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Bees feel the sting of climate change

Archived, 11 days ago From deccanherald.com 

Bengaluru, INDIA - The 1,600-km stretch of the Western Ghats traversing the six western states in India is unique in many ways. However, people in these forests have lived in complete harmony with nature for many years and show great reverence for it. The Kodava commun ...

Sydney air pollution alert issued as temperature heads to 38C

Archived, 11 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - An air pollution alert has been issued for Sydney residents due to a high level of ozone, already exceeding government standards for the entire year.

The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage put the air-quality forecast for Sydney’s ...

Scots firm to use satellite data to help protect rainforests

Archived, 11 days ago From stv.tv 

Glasgow, U K - Edinburgh-based Ecometrica has secured the award from the UK Space Agency's International Partnership Programme (IPP).

The project, which will run over three years, will see the firm's software used to process, interpret and manage the ...

Wind power now runs all electric passenger trains in the Netherlands

Archived, 12 days ago From inhabitat.com 

El Segundo, CALIFORNIA - All of the electric passenger trains running in the Netherlands are now powered entirely by wind. One year ahead of schedule, Dutch railway company NS announced its entire electric train fleet is running on 100-percent wind power as of January 1, 201 ...

London breaks legal limits on air pollution in just five days in 2017

Archived, 12 days ago From inhabitat.com 

El Segundo, CALIFORNIA - London isn’t the best place to take a deep breath right now. Lambeth’s Brixton Road broke annual air pollution limits in only five days in 2017, with other areas likely to follow. Campaigners and even a spokesperson for Mayor Sadiq Khan are calling f ...

Deforestation killing Ondiri Swamp, the Nairobi River source

Archived, 12 days ago From hivisasa.com 

Nairobi, KENYA - The popular Nairobi River source is a quaking bog on a 30-hectare piece of land.

Ondiri swamp, only a kilometre from Kikuyu town has its uniqueness.

It is the only quaking bog (a wet, spongy and shaky ground that has no ...

Climate change could shrink Australia's ski season by 80 days a year by 2050, CSIRO says

Archived, 12 days ago From abc.net.au 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - The CSIRO's climate change modelling predicts, under a low-risk scenario, the average snow season across Victoria and some of New South Wales will become 20 to 55 days shorter and, under a worst-case scenario, 30 to 80 days shorter — all but oblitera ...

2016 was warmest year on record: Study

Archived, 12 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Mumbai, INDIA - 2016 was the warmest year on record, with global average temperature 0.2 degrees celsius higher than 2015, the European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) has confirmed. This is the first of a series of announcements by various climate a ...

Dieselgate: UK motorists file class-action suit against VW

Archived, 13 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Thousands of British motorists have launched a lawsuit against Volkswagen over the “dieselgate” emissions scandal, in a claim that could end up costing the carmaker billions of pounds.

The group of 10,000 VW owners has filed a class ac ...

Arctic sea ice loss impacts beluga whale migration

Archived, 13 days ago From eurasiareview.com 

Abany, OREGON - The annual migration of some beluga whales in Alaska is altered by sea ice changes in the Arctic, while other belugas do not appear to be affected.

A new study led by the University of Washington finds that as Arctic sea ice takes long ...

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