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Norway starts $400-million fund to halt deforestation, help farmers

Archived, 20 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Norway is pulling together $400 million for countries to fight deforestation.

According to a press release issued by the World Economic Forum from the organization’s annual meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, the fund’s aim is to s ...

January was hottest month on record in Sydney and Brisbane, says weather bureau

Archived, 21 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Sydney and Brisbane residents have just sweated through the hottest month on record.

Sydney’s average maximum temperature for January was 29.6C, beating the previous mark of 29.5C recorded in 1896, the Bureau of Meteorology said on Wed ...

Malia Obama attends Dakota Access Pipeline protest

Archived, 21 days ago From inhabitat.com 

El Segundo, CALIFORNIA - Her father may have left the Oval Office, but 18-year-old Malia Obama’s work has just begun. The former First Daughter attended a Dakota Access Pipeline protest at the Sundance Film Festival to show solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. She ...

Air pollution crisis ‘plagues’ UK, finds UN human rights expert

Archived, 21 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Air pollution is a crisis that “plagues” the UK, particularly children, according to the UN’s special rapporteur on hazardous substances and wastes.

Baskut Tuncak, who was appointed by the UN human rights council and completed a 15-day ...

Deutsche Bank to stop financing coal projects

Archived, 21 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - German banking giant Deutsche Bank on Tuesday announced it would stop financing coal projects as part of its commitments under the Paris Agreement to tackle global warming.

"Deutsche Bank and its subsidiaries will not grant new financi ...

Increasing factory and auto emissions disrupt natural cycle in East China Sea

Archived, 21 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - China's rapid ascent to global economic superpower is taking a toll on some of its ancient ways. For millennia, people have patterned their lives and diets around the vast fisheries of the East China Sea, but now those waters are increasingly threate ...

Greenpeace releases stunning image of unique coral reef system at the mouth of the Amazon

Archived, 21 days ago From natureworldnews.com 

Jacksonville, FLORIDA - Greenpeace Brazil has recently released the first ever underwater images of the coral reef system discovered at the mouth of the Amazon River last year. The stunning images of the Amazon reef system, posted on Greenpeace's website, were taken by a su ...

Deforestation rises with incomes in developing economies

Archived, 21 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Economists have for the first time shown a definitive link between rising incomes and a corresponding uptick in deforestation using satellite mapping data.

For a long time, economists have assumed that this more-or-less predictable pat ...

More than 100 natural world heritage sites degraded by human activity, says report

Archived, 21 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - More than 100 of the world’s most precious natural assets are being severely damaged by encroaching human activities, according to a study examining direct human footprints and forest losses.

Natural world heritage sites are are identi ...

Earthjustice condemns congressional backdoor attack on clean air and water

Archived, 22 days ago From earthjustice.org 

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA - The following is a statement from Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen in response to introduction today of legislation in Congress that would undo critical clean air and water protections with a rarely used, backdoor tactic known as the Congressio ...

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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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