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Savannahs help slow down climate change

4 hours ago From natureworldnews.com  View Original Article

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - Savannahs, though they are not jam-packed with carbon-absorbing trees, nonetheless help to slow down climate change, according to a new study.

Tropical rainforests have long been considered Earth's most important carbon sinks, sequeste ...

Florida is still cleaning up nearly 1 million tires that were dumped in the ocean back in the '70s

5 hours ago From orlandoweekly.com  View Original Article

Orlando, FLORIDA - It comes as common knowledge that tires shouldn't be dumped into the ocean — or any trash for that matter. Unfortunately, this concept wasn’t as obvious in past decades when environmentalists thought it would be a good idea to dump nearly a million t ...

Japan to give $400mn to Pacific islands for climate change

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

Mumbai, INDIA - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday pledged $453 million in aid to Pacific island nations to help them combat climate change and natural disasters.

Abe made the pledge as leaders of 14 Pacific island nations gathered for a ...

Antarctic glaciers lose ice in surprise collapse

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

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - Glaciers in the Antarctic Peninsula are said to be in a surprise collapse, as concern grows at the region's rapid deterioration under climate change.

A warming ocean is eating into glacier fronts along the southern coast of the peninsu ...

Beijing makes progress in air pollution control

25 hours ago From english.cri.cn  View Original Article

Beijing, CHINA - Municipal authorities in Beijing suggest one of the main reasons for the sharp decrease in air pollution in the capital so far this year is through the replacement of coal-fired power plants with gas-powered facilities.

Coal consumptio ...

Save rainforests or they will worsen climate change, warns ex-WWF chief

26 hours ago From theguardian.com  View Original Article

London, U K - A top conservationist has called on world leaders and environmentalists to urgently renew their focus on the state of tropical rainforests, arguing that the issue has dropped off the political agenda even though the world is “not far away from a dang ...

Glaciers holding back sea level rise are showing signs of collapse

26 hours ago From takepart.com  View Original Article

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - There’s a new hot spot for ice loss in Antarctica, say scientists, which may add to the problems sea-level rise is causing around the world.

The Southern Antarctic Peninsula has long been stable, even as dramatic global warming–driven ...

21,000 gallons of oil spill in Santa Barbara County

27 hours ago From care2.com  View Original Article

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - Yesterday, a ruptured underground oil pipe was discovered in Santa Barbara County, California. The break spilled thousands of gallons of crude oil, contaminated at least four miles of beach and spread into the ocean. The 11-mile pipeline is owned by ...

Limiting future warming to 1.5°C not impossible

30 hours ago From natureworldnews.com  View Original Article

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - It has been said that our lofty goal of preventing the world from warming an additional 2 degrees Celsius is utterly inadequate. After all, research has already shown that means to keep to this two-degree limit are slipping away. And yet, despite all ...

Govt drafts rules for cleaner coal power

Archived, 2 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Mumbai, INDIA - Moving to tighten norms for emissions of major pollutants by coal-based power plants in the country, the environment ministry has proposed a fresh standard for old and new units seeking them to substantially cut down release of health-damaging partic ...

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Arctic ice cap is smallest since late 1970s

Action: Climate Change

The Arctic ice cap this year is the smallest it has been since the late 1970s, when satellite monitoring of the polar region ...

Billionaire’s bid to save rare wolves ends up on the brink of extinction

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Supporters of the endangered Mexican gray wolf on Tuesday in Santa Fe, New Mexico, demanded that state commissioners reverse ...

These forests are about to start disappearing

Action: Stop Deforestation

Environmental group WWF has released a new report projecting where the organisation believes the bulk of global deforestation ...

Keep California's rivers clean and clear of mining

Action: Stop Pollution

Suction dredge mining has been a scourge in California for years. This form of mining peppers rivers and streams with platoon ...

Stop the Navy's plan to bomb a pacific paradise

Action: Save Our Oceans

As part of a larger move to expand war training in American waters and territories throughout the world, the U.S. Navy is pla ...

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