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Birds v. Coal: South African Court Asked to Decide

Article: Birds v. Coal: South African Court Asked to Decide

CAMBRIDGE, UK, November 17, 2008 (ENS) – Wildlife conservationists have applied to the South African High Court for a judicial review of permission granted to a British-South African company to mine coal in the core of one of South Africa’ most ecologically sensitive natural environments. Conservationists contend the prospecting rights obtained by Delta Mining, a…

Shrinking Arctic Sea Ice Verges on New Record Low

Article: Shrinking Arctic Sea Ice Verges on New Record Low

BOULDER, Colorado, August 28, 2008 (ENS) – Evidence that Earth’s climate continues to heat up comes this week in the form of satellite data that shows the extent of Arctic sea ice this year has shrunk below the 2005 minimum to stand as the second-smallest since observations from space began 30 years ago. Last summer,…

Ontario Protects Vast Boreal Forest to Fight Climate Change

Article: Ontario Protects Vast Boreal Forest to Fight Climate Change

TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, July 14, 2008 (ENS) – Half of Ontario’s northern boreal forests will be protected from unbridled resource development so these trees can continue to fight global warming, under a conservation plan annouced today by Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty. The government of Ontario will extend permanent protection to at least 225,000 square kilometers…

Study: Thailand Could Support 2,000 Tigers

Article: Study: Thailand Could Support 2,000 Tigers

NEW YORK, New York, December 20, 2007 (ENS) – Conservationists estimate that today 5,000 tigers remain in the wild, down from 100,000 tigers that inhabited Asia alone just 150 years ago. Now, a new study of the potential for tigers to survive in Thailand has hope soaring that the endangered big cats may not be…