense tropical cyc...

Yale Environment 360: Obama Protects 1.8 Million Acres of Key California Desert Habitat

e360.yale.edu - e360 digest 12 Feb 2016: Obama Protects 1.8 Million Acres of Key California Desert Habitat President Obama has designated more than 1.8 million acres of California desert for protection with the cr...

La Nina expected in next months for the first time since 2012

reuters.com - NEW YORK Even as the El Nino weather phenomenon continues to impact global temperatures and crops, its counterpart La Nina is increasingly expected to emerge in the coming months for the first time...

Trash-Burning Cookstoves at Nairobi Slums Offer Glimpse of Green Development Opportunities - UNEP

unep.org - When Jim Archer, a Nairobi-born architect, designed the community cooker, which turns piles of rubbish into heat to help poor communities access clean, safe, and affordable energy, he didn't forese...

Sweden to go carbon neutral by 2045 | Climate Home - climate change news

climatechangenews.com - Seven out of eight parliamentary parties back proposal for rapid greenhouse gas emissions cuts, boosted by Paris agreement Sweden is aiming to neutralise its greenhouse gas emissions by 2045. The S...

Obama creates three new national monuments to protect California desert

theguardian.com - Barack Obama is to nearly double the amount of public land he has protected as national monuments, by signing off on the conservation of nearly 1.8m acres of California desert. The three new nation...

Is it a bird? No, it's vermin: Goa reclassifies the peacock

theguardian.com - India’s popular tourist state of Goa has ruffled feathers with its proposal to reclassify its national bird, the peacock, as vermin, reports said. The move, which is aimed at making the bird easier...

Allowing fracking in Lancashire against locals wishes would be a terrible injustice | Mark Ruffalo

theguardian.com - This weekend I have the pleasure and honor of coming to London for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards for Spotlight, a film honoring the victims of a terrible injustice and cele...

The Presidents Who Gave Us Our Best Parks

news.nationalgeographic.com - Some of the greatest legacies of U.S. presidents are the parks they leave behind. Today President Obama designated three new national monuments in California: Castle Mountains National Monument, Sa...

Aceh citizens ask governor to keep bulldozers out of a crucial rainforest

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news.mongabay.com - A coalition of indigenous leaders and NGOs from Indonesia’s Aceh province is demanding that the governor revoke a plantation company’s license to operate in an important water catchment area. The f...

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