Tag Archives: environment

Why you should say ‘NO’ to palm oil

Orangutan palm oil

Did you know that most of us are fueling one of the world’s biggest ecological disasters and acts of primate genocide in history?  Borneo and Sumatra are two of the most bio-diverse regions of the world, yet they have the longest list of endangered species. This list includes the magnificent ...

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Drones to plant a billion trees per year

Drone planting trees BioCarbon Engineering

A new company is hoping to reverse deforestation by using drones to plant trees. The company, BioCarbon Engineering, plans to disperse seedlings using drones, which could plant up to one billion trees per year. “We are going to counter industrial scale deforestation using industrial scale reforestation,” says Lauren Fletcher, the ...

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Journalist shot dead while investigating illegal logging

Cambodia Taing Try

Cambodian journalist Taing Try was shot dead yesterday while investigating illegal logging in the southern province of Kratie with five other journalists. Three suspects have been arrested. A reporter for several local newspapers, Taing Try was shot while in his car. The car of the suspected killer was found 200 metres down ...

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Air pollution in China reaches hazardous levels

China Beijing pollution smog

Beijing raised its pollution alert from yellow to orange, the second highest, Friday as pollution levels reached 20 times recommended limits. By 4pm Friday the Air Quality index in Beijing reached 470, with anything over 300 considered severe pollution, while in neighboring Hebei province Dangerous PM2.5 particles climbed above 500 ...

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Australian govt planning to destroy the Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef

Who could forget, back in 2009, the launch of the “Best Job in the World”? The campaign by Tourism Queensland generated global interest in the Sunshine State and the role of park ranger and “caretaker” of Hamilton Island in the Great Barrier Reef. Ben Southall was the inaugural winner, a Brit ...

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Deforestation of Amazon jungle increases by nearly a third in one year

Amazon deforestation

Deforestation in the Amazon increased by nearly a third over the past year, according to Brazilian government figures released on Thursday. The data confirms a feared reversal in what had been steady progress over the past decade against destruction of the world’s largest rainforest. Satellite data for the 12 months through ...

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Worldwide protest against fracking

France protest Fracking

[youtube height=”400″ width=”550″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wO8K61i2tlQ[/youtube]   Activists from 26 countries participated in around 250 protests on Saturday to demonstrate against fracking technologies, which they say contaminate groundwater and hasten climate change. Global Frackdown, an annual event that takes place on October 19, targets fracking – a process used to extract hydrocarbons by ...

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Russia urges UN climate report to include geoengineering (aka chemtrails)

Chemtrails

Russia is pushing for next week’s landmark UN climate science report to include support for controversial technologies to geoengineer the planet’s climate, according to documents obtained by the Guardian. As climate scientists prepare to gather for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in Stockholm to present the most authoritative state of climate ...

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Global cooling, not warming: Arctic ice cap grows 60% in one year

Arctic Ice

For years, we’ve all heard that global warming is threatening our planet. But now, in a stunning turnaround, world scientists are warning that an era of global cooling seems to be upon us, complete with extraordinary expansions of ocean ice being recorded in just the past year. Even the latest UN Intergovernmental ...

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