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Palm oil plantation crime drives illegal logging in Indonesia

Dec 22, 2014

JAKARTA, Dec. 16, 2014 - The clear-cutting of forests to make way for oil palm plantations is driving a wave of illegal logging in Indonesia, fundamentally undermining efforts to bring much-needed reform to the nation’s forestry and timber sectors.

A new report released today by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), Permitting Crime: How palm oil...

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Report: 122 Species of Colombian Birds Facing Extinction

Dec 19, 2014
Report: 122 Species of Colombian Birds Facing Extinction

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Federal and Local Action Needed to Protect Hawaii’s Spinner Dolphins

Dec 18, 2014
Federal and Local Action Needed to Protect Hawaii’s Spinner Dolphins

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New Report Documents Human Impacts of Marcellus Shale Drilling in Pa.

Dec 18, 2014

HARRISBURG, PA Dec. 17, 2014 — Communities in Pennsylvania experiencing high-intensity Marcellus Shale drilling also are seeing significant increases in crime, housing costs, traffic fatalities and their rate of sexually transmitted diseases, a new analysis from the Multi-State Shale Research Collaborative released today confirmed.

The Shale Tipping Point: The Relationship of Drilling to Crime, Traffic...

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Global CO2 emissions increase to new all-time record, but growth is slowing down

Dec 17, 2014
Global CO2 emissions increase to new all-time record, but growth is slowing down

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Urban Stream Contamination in U.S. Increasing Rapidly Due to Road Salt

Dec 16, 2014
Urban Stream Contamination in U.S. Increasing Rapidly Due to Road Salt

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This photo shows a road salt storage stockpile that is awaiting use for pavement deicing, Port of...

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Climate policy pledges are an important step forward but fall short of 2°C

Dec 15, 2014

Dec. 15, 2014 - Pledges to reduce emissions in China, Europe and the US provide an important step forward for climate change action, but a more comprehensive effort is needed to stabilize the climate below critical thresholds. Climate finance can cover investment gaps and alleviate distributional tensions, a new study shows.

Researchers have released...

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Deep concern over invisible threat to Antarctic glaciers

Dec 15, 2014
Deep concern over invisible threat to Antarctic glaciers

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Japanese and U.S. Groups Argue Case to Save Dugongs From U.S. Military Base Expansion in Japan

Dec 15, 2014
Japanese and U.S. Groups Argue Case to Save Dugongs From U.S. Military Base Expansion in Japan

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Rep. Grijalva Introduces Legislation to Protect Wild Cats & Canids

Dec 12, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 10, 2014 - Today, Congressman Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) introduced bipartisan legislation to help protect wild felid and canid species, including the jaguar, snow leopard, African wild dog and African lion. The Rare Cats and Canids Act authorizes up to $5,000,000 per year to help fund conservation programs in nations within the...

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