New £165m coal mine in Cumbria ‘unanimously approved’ by councillors despite escalating climate change crisis

A new £165m coal mine has been unanimously approved by councillors in Cumbria, sparking protests by environmental campaigners.  Cumbria County Council did not answer calls for comment, but multiple people in attendance reported its development committee approved the plan on Tuesday afternoon. West Cumbria Mining, which filed the application, wants to extract coking coal along the[Read More…]

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Iraq: where water used to flow

The Mesopotamian marshlands in southern Iraq were once the largest wetland ecosystem in Western Eurasia. But after years of drought and political turmoil, they’re in danger of disappearing. A parched land The Mesopotamian Marshes of southern Iraq are a rare area of wetland in a sea of desert, and are[Read More…]

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Significant Milestone In Whooping Crane Recovery

This week marks a significant milestone in the conservation and recovery of the endangered whooping crane. On March 11 and 13, the U.S. Geological Survey’s Patuxent Wildlife Research Center transferred its last two cranes of the approximately 75 that were in its flock to other institutions, closing out more than[Read More…]

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