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Loans tied to environmental compliance reduced Amazon deforestation by 15%

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news.mongabay.com - Related articles Norway payments to Brazil for reducing deforestation reach $670 million (12/06/2012) Norway will deposit another $180 million into Brazil's Amazon Fund after the Latin American gia...

Pictures of borneo

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travel.mongabay.com - Pictures of borneo [last update Jan 12, 2015] Below you will find a collection of photos of borneo from various places. Except where noted, pictures were taken by Rhett A. Butler  , copyright Monga...

BBC News - Helicopter rescue for dog trapped in California river

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bbc.co.uk - Firefighters in Los Angeles have carried out a dramatic rescue of a dog which had become trapped in a swollen river. Emergency services are now trying to reunite the dog with its owner.

BBC News - Week in pictures: 24-30 January 2015

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

BBC News - Day in pictures: 30 January 2015

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bbc.co.uk - Our selection of some of the best news photographs taken around the world during the past 24 hours.

'PBS NewsHour' Leads The Way In Climate Coverage Among Nightly News Programs

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huffingtonpost.com - "PBS NewsHour" led the way in coverage of climate change among U.S. nightly news programs in 2014 for the third year in a row, according to a new analysis. Progressive watchdog group Media Matters ...

6 Well-Being Boosters to Kick Winter Blues by an Alaskan Psychologist 

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huffingtonpost.com - I work as a psychologist in a small Alaskan town where winters are long and many people, including myself, experience the winter blues. With my clients and in my own life, I use and recommend the f...

Oregon Snowpack At Miserable Lows As State Stares Climate Change 'Right In The Eye'

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huffingtonpost.com - GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's mountain snowpack, vital for farms, fish and ski resorts, is in the midst of another miserable year, posting record low depths despite normal precipitation. The re...

The 15 Most Surreal Destinations to Visit in 2015 

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huffingtonpost.com - 1. Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives photo: Doug Perinne 2. Antelope Canyon in Arizona, United States photo: Laura Grier 3. Cave of Crystals, Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico photo: Adventure ...

California's drought is now even more horrible.

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slate.com - As the drought plods along, the impact on sensitive industries like agriculture has continued to worsen. This winter, the California salmon industry was decimated by warmer-than-normal water in the...

California Snowpack Is Alarmingly Low In What May Be Driest January On Record

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huffingtonpost.com - California is days away from completing what may become its driest January on record -- and a recent chart from water officials provides a grim glimpse at how low resources are at one of its most i...

Beavers are back – and we should welcome them with open arms | Environment

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theguardian.com - It’s a warm summer evening. The sun is low, firing the tops of the birches around the loch to burning gold. There’s no wind, and gnats dance in three-dimensional mobiles in front of the hide we’re ...

Fracking debate in the UK: does it affect you? | Environment

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theguardian.com - In the UK Lancashire county council has deferred planning decisions on two proposals from shale gas explorer Cuadrilla, effectively giving the area a short reprieve from the threat of fracking. The...

Biscayne Bay Image, Miami -- National Geographic Photo of the Day

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photography.nationalgeographic.com - Photograph by George Steinmetz, National Geographic Though many coastal places around the world are at risk from rising sea levels due to climate change, Florida is one of the most vulnerable. Here...

Government cuts back on ambitions for marine protection

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wildlifetrusts.org - Public consultation opens to bitter disappointment at exclusion of important areas due to ‘economic cost’ The long-awaited consultation on the next stages of Marine Conservation Zone designation in...

Political will is the biggest barrier to tackling global water risk | Guardian Sustainable Business

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theguardian.com - So far, the big news this year has been all about oil. And for good reason: the recent drop in petrol prices has caused widespread economic and geopolitical dislocation for producers and consumers ...

Government failing to adequately protect marine life, say wildlife experts | Environment

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theguardian.com - The Government has been accused of “dragging its feet” on protecting the seas, as it announced fewer than two dozen potential sites for new conservation areas. The Department for Environment Food a...

Malawi floods leave grim legacy of death, destruction and devastation | David Smith | Global development

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theguardian.com - Homes swept away like matchsticks, vast plains turned to mud, fields of precious crops drowned. An aerial view from a helicopter, rain hammering on its roof after delivering food aid, reveals the f...

Ice Complicates Cleanup in Yellowstone's Rare Oil Spill

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news.nationalgeographic.com - GLENDIVE, Montana—On a muddy bluff overlooking the Yellowstone River, Paul Peronard watched as workers tried to mop up oil through holes drilled into the frozen surface. Nearby, a whirring vacuum t...

Head of EPA hopes Pope Francis will convince sceptics over climate change | World news

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theguardian.com - The head of the US Environmental Protection Agency said on Friday she hoped Pope Francis’s forthcoming message to his flock on the environment would help galvanise concern about climate change and ...

How to eradicate grey squirrels without firing a shot | George Monbiot | Environment

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theguardian.com - Is there anything more stupid than the government’s plan to kill grey squirrels? I ask not because I believe – as Animal Aid does – that grey squirrels are harmless. Far from it: they have eliminat...

What’s Behind U.S. Plan to Open Atlantic to Offshore Drilling?

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news.nationalgeographic.com - The Atlantic coast of the United States could be opened to unprecedented oil and natural gas drilling, under a proposal the Obama administration announced Tuesday, although it's unclear just how mu...

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