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China considers steel output cut, coal ban for 2017-2018 winter

Archived, 7 days ago From brisbanetimes.com.au 

Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - China is considering forcing steel and aluminium producers to cut more output, banning coal in one of the country's top ports and shutting some fertiliser and drug plants as Beijing intensifies its war on smog, a draft policy document shows.
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Indonesia’s last stand for a coal industry in peril

Archived, 7 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Indonesia’s coal industry is trying to grow in a hostile climate. As the world moves to cut carbon emissions following the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, the global coal industry is feeling the squeeze.

Financial institutions in the dev ...

65% of British public support new Clean Air Act, says survey

Archived, 8 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - More than half of the British public believe air pollution levels across the UK are damaging to their health and almost two-thirds back proposals for new laws to tackle the issue, according to research.

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Impact of climate change on mammals and birds ‘greatly underestimated’

Archived, 8 days ago From eurasiareview.com 

Albany, OREGON - An international study published Monday involving University of Queensland research has found large numbers of threatened species have already been impacted by climate change.

Associate Professor James Watson of UQ’s School of Earth an ...

The war against air pollution has begun – and it will be fought in cities

Archived, 8 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - You never see ‘air pollution’ written as the cause on death certificates,” an expert once told me. If it was, she suggested, the enormous toll toxic air takes on the health of billions of the world’s people would prompt a global emergency response.

Jimmy Carter continues his green energy legacy with 10-acre solar farm

Archived, 8 days ago From ecowatch.com 

Cleveland, OHIO - Former President Jimmy Carter leased 10 acres of his land to Atlanta-based SolAmerica to develop a 1.3-megawatt solar farm in his hometown of Plains, Georgia. An opening ceremony was held Feb. 8 to launch the project, which is projected to produce mo ...

Australia's heatwave continues with record temperatures forecast

Archived, 8 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - New South Wales is expected to experience its hottest February day on record this weekend with emergency services on high alert for catastrophic fire conditions.

A statewide total fire ban has been declared for Saturday as the mercury ...

Wildfires may become more frequent and extreme because of climate change

Archived, 8 days ago From techtimes.com 

New York, NEW YORK - Wildfires are severe conditions that can inflict significant damages in lives and communities, especially in more wildfire prone areas such as western North America and southern regions of Australia.

These fires are a natural condition ...

Humans causing climate to change 170 times faster than natural forces

Archived, 8 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - For the first time, researchers have developed a mathematical equation to describe the impact of human activity on the earth, finding people are causing the climate to change 170 times faster than natural forces.

The equation was devel ...

Chinese air pollution linked to respiratory and cardiovascular deaths

Archived, 9 days ago From eurasiareview.com 

Albany, OREGON - In the largest epidemiological study conducted in the developing world, researchers found that as exposures to fine particulate air pollution in 272 Chinese cities increase, so do deaths from cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.

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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.

It is a ...

Air pollution is the leading environmental cause of death worldwide

Action: Stop Pollution

A new report shows that air pollution is the leading environmental cause of death in the world – and the number five cause of ...

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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