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The world lost 7% of its pristine forests since 2000

Archived, 4 days ago From zmescience.com 

Scottsdale, ARIZONA - Today, most of the world’s forests are completely altered and only a few intact forests remain. These original forests have been lost to conversion, logging, and forest management. The few intact forests landscapes (IFL) that remain are dwindling at ...

Air pollution problem 'very serious', urgent steps needed: Supreme Court

Archived, 4 days ago From economictimes.indiatimes.com 

Mumbai, INDIA - The Supreme Court today warned that the problem of air pollution was very serious and solutions need to be found urgently, rather than in years.

"This pollution problem is very serious. If you talk for years for a solution, then it is ...

Parts of United States are heating faster than globe as a whole

Archived, 4 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Global warming obviously refers to temperature increases across the entire globe. We know the Earth is warming, we know it is human-caused, we have a pretty good idea about how much the warming will be in the future and what some of the consequences ...

Global sea ice at lowest area ever recorded

Archived, 5 days ago From climatechangenews.com 

Toronto, CANADA - There is now less sea ice covering the planet than ever recorded before.

In September 2016, the global sea ice area swerved wildly away from the paths plotted by in previous year since satellite measurement began in 1978. By mid-Januar ...

Alarming crack in Antarctic ice shelf widens dramatically

Archived, 5 days ago From care2.com 

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - A huge chunk of Antarctic ice is hanging on by a virtual thread. At the edge of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, a glacier is cracking from the inside out at an alarming speed. That’s scary because this glacier, and others like it, keep the ice from flo ...

Greenpeace calls HSBC out on financing deforestation

Archived, 5 days ago From eco-business.com 

Fusionopolis Place, SINGAPORE - A new report launched by environmental campaigners Greenpeace International on Tuesday accuses British bank HSBC of supporting deforestation by providing financial services to palm oil companies that are causing rainforest destruction and human right ...

Oslo temporarily bans diesel cars to combat pollution

Archived, 5 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Oslo will ban diesel cars from the road for at least two days this week to combat rising air pollution, angering some motorists after they were urged to buy diesel cars a few years ago.

The ban will go into effect on Tuesday on municip ...

NASA releases images of dramatic deforestation in Cambodia

Archived, 5 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Cambodia has one of the world’s highest rates of deforestation, losing a Connecticut-size area of tree cover in just 14 years. This week, NASA released before-and-after satellite images of plantation expansion in central Cambodia that provide a drama ...

Climate change threatens 99% of coral reefs this century

Archived, 6 days ago From hivisasa.com 

Nairobi, KENYA - Threat to life is increasing each day as pollution continues unabated worsening climate change effects.

If current trends continue, severe bleaching will occur every year on 99% of the world’s coral reefs unless more ambitious emission ...

Methane impact on global climate change 25% greater than previously estimated

Archived, 6 days ago From care2.com 

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - Alarm bells continue to sound about the “other greenhouse gas”, methane. Everyone talks about “carbon” – a very unscientific reference to carbon dioxide, which remains the main factor driving global climate change. Methane is also “carbon” in the sen ...

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Climate change threatens Great Lakes forest health, researchers say

Action: Climate Change

Great Lakes forests will get warmer and suffer more frequent short-term droughts, scientists say.

“We know cli ...

Speak up for Southern African leopards

Action: Wildlife Conservation

All leopards are at risk of extinction because of habitat and prey loss, poaching, human conflict and trophy hunting -- but n ...

Majority of primate species may vanish in next 25 to 50 years

Action: Stop Deforestation

The majority of the world’s primates are in deep trouble. There are as few as 20 or 30 Hainan gibbons left in China, and the ...

Keep California's rivers clean and clear of mining

Action: Stop Pollution

State officials are considering opening up California's rivers to a reckless form of river mining known as suction dredging. ...

Protect dusky sharks from extinction!

Action: Save Our Oceans

Dusky shark populations are dwindling off the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf coasts, and we can’t afford to let these sleek, iconic m ...

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