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Australia: A special Saturday night for Tarkine

By Sat, Feb 28, 2015 3:53AM UTC Australia: A special Saturday night for Tarkine

The Tarkine has inspired passion and protest in people campaigning to protect the place for four decades. Brown will speak about Tarkine at the Salamanca Arts Centre on Saturday night. With the theme, Passion and Protest for the Tarkine, he will be with other guest speakers including Michelle Foale, campaigner for Tarkine protection in 1995 at the Road to Nowhere protests and Sharnie Everett from the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre.

Ex-university president to head China’s environment agency

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 9:51PM UTC Ex-university president to head China's environment agency

BEIJING (AP) — A former university president has been appointed to lead the Chinese government’s efforts to clean up the environment.

Hollande says no climate deal if there is no climate fund

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 10:31AM UTC Hollande says no climate deal if there is no climate fund

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — French President Francois Hollande says a landmark climate deal may not be reached in Paris in December if wealthy countries don’t commit adequate funds to help poor nations fight global warming.

China bans ivory imports for 1 year to protect elephants

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 12:12AM UTC China bans ivory imports for 1 year to protect elephants

BEIJING (AP) — China is banning the import of ivory products for one year amid criticism that its citizens’ huge appetite for ivory is threatening the existence of African elephants.

Former UN climate panel chief RK Pachauri barred from leaving India

By Thu, Feb 26, 2015 10:57PM UTC Former UN climate panel chief RK Pachauri barred from leaving India

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian court has barred the former chairman of the U.N. climate panel from leaving India, where he faces sexual harassment charges.