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Pennsylvania Nuns Build Chapel in Middle of Cornfield in Effort to Block Pipeline

Catholic order files religious freedom lawsuit to keep Atlantic Sunrise pipeline off their land

Catholic nuns in Pennsylvania are resisting plans to build a $3 billion pipeline for gas obtained by fracking through its land by creating a rudimentary chapel along the proposed route and launching a legal challenge, citing religious freedom. Photo by Mark Dixon…
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by: The Guardian – July 20, 2017

EU Calls for Immediate Logging Ban in Europe’s Last Primeval Forest

Last year Polish government tripled logging operations at Białowieża forest, a UNESCO world heritage site

Europe’s last major parcel of primeval woodland could be set for a reprieve after the EU asked the European court to authorize an immediate ban on logging in Poland’s Białowieża forest. (Read more about how logging has decimated the forest.) Photo courtesy…
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by: The Guardian – July 13, 2017

Just 25 Companies Responsible for More Than 50 Percent of Global Emissions, Report Says

Small set of fossil fuel producers may be key to tackling climate change

Just 100 companies have been the source of more than 70 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions since 1988, according to a new report. The Carbon Majors Report “pinpoints how a relatively small set of fossil fuel producers may hold the…
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by: The Guardian – July 10, 2017

Unique Coral Reef at Risk as Oil Companies Prepare to Drill Near Amazon River

Companies estimate 30 percent chance of damage to the newly discovered ecosystem in event of a spill

Oil companies planning to drill near a vast coral reef at the mouth of the Amazon river have calculated that the unique ecosystem has a 30 percent chance of being affected in the event of an oil spill. Photo Jeso Carneiro Oil companies…
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by: The Guardian – July 4, 2017

A Million Plastic Bottles Are Bought Around the World Every Minute

World's plastic binge 'as dangerous as climate change,' say campaigners

A million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute and the number will jump another 20 percent by 2021, creating an environmental crisis some campaigners predict will be as serious as climate change. New figures obtained by The Guardian reveal…
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by: The Guardian – June 29, 2017

Ozone Hole Recovery Threatened by Fast-Rising Emissions of Paint Stripper Chemical

Restoration will be delayed by decades if dichloromethane emissions are not curbed, research reveals

The restoration of the globe’s protective shield of ozone will be delayed by decades if fast-rising emissions of a chemical used in paint stripper are not curbed, new research has revealed. Atmospheric levels of the chemical have doubled in the last decade…
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by: The Guardian – June 27, 2017

Major Publishers Defend Greenpeace in Dispute with Logging Firm

Publishers concerned case could set dangerous precedent, have silencing effect on environmental organizations

The world’s biggest book publishers have been dragged into a bitter dispute between a US logging company and environmental campaigners Greenpeace. It follows legal action taken by the logging company, Resolute Forest Products, which campaigners and publishers fear has implications for freedom…
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by: The Guardian – June 21, 2017

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