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Women Rising 26: A Ride on the People's Climate Train 23.11.2014 Truthout.com
In September of 2014, Women Rising radio rode the People's Climate train coast to coast, with over 200 activists heading to New York City to join the largest climate change march in history. Featuring: Valerie Love, Center for Biological Diversity, No Tar Sands Campaigner Penny Opal Plant, Indigenous climate activist Lauren Wood, Utah's Peaceful Uprising co-founder Teresa Jimenez, Urban Tithe organizer Shannon Biggs, Global Exchange Community Rights program director Rosalind Harris, Global Climate Justice Alliance Michael Brune, Sierra Club executive director Sister Santussika, Tony Sirna, Camille Herrera, Carrie, Riders on the People's Climate Train People's Climate Train ...
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Every breath you take: the environmental consequences of sanctions 21.11.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Iran’s drive for ‘independent’ development, in the face of international pressure over the nuclear programme, has degraded its air, water and land

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The Next Climate Policy Fight Could Be All About Airplane Emissions 21.11.2014 Think Progres

Environmental groups are pledging to intensify their push on the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft in the wake of a new report showing no improvement in fuel efficiency from U.S. domestic airlines.

The post The Next Climate Policy Fight Could Be All About Airplane Emissions appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Surrogate sushi: Japan biotech for bluefin tuna 20.11.2014 AP Business
TATEYAMA, Japan (AP) -- Of all the overfished fish in the seas, luscious, fatty bluefin tuna are among the most threatened. Marine scientist Goro Yamazaki, who is known in this seaside community as "Young Mr. Fish," is working to ensure the species survives....
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Surrogate sashimi: Japan scientists using biotech tricks to conserve declining bluefin tuna 20.11.2014 Star Tribune: World
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BREAKING: Senate Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline By One Vote 19.11.2014 Think Progres

The controversial project that would carry tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada to refineries on the Gulf Coast of the United States.

The post BREAKING: Senate Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline By One Vote appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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40% decline in polar bears in Alaska, western Canada heightens concern 18.11.2014 LA Times: Environment
The number of polar bears in eastern Alaska and western Canada has declined by 40%, according to a scientific study that raises more questions about the impact of global warming on the creature that has become the symbol of some of its worst effects.
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King Sol Rules and Scores Well Too. 16.11.2014 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Environment News
Out of adversity, such as the horrific loss of groundwater and other supplies in California, came this convenient checklist for your solar panel, whether you have some, want some, or may feel in the solar mood when the sun next shines.
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The ultimate rainforest tree thrived in Sundaland. 16.11.2014 Earth Times
From Thailand to the southeast of China and then throughout the Sunda shelf much of which is now underwater, the rainforest was supreme. It was delineated by the presence of many species of dipterocarp, entwined with rattans and delicious fruiting trees, all set off with the huge biodiversity of tigers and elephant, Orang-utan and civets. It still remains, but it desperately cries out for conservation – all of that which is left!
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El Salvador Restores Biodiversity in the Face of Climate Change 15.11.2014 Truthout.com
Barra de Santiago, El Salvador - Carlos Menjívar has been ferrying people in his boat for 20 years in this fishing village in western El Salvador surrounded by ocean, mangroves and wetlands, which is suffering the effects of environmental degradation. Siltation in the main channel leading to the town has hurt his income, because the buildup of sediment has reduced the depth and sometimes it is so shallow that it is unnavigable. "This channel used to be deep, but it isn't anymore," Menjívar told Tierramérica, standing next to his boat, La Princesa, anchored at the town's jetty. "On the bottom is all the mud that comes from upstream, from the highlands...sometimes we can't even work." Barra de Santiago, a town of 3,000 located 98 km west of San Salvador, can be reached by dirt road. But some tourists prefer to get there by boat across the estuary, through the lush mangrove forest. Despite the natural beauty of the area, the mangroves run the risk of drying up along some stretches, because the siltation ...
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Woodlands restored to re-create 16th century landscape in L.A. 15.11.2014 LA Times: Opinion
Descanso Gardens on Saturday will unveil an oak woodland that provides a glimpse of what Los Angeles might have looked like before 16th century European settlers and their livestock arrived and forever changed the Southern California landscape.
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Use biodiversity to combat climate change! 14.11.2014 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Environment News
The influences of ecology are subtle. So far, few have realised that biodiversity, as noted in South Korea, is key to climate change in many situations. Maintaining our ecosystems should be key in these changing times, but our climate changes continue because we have not resolved the pollution or the degradation issues that we have caused. New ideas and new solutions are essential to combating our climate problems, as Norway (and many others) state categorically.
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Oxbow bird study shows wide diversity 14.11.2014 Durango Herald
Rufous hummingbirds, yellow-rumped warblers and Western wood-pewees are just a small sampling of the 84 species the Durango Bird Club has spotted in the Oxbow Preserve this year.In addition to the club’s bimonthly observations, Colorado Parks & Wildlife started studying the nesting birds in Oxbow for the first time this year,...
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Greater sage grouse marks next conservation battle 13.11.2014 AP Washington
DENVER (AP) -- Federal officials say their decision to protect dwindling Gunnison sage grouse populations in Colorado and Utah has no bearing on next year's highly anticipated ruling on the far more widespread species of greater sage grouse - but advocates on both sides already are placing their bets....
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Conservation report reinforces fears over 'paper parks' 13.11.2014 New Scientist: Living World
The size of protected areas is rising, a global report finds – but land alone isn't enough to save biodiversity and support local ...
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John Muir's legacy questioned as centennial of his death nears 13.11.2014 LA Times: Opinion
John Muir is the patron saint of environmentalism, an epic figure whose writings of mystical enlightenment attained during lone treks in California's wilderness glorified individualism, saved Yosemite and helped establish the national park system.
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Partisans see hints about future protection of Western bird in ruling on similar species 13.11.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Lawsuit: US allowing more tar sands oil through Minn. without review 13.11.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Sierra Club and several other groups say the State Department should not allow Enbridge Energy to operate a crude oil pipeline without first completing an environmental impact study.
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sued over Mexican gray wolf recovery plan 12.11.2014 LA Times: Science
Conservation organizations on Wednesday sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to force it to complete a long overdue, legally required recovery plan for the Mexican gray wolf, the lobo of Southwestern lore.
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Oil palm ecology suits some. 11.11.2014 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Environment News
How can we cope with the burgeoning oil palm plantations. Instead of just complaining, here is one piece of evidence from the Journal of Applied Ecology . Perhaps some other organisms can survive in these nightmares for many almost-extinct animals and plants.
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