Journalists from national news organizations were barred from a summit in Washington on harmful water contaminants on Tuesday, convened by the embattled environmental protection agency (EPA) chief, Scott Pruitt. One reporter was manhandled out of the building.
Yesterday, AECOM, an international corporation with assets worth almost $6 billion, confirmed it had “demobilised” from Adani Group’s project, joining a growing list of partners and investors who have walked away from the venture.
The Taj Mahal of the Adani Empire a Coal- Fired Power Plant is for sale for 0.05 cents ” the Mundra power plant – ironically, now for sale for one rupee.”
“Adani never bothered to meet environmental conditions in its own country, why do you imagine they will do so in yours?” Jairam Ramesh, former minister for the environment of India,
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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced a plan to revise existing tailpipe standards that were going to apply for model years 2022 to 2025, saying the current standards “are not appropriate” and were set “too high.” Pruitt also said the EPA is re-examining the state of California’s historic ability to adopt tailpipe standards that are more ambitious than the federal government’s.
Overall, 80 per cent of Australia’s marine park waters would be opened to commercial fishing, up from 63 percent.
The government believes the regulation protects important marine habitat, maintains sustainable fishing and promotes ecotourism. It argues the changes are needed to reduce the financial effects on commercial fishers of Labor’s plan, and simplify zoning and boundaries to enable better compliance.
Foster hadn’t killed anyone. He didn’t even injure anyone when, on Oct. 11, 2016, he put on a white hard hat and neon-yellow safety vest, grabbed some bolt cutters, and clipped the chain locking a fenced section of the Keystone Pipeline in Walhalla, North Dakota. Once inside the fence, Foster cranked a giant wheel-like valve until it closed, temporarily stopping the flow of tar sands oil.
When the Sun comes out and the leaves return to the trees, Australians know it’s time to flee, writes Ben Pobjie.
The world’s biggest bottled water brand has been forced to admit that their water comes from the exact same source as your tap water. USA Today reports Aquafina has changed its labels to specify P.W.S. — Public Water Source — under pressure from Accountability International. The company said it was reasonable to make people understand […]
A nationally designated important population of koalas will shortly be subjected to starvation, dehydration, blasting, heavy vehicle traffic, loss of habitat, stress, noise, blasting, vibrations, bushfire risk, entrapment, and death — all sanctioned by the NSW and Federal governments.
Source: Pacific Highway koala holocaust
The billionaires have joined other business giants backing a start-up that makes meat from self-producing animal cells.
I watched the extremely boring 4 Corners story, I drank a glass of water and I am wearing cotton underpants. So I’m as qualified to form a view on the issue as the next potato!
The 193 UN member nations issue an urgent call for action to reverse the decline of world’s oceans, with US backing the plan.
World Wildlife Fund calls for public pressure on the Palaszczuk government to reduce habitat destruction
Offshore oil and gas regulator says there was a 10,500-litre spill in April 2016 but refuses to reveal where it occurred or company responsible
Over the past three years, almost all of the world’s reefs have experienced summertime heat stress.
By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – I don’t think Trump creates Twitter scandals to deflect attention from …
Turnbull descends into idiotic Trump-like tanties this week, especially over coal.
Last week Malcolm Turnbull addressed the National Press Club where he proclaimed “the battlelines have been drawn: it is clear that the Coalition stands for cheaper energy.” No doubt mindful of Abbott’s successful campaign to “axe the tax”, Turnbull is now dishing up his version of the same thing, calling on all governments to co-operate…
Australia is one of the worst performing countries in terms of protecting its ecoregions. Koalas are a litmus test for conservation of a habitat in crisis
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A Victorian man records the moment he makes friends with a wild koala by brushing prickly burrs out of its fur.
A primate genocide and ecological catastrophe on an industrial scale is occurring in some of the most valuable, sensitive and diverse ecological habitats on Earth – all thanks to a cheap cooking oil we find in our supermarket products everyday
Bushmeat hunting threatens hundreds of mammal species with extinction and millions of people with food insecurity.
The fight is nowhere near over. Facebook friends “check in” as demonstrators settle in for what could be a long winter.
Dramatic footage shows huge flames erupting from methane gas bubbling to the surface of the Condamine River, a result of ongoing coal seam gas mining in the region, some locals say.
A bear who was rescued from a bile farm was caught on camera jumping for joy while taking a dip in a pool in Vietnam for the first time.
By Dr Anthony Horton In the Yale University ‘Global Environmental Performance Index’ (EPI) report published earlier this month, Australia did not rate too well. Ranked 150th out of 180 countries for carbon dioxide emissions per unit of electricity, we were also ranked 123rd in terms of average exposure to Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) – an air…
The agency says it may place new restrictions on the chemical by year’s end.
A natural gas leak in Aliso Canyon, California, has been spewing out 50,000 kilograms (110,000 pounds) of gas every hour for more than two months, and officials say it could take another three to four months to bring the situation under control. The leak first occurred on October 23, when the casing of a gas storage well operated by Southern California (SoCal) Gas failed. Strangely, the cause of this failure is not known, and attempts to stop the flow of gas by pumping liquid directly into the well in order to seal the rupture have been unsuccessful.
ENVIRONMENT groups have vowed to continue forestry protests despite Liberal party threats of hefty fines and mandatory jail terms.