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23 September 2014 Liberia signs ‘transformational’ deal to stem deforestation

Liberia is to become the first nation in Africa to completely stop cutting down its trees in return for development aid. Norway will pay the impoverished west African country 150 million dollars to stop deforestation by 2020. There have been fears that the ebola crisis would see increased logging in a country desperate for cash.

23 July 2014 Wolves are even more socially complex than we thought…

As a conservation scientist at Defenders of Wildlife, I follow the latest scientific findings on wolves and other important wildlife species closely. Wolf science is a very active area of inquiry, and lately, there have been many studies coming out about wolves’ social structures and behavior. Today I want to pass along one of the…

23 July 2014 PRESS RELEASE: Opponents to enforce shutdown of tar sands mine today

Opponents to enforce shutdown of tar sands mine today PR SPRINGS, Utah–About 80 climate justice land defenders right now are using their bodies to halt construction of a tar sands strip mine in the Book Cliffs of Utah. The action is the culmination of a week-long direct action training camp within 2 miles of the…

23 July 2014 Ein Zeichen setzen gegen Braunkohleausbau: Mitmachen bei der Menschenkette in der Lausitz

Vier der fünf schmutzigsten Braunkohlekraftwerke in Europa stehen in Deutschland. Zwei davon in der Lausitz, wo in den nächsten Jahren weitere Braunkohletagebaue erschlossen und Dörfer dafür weichen sollen. Ähnliches geschieht jenseits der Grenze in Polen. Braunkohleabbau in der Lausitz @ iStock/Getty Images

22 July 2014 Loggerhead Sea Turtles Catch a Wave

There is plenty of good news for the loggerhead sea turtle this summer! This month, the federal government designated critical habitat , including 84 percent of all known nesting areas, and protections for large areas of ocean habitat, for the loggerhead sea turtles found in the Northwest Atlantic. Critical habitat is an area determined vital…

22 July 2014 End of Genitalia-Altering Pesticide

This week marks the official end to the Environmental Protection Agency’s approval of genitalia-altering pesticide residues on snap beans. Numerous published studies by an EPA scientist found that rats fed vinclozolin in utero had feminized genitalia with malformations like vaginal pouches, undescended testicles, and malformed penises. Yet the EPA ban did not happen on its…

22 July 2014 Md. offshore wind auction set

U.S. to take bids Aug. 19 for nearly 80,000 acres off Ocean City July 02, 2014|By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun Continuing the Obama administration’s effort to launch a U.S. offshore wind energy industry, federal officials announced Wednesday that they will auction off the rights next month to build huge turbines off Maryland’s coast….

21 July 2014 Wolverines Need Federal Protection Now!

If you’ve been keeping up with one of the world’s toughest animals, the wolverine, you may know that a big decision is coming their way. In early August, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will determine whether or not imperiled wolverines in the lower-48 will be listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) as “threatened.”…

21 July 2014 More crude oil was spilled in U.S. rail incidents in 2013, than was spilled in the nearly four decades since the federal government began collecting data on such spills.

Since late 2012, as hydraulic fracturing and tar sands drilling created a glut of oil, the industry has scrambled to transport the fossil fuel from drill sites to the east and west coasts, where it can potentially be shipped overseas to more lucrative markets. The increase in oil rail traffic, however, has not been matched…

5 February 2014 Lagarde: cooperation on climate ‘non-negotiable’

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde has called on governments to build a “new multilateralism” because no country could stand alone on climate change and inequality. She said such action should include cities and companies in an effort to address challenges such as widening income disparity. http://econews.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/climate-change-2.jpgBloomberg newsagency reports Ms Lagarde, a former French…

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