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Firefighters battle wild blazes in Spain

- Spanish firefighters on Saturday battled forest blazes that have destroyed hundreds of hectares of parched land and forced scores of people from their homes, authorities said.
In the Media by AFP

78-year-old Utah woman survives 14 hour quicksand ordeal

Moab - Sharon Brussell was enjoying a relaxing day and leisurely moving down a bike path at a nearby park. This normal circumstance led to her falling in an unexpected pit of quicksand where she was stuck for 14 hours until she was rescued.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

World Council of Churches says 'No' to fossil fuel investments

Geneva - The World Council of Churches, representing over half a billion Christians worldwide, announced Thursday their decision to pull all investments from fossil fuel companies. The move is being hailed as a major victory for the earth by climate groups.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Stock market prankster awaits sentencing

In 2012, Australian environmental activist, Jonathan Moylan, sent out a fake press release which caused the share price of a coal company to crash by A$3 million.
In the Media by Elke Nagy

Pope Francis calls exploitation of nature 'sin of our times'

Campobasso - During an address at Italy's University of Molise on Saturday, Pope Francis chastised those who exploit and destroy nature, calling such behavior the "sin of our times".
In the Media by Greta McClain - 6 comments

Pacific nation evacuates to Fiji in response to rising sea levels

The land has been bought and preparations are being made. The island nation of Kiribati is slowly being drowned by rising sea levels and they are planning to escape shortly.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 1 comment

Mexican operators recycled 350,000 phones in a year

A program formed collectively by the Mexican mobile phone operators in October 2013 has enabled the recycling of nearly 350,000 used mobile phones in the country to date, it has emerged today.
In the Media by James Walker

Exploding tourism numbers threaten the environment of Antarctica

According to reports from scientists studying Antarctica the large increase in tourism there is a threat to the natural environment. The area hosts a wealth of scientific information that may be damaged by tourism.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Obama mocks foes who brand climate change a 'liberal plot'

Washington - US President Barack Obama mocked Republicans who reject global warming as a "liberal plot," as he pumped up a crowd of environmental activists in Washington.
In the Media by AFP

UN report puts multi-billlion-dollar costs on environmental crime

A new report from the UN places the value of environmental crimes between $70 billion and $213 billion across the world. Funds mostly go to criminal groups, militias and terrorist groups according to the findings.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 5 comments

Recycling in the home to save money and the environment

The sheer quantity of garbage in this world is horrendous. Landfills, covered in glass, plastic, food leftovers and more, blight our landscapes. What we need to do is recycle our trash, not only to save the environment, but also to save a few bucks.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Obama institutes world's largest marine sanctuary

Washington - U.S. President Barack Obama ignored the concerns of Congress and put together an area of land that was nearly 800,000 sq miles across for marine life. Fishing there will be off-limits for any commercial interests.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

U.S. joins bid to create vast Pacific marine reserve

Washington - The United States joined forces with other nations to declare a vast swath of the Pacific Ocean a marine sanctuary and take "historic" steps to combat illegal fishing.
In the Media by Jo Biddle (AFP)

Study: The Manitoban treasure trove

Winnipeg - Around $117 billion in carbon offsets is no small amount of money for just about anyone. The forest regions of Manitoba may just be worth that to those who can acquire the rights.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Fukushima struggling to build ice wall to plug radioactive leak

Tokyo - The operator of Japan's battered Fukushima nuclear power plant said Tuesday it was having trouble with the early stages of an ice wall being built under broken reactors to contain radioactive water.
In the Media by AFP

Kerry issues urgent call to save oceans

Washington - US Secretary of State John Kerry sounded the alarm Monday on the perils facing the world's oceans, calling for a global strategy to save the planet's life-giving seas.
In the Media by Jo Biddle (AFP)

Inca trails, ancient French cave vie for World Heritage status

Doha - Inca trails spanning six countries and a French cave with some of the earliest known paintings are among the sites expected to get World Heritage status at a UNESCO meeting that started Sunday in Doha.
In the Media by Victoria Baux in Doha, Indalecio Alvarez in Paris (AFP) - 1 comment

Australian natural wonders under UNESCO spotlight

Sydney - Australia is home to some of the most pristine environment on Earth, but two of its most high-profile protected areas face threats to their status as World Heritage Sites at a UNESCO meeting starting Sunday in Doha.
In the Media by Martin PARRY (AFP)

US hosts talks to save oceans under 'siege'

Washington - US Secretary of State John Kerry launches an unprecedented global effort Monday to save the world's oceans under siege from overfishing, climate change and pollution.
In the Media by Jo Biddle (AFP) - 1 comment

Op-Ed: On the ridiculous concept of China's 'ecological civilization'

Chinese officials can want to be green but history says that is not going to happen. Come learn why happy thoughts like this only work in fairy tales.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Australians rally over future of Tasmania forest

