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Rejection of New Prosperity Mine Project Provides Clarity to Industry: Lake Destroying Projects and Projects Without Indigenous Consent Need Not Apply

Feb 27, 2014

OTTAWA, Feb. 27, 2014 - MiningWatch Canada welcomes yesterday's announcement by Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq that the federal government will not approve Taseko Mines' New Prosperity gold-copper project. The project, located in south-central British Columbia, was a modification of a previously rejected application.

The original federal environmental review identified numerous "significant adverse effects" that were...

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No warming hiatus for extreme hot temperatures

Feb 27, 2014
No warming hiatus for extreme hot temperatures

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Procter & Gamble brings rainforest destruction into bathrooms, says Greenpeace

Feb 26, 2014
Procter & Gamble brings rainforest destruction into bathrooms, says Greenpeace

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A patch of forest remains surrounded by young palm oil plantations inside the PT Multi Persada Gatra...

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First International Dark Sky Park in the Southeast US Designated

Feb 25, 2014
First International Dark Sky Park in the Southeast US Designated

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Sarawak Geoportal creates transparency on land use in Malaysian Borneo

Feb 24, 2014
Sarawak Geoportal creates transparency on land use in Malaysian Borneo

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Dam threatens survival of Mekong dolphins

Feb 24, 2014
Dam threatens survival of Mekong dolphins

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The critically endangered Mekong River Irrawaddy dolphin. © WWF Greater Mekong
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Forest peoples urge land rights action

Feb 24, 2014

LONDON, Feb. 23, 2014 - Forest people's groups say many governments are failing to protect their right to their ancestral lands, and argue that this neglect is damaging efforts to slow climate change.

Their argument is supported by campaigners. Research by the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) says the pace of provision of new legal...

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Western University primatologist teams with international group to save Madagascar’s lemurs

Feb 21, 2014

Feb. 20, 2014 - Lemurs, the most endangered mammal group on Earth, represent more than 20 per cent of the world's primates. Native only to Madagascar, more than 90 percent of the species are threatened with extinction.

A Western University primatologist has teamed with 18 lemur conservationists and researchers, many of whom are from Madagascar...

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Arctic ‘is set to reach 13°C by 2100′

Feb 20, 2014

LONDON, Feb. 20, 2014 - US scientists say that by the end of this century temperatures in the Arctic may for part of each year reach 13°C above pre-industrial levels. Global average temperatures have already risen by about 0.8°C over the level they were at in around 1750.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said...

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What is El Nino Taimasa?

Feb 20, 2014
What is El Nino Taimasa?

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This shows flat-top Porites coral on a shallow reef near American Samoa. Coral heads are fully submerged...