Let federal govt crack the whip, environmentalist says on forestry laws
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Let federal govt crack the whip, environmentalist says on forestry laws

The government says it is working to tighten laws governing forest conservation.PETALING JAYA: An environmentalist has backed the suggestion for the federal government to be given more clout in forestry matters, saying individual states are often seen as “toothless” in enforcing relevant laws. Noor Jehan Abu Bakar, the chairman of the Malaysian Nature Society’s Pahang…

Amazon fires: Brazil sends in 44,000 troops to tackle blazes as Bolsonaro is accused of ignoring illegal deforestation
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Amazon fires: Brazil sends in 44,000 troops to tackle blazes as Bolsonaro is accused of ignoring illegal deforestation

Tens of thousands of Brazilian troops are being sent into the Amazon in an “unprecedented” operation to fight wildfires as new analysis points the finger at Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro for causing the escalating environmental crisis.  Backed by military aircraft, some 44,000 troops will be available to put out the fires which have created a layer…

UK’s only active fracking site near Blackpool records largest ever earth tremor as homeowners complain of windows shaking
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UK’s only active fracking site near Blackpool records largest ever earth tremor as homeowners complain of windows shaking

The 2.1ML (local magnitude) event at 10.01pm on Saturday is the 92nd tremor since fracking began at the site Dean Kirby 4 hours Sunday August 25th 2019 Environmental campaigners are calling for an immediate ban on fracking after families near Cuadrilla’s shale gas site in Lancashire reported their homes shaking from the biggest tremor yet…

DNC Votes 222-137 Against Allowing Candidates to Participate in Climate Debate
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DNC Votes 222-137 Against Allowing Candidates to Participate in Climate Debate

Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perez outside a June 26, 2019 primary debate in Miami.Photo: Brynn Anderson (AP)Democratic National Committee delegates in San Francisco voted against allowing candidates to participate in a primary debate focused on climate change, per the Mercury News, in a contentious 222-137 vote that comes amid ongoing devastation in the Amazon…