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Ocean pollution: Dead whale with stomach full of plastic bags found beached, starving

Archived, 17 days ago From ibtimes.com 

New York City, NEW YORK - Given the abundance of plastic saturating the world’s oceans, it’s no surprise that marine animals frequently mistake inedible items for food. A Cuvier whale found off the coast of Norway over the weekend did just that. Researchers found the whale be ...

China builds world's biggest solar farm: Quest for green superpower

Archived, 18 days ago From natureworldnews.com 

Jacksonville, FLORIDA - China is on its way to become the first "Green Superpower" through building the world's largest solar farm in the western province of Qinghai.

According to The Guardian, the mega-project is called the Longyangxia Dam Solar Park, a remo ...

Thousands of veterans: Dakota Access Pipeline 'will not get completed'

Archived, 18 days ago From ecowatch.com 

Cleveland, OHIO - "Thousands" of U.S. military veterans and volunteers are readying their return to Standing Rock as President Donald Trump tries to move the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) forward and clashes between law enforcement and Water Protectors continue to bre ...

Car ban fails to curb air pollution in Mexico city

Archived, 18 days ago From bbc.com 

London, U K - Scientists had expected that limiting driving at the weekend would reduce vehicle emissions by 15%.

But this analysis looking at pollution measurements in a city with serious air quality problems, found no discernible effect.

Renewables dominated new U.S. power generation in 2016

Archived, 18 days ago From ecowatch.com 

Cleveland, OHIO - According to the latest issue of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) monthly Energy Infrastructure Update, renewable energy dominated new U.S. electrical generation put into service during 2016.

Combined, newly installed ...

Shore birds, crocodiles and rare mangroves to be protected by new Ramsar site in Myanmar

Archived, 19 days ago From fauna-flora.org 

Cambridge, U K - Conservationists in Myanmar have a special reason to celebrate World Wetlands Day today, as the Meinmahala Kyun estuary, which is the last remaining important mangrove and mudflat site in the Irrawaddy delta, is officially added to the List of Wetlan ...

Rising carbon emissions could kill off vital corals by 2100, study warns

Archived, 19 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The destruction of coral reefs worldwide could accelerate as rising carbon emissions help coral-killing seaweeds grow more poisonous and take over, according to researchers.

A Griffith University study on the Great Barrier Reef has sho ...

Sweden unveils new climate law, criticizes Trump

Archived, 19 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - Sweden's prime minister on Thursday criticized climate skeptics within the new Trump administration and warned that all countries need to "step up and fulfill the Paris Agreement."

"The position we hear from the new administration is w ...

EU to lead fight on climate change despite Trump

Archived, 20 days ago From ft.com 

London, U K - Europe stands “ready to lead the fight” for global emissions reductions even if Donald Trump undercuts the bloc’s efforts to tackle the issue, the European Commission’s energy chief has said.

Underlining Europe’s alarm at the potential ...

Air pollution raises the risk of dementia by 92% because toxic particles cause the brain to swell (and women are most at risk)

Archived, 20 days ago From dailymail.co.uk 

London, U K - Invisible particles in the air we breathe may elevate the risk of dementia by 92 per cent, experts have warned.

Toxic fumes from cars and power plants are infiltrating brain cells, causing them to swell in response.

This ...

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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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