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False victories for sustainability – Amazonian Hydropower

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news.mongabay.com - Related articles New endangered bird species discovered in Brazil (12/04/2014) The Bahian mouse-colored tapaculo (Scytalopus gonzagai) has only just been discovered by scientists in the heavily log...

Podcast – Globetrotting Environmental Reporter Takes Us Inside The Jungle!

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vivatropical.com - Being charged by an ape and walking through miles of the oldest rainforests – this is the life of an environmental news reporter. Rhett Butler, founder of the environmental news site MongaBay.com, ...

Lack of schools, trade drive exodus from remote parts of the Amazon

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news.mongabay.com - Lack of schools, trade drive exodus from remote parts of the Amazon By Soizic Le Courtois, special to mongabay.com December 17, 2010 Tweet print Tweet print print Lack of school access and higher c...

Amazonian peatlands store mega carbon

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news.mongabay.com - This article was produced under Mongabay.org, our non-profit. We depend on readers like you to support our independent reporting. Please consider a tax-deductible donation: Mongabay provides conser...

From catastrophic to the sustainable: the flight of the Amur Falcon

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news.mongabay.com - From catastrophic to the sustainable: the flight of the Amur Falcon By Mark Szotek, special to mongabay.com December 17, 2012 Tweet print Tweet print print Amur Falcon. Photo courtesy of Conservati...

Belo Monte, Brazil: The tribes living in the shadow of a megadam | Environment

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theguardian.com - By the Great Bend of the Xingu river in the depths of Amazonia, the Juruna tribe is being drowned by what seems at first sight to be a flood of TV game-show prizes. There’s a shiny new motorboat mo...

Tribal violence comes naturally to chimpanzees

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news.mongabay.com - Related articles New calendar celebrates primates and raises money for their survival (11/26/2014) Humans, or Homo sapiens sapiens, are really just upright apes with big brains. We may have traded ...

Deforestation taking toll on nesting birds in Cameroon

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news.mongabay.com - This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. We strongly encourage anyone to republish this article online and in print, as long as you follow...

Initiative to restore 50M acres of degraded Latin American ecosystems by 2020

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news.mongabay.com - Initiative to restore 50M acres of degraded Latin American ecosystems by 2020 Rhett A. Butler, mongabay.com December 07, 2014 Tweet print Tweet print print Rainforest in Costa Rica. A coalition of ...

UNEP Head Invites EU Environment Ministers to Engage Further towards Successful Outcome of Sustainable Development Goals Negotiations - UNEP

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unep.org - UNEP Head Achim Steiner addresses the EU Environment Council. Image Copyright, Council of the EU Mr. Steiner congratulated the EU Ministers on the adoption of Council Conclusions on Post 2015 on 16...

Students from France, Mexico and United Kingdom Recognized for Taking up Fight against Food Waste

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thinkeatsave.org - Nairobi, 16 December 2014 – Three student groups from France, Mexico and the United Kingdom bagged top prizes for their creative and committed efforts to reduce food waste in their schools and comm...

BBC News - Badger cull fails to meet target in Gloucestershire

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bbc.co.uk - Fewer than half the target number of badgers were killed in this year's cull in Gloucestershire, Defra has announced. Figures released show 274 were culled by shooting or cage trapping in the count...

BBC News - Heavy snowfall and tidal surges have affected Japan

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bbc.co.uk - At least five people have died following heavy snowfall and tidal surges in Japan. An extreme low pressure weather system has been dumping snow accompanied by strong winds causing tidal surges. In ...

BBC News - UK using less energy despite growing economy, report finds

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bbc.co.uk - People in the UK are using less energy, even though the economy is growing, new figures confirm. Increased wealth typically leads to increased energy use - but this link appears to have been broken...

BBC News - Floating arsenals: The boats full of guns for hire against pirates

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bbc.co.uk - The MNG Resolution may not immediately catch the eye but it is one of many floating arsenals, moored in the Gulf of Oman. The shipping container it is carrying is full of weapons, to be used by pri...

BBC News - New York bans fracking over "significant health risks"

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bbc.co.uk - Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, will be banned in New York state, governor Andrew Cuomo's administration announced. A report has concluded that the method of extracting oil and gas potentially p...

