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UK carbon emissions drop to lowest level since 19th century, study finds

Archived, 15 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The UK’s carbon dioxide emissions have fallen to their lowest level since the 19th century as coal use continues to plummet, analysis suggests.

Emissions of the major greenhouse gas fell almost 6% year on year in 2016, after the use of ...

Asian smog pollutes the United States, study finds

Archived, 15 days ago From redorbit.com 

Nashville, TENNESSEE - Despite a decrease in US air pollution production, smog levels are still on the rise in the western part of the country, and now new research has found that an influx of impurities originating from Asia has been making its way across the Pacific Ocea ...

Air pollution killing half a million kids each year, says World Health Organization

Archived, 15 days ago From newatlas.com 

Collingwood, AUSTRALIA - Pollution is bad news for everybody, but children under the age of five with their young organs, immune systems and brains are particularly vulnerable at that stage of development. Two new reports from the World Health Organization have offered new i ...

Arctic sea ice could disappear even if world achieves climate target

Archived, 16 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Arctic sea ice could vanish in summers this century even if governments achieve a core target for limiting global warming set by almost 200 countries, scientists have said.

The ice has been shrinking steadily in recent decades, damagin ...

Fate of protected area in northwest Russia in the hands of consumer brands

Archived, 16 days ago From greenpeace.org 

Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - Major western European and American companies are connected to logging companies expanding their operations into one of the largest tracts of undisturbed primary forest in Arkhangelsk Oblast of northwest Russia, a Greenpeace report reveals.

Greenpeace: Brazil could soon deforest protected land

Archived, 16 days ago From triplepundit.com 

Pittsburgh, PENNSYLVANIA - Last year Brazil impeached its president, Dilma Rousseff. Since then new Brazilian President Michel Temer has repeatedly given strong signals that the country’s powerful agriculture interests will have more say on everything from imports to land owne ...

Environmental advocates disturbed by logging activity in Quebec caribou habitat

Archived, 16 days ago From nationalobserver.com 

Vancouver, CANADA - News this week that there are no more than 15 caribou left in a threatened herd near Val d’Or, Que. is giving new urgency to the fight to protect caribou in the neighbouring Broadback River valley.

It also adds fuel to the dispute betw ...

How disappearing sea ice has put Arctic ecosystem under threat

Archived, 16 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - In a few days the Arctic’s beleaguered sea ice cover is likely to set another grim record. Its coverage is on course to be the lowest winter maximum extent ever observed since satellite records began. These show that more than 2 million square kilome ...

3.5 percent of global methane deposits could be melted by 2100 due to climate change

Archived, 17 days ago From eurasiareview.com 

Albany, OREGON - A team of researchers from the Andalusian Earth Sciences Institute (IACT, from its abbreviation in Spanish) (CSIC-University of Granada) and the University of Cambridge has proven that 3.5 percent of the world’s deposits of methane hydrate (equivalen ...

China premier pledges: 'We will make our skies blue again'

Archived, 17 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang pledged Sunday to make the country's smoggy skies blue again and "work faster" to address pollution caused by the burning of coal for heat and electricity.

His words to delegates at the opening of the annual ...

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Record-breaking climate change pushes world into ‘uncharted territory’

Action: Climate Change

The record-breaking heat that made 2016 the hottest year ever recorded has continued into 2017, pushing the world into “truly ...

China-backed dam project may threaten Myanmar wildlife sanctuary

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Environmental activists say plans for a large dam threaten wildlife sanctuaries in Myanmar’s northern Karen state.

Critical orangutan habitat is in danger of being deforested for palm oil – stop this now!

Action: Stop Deforestation

The population of the Bornean orangutan has declined by over 50 percent in the past 60 years. The reason for this terrible dr ...

Stop Trump's plan to frack California's public lands

Action: Stop Pollution

Four years ago a lawsuit by the Center for Biological Diversity shut down oil leasing on federal lands in California. But now ...

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Action: Save Our Oceans

Coral reefs are in danger, and our dumping way too much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere is a big reason why. Climate chang ...

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