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Germany needs to start coal phase-out by 2019 to honour Paris targets

30 hours ago From euractiv.com  View Original Article

Brussels, BELGIUM - Germany will need to have started to phase out coal by 2019 and to have got rid of it entirely by 2035 if it wants to reach its Paris climate commitments, according to WWF Germany’s Electric Future report.

Despite its strong focus on r ...

60mph speed limit for M1 under consideration to combat air pollution

31 hours ago From theguardian.com  View Original Article

London, U K - A proposal to impose Britain’s first pollution-linked speed limits in order to help ease smog over Sheffield is being considered by Highways England.

A 60mph speed limit at rush-hour when vehicle numbers are highest where the M1 runs c ...

Jarvis Cocker fronts campaign to save Sheffield trees

31 hours ago From theguardian.com  View Original Article

London, U K - He may be one of Sheffield’s best-known pop stars but Jarvis Cocker has become the unlikely frontman of a bid to secure the future of the city’s trees amid a long-running battle with council bosses.

The former Pulp singer is fronting a ...

Climate change threatens Great Lakes forest health, researchers say

Archived, 3 days ago From jrn.msu.edu 

Lansing, MICHIGAN - Great Lakes forests will get warmer and suffer more frequent short-term droughts, scientists say.

“We know climate change is going to really stress these systems in ways they haven’t been stressed in the last several thousand years,” s ...

97% of endangered species threatened by two common pesticides

Archived, 3 days ago From ecowatch.com 

Cleveland, OHIO - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its first rigorous nationwide analysis Wednesday of the effects of pesticides on endangered species, finding that 97 percent of the more than 1,800 animals and plants protected under the Endange ...

California unveils sweeping plan to combat climate change

Archived, 3 days ago From cnbc.com 

Englewood Cliffs, NEW JERSEY - California released an ambitious plan to cut the state's output of heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions on Friday, the same day that newly-minted Trump administration signaled it will undo federal U.S. carbon regulations.

California' ...

Cargill joins other multinationals in eliminating deforestation for food production

Archived, 3 days ago From startribune.com 

Minneapolis, MINNESOTA - Cargill Inc., Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and two dozen more of the biggest players in food this week committed to keeping closer track of the supply chain in an effort to eliminate deforestation, especially in South America’s Amazon region.

...

Climate change will hurt crops more than it helps them, study suggests

Archived, 4 days ago From washingtonpost.com 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Out of the many consequences of climate change, from melting glaciers to changing weather patterns, its effect on agriculture has emerged as one of the most complex issues for scientists to investigate. It’s also among the most globally significant. ...

Scotland sets ambitious goal of 66% emissions cut within 15 years

Archived, 4 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Scotland is seeking to dramatically cut its reliance on fossil fuels for cars, energy and homes after setting a radical target to cut total climate emissions by 66% within 15 years.

In one of the world’s most ambitious climate strategi ...

Vivienne Westwood designs London Fashion Week Festival Tote

Archived, 4 days ago From fashion.ie 

Dublin, IRELAND - Vivienne Westwood designs London Fashion Week Festival Tote. Dame Vivienne Westwood has designed the London Fashion Week Festival tote bag, which will be sold for £20 at this season’s fashion extravaganza. The 75-year-old fashion designer and eco-act ...

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Warning: Sea levels 6 to 9 meters higher the last time the earth was this warm

Action: Climate Change

A new study from the Oregon State University revealed that the last time the Earth reached the temperature it's experiencing ...

Speak up for Southern African leopards

Action: Wildlife Conservation

All leopards are at risk of extinction because of habitat and prey loss, poaching, human conflict and trophy hunting -- but n ...

Majority of primate species may vanish in next 25 to 50 years

Action: Stop Deforestation

The majority of the world’s primates are in deep trouble. There are as few as 20 or 30 Hainan gibbons left in China, and the ...

Keep California's rivers clean and clear of mining

Action: Stop Pollution

State officials are considering opening up California's rivers to a reckless form of river mining known as suction dredging. ...

Protect dusky sharks from extinction!

Action: Save Our Oceans

Dusky shark populations are dwindling off the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf coasts, and we can’t afford to let these sleek, iconic m ...

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