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Melting Arctic opens new passages for invasive species

May 28, 2014
Melting Arctic opens new passages for invasive species

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American Company Herakles Farms’ Illegal Timber

May 27, 2014

YAOUNDE, May 27, 2014 - In a report published today, Greenpeace Africa reveals how the American company Herakles Farms, using a front company, may have colluded with Cameroon's Minister of Forests to illegally obtain a logging permit inside the land concession it was granted in 2013. Herakles Farms is now preparing to export illegal...

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Africa’s Longest-Known Terrestrial Wildlife Migration Discovered

May 27, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, May 27, 2014 - Researchers have documented the longest-known terrestrial migration of wildlife in Africa – up to several thousand zebra covering a distance of 500km (more than 300 miles) – according to World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

Using GPS collars on eight adult Plains zebra (Equus quagga), WWF and Namibia's Ministry of Environment...

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Toxic Taters Coalition to McDonald’s: Stop Misleading Shareholders

May 22, 2014

OAKBROOK, IL, May 22, 2014 - Supporters of the Toxic Taters Coalition showed up at the McDonald's shareholder meeting today to call attention to the company's history of making empty promises on issues of sustainability. Already under fire from so many environmental and labor organizations, McDonald's released its 2020 Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability...

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No way back for West Antarctic glaciers

May 22, 2014
No way back for West Antarctic glaciers

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Devastating human impact on the Amazon rainforest revealed

May 22, 2014

May 22, 2014 - The human impact on the Amazon rainforest has been grossly underestimated according to an international team of researchers from Brazil and the UK, led by Lancaster University.

They found that selective logging and surface wildfires can result in an annual loss of 54 billion tonnes of carbon from the Brazilian Amazon,...

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More Than 12 Million Pounds of Trash Collected During International Coastal Cleanup

May 22, 2014
More Than 12 Million Pounds of Trash Collected During International Coastal Cleanup

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Stirring up forgotten lead: Smelters across US at risk from tornadoes, floods, quakes

May 21, 2014
Stirring up forgotten lead: Smelters across US at risk from tornadoes, floods, quakes

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Migrating cyclones pose new threat

May 20, 2014
Migrating cyclones pose new threat

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Use of Air Conditioners Increases Nighttime Temperatures, Escalates Demand for Air Conditioning

May 20, 2014

May 16, 2014 - A team of researchers from Arizona State University has found that releasing excess heat from air conditioners running during the night resulted in higher outside temperatures, worsening the urban heat island effect and increasing cooling demands.

"We found that waste heat from air conditioning systems was maximum during the day but...

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