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Drought and forest loss cause vicious circle in the Amazon

Archived, 6 days ago From dw.com 

Bonn, GERMANY - Researchers at the German Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) found the Amazon rainforest could be exposed to higher risks of dieback if dry seasons intensify and rainfall decreases.

This could lead to a vicious dieback ...

‘Airpocalypse’ smog events in China linked to melting ice cap, research reveals

Archived, 7 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Climate change played a major role in the extreme air pollution events suffered recently by China and is likely to make such “airpocalypses” more common, new research has revealed.

The fast-melting ice in the Arctic and an increase in ...

5 cities leading the charge on climate action

Archived, 7 days ago From ecowatch.com 

Cleveland, OHIO - For centuries, cities have been at the heart of the arts and culture, thriving businesses and innovative ideas. More than 90 percent of urban areas are coastal, which means that most cities on the planet are extremely vulnerable to the effects of the ...

Arctic temperatures soar as sea ice shrinks

Archived, 7 days ago From peoplesworld.org 

New York, NEW YORK - In the Arctic, two records have been broken – neither of them good. Though snowstorms may be battering the Northeastern U.S., climate change is manifesting in a different and more dangerous form at the bottom of the world.

As Antarctic ...

Increase in extreme sea levels could endanger European coastal communities

Archived, 7 days ago From eurasiareview.com 

Albany, OREGON - Massive coastal flooding in northern Europe that now occurs once every century could happen every year if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, according to a new study.

New projections considering changes in sea level rise, tides ...

Asia Pulp & Paper advances forest conservation initiatives

Archived, 7 days ago From edie.net 

East Grinstead, U K - Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has today (14 March) released a report outlining the progress it has made in its Forest Conservation Policy (FCP), which has seen the business evolve from a villain in the eyes of green groups to a leading voice for the pulp a ...

Delays continue over signing of Guyana-EU trade agreement to combat illegal logging

Archived, 7 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Guyana’s plan to sign a trade agreement with the European Union by the end of 2016 to combat illegal logging has been delayed again.

At the fourth Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) negotiation session of the Forest Law Enforcement, ...

Argentina will have two new national parks

Archived, 7 days ago From birdlife.org 

Cambridge, U K - Clouds of up to half a million phalaropes cover the sky, almost blocking the sun. The horizon then turns pink with over 100,000 Chilean flamingo Phoenicopterus chilensis living and nesting there. The gold of the grasslands, protecting the enigmatic m ...

Wind energy could generate a quarter million new jobs by 2020 in the US alone, and an economic impact of $85 billion

Archived, 8 days ago From zmescience.com 

Scottsdale, ARIZONA - Across all 50 states, the wind industry now employs over 100,000 people and is set to expand dramatically. According to a recent market forecast by Navigant Consulting, an additional 248,000 jobs should be generated by the wind industry over the next ...

Amazon deforestation, once tamed, comes roaring back

Archived, 8 days ago From seattletimes.com 

Seattle, WASHINGTON - A few months ago, a representative from Cargill traveled to this remote colony in Bolivia’s eastern lowlands in the southernmost reaches of the vast Amazon River basin with an enticing offer.

The American agricultural giant wanted to b ...

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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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