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Scientists follow rise of mercury pollution in seabird feathers

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news.mongabay.com - Related articles New seabird discovered, first in 55 years (03/23/2011) Stephen Maturin, if he were not fictional, would be delighted. A new seabird has been discovered by an international expediti...

WCS Wild View: Looking for the Last of the Wild

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blog.wcs.org - Jonathan C. Slaght, a conservation biologist for Wildlife Conservation Society’s Russia Program, is a leading expert on one of the rarest raptors, the Blakiston’s fish owl (above, with Slaght.) Sla...

Legal logging concessions drive illegal logging in Peru, threatening forests and indigenous people

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news.mongabay.com - Legal logging concessions drive illegal logging in Peru, threatening forests and indigenous people Rhett A. Butler, mongabay.com April 17, 2014 Tweet print Tweet print print Logging barge traveling...

UN News - ‘Clear and critical’ need for sustainable energy targets in post-2015 agenda, UN deputy chief says

un.org - 16 April 2015 – The centrality of energy in a new global development agenda is clear and critical, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said today as he delivered the opening remark...

The disabled men who act as each other's arms and eyes

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bbc.co.uk - Two disabled men, one blind, one a double amputee, have spent over ten years planting trees together in rural China. Every day Jia Haixia and Jia Wenqi walk to work carrying a hammer and a metal ro...

Zebras crossing Brussels roads

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bbc.co.uk - Three Zebras went on the loose in Brussels for more than an hour on Friday. The animals were chased by police cars after they escaped from a ranch.

Lorry full of honey bees overturns in Washington State

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bbc.co.uk - A lorry carrying honeybees has overturned in the US state of Washington, spewing bees across a motorway. The accident scattered boxes "containing millions of live bees across the highway", KIRO 7 N...

Argentina launches lawsuit against Falkland oil drillers

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bbc.co.uk - Argentina has begun legal proceedings against three British and two US companies for drilling oil near the Falkland Islands. Daniel Filmus, Argentina's minister for the islands - called the Malvina...

Week in pictures: 11-17 April 2015

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bbc.co.uk - Our selection of some of the best news photographs taken around the world this week.

South Africa violence: 'I closed my shop on police advice'

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bbc.co.uk - A shopkeeper from Nigeria has told the BBC's Milton Nkosi how the threat of mob attacks forced him to close down his business in South Africa. Sharif Danis has been in South Africa for 15 years. He...

Beijing Was Covered In A Massive Sandstorm, And Locals Freaked Out

huffingtonpost.com - A massive sandstorm swept over Beijing on Wednesday, darkening the skies and causing mild panic among residents. The storm, which some outlets are calling the worst in more than a decade, reached s...

California's Drought Grabs Headlines, But...

huffingtonpost.com - This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy. W...

Windfarm wars: are they a majestic man-made wonder – or a blight on the countryside?

theguardian.com - The village of Redwick lies on the outskirts of Newport, a small, pretty run of houses whose position on the Caldicot and Wentloog Levels serves as a reminder of the force of both humans and enviro...

Louisiana five years after BP oil spill: 'It's not going back to normal no time soon'

theguardian.com - To hear BP tell it, the environmental disaster that struck the Gulf of Mexico five years ago is nearly over – the beaches have been cleared of oil, and the water in the Gulf is as clear as it ever ...

World Heritage Sites Among Many Cultural Resources Threatened by Climate Change - The Equation

blog.ucsusa.org - The last time I attended a World Parks Congress, 20 years ago in Venezuela, there was scarcely a mention of climate change. Back then, it was seen by conservationists as largely a problem they woul...

Smart mobility can work only if people comfortable - The Times of India

timesofindia.indiatimes.com - NEW DELHI: Smart cities are not just about getting smart. It's also about listening to the needs of the people. That's the lesson that panelists of the smart mobility session at ConnectKaro, a meet...

Dredging of Queensland inlet for ships dropped on environmental grounds

theguardian.com - Plans to dredge a far north Queensland inlet for a potential cruise ship terminal have been abandoned by the state government on environmental and financial grounds. The state treasurer, Curtis Pit...

Can Peru stop ‘ethical chocolate’ from destroying the Amazon?

theguardian.com - Cattle-ranching, logging, mining, highways, hydroelectric dam projects, oil and gas, soy, oil palm. . . These are what first come to mind to many people when thinking about how the Amazon is being ...

First Annual "State of Global Forests" Event

wri.org - Global Forest Watch invites you to an event offering new insight to forest change around the world. This year focuses on the release of analysis of global tree cover loss for 2013, produced by Glob...

However you slice it, Pippa Middleton’s whale-meat dinner was a real blunder | Chris Vicks

theguardian.com - So Pippa Middleton tasted “smoked whale carpaccio” while on holiday in Norway. Why should we care? Because with an issue as controversial as whaling, eating it – or not eating it – is making a stat...

Norway approves mine's controversial plan to dump waste into fjord

theguardian.com - Environmentalists promised civil disobedience after Norway’s government approved a controversial plan for a mining company to dump millions of tonnes of waste into a fjord. “This is a fjord full of...

Stench of dead fish in Rio lake won't spoil Olympic Games, officials hope

theguardian.com - Below the open arms of the statue of Christ the Redeemer, and not far from the upmarket neighbourhood of Ipanema, the Rodrigo de Freitas lake is usually a popular spot for Rio’s cyclists, joggers a...

Development threatens to dry up Mexico City’s floating market gardens

theguardian.com - A squadron of pelicans plunges into the waters of Lake Xochimilco, south of Mexico City. Standing in the shallows a pair of elegant white herons gaze at a group of tourists on a garish, flat-bottom...

Can Japan's climate policy get back on track after Fukushima?

theguardian.com - Less than two decades ago, Japan positioned itself in the vanguard of the global fight against climate change when it helped broker the Kyoto protocol. Now, though, it is Fukushima, not Kyoto, that...

Scotland's plastic bag usage down 80% since 5p charge introduced

theguardian.com - Plastic bag usage in Scotland has plummeted following the introduction of a 5p charge. Early figures from retailers show that single-use carrier bag usage has fallen by more than 80% since the char...

U.S. Iran bill makes nuclear deal harder, but not impossible

reuters.com - Politics | Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:44am EDT U.S. Iran bill makes nuclear deal harder, but not impossible

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