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Ecology

Senate fails to override Obama veto of Keystone pipeline
The Republican-controlled Senate has failed by five votes to override President Barack Obama’s veto of legislation approving the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline. The override had required a two-thirds majority.

04.03.2015 23:20

Koala cull: 700 endangered marsupials secretly slain by Australian authorities
About 700 koalas have been covertly killed off by the Australian authorities due to overpopulation causing starvation of the animals. Australian Koala Foundation has slammed the move, calling it “a gross mismanagement.”

04.03.2015 10:14

‘Health hazard’: Too much human waste on world’s highest mountain Everest
Human waste on Everest is becoming an issue, with pollution and disease hazards putting the world’s highest mountain at risk, according to Nepalese authorities.

03.03.2015 14:03

Last gasp: Air pollution killing Europeans en masse, says environment body
Hundreds of thousands of Europeans may face premature death in the next two decades because of toxic air, a new major report by the European Environment Agency (EEA) has warned. In 2011 alone, about 430,000 people died prematurely from air pollution.

03.03.2015 12:09

Turning the tide? World’s first lagoon power stations reach British shores
Plans to generate electricity from the world’s first batch of tidal lagoon power plants have surfaced in Britain. The power stations could yield 8 percent of the UK’s electricity requirements, experts suggest.

02.03.2015 15:44

Brazilian rainforest now mapped on Google Street View zipwire cams
Google has teamed up with the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS) and has fitted one of its Street View cameras to capture 360-degree images of the canopy of trees and other plant life in the rainforest.

02.03.2015 13:04

​Green power: UK hits 12-year low in attracting renewable investment
Britain’s appeal to green energy investors has fallen to its lowest level in 12 years because of the government’s “lack of clarity” over its renewable energy policy. That’s according to a new index, in which the UK has slipped down to eighth place.

02.03.2015 09:27

UK govt rejects ban on building schools, hospitals in highly polluted areas
The British government has failed to act on air pollution and refused to increase taxes on diesel vehicles or stop new schools from being built in pollution hotspots, a committee of lawmakers has found.

01.03.2015 20:32

EPA sued over shrinking monarch butterfly population
A leading environmental group has filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency, accusing regulators of dismissing dangers about a certain chemical used in herbicides, including Monsanto’s widely used Roundup.

28.02.2015 03:09

​$352,000 in damages? Sharon Stone sued over skipping anti-Chevron rainforest protest
Lawyers defending Ecuadorian rainforest residents in an environmental brawl against Chevron have accused Sharon Stone of skipping a protest she was paid to attend. It cost over $77,000 to cover the actress’s travel costs, plus a whopping fee of $275,000.

27.02.2015 11:58

NASA video shows Sahara Desert fertilizing Amazon Rainforest with dust
A new video from NASA shows how the Sahara Desert produces massive storms which send tons of dust into the atmosphere – much of which is transported across the Atlantic Ocean and deposited in the Amazon Rainforest and the Caribbean.

26.02.2015 02:11

US Supreme Court hands Cuba a victory over its cigars
The US Supreme Court declined to intervene in a long-running battle between a US and Cuban company over the Cohiba cigar trademark. By refusing to hear an appeal, the country's highest court leaves intact a ruling in favor of the Cuban firm.

25.02.2015 03:30