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Climate talks under shadow of Trump threats

Archived, 19 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - US President Donald Trump's threats to pull America out of the climate-rescue Paris Agreement is expected to cast a long shadow over UN talks starting Monday to work on the nuts and bolts of the deal.

The 11-day haggle in Bonn is meant ...

Noise pollution is drowning out nature even in protected areas – study

Archived, 21 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The sounds of the natural world are being overwhelmed by the blare of human activity, even in protected wildlife areas, new research has revealed.

The racket is not only harming people’s enjoyment of natural havens, which are known to ...

Thousands protest as Trump makes first hometown visit

Archived, 21 days ago From ecowatch.com 

Cleveland, OHIO - Activists from Greenpeace USA joined thousands of New Yorkers Thursday to send a direct message of shared resistance to the Trump administration and its destructive policies.

Greenpeace activists in two rigid-hulled inflatable boats bu ...

Poland EU row over ancient forest heats up

Archived, 21 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - Poland is ready to take a dispute with the European Union over logging in an ancient forest to the bloc's highest court, Environment Minister Jan Szyszko said Friday.

The European Commission last week sent a "final warning" to Warsaw s ...

Greenpeace activists unfurl anti-coal, anti-CommBank banner on Sydney's Pyrmont Bridge

Archived, 22 days ago From smh.com.au 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - Activists from environmental group Greenpeace have unveiled a banner on Sydney's busy Pyrmont Bridge urging the Commonwealth Bank to stop supporting the coal industry.

The 70 square metre banner read "Comm Bank Dump coal! Invest in ou ...

Legal settlement halts effort to open 1 million acres in California to oil drilling, fracking

Archived, 22 days ago From biologicaldiversity.org 

Tucson, ARIZONA - Conservationists have forced the Trump administration to halt plans to open more than 1 million acres of public land and mineral estate in California to oil drilling and fracking. The victory preserves a four-year-old moratorium on leasing federally ...

Air pollution lawsuit set to go ahead despite delayed government plan

Archived, 22 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Lawyers are taking a class action against the government over its repeated failures to clean up illegal levels of air pollution, the Guardian can reveal, as ministers publish a long-awaited plan to reduce diesel emissions.

The unpreced ...

Consequences of Climate Change: Why the new rift in Antarctica's ice shelf is bad news

Archived, 22 days ago From natureworldnews.com 

Jacksonville, FLORIDA - Researchers from UK's Project Midas and Swansea University discovered a second branch that split off from the main rift of Larsen C, potentially fast-tracking the breaking of the ice shelf to create the biggest iceberg in the world.

Ac ...

Germany breaks record: 85% of energy comes from renewables last weekend

Archived, 22 days ago From ecowatch.com 

Cleveland, OHIO - Germany's "Energiewende"—the country's low-carbon energy revolution—turned another successful corner last weekend when renewable energy sources nearly stamped out coal and nuclear.

Thanks to a particularly breezy and sunny Sunday, rene ...

Deforestation is not only leaving us with fewer forests, but fewer species as well

Archived, 23 days ago From techly.com.au 

Surry Hills, AUSTRALIA - The negative effects associated with deforestation have long been known, but the profound impact on international species was the focus of a recent Australian study.

Their research, undertaken by Macquarie University, was recently publ ...

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