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100,000 pounds of trash cleaned up from remote marine sanctuary

Archived, 4 days ago From care2.com 

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - Despite being thousands of miles away from civilization, our trash has continued to make its way to the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in the Pacific at an alarming rate.

Thanks to a multi-agency cleanup effort, t ...

More logging in Bialowieza Forest announced as Commission urged to act

Archived, 4 days ago From clientearth.org 

London, U K - More intense logging in the protected Białowieża Forest will begin in mid-April, Polish Environment Minister Jan Szyszko has told journalists.

This comes a year after ClientEarth and other environmental organisations filed a ...

Trump's EPA considers reversal of limits on toxic air pollution

Archived, 5 days ago From earthjustice.org 

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA - Today, the U.S. Environmental Protect Agency notified attorneys involved in a court battle over protections from the toxic emissions of coal-fired power plants that it would seek a delay in federal court to consider reversing the EPA’s decision under ...

Climate change taking big bite out of alpine glaciers

Archived, 5 days ago From dw.com 

Bonn, GERMANY - "It's almost time to say farewell to our glaciers," Austrian mountain farmer Siggi Ellmauer said, looking at the craggy summits across the Pyhrn valley. After a tour of the nature camp he's building for school kids, Ellmauer talks about how climate c ...

Arctic river ice deposits rapidly disappearing

Archived, 5 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - Climate change is causing thick ice deposits that form along Arctic rivers to melt nearly a month earlier than they did 15 years ago, a new study finds.

River icings form when Arctic groundwater reaches the surface and solidifies on to ...

For the first time, climate change has caused a river to completely reroute

Archived, 5 days ago From inhabitat.com 

El Segundo, CALIFORNIA - For the first time on record, climate change has completely changed the route of a river. In a shift that researchers called “geologically instantaneous,” a river in Canada’s Yukon territory shifted from draining into the Bering Sea to draining into ...

Deforestation has become big business in the Brazilian Amazon

Archived, 5 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - On the Amazon frontier, where many people operate outside the law, you often hear locals speak in code — something journalists learn to listen for. So our ears pricked up as we prepared to film an interview in the office of Agamenom da Silva Menezes, ...

Air pollution as bad for wellbeing as partner's death, say researchers

Archived, 6 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The effect on wellbeing of exposure to nitrogen dioxide, a gas mostly produced in diesel fumes, is comparable to the toll from losing a job, ending a relationship or the death of a partner, research suggests.

The study found a “signifi ...

Scientists say we have 10 years to save Earth

Archived, 6 days ago From inhabitat.com 

El Segundo, CALIFORNIA - Time is running out to protect Earth from the disastrous effects of climate change. An international team of eight researchers said we have just 10 years to save the planet. But their news isn’t all bad: they’ve come up with a model for balancing car ...

Is this the end? damage to the Great Barrier Reef reaches new extreme, becoming irreversible

Archived, 6 days ago From natureworldnews.com 

Jacksonville, FLORIDA - Scientists from the Australian Research Council's Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies revealed that the amount of damage suffered by Australia's Great Barrier Reef from the back-to-back coral bleaching event in previous months already reached ...

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Climate change taking big bite out of alpine glaciers

Action: Climate Change

"It's almost time to say farewell to our glaciers," Austrian mountain farmer Siggi Ellmauer said, looking at the craggy summi ...

IFAW: Africa's protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should

Action: Wildlife Conservation

A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria predicts how many elephants ther ...

Status of forests is 'dire' as world marks 2017 Earth Day

Action: Stop Deforestation

They cover a third of the world’s landmass, help to regulate the atmosphere, and offer shelter, sustenance and survival to mi ...

Nearly 40 million people live in UK areas with illegal air pollution

Action: Stop Pollution

Nearly 40 million people in the UK are living in areas where illegal levels of air pollution from diesel vehicles risk damagi ...

Protect whales from crab traps

Action: Save Our Oceans

An increasing number of whales are being entangled in fishing gear off the U.S. West Coast, and the resulting suffering and d ...

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