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Deforestation jumps into Peru reserve, 1,600 hectares of rainforest lost

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

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Deforestation is pressing further into a protected area in central Peru, finds a recent analysis by the Monitoring the Andean Amazon Project (MAAP). Satellite data and images show areas of clearing for crops, cattle pasture, and gold mining within th ...

Plastic Soup Foundation: UK microbeads ban first step to implementing plastic circular economy

13 hours ago From edie.net  View Original Article

East Grinstead, U K - The UK Government's decision to introduce a national ban on microbeads can act as an "important step" that mobilises countries to look beyond microbeads in the ocean and focus on creating a plastic circular economy "without leakage".

T ...

Gambia announces ban on imported timber, but expert sceptic

14 hours ago From phys.org  View Original Article

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - The Gambia on Tuesday announced a ban on importing timber after years of accusations from neighbouring Senegal that it profits from illegal logging across their border.

Gambian loggers have long benefited from lax oversight of Senegal' ...

China tops WHO list for deadly outdoor air pollution

15 hours ago From theguardian.com  View Original Article

London, U K - China is the world’s deadliest country for outdoor air pollution, according to analysis by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

The UN agency has previously warned that tiny particulates from cars, power plants and other sources are ki ...

Shoppers in England now far more likely to use their own bags

15 hours ago From theguardian.com  View Original Article

London, U K - Shoppers in England have become much more likely to take their own bags to the high street since the introduction of a plastic bag charge nearly a year ago, a study has found.

More than nine in 10 people now often or always carry their ...

How India broke the record for planting trees: 50 million in one day

16 hours ago From zmescience.com  View Original Article

Scottsdale, ARIZONA - India smashed the record for most trees planted in a day, as 800,000 volunteers worked for 24 hours to plant 80 different species.

India is taking its part of the Paris Climate Agreement seriously. They have a $6 billion plan to refore ...

Climate change could destroy wild relatives of cereals by 2070

35 hours ago From newscientist.com  View Original Article

London, U K - Global warming could rapidly threaten grasses, including wild relatives of staple foods such as wheat and rice that provide half of all the calories consumed by humans.

A new study looking ahead to 2070 found that climate change was oc ...

US drives rainforest destruction by importing Amazon oil, study finds

35 hours ago From theguardian.com  View Original Article

London, U K - US imports of crude oil from the Amazon are driving the destruction of some of the rainforest ecosystem’s most pristine areas and releasing copious amounts of greenhouse gases, according to a new report.

The study, conducted by environ ...

International scientists raise red flags over Arctic’s future

38 hours ago From arcticjournal.com  View Original Article

Nuuk, GREENLAND - An international group of Arctic experts are urging science ministers attending the first White House Arctic Science Ministerial meeting in Washington, DC to take immediate steps to prepare for a vastly different Arctic ecosystem in the next 20 to 30 ...

New study finds Earth heading for catastrophic 5-degree-Celsius warming

38 hours ago From inhabitat.com  View Original Article

El Segundo, CALIFORNIA - Scientists say the Earth is warming up fast, and policy makers have been urged to keep that warming to an increase of 2 degrees Celsius. But a new study suggests that may not be possible. Environmental Protection Agency Director of the Climate Protec ...

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Consequences of climate change: polar bear population shrinking due to Arctic sea ice melt

Action: Climate Change

Alert! The melting sea ice in the Arctic is leaving polar bears hungry and their population dwindling in numbers.

Madagascar’s largest tortoise could become extinct in 2 years

Action: Wildlife Conservation

One of the world’s rarest tortoises, the ploughshare tortoise, is about to become extinct.

Fewer than 100 plou ...

Deforestation jumps into Peru reserve, 1,600 hectares of rainforest lost

Action: Stop Deforestation

Deforestation is pressing further into a protected area in central Peru, finds a recent analysis by the Monitoring the Andean ...

River pollution puts 323m at risk from life-threatening diseases, says UN

Action: Stop Pollution

A week before Russia’s Daldykan river was turned red by a leak from a metals plant, the UN issued a warning as chilling as it ...

Save these ocean beauties from extinction

Action: Save Our Oceans

A relative of squid and octopuses, the chambered nautilus is an ancient ocean mollusk that's survived five major mass extinct ...

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