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Is Aru safe? Indonesia suspends plan to clear half the islands' forests

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news.mongabay.com - Related articles <Riddled with tumors: another blow to the Sumatran rhino species (04/14/2014) Conservation for Sumatran rhinos suffered another blow last week, only days after Suci—one of only ten...

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 mongabay.com April 17, 2014 print     print     Logging barge traveling down the Amazon River in n...

Okapi-killing warlord shot dead in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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news.mongabay.com - Related articles Nearly 90 percent of logging in the DRC is illegal (04/08/2014) The forestry sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is completely out of control, according to a new eye-o...

New relative of the 'penis snake' discovered in Myanmar

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news.mongabay.com - Related articles Weird and mysterious: scientists find new shark species (04/16/2014) A long snout with teeth jutting from the sides? Check. Catfish-like barbels dangling from its chin? Got them. G...

CITES Trade Database Breaks New Ground with Open-Source Technology - UNEP

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unep.org - The database, which is primarily used by Parties to CITES to inform their decisions on species under threat, has undergone a technical overhaul led by the CITES Secretariat, the United Nations Envi...

BBC News - Residents evacuated from homes as Peru volcano spews ash

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bbc.co.uk - Four thousand people living near Peru's most active volcano are being evacuated from their homes. Ubinas recently began spewing ash clouds up to 4km (two miles) high. An eruption of cinder and toxi...

BBC News - Report: One fifth of China's soil contaminated

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bbc.co.uk - Almost a fifth of China's soil is contaminated, an official study released by the government has shown. Conducted between 2005-2013, it found that 16.1% of China's soil and 19.4% of its arable land...

BBC News - Trouble in paradise for Chile's Easter Island

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bbc.co.uk - A few years ago, Chile's leading newspaper El Mercurio published a big article on the 10 biggest problems facing Easter Island, the remote Chilean outpost in the South Pacific. They included dengue...

BBC News - Peru evacuates Ubinas volcano area after ash cloud

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bbc.co.uk - The authorities in Peru say they are evacuating people living near the Ubinas volcano, in the south of the country, because of increased activity. Officials said it would take three days to move 4,...

BBC News - Alfa Romeo plots US comeback in New York

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bbc.co.uk - It is sleek, low to the ground, and goes from zero to 62 miles-per-hour in just over four seconds. Alfa Romeo, the Italian car maker known for its exotic sports cars, has returned to the US market ...

BBC News - New Sydney airport go-ahead splits business and locals

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bbc.co.uk - Australia has finally decided after a fractious debate lasting decades to build a second airport in Sydney, its biggest and most populous city. The discussions and quarrels have been so drawn out t...

BBC News - Portland dumps 38m gallons of water after urination

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bbc.co.uk - The US city of Portland, Oregon, is dumping 38m gallons (143m litres) of water from its reservoir after a teenager was caught urinating into the water supply. CCTV footage of the Mt Tabor reservoir...

BBC News - Malaysia missing plane: Mini-sub completes third search mission

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bbc.co.uk - A mini-submarine searching for the missing Malaysian plane has completed a full mission at its third attempt. Two previous missions to scour the floor of the Indian Ocean for wreckage were cut shor...

Japan Whale Hunt Set To Begin With Smaller Catch Target

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huffingtonpost.com - TOKYO (AP) — Japan will target fewer whales when the Pacific hunt begins next week and will limit next season's Antarctic whaling to observation. The decisions came after the International Court of...

The Great Lakes Are Still Almost Half Frozen, And It Could Affect The Environment For Years

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huffingtonpost.com - Though more than a month has passed since ice coverage on the Great Lakes reached a near-record high, the amount of ice that still remains could have a big impact on the environment in the months -...

Orangutan Injured By Poachers, Makes Charming Recovery

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huffingtonpost.ca - Saved from the clutches of poachers, this handsome hulk is on the mend — and appears serenely grateful for the assistance. According to the UK's Daily Mail, the 14-year-old orangutan had metal pell...

Mercury Found In Fish In Remote Regions Of Western National Parks, Worrying Researchers

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huffingtonpost.com - FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Federal scientists have found high amounts of mercury in sport fish caught in remote areas of national parks in the West and Alaska, according to a study released Thursday. Re...

