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Wind power smashes records worldwide

Archived, 20 days ago From ecowatch.com 

Cleveland, OHIO - Wind power is skyrocketing across the globe.

In Scotland, wind turbines provided more than 1.2 million megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity to the National Grid in March, according to an analysis of WeatherEnergy data by WWF Scotland. T ...

China vows fresh smog crackdown as toxic air shrouds capital

Archived, 21 days ago From channelnewsasia.com 

Caldecott Broadcast Centre, Andrew Road, SINGAPORE - China's smoggiest cities have pledged to ramp up the battle on pollution after air quality deteriorated in the first few months of this year, the China Daily reported on Monday, as smog blanketed the capital, Beijing, and the surrounding region.

Pollution in cities shrinks the brains of older men and damages their reasoning and language skills

Archived, 21 days ago From dailymail.co.uk 

London, U K - While you might associate air pollution with respiratory issues, a new study has shown that it could also have damaging effects on the brain.

The study indicates that air pollution can affect mental abilities by shrinking white matter ...

'Sapphire rush' threatens rainforests of Madagascar

Archived, 21 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - A “sapphire rush” has brought tens of thousands of people into the remote rainforests of eastern Madagascar, disfiguring a protected environmental area and prompting calls for military intervention.

More high-quality sapphires have bee ...

State’s U.S senators join battle to fight climate change

Archived, 21 days ago From ctpost.com 

Bridgeport, CONNECTICUT - U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, both Connecticut Democrats, have joined more than 30 senators in backing a bill to reverse President Donald Trump’s moves to end the fight against climate change.

The bill seeks to res ...

The mass bleaching of corals globally may be inevitable. We must act now

Archived, 21 days ago From cleanmalaysia.com 

Roubaix, FRANCE - If you want to see the future of fragile marine environments being battered by climate change, look no further than Australia’s world-famous Great Barrier Reef.

Last year the corals at the reef underwent an unprecedented mass bleaching ...

Greenland's coastal glaciers rapidly withering away

Archived, 23 days ago From ecowatch.com 

Cleveland, OHIO - Greenland's icy coastlines are withering away at a rapid pace. With ever rising temperatures in the region, scientists fear the glaciers may never grow back.

A team from Ohio State University discovered that about 20 years ago, melting ...

The standoff between Trump and green groups just boiled into war

Archived, 23 days ago From washingtonpost.com 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - The first shots have been fired in what’s likely to be a long, bitter war over the environment between conservationists and President Trump.

It started Wednesday when a broad coalition of groups sued the Trump administration in federal ...

Activists stop construction at Southeast Asia’s biggest planned coal plant

Archived, 23 days ago From greenpeace.org 

Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - Activists today brought construction to a standstill for 13 hours at what will be the largest coal power plant in Southeast Asia. The activists are demanding the Indonesian government cancel the Batang coal power plant project and that the Japan Bank ...

UN launches campaign to take out ocean trash

Archived, 24 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launched a global campaign last month aimed at eliminating two of the chief sources of ocean trash by 2022: microplastics frequently used in cosmetics and single-use plastic products like shopping bags. ...

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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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