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Greenpeace sinks Lego's $116 million deal with Shell Oil over Arctic drilling

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news.mongabay.com - Related articles Climate coup: Rockefeller announces they are dropping fossil fuel investments (09/22/2014) In 1870, John D. Rockefeller founded the Standard Oil Company. Rapidly becoming the world...

Fashion industry making progress in cutting deforestation from clothing

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news.mongabay.com - Related articles Dissolving pulp: the threat to Indonesia’s forests you’ve probably never heard of (09/23/2014) If the term “dissolving pulp” evokes nothing for you, you’re not alone. Not many peop...

Local communities rise to the forefront of global conservation practice (commentary)

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news.mongabay.com - Local communities rise to the forefront of global conservation practice (commentary) Commentary by Fred Nelson, Maliasili Initiatives October 29, 2014 print     print     The views expressed in thi...

The Passenger Pigeon – book review « Green Blogger

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blog.mongabay.com - In 1800, passenger pigeons may have counted for 2 out of every 5 living birds in North America. Their flocks were in the billions. By 1914, they became extinct when Martha – the last passenger pige...

APP acknowledges historic land-grabbing in China, pledges reform

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news.mongabay.com - Related articles APP pledges to restore forests, if given the opportunity (03/18/2014) Over the past 20 years, Sumatra's lowland rainforests have been destroyed at a virtually unmatched rate and sc...

Dissolving pulp: a growing threat to global forests

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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...

Think.Eat.Save at Slow Food International’s Salone del Gusto - Terra Madre 2014

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thinkeatsave.org - The Think.Eat.Save campaign took its messages into the heart of one of Europe’s largest food festivals this week. With an information booth at Slow Food International’s Salone del Gusto/Terra Madre...

H.E. President Kenyatta of Kenya and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Witness Adoption of New Plan to Set in Motion Africas Sustainable Transport Transition - UNEP

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unep.org - H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, 5th from right, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, 4th from right, with African Ministers of Transport and Environment at the opening of the First Africa Sust...

Webinars - COP 20 Lima

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cop20lima.org - COP20 in Lima this December is the foremost and final opportunity for global nations to draft a universal agreement on climate change before a definitive commitment in Paris in 2015. Organiser of t...

BBC News - Who is flying the mystery drones over France's nuclear sites?

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bbc.co.uk - Unmanned aircraft have been seen flying over many of France's nuclear stations and the authorities don't know where they have come from. Greenpeace, who have previously flown a paraglider over a nu...

BBC News - Fireworks ignited by blaze in Stafford

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bbc.co.uk - More than 30 firefighters are tackling a blaze at a fireworks retailer in Staffordshire. West Midlands Fire Service said people reporting the blaze said they could see and hear fireworks exploding....

BBC News - Sri Lanka landslide: Hopes fade for '100 buried'

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bbc.co.uk - Hopes are fading for victims of a landslide which may have buried more than 100 people in central Sri Lanka. Hundreds of troops have been using heavy equipment to dig through tonnes of mud that bur...

BBC News - EDF France: Inquiry after drones buzz nuclear sites

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bbc.co.uk - An investigation has been launched after France's state-owned EDF power company said unidentified drones had flown over seven of its nuclear plants. The first unmanned aircraft was spotted on 5 Oct...

BBC News - Day in pictures: 30 October

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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.

It's Been a Spook-tacular Year for Rainforests 

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huffingtonpost.com - Last October, nearly all of the Halloween candy handed out to adorably-costumed kids had direct ties to rainforest destruction. Most candy companies had no real policy for how they sourced their pa...

Voters Will Decide On Billions For Land Conservation

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huffingtonpost.com - GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Voters across the nation are deciding whether to set aside billions of dollars for parks and preservation in what some environmentalists are calling one of the most signifi...

Countries Can't Agree On Plan To Create Huge Antarctic Marine Reserve

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huffingtonpost.com - WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A plan to protect a vast swath of ocean off Antarctica by creating the world's largest marine reserve appeared headed for failure for the fourth time. The countries t...

Weather Channel Says Global Warming Is Real Following Co-Founder's Climate Denial

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huffingtonpost.com - Days after Weather Channel co-founder John Coleman told Fox News that global warming is a myth, the cable network has clarified its stance on the matter. In an official “position statement” on glob...

WWF - Volunteering & scholarship opportunities

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wwf.panda.org - WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships for Nature Conservation Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program The Kathryn Fuller Science for Nature Fund The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund The...

WWF - Tiger Day

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wwf.panda.org - Thanks to the use of camera traps, WWF biologists are able to watch and listen for tigers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Camera traps are cameras encased in a secure housing with a motion or infrar...

Monstrous Science: How the Yeti gets research funded | Vanessa Heggie | Science

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theguardian.com - The 1960-61 Silver Hut expedition was an extraordinarily ambitious physiology research programme, which provided significant insights into human adaptation to altitude, and kick-started the careers...

Africa’s Vultures Threatened By An Assault on All Fronts by Madeline Bodin: Yale Environment 360

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e360.yale.edu - 11 Aug 2014: Report Africa’s Vultures Threatened By An Assault on All Fronts Vultures are being killed on an unprecedented scale across Africa, with the latest slaughter perpetrated by elephant poa...

Green news roundup: nuclear waste, trees and swordfish | Environment

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theguardian.com - • Photographs of Sellafield nuclear plant prompt fears over radioactive risk • Drones spotted over seven French nuclear sites, says EDF • Flytipping up 20% in England after falling for years • Swed...

