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Climate change could increase health risks

10 hours ago From wnct.com  View Original Article

Greenville, NORTH CAROLINA - The existence of climate change remains one of the most heated global debates.

“2016 was the hottest year on record and eight out of the 12 months were the hottest ever,” said ECU Department of Public Health professor Dr. Greg Kearney. ...

Environmentalists and farmers must unite to save Amazon, says ex Brazilian minister

10 hours ago From reuters.com  View Original Article

London, U K - Former Brazilian Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira has made an impassioned plea for a "new politics of consensus", urging farmers, environmentalists and big business to unite in the battle to save the Amazon.

Teixeira said protect ...

Smog-filled Beijing is building a ‘green necklace’ around the city to curb pollution

12 hours ago From inhabitat.com  View Original Article

El Segundo, CALIFORNIA - Beijing’s pollution problem is no secret – earlier this year the city even created an environmental police squad in a bid to stop smog. Now, the nearby province of Hebei – which contributes to Beijing’s smog with it’s heavy industry economy – is taki ...

Corals die as global warming collides with local weather in the South China Sea

16 hours ago From phys.org  View Original Article

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - In the South China Sea, a 2°C rise in the sea surface temperature in June 2015 was amplified to produce a 6°C rise on Dongsha Atoll, a shallow coral reef ecosystem, killing approximately 40 percent of the resident coral community within weeks, accord ...

Madison, Wisconsin commits to 100% renewable energy

17 hours ago From inhabitat.com  View Original Article

El Segundo, CALIFORNIA - Madison just became the first city in Wisconsin and the largest city in the Midwest to commit to 100 percent clean energy in just the latest example of how President Donald Trump can’t stop the renewables revolution. The state capital and college tow ...

Norway threatens to cut aid if Brazil can’t stop Amazon’s deforestation

33 hours ago From brazzil.com  View Original Article

Fort Collins, COLORADO - Oil-rich Norway, which in many parts of the world emerged as the champion of wildlife preservation, is threatening to cut its support of the Amazon rainforest amid Brazil’s defiant underperformance and wide-spreading deforestation.

Nor ...

Arctic ice sets new record low for winter: scientists

33 hours ago From emtv.com.pg  View Original Article

Boroko, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - The extent of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean has set a new record low for the wintertime in a region strongly affected by long-term trends of global warming, U.S. and European scientists said on Wednesday.

Sea ice around the North Pole ex ...

Marine protected areas suffer from lack of funds, staff

34 hours ago From mongabay.com  View Original Article

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Countries across the world created some of the largest marine protected areas (MPAs) last year, some spanning hundreds of thousands of square miles.

The recently created Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument off Hawaii, ...

Coal in 'freefall' as new power plants dive by two-thirds

34 hours ago From theguardian.com  View Original Article

London, U K - The amount of new coal power being built around the world fell by nearly two-thirds last year, prompting campaigners to claim the polluting fossil fuel was in freefall.

The dramatic decline in new coal-fired units was overwhelmingly du ...

Oceans have been heating up even more than we thought, new study shows

36 hours ago From zmescience.com  View Original Article

Scottsdale, ARIZONA - As our understanding of ocean dynamics improves, a bleaker picture is revealed. As it turns out, the oceans have been heating up even more than we believed.

We know the planet is warming up, and we know that this is happening because o ...

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Climate change could increase health risks

Action: Climate Change

The existence of climate change remains one of the most heated global debates.

“2016 was the hottest year on r ...

China-backed dam project may threaten Myanmar wildlife sanctuary

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Environmental activists say plans for a large dam threaten wildlife sanctuaries in Myanmar’s northern Karen state.

Critical orangutan habitat is in danger of being deforested for palm oil – stop this now!

Action: Stop Deforestation

The population of the Bornean orangutan has declined by over 50 percent in the past 60 years. The reason for this terrible dr ...

Stop Trump's plan to frack California's public lands

Action: Stop Pollution

Four years ago a lawsuit by the Center for Biological Diversity shut down oil leasing on federal lands in California. But now ...

Save the vaquita -- boycott Mexican shrimp

Action: Save Our Oceans

Vaquitas -- the world's smallest and most endangered porpoises -- live only in Mexico's northern Gulf of California. After su ...

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