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CNL Recognized for Environmental Excellence by Wildlife Habitat Council

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CHALK RIVER, Ontario, April 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), Canada’s premier nuclear science and technology organization, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded Gold Certification by the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) for its Chalk River Laboratories campus, a designation that recognizes the company’s commitment to environmental stewardship in the Read More

Wood: Earth Day 2019 – Protect our species

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4/22/2019 Photo: Emma Scott, environment director, Wood. ABERDEEN — Earth Day is celebrated by more than a billion people every year. It is a day of action that aims to change human behavior and provoke policy changes worldwide. Nature’s gifts to our planet are the millions of species that we know and love, and many Read More

Endangered New Zealand Kakapo population boosted by record number of chicks

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WELLINGTON (Reuters) – A record number of endangered flightless Kakapo birds have hatched during New Zealand’s unusually long 2019 breeding season, dramatically boosting the numbers of the rare native parrot. Kakapo parrot chicks are seen in this undated social media photo obtained April 18, 2019, in an undisclosed location in New Zealand. DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION Read More

‘5 years for ATTEMPT to crack a password?’ Journalists, whistleblowers slam US Assange charge

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Journalists and whistleblowers have weighed in on the indictment brought by the US against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, calling the current password-cracking charge “weak,” but setting a dangerous precedent for press freedom. A statement from the Department of Justice on Wednesday said Assange had been charged for engaging in a conspiracy to crack a password Read More

Singapore makes second huge seizure of pangolin scales in days

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Pangolin scales that were seized by Singapore Customs and National Parks Board on April 8, 2019 are pictured in Singapore in this undated handout released April 10, 2019. NATIONAL PARKS BOARD SINGAPORE/Handout via REUTERS SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore intercepted a second shipping container packed full of pangolin scales destined for Vietnam in less than a Read More

‘I’m totally unrepentant’: Hunter who killed 1000s of elephants sparks social media stampede

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A man who has killed over 5,000 elephants and many other animals has faced a wave of online outcry after claiming he’s “totally unrepentant” since he was only doing what was necessary for population control. Zimbabwean Ron Thomson was named in a recent report by the Campaign To Ban Trophy Hunting (CBTH), whose investigation found Read More

Adani’s Australian coal mine wins further environmental approval

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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – India’s Adani Enterprises has taken a step closer to the construction of a controversial thermal coal mine in Australia after winning federal government approval for its groundwater management plan. Indian billionaire Gautam Adani speaks during an interview with Reuters at his office in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad in this April Read More

Shell invests in electric car charging, reforestation globally with $300 million investment

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4/8/2019 Photo: Tree seedlings being planted in a reforestation project. THE HAGUE — Shell has announced a program to invest in natural ecosystems as part of its strategy to act on global climate change, including addressing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions generated by customers when using its products. Shell plans to invest $300 million over the Read More

Trump’s Keystone XL pipeline permit back in court as indigenous group files complaint

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By Robert Burnson and Alyza Sebenius on 4/7/2019 Photo: Trans Alaska pipeline crossing Koyukuk River. SAN FRANCISCO and WASHINGTON (Bloomberg) — President Donald Trump’s permit to restart TransCanada Corp.’s halted Keystone XL pipeline receives backlash from conservation groups who urged a Montana federal court to toss out the new permit. In an earlier challenge to Read More

Hong Kong authorities say seize biggest rhino horn haul in five years

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong authorities said they seized 82.5 kilograms of rhino horn and cut pieces worth HK$16.5 million ($2.10 million), the biggest haul in five years, as the Chinese controlled territory tries to tackle growing trafficking in endangered species. The move comes after seizures by Hong Kong earlier this year of 40 Read More