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Indonesian court revokes environmental license for coal plant
SAN FRANCISCO, US, 25 April 2017 (Mongabay) - An  Indonesian administrative court ruled that expansion plans for the Cirebon coal-fired power plant in West Java are in violation of the local spatial planning law.

More Antarctic protections urged on World Penguin Day
SYDNEY, Australia, 25 April 2017 (AFP) - The world needs to do more to protect the Antarctic wilderness and its wildlife, scientists warned Tuesday, as they marked World Penguin Day.

Greenpeace calls for action as huge rubbish islands reach Arctic circle
LONDON, UK, 25 April 2017 (Independent) - The environmental campaign group has called for “an end to the age of throwaway plastic” as scientists warned there were two major “dead ends” in the Barents and Greenland seas.

Trial of seaweed farm under way near Scottish island of Lismore
LONDON, UK, 25 April 2017 (BBC) - Harvesting of wild seaweed has been taking place for centuries but researchers say there is huge potential to create a farmed industry.

Bamboo gaining traction in Caribbean as climate savior
KINGSTON, Jamaica, 24 April 2017 (IPS) - The International Network for Bamboo and Rattan has facilitated a trip to China for a group of Jamaicans, to show them how the Chinese are using bamboo as a source of energy, as a charcoal source.

Fraser Island's national park renamed K'gari, meaning paradise
BUNDABERG, Australia, 23 April 2017 (ABC) -The national park that spans almost all of Queensland's Fraser Island has been renamed "K'gari", a partial victory for traditional owners who are campaigning to rename the whole island.

Maldives blogger stabbed to death in capital
LONDON, UK, 23 April 2017 (Guardian) - A blogger who frequently satirised the Maldives’ political and religious establishment has been stabbed to death in the capital, the third media figure to be targeted in the Indian ocean archipelago in the past five years.

Icelandic language at risk; robots, computers can't grasp it
REYKJAVIK, Iceland, 22 April 2017 (AP) - When an Icelander arrives at an office building and sees "Solarfri" posted, they need no further explanation for the empty premises: The word means "when staff get an unexpected afternoon off to enjoy good weather."