Direct Action climate fight all over – at least until the real fight begins | Australia news

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theguardian.com - Australia has been fighting about climate policy for almost 10 years. Most people wish the argument would go away. Investors just wish they knew the outcome. After repealing the carbon “tax” and wi...

Forestry Tasmania's $43m loss nothing to do with 'peace deal', say experts | Australia news

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theguardian.com - Environmentalists and the forestry industry have rejected the Tasmanian government’s claim that a disastrous deficit posted by the state’s taxpayer-owned forest corporation was the result of a “pea...

Ethiopia "regreens" degraded land. Plans to restore 15m more hectares by 2030. : TreeHugger

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treehugger.com - I recently mused on the fact that conservation is not enough. We need to also focus on restoration and rehabilitation of nature too. So I was delighted to read over at The Guardian about an incredi...

Direct Action is like a dodgy laundry powder that never gets the climate clean | Graham Readfearn | Environment

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theguardian.com - Direct Action is the brand name of the freshly minted Australian Government policy to try and reduce the country’s emissions of greenhouse gases. But with a name that sounds more like a dodgy box o...

Bike-riding nurse defies Ebola quarantine, on collision course with governor

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reuters.com - CAPE ELIZABETH Maine (Reuters) - A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but has tested negative for the virus went for a bike ride on Thursday, defying Maine's order that she be quarant...

National Bat Week Pictures: Just in Time for Halloween!

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news.nationalgeographic.com - Photograph by Joel Sartore with Cole Sartore, National Geographic Creative Bats have long been associated with vampires, witches, and Halloween. But their bad reputation looks more like a trick tha...

A major presentation on ‘the power of livestock’ to transform today’s resource-scarce agricultural lands

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news.ilri.org - A major presentation was made at a special side event at the Borlaug Dialogue, in Iowa, on 15 Oct 2014. The side event was hosted by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Bi...

Direct Action climate plan passes Senate after marathon late-night sitting | Australia news

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theguardian.com - More than three months after repealing the carbon tax, the Abbott government has finally succeeded in replacing Labor’s climate policy with one of its own. After a marathon debate that stretched in...

Will coal or solar power fuel India’s drive to bring electricity to its villages? | World news

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theguardian.com - The village of Geer in Madhya Pradesh is about to undergo the simplest of revolutions. After 25 years of being told electricity is coming, it is finally here. “After sunset we can’t do anything so ...

Myanmar Climb: Death and Disaster – Dispatch #4 – Beyond the Edge

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adventureblog.nationalgeographic.com - Photo @coryrichards The rugged topography of northern Myanmar has yielded a month of crushing overland travel just to arrive at basecamp. Over 30 porters have aided us in the approach to Hkakabo Ra...

French investigate drones spotted over nuclear plants | World news

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theguardian.com - French authorities have launched an investigation into unidentified drones that have been spotted over nuclear plants operated by state-owned utility EDF, its interior minister said on Thursday. Se...

Avonmouth biomass plant recommended for approval

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bristolpost.co.uk - PLANS for a controversial biomass wood burning plant in Avonmouth have been recommended for approval. A decision over the 11MWe power plant next to the Boomeco plant in Avonmouth will go before cou...

Swedish energy company Vattenfall plans sale of German coal operations | Environment

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theguardian.com - Swedish state energy company Vattenfall plans to sell off its German lignite operations because it says they are incompatible with the company’s climate change goals. But Greenpeace said the sale o...

EU GHG deal calls for 27 percent renewables by 2030

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biomassmagazine.com - On Oct. 24, the European Council issued a statement announcing it has agreed on the 2030 climate and energy policy framework for the European Union. The council has endorsed a binding EU target of ...

Flytipping up 20% in England after falling for years | Environment

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theguardian.com - The number of mattresses in hedgerows, old sofas on road corners and other illegally-dumped rubbish rose by a fifth in England last year, marking the first increase in flytipping in years. Governme...

Photographs of Sellafield nuclear plant prompt fears over radioactive risk | Environment

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theguardian.com - Previously unseen pictures of two storage ponds containing hundreds of highly radioactive fuel rods at the Sellafield nuclear plant show cracked concrete, seagulls bathing in the water and weeds gr...

Hundreds of birds of prey are being shot or poisoned in UK | Environment

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theguardian.com - Hundreds of birds of prey, including golden and white-tailed eagles, hen harriers and red kites, were shot or poisoned last year, a report shows. Naturalist and TV presenter Bill Oddie called on sh...

Regreening program to restore one-sixth of Ethiopia's land | Environment

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theguardian.com - Fifteen years years ago the villages around Abrha Weatsbha in northern Ethiopia were on the point of being abandoned. The hillsides were barren, the communities, plagued by floods and droughts, nee...

Flying above Canada's oil sands | The Wider Image

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widerimage.reuters.com - Alberta province is home to the world's third-largest proven reserves of crude oil, which comes in the form of tar sands dug up in open-pit mines with massive shovels, or blasted with steam and pum...

Reuters FYI | Analysis & Opinion

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blogs.reuters.com - A 39,000-year-old baby mammoth goes on display in Moscow. A man in Dallas thought it would be hilarious to decorate his house as a quarantined Ebola center. Some others think he was wrong about tha...

France investigates mystery drone activity over nuclear plants

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reuters.com - PARIS (Reuters) - France has launched an investigation into unidentified drones that have been spotted over nuclear plants operated by state-owned utility EDF (EDF.PA), its interior minister said o...

Maine nurse defies state Ebola quarantine, leaves home

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reuters.com - (Reuters) - A nurse in Maine vowing not to be bullied by politicians and threatening to sue the state over an Ebola quarantine she calls unscientifically sound, defied the order and left her home f...

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