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Black carbon in air pollution helps bacteria which cause respiratory diseases

Archived, 18 days ago From express.co.uk 

London, U K - Black carbon found in air pollution can increase the resistance of bacteria which cause respiratory disease, research has suggested.

The findings could bring a new understanding of the effect of air pollution on human health, the lead ...

Indonesia pledges $1bn a year to curb ocean waste

Archived, 19 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Indonesia has pledged up to $1bn a year to dramatically reduce the amount of plastic and other waste products polluting its waters. The announcement was made by Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Indonesia’s coordinating minister for maritime affairs at last w ...

Better enforcement of illegal logging law needed, as EUTR turns 4

Archived, 19 days ago From clientearth.org 

London, U K - Today marks the four-year anniversary of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR), the EU’s law to address illegal logging.

This year has seen some great advances, but more work is needed on the enforcement of the law.

ClientEart ...

Diesel ban in Germany one step closer after court decision

Archived, 19 days ago From clientearth.org 

London, U K - An appeal court in Germany has upheld a decision which could mean a diesel ban in Munich by the beginning of next year.

The case, brought by Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) with support from ClientEarth, was a response to the Bavarian gover ...

EU, Canada to fight climate change together

Archived, 19 days ago From neweurope.eu 

Brussels, BELGIUM - EU Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete will visit Ottawa, Canada, on March 2-3 where he will meet Canada’s Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna and co-host a roundtable discussion on energy and climate chan ...

HSBC to stop financing deforestation-linked palm oil firms

Archived, 19 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Europe’s largest bank has published a new “no deforestation” policy in what environmental campaigners have dubbed a “first step” towards sustainable palm oil finance, which they urge other major creditors to follow if the world’s tropical rainforests ...

WWF Indonesia launches interactive app to aid marine conservation

Archived, 19 days ago From jakartaglobe.id 

Jakarta, INDONESIA - The World Wildlife Fund Indonesia launched a mobile application on Thursday (02/03) to promote awareness of the importance of marine conservation amid a steady rise in the number of tourists flocking to the country's marine reserves.

T ...

Antarctica just hit a record high temperature of 63.5°F

Archived, 19 days ago From inhabitat.com 

El Segundo, CALIFORNIA - Climate change is already ravaging the Antarctic Peninsula, which the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) described as one of the fastest warming regions on Earth. In a recent statement, the organization announced the area has witnessed record hi ...

China to replace Beijing’s 67,000 gas-powered taxis with electric cars

Archived, 19 days ago From inhabitat.com 

El Segundo, CALIFORNIA - Beijing’s air pollution was so bad last December that hundreds of flights were canceled at the city’s international airport due to poor visibility. In an effort to clean up the capital’s notorious smog, China just announced a plan to replace the city ...

Volkswagen's excess emissions will lead to 1,200 premature deaths in Europe, study says

Archived, 20 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - In September 2015, the German Volkswagen Group, the world's largest car producer, admitted to having installed "defeat devices" in 11 million diesel cars sold worldwide between 2008 and 2015. The devices were designed to detect and adapt to laborator ...

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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 ...

Coral reefs are threatened by more than just climate change

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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