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Global warming: 70% of Japan's biggest coral reef killed by bleaching

Archived, 9 days ago From zeenews.india.com 

Noida, INDIA - A new report has found that over two-thirds of Japan’s biggest coral reef has died due to rising sea temperatures resulting from global warming.

According to the Japanese environment ministry, 70% of the Sekisei lagoon in Okinawa had b ...

Beijing imposes US$21.8m fines as air pollution curbs take effect

Archived, 9 days ago From shanghaidaily.com 

Shanghai, CHINA - Beijing filed 13,127 environmental protection violation cases in 2016, with fines totaling 150 million yuan (US$21.8 million), local environmental authorities said yesterday.

A total of 10,184 cases, involving fines of 8.7 million yuan ...

Air pollution in India a national crisis — Greenpeace

Archived, 9 days ago From gulfnews.com 

Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - A report released by Greenpeace India shows that deadly air pollution is not a problem restricted to Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) or even to India’s metros but a national problem that is killing 1.2 million Indians every year.

I ...

World's largest peatland with vast carbon-storage capacity found in Congo

Archived, 10 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Scientists have discovered the world’s largest tropical peatland in the remote Congo swamps, estimated to store the equivalent of three year’s worth of the world’s total fossil fuel emissions.

Researchers mapped the Cuvette Centrale pe ...

Lawsuit launched to protect Washington rivers, salmon from destructive suction dredge mining

Archived, 10 days ago From biologicaldiversity.org 

Tucson, ARIZONA - Conservation groups filed a notice of intent today to sue the state of Washington for allowing highly destructive suction dredge mining in rivers and streams critical to endangered salmon and steelhead. The Washington Department of Wildlife approves ...

Volkswagen to pay $4.3 billion to US following emissions scandal

Archived, 10 days ago From inhabitat.com 

El Segundo, CALIFORNIA - The long legal saga over Volkswagen’s attempts to cheat US emissions tests seems to finally be reaching an end. Not only has one of the company’s major executives been arrested, but the company has negotiated a $4.3 billion draft settlement with the ...

Bird species vanish from UK due to climate change and habitat loss

Archived, 10 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Climate change has already led to the vanishing of some bird species in parts of England, where intensively farmed land gives them no room to adapt to warming temperatures. The revelation, in a new scientific study, contradicts previous suggestions t ...

Polar bears may go extinct if carbon emissions aren’t reduced

Archived, 11 days ago From teenvogue.com 

New York, NEW YORK - If there’s one way to observe the direct impact of global warming, it’s by looking at the dwindling numbers of polar bears. On Monday, federal officials said polar bears may go extinct due to climate change…or more specifically, the reduction of thei ...

Conservation groups celebrate cancellation of the last oil and gas in the Badger-Two Medicine

Archived, 11 days ago From earthjustice.org 

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA - Conservation groups today hailed the Department of the Interior’s announcement that it had cancelled the last two oil and gas leases remaining in the Badger-Two Medicine area, the sacred homeland of the Blackfeet people and an ecologically vital land ...

New York state plans 2400 MW of offshore wind by 2030

Archived, 11 days ago From nrdc.org 

New York, NEW YORK - In a stunning development for clean energy in New York State, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that New York plans to build enough offshore wind capacity by 2030 to power 1.25 million New York homes, starting with a 90-megawatt project 30 miles ...

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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.

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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

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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!

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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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