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Nevada considers fracking ban

19 hours ago From rgj.com  View Original Article

Reno, NEVADA - Nevada could become the third state in the nation to ban drilling companies from using hydraulic fracturing to get oil and natural gas from the ground.

Known as fracking, it’s the practice of extracting oil and gas from the ground by u ...

Ag commodities giant agrees to stop deforestation in Africa

19 hours ago From triplepundit.com  View Original Article

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA - Olam International isn’t exactly a household name. But this US$10 billion company based in Singapore invests in just about every agricultural product found in our kitchens. Olam has businesses in coffee, rubber, almonds, cacao, peanuts, rice and, of ...

Australian coal 'risks being caught out' by Trump climate U-turn

21 hours ago From theguardian.com  View Original Article

London, U K - Fossil fuel industries in Australia could be left behind by improvements in renewables and the possibility Donald Trump changes tack on a carbon tax, a former US Republican congressman has warned.

In a speech to the National Press Club ...

Baltimore’s floating trash-eaters have intercepted 1 million tons of debris

21 hours ago From inhabitat.com  View Original Article

El Segundo, CALIFORNIA - Mr. Trash Wheel and Professor Trash Wheel sound like characters on a children’s program, but they are actually solar- and hydro-powered trash interceptors cleaning up Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. As cute as they are effective, Mr. Trash Wheel and Profes ...

Colorado River flows will keep shrinking as climate warms

22 hours ago From phys.org  View Original Article

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - Warming in the 21st century reduced Colorado River flows by at least 0.5 million acre-feet, about the amount of water used by 2 million people for one year, according to new research from the University of Arizona and Colorado State University.
...

New bill could require California to get 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2045

23 hours ago From zmescience.com  View Original Article

Scottsdale, ARIZONA - Despite the country is run at a federal level by climate change deniers and literally big oil CEOs, many legislators resist the current Administration’s quest of undoing anything related to clean tech. Democrat Kevin de Léon, for instance, just intro ...

London to introduce “T-charge” to combat polluting vehicles

44 hours ago From climateactionprogramme.org  View Original Article

London, U K - London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced on Friday 17 February the introduction of a ‘Toxicity Charge' (T-Charge) for the capital's most polluting vehicles, coming into effect on October 23 2017.

The T-Charge will apply to cars which do not m ...

Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf: The latest climate change wake-up call

44 hours ago From startribune.com  View Original Article

Minneapolis, MINNESOTA - There is no way to comprehend the massiveness of the disintegration of Antarctica’s Larsen C Ice Shelf unless you have skied and walked across it. In early winter 1989, as I set out across it on the International Trans-Antarctica Expedition, it would ...

Renewed threat to Polish forest as government confirms illegal logging plan

46 hours ago From clientearth.org  View Original Article

London, U K - Europe’s oldest forest is facing a renewed threat, after the Polish government confirmed that it will continue with illegal plans to massively increase logging in the World Heritage site despite protests from the European Commission and UNESCO.
...

Tasmanian kelp forests dying as water warms, dive operator Mick Baron says

47 hours ago From abc.net.au  View Original Article

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - Once strewn all along the east coast of Tasmania, the kelp has now been completely wiped out in that area, according to dive tour operator Mick Baron.

Mr Baron was among a number of stakeholders who gave evidence at a Senate inquiry in ...

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Antarctic sea ice shrinks to smallest ever extent

Action: Climate Change

Sea ice around Antarctica has shrunk to the smallest annual extent on record after years of resisting a trend of manmade glob ...

Alert: 3,890 wild tigers left on earth

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Wild tigers, the majestic animals that once roamed the earth in their tens of thousands, are close to extinction.

Deforestation in Brazil increased 30% in 12 months, agency says

Action: Stop Deforestation

In the 12-month period that ended last August, deforestation in Brazil increased in almost 30 percent.

It is a ...

Air pollution is the leading environmental cause of death worldwide

Action: Stop Pollution

A new report shows that air pollution is the leading environmental cause of death in the world – and the number five cause of ...

Protect coral reefs at Port Everglades

Action: Save Our Oceans

Just a few miles off the Florida coast lies the third-largest coral barrier reef system in the world. These corals, which ran ...

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