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Climate change clips wings of migratory birds: ornithologist

8 hours ago From ndtv.com  View Original Article

New Delhi, INDIA - It takes the dexterity of a lacemaker to remove the tiny bird caught in nets strung between pine trees on Poland's Baltic coast, a veritable paradise for dozens of migratory species.

Polish ornithologist Jaroslaw Nowakowski delicately ...

Global climate pledges point to 3 degrees of warming, Europe says

11 hours ago From smh.com.au  View Original Article

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - National pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions, even if fully implemented, would cap global warming at 3 degrees Celsius rather than the 2 degrees targeted to avoid dangerous consequences, the European Commission said.

European Clima ...

Sea turtles threatened by plastic pollution, researchers say

11 hours ago From natureworldnews.com  View Original Article

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - Scientists have long understood the devastating affects that plastic bags, bottles and other byproducts have on marine ecosystems. Now it appears that plastic pollution has had significant impacts on populations of all seven sea turtle species, a new ...

Seafood hit by climate change, Australian study finds

11 hours ago From smh.com.au  View Original Article

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - A global marine food chain collapse due to greenhouse gas emissions could hit many popular eating fish, an Australian study has found.

Warmer waters, coupled with ocean acidification, mean that the higher a fish is up the food chain, t ...

One car-free day won't clean Delhi air, stop trucks, diesel-vehicles: Environmentalists

31 hours ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com  View Original Article

Mumbai, INDIA - A single car-free day in Delhi is a good gesture, but mere tokenism will not work, environmentalists feel. Simply keeping cars off roads for half a day won't matter in the fight against pollution - but stopping trucks and diesel vehicles would.

Poland’s second city to ban coal use after anti-smog law approved

32 hours ago From theguardian.com  View Original Article

London, U K - The Mayor of Krakow has told the Guardian he will introduce a ban on coal use in households, offices, government buildings and restaurants after an amended Environmental Protection Act was signed by the country’s president, Andrzej Duda.

Scotland orders moratorium on underground coal gasification

33 hours ago From clickgreen.org.uk  View Original Article

London, U K - The Scottish Government has today put in place a moratorium on underground coal gasification (UCG) in Scotland.

This is separate to the existing moratorium on onshore unconventional oil and gas, including hydraulic fracturing – and com ...

The Great Barrier Reef’s last great hope

33 hours ago From salon.com  View Original Article

New York City, NEW YORK - At 135,000 square miles, the Great Barrier Reef reigns as the world’s largest living structure. Located off the northeastern coast of Australia, it houses more than 600 species of coral and thousands of other types of marine animals, too. Yet the ree ...

'US to cooperate with India in dealing with climate change'

Archived, 3 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Mumbai, INDIA - The US has said it welcomes any contributions by India in dealing with the problems of climate change and looks forward to cooperate with the country in this regard.

"Any contributions by India towards helping us deal with the problem ...

Cargill asks Indonesia to help end deforestation

Archived, 3 days ago From ft.com 

London, U K - Cargill’s chief executive has called on the Indonesian government to support efforts to end deforestation linked to the palm oil industry — adding to growing pressure on Jakarta to intervene as illegal tree felling adds to the region’s smog problems. ...

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More than a third of world's coral reef faces major bleaching event

Action: Climate Change

A massive, global coral bleaching event is underway which could affect 38 per cent of the world's reefs by year's end, includ ...

Poaching threatens Mali's rare desert elephants

Action: Wildlife Conservation

About a fifth of Mali's rare desert elephants have been killed this year as ivory poachers exploit a security vacuum in the c ...

Illegal logging cuts down birds by 50%

Action: Stop Deforestation

Cutting trees for timber has a devastating impact on birds, with a decline of more than 50 per cent recorded in Ghana's fores ...

Sea turtles threatened by plastic pollution, researchers say

Action: Stop Pollution

Scientists have long understood the devastating affects that plastic bags, bottles and other byproducts have on marine ecosys ...

Shell may be leaving the Arctic, but Norway's High North is open for business

Action: Save Our Oceans

Environmental and climate activists cheered Shell Oil's decision last week to indefinitely suspend its offshore oil operation ...

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