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Drought impedes tree growth, shuts down Amazon carbon sink

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

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - The Amazon rainforest is popularly known as the “the planet’s lungs” — absorbing and storing 100 billion tons of carbon and preventing it from entering the atmosphere. Maintaining that vast carbon sink is seen as vital to limiting climate change impa ...

Greenpeace wants blanket ban on microbeads

20 hours ago From stuff.co.nz  View Original Article

Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - If you washed your face this morning with an exfoliating scrub, you might have been doing more than just removing the dead skin cells from your nose.

Campaigners say the tiny plastic beads contained in many facial scrubs, shower gels a ...

After decades of polluting water, Colstrip plant to address leaking coal ash ponds

22 hours ago From earthjustice.org  View Original Article

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA - Decades after water contamination problems first started at the Colstrip coal-fired power plant, an agreement filed in court today between conservation groups and the facility’s owners will result in far safer disposal of millions of tons of toxic co ...

North American forests unlikely to save us from climate change

23 hours ago From eurasiareview.com  View Original Article

Albany, OREGON - Forests take up 25 – 30 percent of human-caused emissions of carbon dioxide — a strong greenhouse gas — and are therefore considered to play a crucial role in mitigating the speed and magnitude of climate change. However, a new study that combines fu ...

Captivating Caribbean island to be given a new lease of life

25 hours ago From fauna-flora.org  View Original Article

Cambridge, U K - The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has announced plans to remove goats and invasive rats from its most rugged and remote offshore island to allow endangered wildlife and their habitats to recover.

Redonda is home to a unique array o ...

Greenland loses a trillion tonnes of ice in four years as melting rate triples

40 hours ago From independent.co.uk  View Original Article

London, U K - It’s no news that Greenland is in serious trouble — but now, new research has helped quantify just how bad its problems are. A satellite study, published last week in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, suggests that the Greenland ice sheet los ...

Antarctic peninsula temperatures have fallen, study shows

43 hours ago From theguardian.com  View Original Article

London, U K - The tip of the Antarctic peninsula has cooled over the past 15 years, scientists have found, but the discovery does not mean global warming has stopped.

Researchers analysed air temperature data from the area, which covers about 1% of ...

Climate change causing widespread global coral reef degradation

43 hours ago From biologicaldiversity.org  View Original Article

Tucson, ARIZONA - Global degradation of coral reefs is primarily caused by climate change instead of localized impacts associated with human population in coastal areas, as many scientists had assumed. That is the conclusion of groundbreaking new research published to ...

Sections of Great Barrier Reef suffering from 'complete ecosystem collapse'

43 hours ago From theguardian.com  View Original Article

London, U K - “Complete ecosystem collapse” is being seen on parts of the Great Barrier Reef, as fish numbers tumble and surviving corals continue to bleach into winter, according to a scientist returning from one of the worst-hit areas.

“The lack o ...

Personal care products may still be polluting oceans despite promises by companies says Greenpeace

46 hours ago From greenpeace.org  View Original Article

Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - A ranking of the world’s 30 largest personal care companies, published today by Greenpeace East Asia, shows that big brands are failing to remove microplastics from their products. The ranking shows that voluntary corporate commitments to end use of ...

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Climate change causing widespread global coral reef degradation

Action: Climate Change

Global degradation of coral reefs is primarily caused by climate change instead of localized impacts associated with human po ...

Illegal ivory trade in Vietnam threatens Africa’s elephants

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Wildlife organization Save The Elephants on Tuesday decried thriving illegal ivory trade in Vietnam which it said is a threat ...

Cattle grazing is now causing massive deforestation hotspots in the Peruvian Amazon

Action: Stop Deforestation

Deforestation in the Amazon has been a growing problem over the past five decades, with ranchers leading the way in clearing ...

It's time to ban atrazine now

Action: Stop Pollution

A new analysis from the Environmental Protection Agency paints a grim picture for wildlife in the United States. The country' ...

Whale and winghead sharks move step closer to extinction

Action: Save Our Oceans

Whale sharks and winghead sharks have moved one step closer to extinction, after the International Union for the Conservation ...

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