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New York City - Big City - Big Goals for 80% Lower Emissions by 2050

The Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio is committing NYC to reduce emissions of city buildings by 80 percent below 2005 levels by 2050, making them largest city in the world to commit to this goal. 56 more words

People Impact

Anthropology exposes how miners shape our world and our views of it

the gold mine dumps 58 million tonnes of tailings per year into the ocean. Meanwhile, during an annual company-led beach clean-up, mine workers talk about villagers’ environmentally problematic rubbish disposal and “overfishing” of onshore reefs.

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Papua New Guinea

ABG AusAID Advisor, Anthony Regan, Slams Central Bougainville Leadership

In an extraordinary break from his ‘neutral’ role as Australian aid funded adviser to the ABG, Anthony Regan has launched an extensive attack on elected leaders from central Bougainville in an Australian journal, Security Challenges… 463 more words

Papua New Guinea

UN acknowledges PNG model of development failing

The United Nations has been forced to admit that PNG’s development model – based on unrestrained capitalism and large foreign owned resource extraction – is not benefiting ordinary people – see story below.   277 more words

Papua New Guinea

Lessons for PNG on the Precautionary Approach in experimental seabed mining

Rakhyun Kim and Donald Anton | The Australian National University

The New Zealand decision under the EEZ Act teaches a number of lessons for other Pacific Island countries that have growing interests in deep seabed mining as a means of economic development.

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Papua New Guinea

NZ EPA 'should reject seabed mining application'

Cindy Baxter, Fuseworks

Evidence submitted so far to the EPA’s hearing on a deep sea phosphate mining proposal for the Chatham Rise shows the proposal should be rejected for a number of very concerning reasons, environmental groups said today. 479 more words

Environmental Impact

Monterey Bay and marine biology

I have spent a lot of time recently thinking about how I want to make a difference to the environment.  Little things that we do everyday are certainly a part of it.   270 more words