Innovation Earth: This Technology Could Make Red Lights Obsolete And Boost MPG By 30 Percent 

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huffingtonpost.com - Every weekday, I take a six-mile drive through Mid-City Los Angeles to pick up my daughter from preschool. There are no fewer than 20 stoplights along the way, and my trek takes 30 minutes in each ...

China's Rejection Of GMO Corn Has Cost U.S. Up To $2.9 Billion

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huffingtonpost.com - By Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) - China's rejections of a banned variety of genetically modified U.S. corn have cost the U.S. agriculture industry up to $2.9 billion, a grain group said on Wednes...

Diapers Made From Jellyfish May Be The Next Big Thing In Green Parenting

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huffingtonpost.com - This story originally appeared on Mother Nature Network: They might sound like they'd be a squishy mess, but researchers promise that diapers made from jellyfish are a cleaner option for both your ...

Nearly 16 Percent Of China's Soil Is Polluted, Government Says

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huffingtonpost.com - BEIJING, April 17 (Reuters) - A nationwide investigation has shown that as much as 16 percent of China's soil contains higher-than-permitted levels of pollution, the environment ministry said on Th...

No-Kill Animal Sheltering Is Coming Soon to a Community Near You 

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huffingtonpost.com - In the age of social media and the transparency of everything, traditional sheltering and animal control models that essentially amount to population control by the sanctioned killing of homeless p...

Mandatory GMO Labeling Bill Passed In Vermont Senate, Could Be Nation's First

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huffingtonpost.com - By Carey Gillam and Lisa Baertlein April 16 (Reuters) - The Vermont Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would make the state the first in the United States to enact mandatory labeling of foods m...

California's Wildfire Threat Is So Severe That The Season Started Early

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huffingtonpost.com - Don’t let the recent rains and green hillsides fool you -- the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the fresh growth is only covering up months of dry, dead grass, putting Cal...

Court Upholds Original EPA Emission Standards For Air Pollutants

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huffingtonpost.com - WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's first emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired po...

The 20 Best Cities For Solar Power As America Prepares For An Energy 'Revolution'

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huffingtonpost.com - In a speech this week at the University of Hawaii, former Vice President Al Gore called one key factor a "game changer" in the fight against climate change. The exponential growth in photovoltaic s...

Portland Reservoir To Be Flushed After Teen Pees In The Water Supply

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huffingtonpost.com - PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland officials are once again preparing to flush millions of gallons of treated water because someone urinated in a city reservoir. Water Bureau Administrator David Shaff ...

'Whale Buffet' In Japan As Whaling Supporters Vow To Defy World Court Ruling

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huffingtonpost.com - TOKYO (AP) — Hundreds of pro-whaling Japanese officials, lawmakers and lobby group members vowed Tuesday to continue whale hunts despite a world court ruling that ordered the country to halt its An...

WWF - Draw the Line

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wwf.panda.org - When you work with WWF to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, you give your child, and all children around the world, a chance to get to discover our earth as we know it today.

WWF - WWF calls on Soco to explain Virunga allegations in new film

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wwf.panda.org - WWF calls on Soco to explain Virunga allegations in new film New York – Conservation organization WWF is issuing a call to UK oil company Soco International PLC to respond to allegations revealed t...

Putin pledges support for Shell Russia expansion

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reuters.com - NOVO-OGARYOVO, Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin on Friday pledged to support Royal Dutch Shell's Russia expansion plans at a meeting with the company's chief executive Ben van Beurden. V...

Compensation battle rages four years after BP's U.S. oil spill

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reuters.com - (Reuters) - Four years after the Deepwater Horizon spill, oil is still washing up on the long sandy beaches of Grand Isle, Louisiana, and some islanders are fed up with hearing from BP that the cri...

Reusable rockets: Up and down and up again

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economist.com - EVERYTHING about space flight is superlative. Even relatively modest rockets are hundreds of feet high. The biggest (the Saturn V, which launched astronauts to the Moon) remains the most powerful v...

Still no success as deep-sea drone searches for MH370

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reuters.com - PERTH, Australia (Reuters) - Hopes that a deep sea drone scouring the Indian Ocean floor might soon turn up a missing Malaysian jetliner were fading on Friday, as the remote-controlled submarine em...

