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US Dept of Transportation: Communities Unprepared for Next Oil Train Disaster
In the face of a dramatic spike in the amount of oil transported by rail and a series of fiery derailments, the US Department of Transportation has revealed that most emergency response organizations won’t have enough resources or trained personnel...
Friends of the Earth: "World Leaders Fiddle While the Planet Burns"
As world leaders prepare to gather here for the Climate Summit in New York, Friends of the Earth International warned that the September 23 ‘talk shop’ will only see leaders fiddling with flimsy pledges instead of committing to binding carbon reductions. “A...
Conservation Organizations Launch Lawsuit to Halt Wildlife Killing by “Secretive Federal Agency” in Idaho
Four conservation organizations have filed a notice of intent this week to sue the US Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services program over its allegedly large-scale – and “often secretive” – killing of wild animals in Idaho. The Center for Biological Diversity...
Call To Action For Sea Shepherd Supporters
33 pilot whales were slaughtered on the shores of Sandoy, Faroe Islands on Saturday. 14 brave Sea Shepherd volunteers, trying to save those whales' lives, ended up in handcuffs — facing charges, fines and possible deportation. Now, it's your turn to get...
New York City: Will This Be the Largest March on Climate Change History?
With less than one month to go until the People’s Climate March in New York City on September 21, more than 100 organizations are taking part in an online recruitment drive to sign people up for the demonstration. The People’s Climate...
California: Please Don’t Use Offshore Fracking
As the California Coastal Commission meets in San Diego this week, a new poll has found that 55 percent of Californians back a ban on offshore fracking, while 65 percent want oil companies prevented from dumping fracking chemicals into the...
Project Marine Habitats has over $1 Billion Pledged
The Annual Our Ocean summit met again this year and through its speeches and information brought a stunning $1.8 billion dollars pledged to protect marine habitats around the world. The oceans are extremely important to humans and the Earth as...
New Caledonia Creates the Largest Protected Natural Area in the World
Recently, Conservation International announced that New Caledonia, a special collectivity of France, located in the southwest Pacific Ocean, has amassed the world's largest protected natural area (on land or sea). Now 16% of France's marine waters are protected instead of...
“Renewable Energy Is Unstoppable”
Greenpeace Germany activists demonstrated at Berlin's iconic Brandenburg Gate yesterday in a bit to urge governments and businesses to deliver “Power to the People – Clean Energy Now”. At the end of its week-long meeting in Berlin, the Intergovernmental Panel on...
Brazil: Keeping The Bulldozers At Bay
An area of the Amazon the size of Belgium has received a short reprieve from soya-farming deforestation. A landmark moratorium on Brazilian soya that was set to come to an end at the end of January, has thankfully been renewed for...
Al Gore's many Accomplishments
Al Gore's accomplishments are many and varied, running the gauntlet across a variety of areas and spheres. From his family life to his political career and subsequent activism, the former vice president has many diverse endeavors under his belt.
Green Politcal Parties and their Uphill Battle
Green political parties are tasked with the noble task of protecting our planet, yet they have faced obstruction by the establishment at every turn. Going back to the early days of conservationists, who wished to protect the unspoiled natural treasures...
The Green Race
Across the globe, states race to achieve an environmentally-friendly society. Faced with looming petro-problems – climate change, rising petroleum prices, political struggles and rampant pollution – countries can no longer linger and idle. The “green race” has begun in earnest.
Copenhagen Climate Conference Falls Short of Expectations
With developing nations across the world struggling economically, politically, and socially, there was great anticipation for the United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2009.
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