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Fuelling the fire: new coal technologies spell disaster for climate

Jul 25, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. July 25, 2016 - A new report by Friends of the Earth International demonstrates how Underground Coal Gasification -- or UCG -- and Coal Chemical technologies threaten to destabilise the earth’s climate and irreversibly damage local environments.

The report, launched today, comes in the wake of UCG being banned in Queensland, Australia. There...

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Using Urban Pigeons to Monitor Lead Pollution

Jul 19, 2016
Using Urban Pigeons to Monitor Lead Pollution

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Policy makers and ecologists must develop a more constructive dialogue to save the planet

Jul 19, 2016

DUBLIN, Ireland, July 19, 2016 - An international consensus demands human impacts on the environment "sustain", "maintain", "conserve", "protect", "safeguard", and "secure" it, keeping it within "safe ecological limits". But, a new Trinity College Dubl...

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Cougars Could Save Lives by Lowering Vehicle Collisions with Deer

Jul 15, 2016

July 15, 2016 - You would never guess it from their soft eyes and timid demeanor, but the swift-footed deer is North America's most dangerous mammal to humans.

Each year deer cause 1.2 million vehicle collisions in the U.S., triggering more than 200 deaths, some 29,000 injuries and $1.66 billion in costs associated with vehicle...

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Historic Petition Calls on Obama Administration to Immediately Halt All New Fossil Fuel Leases on Federal Lands

Jul 13, 2016

WASHINGTON, July 13, 2016 - More than 250 climate, community and tribal organizations filed a landmark legal petition today calling on the Obama administration to halt all new fossil fuel leasing on federal lands — a step that would align U.S. energy policies with its climate goals and keep up to 450 billion tons...

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Gulf Stream slowdown to spare Europe from worst of climate change

Jul 11, 2016

July 11, 2016 - Europe will be spared the worst economic impacts of climate change by a slowing down of the Gulf Stream, new research predicts.

Scientists have long suggested that global warming could lead to a slowdown - or even shutdown - of the vast system of ocean currents, including the Gulf Stream, that...

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Agreement: Monarch Butterfly to Get Endangered Species Act Protection Decision by 2019

Jul 5, 2016
Agreement: Monarch Butterfly to Get Endangered Species Act Protection Decision by 2019

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Why river floodplains are key to preserving nature and biodiversity in the western US

Jul 5, 2016
Why river floodplains are key to preserving nature and biodiversity in the western US

July 5, 2016 - Although they may not commonly be viewed as hotspots for biodiversity, gravel-bed river floodplains are by far the most important feature for nature across the landscapes of western North America.

This is because gravel-bed rivers disproportionately create high diversity of habitats, concentrate nutrients for growth, and provide corridors to link populations...

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Poll finds Montanans strongly support public lands, value access to hiking, hunting and fishing

Jun 28, 2016
Poll finds Montanans strongly support public lands, value access to hiking, hunting and fishing

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Laos & Cambodia rosewood exports violate UN treaty

Jun 24, 2016

LONDON, June 24, 2016 - Criminality and corruption have swept a flood of endangered rosewood exports from Laos and Cambodia which fundamentally violate trade protections imposed by the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

In the new report Red AlertPDF, the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) reveals that in the first 18...

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