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The 5 Countries Most Plagued by Oil Theft

 The 5 Countries Most Plagued by Oil Theft are : Nigeria As much as 400,000 barrels of oil a day are stolen in Nigeria. This equates to losses of $1.7 billion a month for Africa's new largest economy. This represents 7.7 percent of its GDP vanishing, or ... keep reading

Written by Chris Dalby last month, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Coal & Oil, Industry & Business, Politics & Government (1 comment)

The Future of The Great Barrier Reef.

In December 2013 the Liberal National Government of Australia, headed by Tony Abbot, approved to dredge 3 million cubic metres of the Great Barrier Reef in order to expand the port facilities in Point Abbot.  The Port, just 50 Kms north of the Tourist haven that constitutes the Whitsunday Islands ... keep reading

Written by Raegan Payne in January, about Coal & Oil, Environment & Wildlife, Politics & Government, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans (2 comments)

IPCC 5 in Haiku.

Amazing what the bout of the flu can do. International climate scientist Gregory Johnson, who co-authored the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's 5th report, which came out in September, has simplified the 2000 page preview report into 19 illustrated haiku. I feel I understand it better now! https://www ... keep reading

Written by Gregory Johnson in December 2013, about Art & Culture, Education, Politics & Government

Russian parliament gives amnesty to 'Arctic 30'

The Greenpeace activists who spent two months in jail after a peaceful protest in the Arctic have expressed relief after the Russian parliament voted to grant them amnesty. But they also declared: “There is no amnesty for the Arctic.” The Duma today voted for an amendment that extends an amnesty ... keep reading

Written by Raegan Payne in December 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Environment & Wildlife, Politics & Government

Arctic 30 to stay in Russia.

The Russian authorities have told the Arctic 30 that they cannot leave the country, defying the ruling of an international court which ordered that they should be allowed to go home immediately.Russia’s powerful Investigative Committee has written to one of the 30 - Anne Mie Jensen from Denmark - indicating ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F in December 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Politics & Government, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

Poaching still an international problem

Nature has funny ways of doing things. Rhinos, elephants and lions have no natural predators, but as the great flowchart in the link shows, this doesn't matter. Both the survival and demise of the species are consequences of human actions. While around 18,000 new animal, insect or plant ... keep reading

Written by Source in December 2013, about Environment & Wildlife, Lifestyle & Behavior, Politics & Government

Oceans acidify at an alarming rate

This article is from the Environmental News Service. Climate change is causing the world’s oceans to acidify at rates not seen for the last 55 million years, and the only way to moderate this danger is to reduce human emissions of carbon dioxide, conclude 540 scientists from 37 countries ... keep reading

Written by Environmental News Service in December 2013, about Climate Change, Politics & Government, Pollution, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

Renewable Energy in East Africa is Praised.

Last month we reported that Ethiopia had just opened the largest wind farm in Africa. A third of Ethiopia, the continent's second most populous nation, conducts their day to day without any access to electricity. The new wind farm has the potential to change the lives of millions.  Ethiopia ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F Benson-Guiu in December 2013, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Emissions, Politics & Government, Smart Growth

London's largest street light investment drives energy efficiency forward

                    One of the famous red double decker buses in London on route 185 to Lewisham Station, London, UK Transport for London (TfL) has agreed on a new energy efficient lighting programme to help reduce the cost of lighting the TfL Road Network (TLRN). It is one of the largest 'invest ... keep reading

Written by Lindsey Horne in December 2013, about Emissions, Energy Saving, Politics & Government, Transport, Travel

Warsaw talks end with some progress.

Climate talks in Warsaw have come to an end. After two weeks of negotiations, which saw activist groups leave the conference in protest, negotiators have reached a compromise on how to target climate change. According to the BBC, the agreement was achieved after a series of last minute compromises often ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F Benson-Guiu in November 2013, about Climate Change, Events, Politics & Government

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