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Plan to pump cold water on to Barrier Reef to stop bleaching labelled 'band-aid'

Archived, 17 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - A proposal to use $9m to pump cold water on to the Great Barrier Reef’s tourist hotspots to stave off coral bleaching has been described as a “band-aid” solution, which does little to address the fundamental threats to the world’s largest living stru ...

MEPs call for EU measures to tackle palm oil deforestation

Archived, 17 days ago From clientearth.org 

London, U K - New EU measures to tackle palm-oil related deforestation are needed, the European Parliament says.

The Parliament adopted the Environment Committee’s non-binding Report on Palm Oil and Deforestation of Rainforests by a large majority, ...

Court backs California fees for polluters who exceed limits

Archived, 17 days ago From phys.org 

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - In a win for environmentalists, a California appeals court on Thursday upheld a key component of the state's landmark climate change effort that requires companies to buy credits if they exceed pollution limits.

The cap-and-trade law l ...

European electricity sector pledges no new coal plants after 2020

Archived, 17 days ago From inhabitat.com 

El Segundo, CALIFORNIA - In another sign that the world is rapidly moving away from coal, the European electricity sector just announced a commitment to not invest in new coal-fired power plants after 2020. Every European Union country signed onto the initiative except for P ...

Climate change impacting ‘most’ species on Earth, even down to their genomes

Archived, 18 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Climate change is rapidly becoming a crisis that defies hyperbole.

For all the sound and fury of climate change denialists, self-deluding politicians and a very bewildered global public, the science behind climate change is rock solid ...

Earth’s climate hurtling towards warmth unprecedented in nearly half a billion years

Archived, 18 days ago From inhabitat.com 

El Segundo, CALIFORNIA - Climate change is already altering the planet, but the warmth we’re headed for may be greater than anything Earth has experienced in around half a billion years. Three scientists collaborated on a study and penned an article for The Conversation, in ...

Australia launches overdue shift to solar

Archived, 18 days ago From dw.com 

Bonn, GERMANY - Australia is well-known for its abundance of sunshine. But while the county has largely relied on its coal reserves to generate electricity for decades, solar energy is often described as an untapped resource, with the continent receiving more solar ...

No, Trump doesn’t care about National Park Service

Archived, 18 days ago From care2.com 

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - Have you heard that Donald Trump donated his first government paycheck to the National Park Service?

Before you applaud this move, however, it’s worth taking another look at the budget the Trump administration recently posed: he wants ...

IUCN World Heritage report stresses urgency of protecting the Arctic from ships and oil as ice melts

Archived, 18 days ago From iucn.org 

Gland, SWITZERLAND - The Arctic Ocean urgently needs protection as melting sea ice is opening up previously inaccessible areas to activities such as shipping, bottom trawl fishing and oil exploration, according to a scientific report launched by the International Union f ...

Thousands of British children exposed to illegal levels of air pollution

Archived, 19 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Hundreds of thousands of children are being exposed to illegal levels of damaging air pollution from diesel vehicles at schools and nurseries across England and Wales, a joint investigation by the Guardian and Greenpeace’s investigations unit has rev ...

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Climate change taking big bite out of alpine glaciers

Action: Climate Change

"It's almost time to say farewell to our glaciers," Austrian mountain farmer Siggi Ellmauer said, looking at the craggy summi ...

IFAW: Africa's protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should

Action: Wildlife Conservation

A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria predicts how many elephants ther ...

Status of forests is 'dire' as world marks 2017 Earth Day

Action: Stop Deforestation

They cover a third of the world’s landmass, help to regulate the atmosphere, and offer shelter, sustenance and survival to mi ...

Nearly 40 million people live in UK areas with illegal air pollution

Action: Stop Pollution

Nearly 40 million people in the UK are living in areas where illegal levels of air pollution from diesel vehicles risk damagi ...

Protect whales from crab traps

Action: Save Our Oceans

An increasing number of whales are being entangled in fishing gear off the U.S. West Coast, and the resulting suffering and d ...

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