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Last updated: Oct 13 2019 21:20 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Border wall rising in Arizona, raises concerns among conservationists, Native tribes 13.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Customs and Border Protection agency says it is doing its best to reduce impact to the environment and tribal citizens. Conservationists and Native tribes in the area are not appeased.
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Third edition of SBI Green Marathon held 30.9.2019 The Assam Tribune
Third edition of SBI Green Marathon held
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Rampant deforestation in the Western Ghats is causing recurring floods in Southern India 28.9.2019 Scroll.in
Besides better implementation of existing environmental laws, India needs new ones to conserve hills and mountains.
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EPA to California: You're also 'failing' to meet water pollution standards 26.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

The letter comes after the EPA threatened to cut federal transportation funding from California for not submitting timely pollution-control plans.

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Leonardo DiCaprio should withdraw support to Jaggi Vasudev’s Cauvery campaign, says NGOs’ collective 25.9.2019 Scroll.in
The Coalition for Environmental Justice in India wrote to the actor, raising doubts about Isha Foundation’s credibility in protecting human rights.
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Brazilian climate strikers take aim at Bolsonaro for Amazon fires 21.9.2019 Reuters: World News
Thousands of Brazilians demanded action on climate change on Friday, taking aim in nationwide protests at President Jair Bolsonaro who they say is allowing fires to destroy the Amazon rainforest, worsening the environmental crisis.
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Assam Pollution Control Board Imposes Over Rs 2 Crore Fine On ONGC 17.9.2019 NDTV News - India-news
The Pollution Control Board in Assam has slapped a fine of Rs 2.05 crore on PSU firm Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) for allegedly violating an order by the Supreme Court and causing pollution...
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Newsom plans to veto bill that would have blocked Trump's rollback of endangered species protections 15.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

Newsom plans to veto bill that would have imposed strict endangered species protections

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Brazil's President Is Too Afraid to Stop the Amazon Fires. But the World Can't Wait | Opinion 6.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
President Donald Trump's ally in Brazil is so fearful of foreign interference and losing power that he's willing to let the largest tropical rainforest on Earth burn.
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Indonesia's Plan To Change Capital May Trigger Fresh Crisis, Warn Critics 30.8.2019 NDTV News - Top-stories
Abandoning Jakarta for a new capital in Borneo won't save the fast-sinking Indonesian megacity from disaster and could even spark a fresh environmental crisis in a region home to rainforests and...
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China banking regulator uncovers rule violations among smaller lenders 30.8.2019 Reuters: Money News
China's banking and insurance regulator said on Friday a series of small and medium-sized bank inspections has uncovered a number of rule violations and misdemeanors.
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New York Lotto Numbers, Results for 8/28/19: Did Anyone Win the $9.5 Million Jackpot on Wednesday (Last) Night? 29.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
According to the New York Lotto website, the chance of winning the jackpot—that is matching all six numbers—is 1 in 45,057,474.
DuPont to stop buying firefighting foam made with controversial chemicals 28.8.2019 Reuters: Money News
Industrial materials maker DuPont said on Wednesday it would stop buying and using firefighting foams made with a controversial class of chemicals, which are at the center of multiple environmental lawsuits, by the end of 2021.
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Brazil Rejects G-7's Offer Of $22 Million To Fight Amazon Fires 27.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says he doesn't want the cash — unless it comes with an apology from French President Emmanuel Macron.
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Op-Ed: Brazil's politics are making the Amazon fires worse. But other factors are at play too 27.8.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Fire is used to prepare fields for planting, but this year, the motivation for setting fires may also have a political dimension.

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G7 offers emergency aid to fight Amazon forest fires 27.8.2019 Reuters: Top News
Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations on Monday offered $20 million of emergency aid to help battle wildfires in the Amazon rainforest, a gesture Brazil slammed as colonialist.
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As EU threatens trade retaliation, Brazil sends army to fight Amazon fires 24.8.2019 DNA
Amid a global chorus of concern and condemnation, Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro pledged in an address to the nation to mobilize the army to help combat the blazes, while his administration launched a diplomatic charm offensive to try to mend bridges overseas.
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As EU threatens trade retaliation, Brazil sends army to fight Amazon fires 24.8.2019 Reuters: Top News
European leaders on Friday threatened to tear up a trade deal with South America, reflecting the growing international dismay and anger with Brazil as a record number of fires in the Amazon rainforest intensified the unfolding environmental crisis.
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The Trump Administration Just Gutted One of the Most Powerful Environmental Laws on the Books 13.8.2019 Mother Jones
The Trump administration unveiled final regulations that weaken the Endangered Species Act (ESA) on Monday, just three months after the United Nations warned of the “unprecedented” decline in biodiversity around the world. “We are in the midst of an unprecedented extinction crisis, yet the Trump Administration is steamrolling our most effective wildlife protection law,” said […]
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Interstate 70 project in Denver gets noise variance renewal but not for as long as contractor sought 9.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Contractors received the green light Thursday night to continue exceeding nighttime noise limits for another year on the Interstate 70 expansion through northeast Denver.
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