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Australia will need to remove CO2 from air to keep warming below 2C, climate body says

25 hours ago From theguardian.com  View Original Article

London, U K - Australia will blow its carbon budget with either the Coalition’s emissions reduction targets, or those suggested by the Labor opposition, highlighting the urgent need for negative-emissions technology, analysis commissioned by the Climate Institute ...

Beware: Fracking not only damages the environment, but reproductive health too

26 hours ago From natureworldnews.com  View Original Article

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - A new study reveals that chemicals used during hydraulic fracturing or fracking are not only dangerous to the environment but can also have a negative impact in reproductive system and development.

Fracking , along with directional dri ...

Obama to build world's largest marine reserve off Hawaii to fight climate change

26 hours ago From natureworldnews.com  View Original Article

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - U.S. President Barack Obama announced Friday his plans of expanding the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in Hawaii, making it the world's largest marine reserve.

According to a report from Reuters, Obama is planning ...

97% of most species-rich places on earth have been seriously altered by humans

28 hours ago From ecowatch.com  View Original Article

New York, NEW YORK - James Cook University's Prof. Bill Laurance has taken part in a study to map the ecological effect of people on the planet. He said the news isn't great.

"The most species-rich parts of the planet—especially including the tropical rain ...

California’s big climate bills are a win for environmental justice

44 hours ago From grist.org  View Original Article

Seattle, WASHINGTON - California Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign a pair of climate bills approved by state lawmakers this week. Together, SB32 and AB197 will not only tackle the state’s greenhouse emissions but also assure greater accountability for working class com ...

Microplastics discovered in the deep, open ocean

46 hours ago From phys.org  View Original Article

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - A unique study by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) will provide valuable new insights into the concentrations of microplastics in the open ocean from surface to the sea bed.

Professor Richard Lampitt and Dr Katsia P ...

Greenpeace asks the Cameroonian government to save the Dja reservation

Archived, 2 days ago From businessincameroon.com 

Paris, FRANCE - Greenpeace, international NGO specialised in environment conservation, revealed in an article published on its website on 23 August 2016 that it has written to the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO to express its concerns over the lack of attention ...

WWF lauds Michelin's sustainable NR policy

Archived, 2 days ago From tirebusiness.com 

Akron, OHIO - The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is commending Group Michelin for adopting a “zero deforestation sustainability” policy regarding natural rubber (NR) and is urging other tire makers and users of NR to consider similar positions.

Michelin’ ...

Global warming signal can be traced back to the 1830s, climate scientists say

Archived, 2 days ago From smh.com.au 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - When Charles Dickens, the English novelist, was detailing the "soft black drizzle" of pollution over London, he might inadvertently have been chronicling the early signs of global warming.

New research led by Australian scientists has ...

Global warming is melting the Greenland ice sheet, fast

Archived, 2 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - A new study measures the loss of ice from one of world’s largest ice sheets. They find an ice loss that has accelerated in the past few years, and their measurements confirm prior estimates.

As humans emit heat-trapping gases, we expec ...

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Global warming is melting the Greenland ice sheet, fast

Action: Climate Change

A new study measures the loss of ice from one of world’s largest ice sheets. They find an ice loss that has accelerated in th ...

Tell Missouri to stop unlimited for-profit turtle trapping

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Because Missouri allows commercial trappers to take unlimited numbers of turtles from the state's rivers, thousands of the st ...

Orangutans face complete extinction within 10 years, animal rescue charity warns

Action: Stop Deforestation

Orangutans will be extinct from the planet within 10 years unless action is taken to preserve forests in Indonesia and Malays ...

Say no to these three uranium mines at Grand Canyon

Action: Stop Pollution

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is preparing to issue permits to allow the operation of three uranium mines i ...

Obama's offshore drilling puts whales and dolphins in peril, groups warn

Action: Save Our Oceans

Environmental groups have turned on the Obama administration over offshore oil and gas extraction, warning it puts whales and ...

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