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Action needed to make stagnant CO2 emissions fall

Archived, 22 days ago From eurasiareview.com 

Albany, OREGON - Without a significant effort to reduce greenhouse gases, including an accelerated deployment of technologies for capturing atmospheric carbon and storing it underground, and sustained growth in renewables such as wind and solar, the world could miss ...

Renewables can't deliver Paris climate goals: study

Archived, 22 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - Expansion of renewable energy cannot by itself stave off catastrophic climate change, scientists warned Monday.

Even if solar and wind capacity continues to grow at breakneck speed, it will not be fast enough to cap global warming unde ...

Pristine mountain habitats are also not safe from climate change

Archived, 22 days ago From zmescience.com 

Scottsdale, ARIZONA - Incoming climate change will have a drastic effect on pristine mountain habitats across the world, a new study has found.

As we’ve mentioned so many times before, no corner of the Earth will be left untouched by global warming. A new s ...

Despite delays, Kenya and Tanzania continue to push against illegal logging

Archived, 22 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Along the porous, 477-mile border between Kenya and Tanzania, small-scale timber smuggling is commonplace. A group of woodcarvers who have done business for the last two decades near the Kenyan border town of Lunga Lunga have long imported a few thou ...

Manchester, UK, plans to plant a tree for every man, woman, and child in the city

Archived, 22 days ago From zmescience.com 

Scottsdale, ARIZONA - Mannchester officials have announced plans for a City of Trees: 3 million new trees will be added to the city area over the next 25 years, one for every city inhabitant.

Trees do wonders for a city. They improve air quality, help regul ...

Climate Diaries: Drought threatening African mountain gorillas

Archived, 23 days ago From wdef.com 

Chattanooga, TENNESSEE - There’s a population on the slopes of these volcanic peaks in central Africa that knows nothing of arguments in Washington about climate change.

But the famous “gorillas in the mist” do know something is going on.

They k ...

Standing Rock Sioux tribe says Trump is breaking law with Dakota Access order

Archived, 23 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The Standing Rock Sioux tribe has called Donald Trump’s decision to push forward the controversial Dakota Access pipeline “utterly alarming”, and warned the president that rushing through the project would break federal law.

On Tuesday ...

Air pollution sparks health alert for thousands of Scots

Archived, 24 days ago From heraldscotland.com 

Glasgow, U K - Thousands of vulnerable Scots are at risk from severe air pollution that is creating dangerous conditions across most of the country, an environmental charity has warned.

Friends of the Earth Scotland said that levels of toxic particul ...

MIT, Conservation International announce collaboration on climate adaptation and mitigation

Archived, 24 days ago From mit.edu 

Cambridge, MASSACHUSETTS - MIT and Conservation International (CI) will participate in a multiyear collaboration to develop and advance nature-based solutions to global climate change, through research, education, and outreach efforts, the organizations announced today.

New mercury threat to oceans from climate change

Archived, 25 days ago From bbc.com 

London, U K - They've discovered a new way in which warming increases levels of the toxin in sea creatures.

In experiments, they found that extra rainfall drives up the amount of organic material flowing into the seas.

This alters the ...

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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 ...

Poaching drives 80 percent decline in elephants in key preserve

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Forest elephant populations in one of Central Africa's largest and most important preserves have declined between 78 percent ...

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.

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Air pollution is the leading environmental cause of death worldwide

Action: Stop Pollution

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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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