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Forest degradation worsens in tropical countries in Asia, Africa and South America

Archived, 20 days ago From sciencetimes.com 

Irvine, CALIFORNIA - Natural resources like animal food, timber and firewood are decreasing in forests in Africa, South America and Asia, a new study showed. The locals have not been getting the same amount of these resources like they did five to ten years ago.
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A Bornean village conserves a forest the government listed for cutting

Archived, 20 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - The morning after a rainy night, mist enshrouds the lush canopy of the forest at Bawan village. This 1,453-hectare hillock packed with high-value timber sits on the edge of the riverside hamlet in Pulang Pisau district, 80 kilometers (50 miles) due n ...

Climate scientists say likelihood of extreme summers surging due to global warming

Archived, 20 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - New South Wales, which has just experienced its hottest summer on record, is 50 times more likely to experience another similarly hot summer and 10 times more likely to experience extremely hot days under climate change, according to a group of Austr ...

Northern hemisphere sees in early spring due to global warming

Archived, 21 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Spring is arriving ever earlier in the northern hemisphere. One sedge species in Greenland is springing to growth 26 days earlier than it did a decade ago. And in the US, spring arrived 22 days early this year in Washington DC.

The evi ...

The UN has declared war on ocean plastic pollution

Archived, 21 days ago From care2.com 

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - The United Nations has declared war on plastic. In an unexpected announcement that emerged from the Economist World Ocean Summit in Bali last week, the UN officially launched its ‘Clean Seas’ campaign. The goal is to eliminate major sources of pollut ...

Earthjustice urges newly confirmed secretary Zinke to protect Bears Ears National Monument

Archived, 21 days ago From earthjustice.org 

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA - The U.S. Senate confirmed former Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke as Secretary of the Interior, making him head of the department that is responsible for historic landmarks, national parks, wildlife refuges, endangered species conservation, and offshore terri ...

Greenpeace to install independent air monitors at Port Augusta

Archived, 21 days ago From transcontinental.com.au 

Port Augusta, AUSTRALIA - Greenpeace is installing independent air monitoring equipment in Port Augusta in what it says is to ‘help the community fight back against dangerous coal dust from a closed power station polluting the air’.

The equipment is on loan fro ...

Climate change impacts on birds and mammals much more prevalent than reported

Archived, 21 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - The authors of a new study that attempts to quantify the number of wildlife species that are already experiencing adverse impacts from global climate change say their results show that the effects of global warming are much more evident right now tha ...

Deforestation on the rise in Colombia after FARC ends ‘policing’ of jungles

Archived, 21 days ago From colombiareports.com 

Medellin, COLOMBIA - Colombia has witnessed a major rise in deforestation following the departure of the Marxist-inspired rebels from their former territories of control, reported Colombian magazine Pacifista.

Over the past few months men armed with machet ...

Trump guts protections for wetlands, endangered species

Archived, 22 days ago From biologicaldiversity.org 

Tucson, ARIZONA - In his latest move to weaken environmental protections nationwide, President Trump signed a new executive order today that will make it easier to destroy, pave over and pollute thousands of wetlands across the United States, especially in the arid, i ...

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Record-breaking climate change pushes world into ‘uncharted territory’

Action: Climate Change

The record-breaking heat that made 2016 the hottest year ever recorded has continued into 2017, pushing the world into “truly ...

China-backed dam project may threaten Myanmar wildlife sanctuary

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Environmental activists say plans for a large dam threaten wildlife sanctuaries in Myanmar’s northern Karen state.

Critical orangutan habitat is in danger of being deforested for palm oil – stop this now!

Action: Stop Deforestation

The population of the Bornean orangutan has declined by over 50 percent in the past 60 years. The reason for this terrible dr ...

Stop Trump's plan to frack California's public lands

Action: Stop Pollution

Four years ago a lawsuit by the Center for Biological Diversity shut down oil leasing on federal lands in California. But now ...

Coral reefs are threatened by more than just climate change

Action: Save Our Oceans

Coral reefs are in danger, and our dumping way too much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere is a big reason why. Climate chang ...

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