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Climate change refuge for corals discovered (and how we can protect it right now)

Archived, 9 days ago From sciencedaily.com 

Rockville, MARYLAND - WCS scientists have discovered a refuge for corals where the environment protects otherwise sensitive species to the increasing severity of climate change. The bad news is that the reefs are showing signs of being overfished and weak compliance with ...

Climate change fueling UK windstorms: Study

Archived, 10 days ago From businessinsurance.com 

Plantation, FLORIDA - Climate change is likely to result in a higher number of more expensive wind storms in the United Kingdom, according to a study released Tuesday.

Temperature increases of just a few degrees are likely to lead to insurance losses for h ...

Korea to shut old coal-fired power plants to fight air pollution

Archived, 10 days ago From m.koreatimes.co.kr 

Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - President Moon Jae-in ordered the shutdown of old coal-fired power plants, Monday, as a means to tackle high levels of fine dust blanketing the nation.

“We plan on closing down all coal-fired power plants which are 30 years or more old ...

Big oil faces big trouble in the Amazon

Archived, 10 days ago From ecowatch.com 

Cleveland, OHIO - We have known for years that the days of finding easy oil outside the Middle East are over. It means that the oil industry has to go into fragile ecological areas like the Arctic or exploit dirty unconventionals like the tar sands or shale gas.
...

Manmade noise pollution even more prevalent in US protected areas than researchers expected

Archived, 10 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Humans make quite a racket, and all of the excessive noise we make is not just a problem in urban areas. About 14 percent of the land mass in the United States has been afforded some kind of legally protected status, and noise pollution is noticeable ...

Mersey feat: world's biggest wind turbines go online near Liverpool

Archived, 10 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The planet’s biggest and most powerful wind turbines have begun generating electricity off the Liverpool coast, cementing Britain’s reputation as a world leader in the technology.

Danish company Dong Energy has just finished installing ...

Climate change is messing up the schedule of migratory birds

Archived, 10 days ago From zmescience.com 

Scottsdale, ARIZONA - You can add “wrecking the schedule of our favorite birds” to the list of negative effects of climate change. A new study has shown that the onset of spring is being significantly shifted due to global warming, and this is having a negative effect on ...

Chinese air pollution surrounding Beijing worsens in first four months of 2017

Archived, 11 days ago From express.co.uk 

London, U K - In the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, average concentrations of small breathable particles known as PM2.5 rose nearly 20 percent year-on-year to 85 micrograms per cubic metre from January to April, said the Ministry of Environmental Protection.
...

Climate change wreaking havoc on the West’s key water supplies

Archived, 11 days ago From courthousenews.com 

Pasadena, CALIFORNIA - Fears over how climate change will manifest itself in the United States typically center on coastal areas, where predictions of a rising sea prompt predictions about disappearing beaches from Los Angeles to Miami to the Jersey Shore. But two recent s ...

Daan Roosegaarde introduces smog-sucking, air-cleaning bikes

Archived, 11 days ago From inhabitat.com 

El Segundo, CALIFORNIA - Daan Roosegaarde has been touring China with his Smog Free Project, showcasing the Smog Free Tower and encouraging people to find innovative solutions to address air pollution. He’s not out of ideas yet though; he’ll add to his tour with new smog-suc ...

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