Gov. Andrew Cuomo To Ban Fracking In New York State

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huffingtonpost.com - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) will ban hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, in the state of New York, state officials announced Wednesday. "I will be bound by what the experts say," Cuomo...

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard says no to shale gas - Montreal - CBC News

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cbc.ca - Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard says there will be no shale gas development in his province. Couillard made the pronouncement in an interview to be aired tonight with Radio-Canada's Téléjournal, ...

WWF South Africa - WWF-SA position on “canned” lion hunting

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wwf.org.za - WWF-SA position on “canned” lion hunting From time to time, WWF South Africa is asked to clarify its position with regard to trophy hunting, and in particular the practice known as “canned” hunting...

French National Front launches nationalist environmental movement | Environment

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theguardian.com - The launch of a ‘New Ecology’ movement by France’s National Front (FN) this week has been condemned by environmentalists as opportunistic and inconsistent. The far right eco-nationalist grouping wa...

Cuomo to Ban Fracking in New York State, Citing Health Risks - NYTimes.com

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nytimes.com - ALBANY — The Cuomo administration announced Wednesday that it would ban hydraulic fracturing in New York State, ending years of uncertainty by concluding that the controversial method of extracting...

World Moves One Step Closer to Climate Treaty

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news.nationalgeographic.com - It could have been a scene in a political thriller, the negotiators meeting into the early hours Sunday morning, going 48 hours without a break. Finally, they concluded the UN's 20th climate confer...

Yale Environment 360: Obama Protects Alaska's Bristol Bay From Oil and Gas Development

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e360.yale.edu - e360 digest 17 Dec 2014: Obama Protects Alaska's Bristol Bay From Oil and Gas Development A grizzly bear catches a sockeye salmon in the bay. President Obama yesterday announced protections for Bri...

Behind the Scenes at the Lima Climate Conference with WRI

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wri.org - This month I attended the UN climate conference for the first time after years of following from afar. Observing 10 days of the two-week COP20 process in Lima, I learned that while the negotiations...

Sea Shepherd calls for Australian intervention in Southern Ocean standoff | Environment

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theguardian.com - A Sea Shepherd vessel has called on the Australian government to intervene in a tense standoff with suspected illegal fishers in a remote part of the Southern Ocean. The Sea Shepherd ship Bob Barke...

GO included in GHG Protocol Scope 2 - ECOHZ

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ecohz.com - Companies and governments are increasingly looking to contribute to a sustainable future, by reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. But you can only change what you measure. International framewo...

Interview Mary Sotos - ECOHZ

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ecohz.com - “Businesses can embed the Scope 2 Guidance in their 2015 carbon and energy strategy. It will help them commence reporting on the emissions from the electricity they consume, commit to buying low-ca...

Why Does National Geographic Love This Photo?

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video.nationalgeographic.com - Why Does National Geographic Love This Photo? Photography In 2014 National Geographic invited photographers from around the world to submit photos in three categories: People, Places, and Nature. W...

Denmark Eyes North Pole, but How Much Oil and Gas Await?

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news.nationalgeographic.com - Just days before Christmas, Denmark has laid claim to an energy-rich but difficult-to-develop part of the world that's a fount of holiday lore: the North Pole. The Arctic's fate will take years to ...

COP20 Lays the Groundwork for Paris Climate Pact: 7 Key Developments

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wri.org - After two weeks of difficult negotiations and a nail-biting finale, delegates in Lima laid the groundwork for a successful international climate agreement in Paris next year. More than a full day a...

N.Y. extends fracking ban after health report

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reuters.com - (Reuters) - New York Environmental Commissioner Joseph Martens said Wednesday he will issue an order early next year banning fracking in New York "at this time", extending an already six-year halt ...

twitter quote: Q&A in @GOVERNING with our own @sethschultz on the newly-launched GPC http://t.co/3kz1m852Un #ycities cc @WorldResources @ICLEI · Storify

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storify.com - Launch of Global Protocol for Community-Scale GHG Emissions Inventories (GPC) #MeasureEmissions WRI, C40 Cities and ICLEI launch the 1st internationally accepted standard for measuring emissions at...

USDA improves forest health by harvesting biomass for energy

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biomassmagazine.com - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that more than 200,000 tons of biomass were removed from federal lands through the Biomass Crop Assistance Program. BCAP, reauthorized by the 20...

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