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South Korea's Four Rivers Dam Construction Rolls over Opposition

South Korea’s government-mandated US $ 20 billion Four Major Rivers Restoration Project rolls on despite massive opposition from provincial leaders, civic groups, the intellectual community, clergy, educators, and the media. Click here to read more… var addthis_config = {“data_track_clickback”:true,”data_ga_property”:”UA-15751139-3″,”data_ga_social”:true,”ui_atversion”:300,”data_track_addressbar”:true,”ignore_server_config”:true}; var addthis_share = {}; var addthis_product = “wpp-5.3.4”; var wp_product_version = “wpp-5.3.4”; var wp_blog_version = “4.3.11”; var addthis_plugin_info = {“info_status”:”enabled”,”cms_name”:”WordPress”,”plugin_name”:”Share Buttons by AddThis”,”plugin_version”:”5.3.4″,”anonymous_profile_id”:”wp-782ca1d2e46ad0312a0ebfa79744cb12″,”plugin_mode”:”WordPress”,”select_prefs”:{“addthis_per_post_enabled”:true,”addthis_above_enabled”:false,”addthis_below_enabled”:false,”addthis_sidebar_enabled”:false,”addthis_mobile_toolbar_enabled”:false,”addthis_above_showon_home”:false,”addthis_below_showon_home”:false,”addthis_above_showon_pages”:false,”addthis_below_showon_pages”:false,”addthis_above_showon_categories”:false,”addthis_below_showon_categories”:false,”addthis_above_showon_archives”:false,”addthis_below_showon_archives”:false,”addthis_above_showon_posts”:true,”addthis_above_showon_excerpts”:true,”addthis_below_showon_posts”:true,”addthis_below_showon_excerpts”:true,”addthis_sidebar_showon_home”:true,”addthis_sidebar_showon_posts”:true,”addthis_sidebar_showon_pages”:true,”addthis_sidebar_showon_archives”:true,”addthis_sidebar_showon_categories”:true,”addthis_mobile_toolbar_showon_home”:true,”addthis_mobile_toolbar_showon_posts”:true,”addthis_mobile_toolbar_showon_pages”:true,”addthis_mobile_toolbar_showon_archives”:true,”addthis_mobile_toolbar_showon_categories”:true,”sharing_enabled_on_post_via_metabox”:true},”page_info”:{“template”:”archives”,”post_type”:””}}; if (typeof(addthis_config) == “undefined”) { var addthis_config = {“data_track_clickback”:true,”data_ga_property”:”UA-15751139-3″,”data_ga_social”:true,”ui_atversion”:300,”data_track_addressbar”:true,”ignore_server_config”:true}; } if (typeof(addthis_share) == “undefined”) { var addthis_share = {}; } if (typeof(addthis_layers) == “undefined”) { var addthis_layers = {}; } (function() { var at_interval = setInterval(function () { if(window.addthis) {

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Extreme Weather Events Signal Global Warming to World's Meteorologists

Wildfires across Russia, record floods in Pakistan, breaking of a huge chunk of Greenland iceberg – this current unprecedented sequence of extreme weather events “matches” scientific projections of more frequent and intense extreme weather events due to global warming, says World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Click here to read more…

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UNEP/GRID-Arendal to Explore Methane Gas Hydrates; Implications for Society and Environment

As global demand for energy grows and continues to outpace supply for the foreseeable future, so does pressure to explore the use of methane hydrates as an economically-viable energy source. Methane hydrates are formed when gas and water are brought together in a relatively unusual environment of high pressure and low temperature. Examples include beneath thick frozen soils in the Arctic and in certain settings in the global oceans. Click here to read more…

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Drought Drives Decade-Long Decline in Plant Growth

Global plant productivity that once was on the rise with warming temperatures and a lengthened growing season is now on the decline because of regional drought, according to a new study of NASA satellite data. Researchers Maosheng Zhao and Steven Running of the University of Montana in Missoula discovered the global shift from an analysis of plant productivity data from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA’s Terra satellite. Click here to read more…

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Companies Complete Road Testing of New Global Greenhouse Gas Accounting Standards

More than 60 companies have completed the road testing of new global standards, designed and developed by World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), to help companies measure the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of their products and supply chains. Click here to read more…

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Norway Dumps its Samling Global Stocks over Illegal Logging

The Norwegian Ministry of Finance announced today that the Norwegian Government Pension Fund has divested itself of 16 million shares of Samling Global, worth US $ 1.2 million, due to discovery of wide-spread illegal logging by the company in Malaysia and Guyana. The Ministry of Finance also excludes the Israeli companies Africa Israel Investments Ltd. and Danya Cebus Ltd. from its investment portfolio, also on ethics grounds. Click here to read more…

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Vedanta Case: David Vs Goliath – Indian Tribe in Stunning Victory Over Mining Giant

In an extraordinary move, India’s Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh has blocked Vedanta Resources’ controversial plan to mine bauxite on the sacred hills of the Dongria Kondh tribe. The Dongria Kondh and their supporters have won a momentous victory. Click here to read more…

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Electric Cars go on World Tour to Raise Awareness on Green Transport

Four teams hailing from Australia, Switzerland, South Korea and Germany set out on Monday from Geneva to race around the globe in next eighty days. Unlike previous world races, the Zero Race teams must undertake the thirty-thousand kilometer trip using electric, emission-free vehicles. Click here to read more…

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Russian Forest Fires Pose Major Threat to Bats

The areas worst affected by the catastrophic wildfires are concentrated in western Russia, one of the most important breeding and foraging areas for the country’s bat species. Certain species of bats roost over summer in tree hollows and will experience a dramatic loss of habitat long after the wildfires have been contained.

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Wildlife Conservation: Rare Rothschild's Giraffe Listed as Endangered

Giraffes of an increasingly rare sub-species have been just been classed as Endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) on its authoritative Red List of Threatened Species. Click here to read more…

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