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African forests threatened by global demand for commodity crops

Archived, 19 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - International demand for commodity crops like cocoa is putting increasing pressure on tropical forests in sub-Saharan Africa, according to new research.

The study – the first comprehensive empirical assessment of land-use change impact ...

Greenland’s ice caps have passed the point of no return

Archived, 19 days ago From futurism.com 

Brooklyn, NEW YORK - Goodbye Ice Caps?

In Greenland, the effects of climate change are quickly proving to be drastic and irreversible. Greenland’s coastal glaciers and ice caps have officially melted past the point of no return. That’s right, past the prov ...

Massive iceberg hangs by 12-mile 'thread'

Archived, 19 days ago From ecowatch.com 

Cleveland, OHIO - The growing rift in the Antarctic Peninsula has now lengthened to 110 miles, meaning that the Larsen C ice shelf is now connected to the main ice shelf by only a 12-mile "thread," USA TODAY reports.

The British Antarctic Survey determi ...

London to impose new charges to cut 'lethal' pollution

Archived, 19 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - Drivers of the most polluting cars will be charged to travel into the centre of London from 2019, Mayor Sadiq Khan said Tuesday, describing his city's air as "lethal".

Khan hopes the move will halve harmful nitrogen oxide emissions in ...

We surge ahead: Tens of thousands take peaceful action against fossil fuels

Archived, 19 days ago From greenpeace.org 

Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - With more than 170 peaceful protests, marches and festivals in over 60 countries around the world, the growing movement to Break Free from fossil fuels shows it is tireless, unified and unstoppable.

The demonstrations occurred over the ...

Killing clean power plan moves US backward on air pollution

Archived, 20 days ago From thehill.com 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Last week, President Trump made official his administration’s plan to begin the process of dismantling America’s Clean Power Plan, a plan that protects American families by curbing dangerous carbon pollution and reducing other toxic pollutants from p ...

Climate threatens Australia's security in unexpected ways

Archived, 20 days ago From smh.com.au 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - When President Donald Trump became the commander-in-chief of the US Armed Forces, he accepted the responsibility to protect my country against enemies, foreign and domestic. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull shares the same responsibility to protect Au ...

California and Scotland join forces to fight climate change

Archived, 20 days ago From cnbc.com 

Englewood Cliffs, NEW JERSEY - The Government of California and the Scottish Government have signed a joint agreement which sees them commit to work with one another to fight climate change.

The agreement was signed on Monday by Scotland's First Minister Nicola Stur ...

Greenpeace campaigners stick it to Southampton car dealerships over pollution

Archived, 20 days ago From dailyecho.co.uk 

Southampton, U K - Southampton car dealers have been targeted by protesters campaigning against air pollution.

Greenpeace campaigners put health warning stickers on diesel cars at three dealerships on Banister Road.

The campaigners claim t ...

Renewables cut Europe's carbon emissions by 10% in 2015, says EEA

Archived, 20 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - A surge in the use of wind and solar energy helped Europe to cut its fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by about 10% in 2015, an authoritative new report has found.

Energy use from renewables rose to 16.7% of Europe’s ...

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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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