Top 10 eco homes: Lilac | Life and style

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theguardian.com - Lilac is a co-housing project built in response to three keys issues: the financial crisis, the threat of global warming and the breakdown of local community. Its full name is the Low Impact Living...

A Public Relations Drive to Stop Illegal Rhino Horn Trade by Mike Ives: Yale Environment 360

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e360.yale.edu - 15 Apr 2014: Report A Public Relations Drive to Stop Illegal Rhino Horn Trade Conservation groups are mounting campaigns to persuade Vietnamese consumers that buying rhino horn is decidedly uncool....

One fifth of China's farmland polluted | Jennifer Duggan | Environment

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theguardian.com - A fifth of China's farmland is polluted, according to an offical report based on the results of an extensive survey. Soil pollution has long been a concern in China due to the country's rapid indus...

Is That Blood Ivory?

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blog.nature.org - By Xiaohua Sun, Ivory Project Director, The Nature Conservancy  Editor’s Note: Xiaohua was invited to attend an event in Dongguan, China, in which the government crushed six tons of confiscated ivo...

Easter weekend weather off to a sunny start as butterflies and bluebells abound | Environment

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theguardian.com - Good Friday and Easter Saturday will bring the best weather of the Easter bank holiday weekend, with forecasters predicting dry and sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-teens across the UK. But ...

Corporate Lobbying on Climate Change: Silence is not Neutrality

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wri.org - Questions are rising about how companies should lobby on environmental issues, and the ways in which their lobbying is reported. In the US, for example, companies must disclose the subject of their...

Record Funding for the Global Environment

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thegef.org -  US$ 4.43 billion pledged for the Global Environment Facility "Today's decision is a powerful signal from the global community about the importance of urgently reversing the negative environmental ...

Chief Warden Shot in Africa's Oldest National Park

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news.nationalgeographic.com - The chief warden of Africa's oldest and most biodiverse national park was shot Tuesday, the latest incident in a years-long string of violence that has plagued a part of the Democratic Republic of ...

Illegal logging 'plagues' the Peruvian Amazon, says new research | David Hill | Environment

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theguardian.com - Attempts to establish sustainable logging practices in the Peruvian Amazon are encouraging illegal activities, according to a report published today by the open-access journal Scientific Reports. A...

Yale Environment 360: Five Kamchatka Volcanoes Erupt Simultaneously, NASA Images Show

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e360.yale.edu - e360 digest 17 Apr 2014: Five Kamchatka Volcanoes Erupt Simultaneously, NASA Images Show A NASA satellite passing over Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula this week photographed five simultaneous volcanic...

Google Earth Engine Brings Big Data to Environmental Activism - IEEE Spectrum

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spectrum.ieee.org - When a tree falls in the forest these days, it doesn’t just make a sound—it causes a computer program to generate an alert that’s sent out to activists, researchers, and environmental policymakers ...

Grey Wolf Captured On Camera – News Watch

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newswatch.nationalgeographic.com - Victoria Hillman is a National Geographic Explorer and Research Director for the Transylvanian Wildlife Project overseeing research on carnivores and biodiversity of Europe’s last great wilderness....

Caroline Lucas cleared of anti-fracking protest charges | Politics

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theguardian.com - Caroline Lucas, the Green party MP, has been found not guilty of obstructing a public highway and a public order offence during high-profile anti-fracking protests. As she and four co-defendants wa...

Dying in a Living Room: The Illegal Live Cheetah Trade – News Watch

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newswatch.nationalgeographic.com - Wildlife trafficking has become one of the major conservation issues of our time and the sinister illegal trade in cheetahs is increasingly coming to the attention of conservationists. Unlike leopa...

Forest law failings could speed up climate change

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thejakartapost.com - Climate change experts have said that stronger law enforcement was needed to prevent future disastrous wildfires in susceptible areas such as the peatlands of Riau, Sumatra. Data from the World Res...

Chimpanzees Make Beds That Offer Them Best Night's Sleep

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news.nationalgeographic.com - Chimpanzees choose tree branches that give them the most firm and stable place to sleep, a new study says. What's more, the research bolsters the theory that high-quality sleep may have led to the ...

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