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Greenland ice sheet melting has started early

52 mins ago From smh.com.au  View Original Article

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - In a year of startling data pointing to a warming world, the thin blue line in the chart below of Greenland's ice melt was initially dismissed as just too outlandish to be accurate.

Greenland is home to the world's second largest ice m ...

Climate change threatening Iran’s great salt lake

Archived, 2 days ago From eurasiareview.com 

Albany, OREGON - Iran’s Lake Urmia is facing a dire future — these dire findings are the result of a new study by researchers from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria and Wageningen University in the Netherlands, which examines ...

Africa’s antelopes face extinction as climate change squeezes habitat

Archived, 3 days ago From takepart.com 

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - Africa’s antelope species are in need of immediate help if they’re going to survive the threat of climate change, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Current Biology.

The study finds that 82 percent of the continent’ ...

Big data from satellites to fight climate change

Archived, 3 days ago From dw.com 

Bonn, GERMANY - Over the past decade, people have gotten used to using Google Earth's satellite map to satisfy their curiosity - whether that involves examining tree cover or peering into their neighbor's backyard.

Now, a new European Union initiative ...

Major win for trees! Myanmar bans logging – U.S., it’s your move!

Archived, 3 days ago From onegreenplanet.org 

New York, NEW YORK - By the time you finish reading this very sentence, an area of forest equivalent to two football fields is cleared somewhere on the planet. This is horrifying considering trees are the literal lungs of our world; they provide us with vital oxygen, pu ...

Win for wildlife: Court rules against unrestricted motorized travel in Santa Fe National Forest

Archived, 3 days ago From biologicaldiversity.org 

Tucson, ARIZONA - In a victory for wildlife and wild places, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday dismissed an appeal by off-road vehicle interests of a federal plan for motorized access to the Santa Fe National Forest. A coalition of environmental groups, r ...

China's anti-pollution tech is booming, but it can't make dirty air go away

Archived, 3 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Behind a red wooden door, down a Beijing alley, lies what is allegedly the cleanest air spot in the smog-sodden city. Numerous air purifiers gently whir in the Breathing Space Courtyard, in the Chinese capital’s Beixinqiao area.

Dotted ...

Emerging threat from climate change: ocean oxygen levels are starting to drop

Archived, 3 days ago From smh.com.au 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - Just when you thought you had most of the threats from climate change covered.

We are looking on now as warming oceans stress the world's coral reefs, prompting them to turn white, including our Great Barrier Reef.

We al ...

Coral reefs are dying – just when we need them most

Archived, 4 days ago From csmonitor.com 

Boston, MASSACHUSETTS - Coral reefs around the world are rapidly dying – just when humans need their protective services the most.

The plight of the world's reefs has become all too clear this month with news from the Australia that the 30 to 50 percent of th ...

Lawsuit launched to fight dangerous sulfur, nitrogen pollution

Archived, 4 days ago From biologicaldiversity.org 

Tucson, ARIZONA - Conservation and public-health groups today filed a formal notice of intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency because the agency has failed to update air-pollution thresholds for sulfur and nitrogen. Standards for the dangerous air pollutant ...

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Africa’s antelopes face extinction as climate change squeezes habitat

Action: Climate Change

Africa’s antelope species are in need of immediate help if they’re going to survive the threat of climate change, according t ...

Yellowstone bears need your help

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Grizzly bear numbers in the Greater Yellowstone area have improved since the animals were first protected in 1975, but the be ...

We lose 50 soccer fields worth of forests a day, worldwide

Action: Stop Deforestation

One of the premiere issues for discussion on this Earth Day 2016 concerns the world’s forests, which have witnessed massive d ...

Demand clean water for Flint and across the U.S.

Action: Stop Pollution

Two years ago this month, officials in Flint, Michigan, flipped the switch on the faulty new water system that led to the tra ...

The vaquita could go extinct this year as totoaba poaching continues to increase

Action: Save Our Oceans

China’s demand for swim bladders from a giant Mexican fish called the totoaba is putting the species at risk. It’s also pushi ...

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