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Australia Acts To Stop Super-Trawler

via Discovery News | Tue September 11, 2012
The Australian government Tuesday sought to change its environmental protection laws to prevent a controversial super-trawler from fishing in its waters amid concerns about the by-catch.

Pakistan and India strike new visa deal easing travel

via BBC | Sun September 09, 2012
Pakistan and India have agreed on visa terms aimed at easing travel between the two countries.

Obama Hikes Fuel Efficiency to 54.5 MPG by 2025

via Hispanic Business | Wed August 29, 2012
The Obama administration on Tuesday introduced new rules to double fuel economy for cars and light-duty trucks by 2025, a move that the White House says will be comparable to cutting a dollar a gallon from the price of gasoline and that auto dealers warned would raise the cost of a new car.

Hurdle cleared on total ban on child labour in India

via The Indian Express | Wed August 29, 2012
Employing children below 14 years will now attract a maximum jail term of three years or a fine of up to Rs 50,000 with the Union Cabinet on Tuesday clearing a proposal by the Labour Ministry to completely ban employment of children below that age in all occupations and processes.

Myanmar government abolishes direct media censorship

via Chicao Tribune | Tue August 21, 2012
Myanmar abolished direct media censorship on Monday, the latest dramatic reform by its quasi-civilian regime, but journalists face other formidable restrictions including a ban on private daily newspapers and a pervasive culture of self-censorship.

Nanaimo latest B.C. municipality to ban shark fin

Story contains video via The Province | Tue August 14, 2012
B.C.’s anti-shark fin movement is gaining momentum as Nanaimo becomes the newest municipality to become fin-free.

Human Rights Court Rules in Favor of Community Over Ecuadorian Government

via Indian Country Today | Wed August 01, 2012
In a case that could have broad implications, the Kichwa community of Sarayaku, Ecuador, won a major battle on July 25, when the Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled that the Ecuadorian government had violated its rights to communal property and cultural identity.

Turkmenistan to plant huge forest in Aral Sea region

via Terra Daily | Wed August 01, 2012
Turkmenistan is allocating tens of millions of dollars to plant trees in a region neighbouring the stricken Aral Sea, state newspaper Neutral Turkmenistan said Tuesday.

London’s Eco-Friendly Olympic Games

via ENN | Mon July 30, 2012
The whole world has gathered in London for the Summer Olympic Games. It is the third time this city has hosted the games, and the nation is aiming to make it unique as the first "sustainable" Olympics.

Quebecers cut plastic bag use in half

via CBC | Tue July 24, 2012
Quebecers cut their plastic bag use by more than half in three years, Environment Minister Pierre Arcand said on Monday.

Buddha tree alive and healthy at age 2,500

via UPI | Mon July 23, 2012
The 2,500-year-old tree under which Gautama Buddha is believed to have attained enlightenment is alive and healthy, Indian scientists said Thursday.

City council votes 13-2 to ban sale, possession of shark fins

Story contains video via Calgary Herald | Wed July 18, 2012
Shark fin soup has been called pricey, extravagant and flavourless. This October, it will become illegal in Calgary.

KFC-Indonesia suspends purchases from Asia Pulp & Paper due to deforestation

via Greenpeace UK | Mon July 16, 2012
While KFC bosses in Kentucky remain silent on whether it will cut forest destruction out of its supply chain globally, it looks like one country has gotten tired of waiting for headquarters to respond to the Greenpeace campaign.

Portugal commissions world’s first Nissan Leaf electric car police fleet

via GizMag | Mon July 16, 2012
Portugal's Police has put the world's first Nissan Leaf police car fleet on the streets. The eight-car fleet will help PSP in its goal to reduce its carbon footprint.

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