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Vehicular air pollution increases heart attack risk

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

Mumbai, INDIA - Even short term exposure to particulate matter and nitric dioxide (NO2) air pollution, that originate predominantly from the combustion of fossil fuels such as emissions from industrial plants or vehicles increases risk of severe heart attacks, resea ...

Trees covering an area twice the size of Portugal lost in 2014, study finds

11 hours ago From theguardian.com  View Original Article

London, U K - Trees covering an area twice the size of Portugal were lost worldwide in 2014, according to an analysis which shows west Africa is becoming a new hotspot for tree cover loss.

Demand for palm oil, used in everything from margarine to sh ...

Obama's approval of Arctic drilling 'undermines his climate message'

12 hours ago From theguardian.com  View Original Article

London, U K - Barrack Obama has fatally undermined the message of his visit to the Arctic to highlight the dangers of climate change because his administration allowed Shell to drill there, a leading US environmentalist has said.

Bill McKibben, winn ...

Forest fires in Alaska: A ticking climate time bomb

13 hours ago From dw.com  View Original Article

Bonn, GERMANY - As US President Barack Obama visits Alaska to focus attention on climate change, scientists warn that this very bad wildfire year is part of a vicious cycle caused by - and accelerating - climate change.

About 33 miles northwest of Fai ...

Rapidly warming ocean a threat to Hawaiian coral reefs

13 hours ago From uq.edu.au  View Original Article

Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - A team of marine biologists from The University of Queensland has witnessed first-hand the potentially damaging effects of rapidly rising ocean temperatures on coral reefs in Hawaii.

High-resolution 360-degree images of affected corals ...

Soon nearly every seabird will be flying with a gut full of plastic trash

18 hours ago From takepart.com  View Original Article

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - You’ve probably seen photos of albatrosses or other birds that have choked on plastic debris in the ocean that they accidentally ate. Now new research shows that albatrosses are far from unique. According to a study published this week in the journal ...

Rainforests doomed unless world adopts ‘development without destruction’, warn scientists

35 hours ago From news.mongabay.com  View Original Article

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Tropical forests face a dire future unless humans adopt a radically different approach to protecting and managing them, warns a review published last week in the journal Science.

The paper, published as part of a special series on glob ...

Indonesia looking to boost climate pledge

35 hours ago From thehill.com  View Original Article

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Indonesian officials are considering increasing their greenhouse gas emissions pledge ahead of an international climate summit, Reuters reported on Monday.

The country’s former president had pledged to curb deforestation in Indonesia ...

Put down that face scrub—it just released 100,000 plastic particles into the ocean

37 hours ago From takepart.com  View Original Article

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - Go to a beach cleanup, and you’ll find that cigarette butts are one of the most abundant items polluting the marine environment.

But that’s only because we can’t see the millions of microbeads left behind when people use products such ...

Ad campaign urges protection of Arctic from commercial whaling trade

37 hours ago From awionline.org  View Original Article

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - A coalition of animal welfare and conservation organizations launched a two-week advertising campaign today on Alaska Dispatch News to coincide with the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience ...

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Severe wildfires threatening world's temperate forests

Action: Climate Change

More extensive and severe wildfires and a myriad other threats, including diseases and longer, more severe and hotter drought ...

Gorillas on the brink in Congo

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Andre Bauma rolls in the grass with a young mountain gorilla, Ndakasi. He hugs the hulking hairy creature whom he thinks of a ...

Rainforests doomed unless world adopts ‘development without destruction’, warn scientists

Action: Stop Deforestation

Tropical forests face a dire future unless humans adopt a radically different approach to protecting and managing them, warns ...

End mining within 100 feet of streams

Action: Stop Pollution

For decades legal loopholes have allowed coal companies to mine directly through streams, harming imperiled species like the ...

Whales face a new threat from the melting arctic

Action: Save Our Oceans

Climate change is hurting whales but not in the way you’d expect.

For the first time, an Icelandic whaling ves ...

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