Sydney - Thousands of Australians rallied Saturday against the proposed logging of protected forests in rugged Tasmania ahead of a UNESCO World Heritage meeting where the issue will be discussed.
In the Media by AFP

'Industrial scale poaching' threatens African elephants

Geneva - Entire elephant populations are dying out in many African countries due to poaching on a massive scale, wildlife regulator CITES warned Friday, while also hailing the continent for clamping down on ivory smuggling.
In the Media by Nina Larson (AFP)

WildLeaks shows immediate results

Within 24 hours of the site creation the administrators of WildLeaks had a tip on illegal activity in animal trade. Twenty-four different cases of crimes against wildlife have been reported and that number is rising.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

'Industrial scale poaching' threatens African elephants

Geneva - Entire elephant populations are dying out in many African countries due to poaching on a massive scale, wildlife regulator CITES warned Friday, while also hailing the continent for clamping down on ivory smuggling.
In the Media by Nina Larson (AFP) - 2 comments

Africa surpasses Asia in ivory seizures: CITES

Geneva - Several African countries have made great strides in clamping down on ivory smuggling, with large seizures for the first time exceeding those made in prime destination Asia, UN wildlife regulator CITES said Friday.
In the Media by Nina Larson (AFP)

Hunch-bat, Zorro snake among new Mekong species

Hanoi - From a hunch-backed bat to a giant flying squirrel, scientists have identified 367 new species in the Greater Mekong area since 2012, according to a new WWF report.
In the Media by AFP

Highly toxic rodent poisons to be pulled from U.S. market

A group of highly toxic rodent poisons linked to the death of wildlife will be removed from U.S. stores, the manufacturer said.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 1 comment

Chief Raoni launches World Cup tour to fight for Amazon

Bras - Twenty-five years after he rose to fame touring with pop star Sting, Brazilian indigenous chief Raoni has launched a new tour coinciding with the World Cup to condemn the ongoing destruction of the Amazon.
In the Media by AFP

Volunteers start clean-up campaign in Indian biosphere reserve

Coimbatore - Volunteers at the Velliangiri Mountain, a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve in south India, are cleaning up part of the nature reserve.
In the Media by Sravanth Verma

Highly radioactive substance found in Swiss dump: report

Evilard - A highly radioactive substance, emitting in some places radiation 100 times the permitted amount, has been discovered in Switzerland, local media reported Sunday, adding that authorities had covered it up for 18 months.
In the Media by AFP
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This rhino at Whipsnade Zoo in the UK  could be under threat of being poached for its horn warns Eng...
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This rhino at Whipsnade Zoo in the UK, could be under threat of being poached for its horn warns England's, National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU).
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Dolphin washed ashore after being maimed
Dolphin washed ashore after being maimed
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Barry Robinson, Ecojustice lawyer
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Norway sets an established quota of 1286 minke whales for the 2012 season.
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Norway sets an established quota of 1286 minke whales for the 2012 season.
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Dolphin washed ashore after being maimed
Dolphin washed ashore after being maimed
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Heavy smog at the financial district of Pudong in Shanghai  December 6  2013
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Heavy smog at the financial district of Pudong in Shanghai, December 6, 2013
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Moais at Ahu Tahai face inland.
Moais at Ahu Tahai face inland.
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Ducks having fun in their new environment  Colony Farm  Port Coquitlam  BC.
Ducks having fun in their new environment, Colony Farm, Port Coquitlam, BC.
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A bin of discarded hummus discovered during 'Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story'
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Trees planted for the Live Green Toronto Festival.
Trees planted for the Live Green Toronto Festival.
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Fellow Dutch sympathizer and action star  Rutger Hauer asks for  common sense  in the trial of Sea S...
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Fellow Dutch sympathizer and action star, Rutger Hauer asks for "common sense" in the trial of Sea Shepherd acitvist, Erwin Vermeulen.
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Spray Lakes above Canmore
Spray Lakes above Canmore
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The Journey
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Trainers periodically measure the dorsal fin of orcas in captivity.
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Trainers periodically measure the dorsal fin of orcas in captivity.
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The town of Hanga Roa is the only inhabited location in the island. Matavery International Airport is not far from the village.
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Petcoke
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Earth Day celebrations in Edmonton.
Earth Day celebrations in Edmonton.
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The Perfect Environmental Storm: With a mixture of raw oil and its toxic chemical dispersant along with the start of the hurricane season, BP Oil has set up an apocalyptic event in the Mexican Gulf and the coastlines as well effecting fresh ground water tables and the ruining of the area wildlife and seafood industries in the process.
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Ash trees near Saxby UK
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Ash trees near Saxby UK
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Korea  China  Japan shake hands in environmental cooperation.
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Korea, China, Japan shake hands in environmental cooperation. Picture is from meeting in 2013.
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