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Conservation key to curbing emissions from palm oil agriculture in Africa

42 hours ago From phys.org  View Original Article

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - As oil palm production expands from Southeast Asia into Central Africa, a new Duke University-led study warns that converting Africa's tropical forests into monoculture palm plantations will cause a significant spike in climate-warming carbon emissio ...

U.S. oceans are not safe from coral bleaching

Archived, 2 days ago From travelandleisure.com 

New York, NEW YORK - In the wake of a new survey that revealed 93 percent of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has suffered from dramatic bleaching due to rising water temperatures caused by a combination of global warming and a particularly intense El Nino, comes the news ...

US, Canada and Mexico pledge 50% of power from clean energy by 2025

Archived, 2 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Barack Obama, Justin Trudeau and Enrique Peña Nieto will commit to a new regional clean power goal at a summit this week in Ottawa, the White House has said.

The leaders of the US, Canada and Mexico, meeting on Wednesday at the so-call ...

Chasing survival: Many species face climate change's ultimate test

Archived, 2 days ago From insideclimatenews.org 

Brooklyn, NEW YORK - Roughly half of the world's species are currently on the move. As global warming drives ocean and air temperatures higher, they are chasing the habitats they are accustomed to—heading further north or to higher elevations or following the trail of th ...

VW to pay $15 bn to settle emissions scandal in US

Archived, 2 days ago From i24news.tv 

Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - Volkswagen's cost for ending civil lawsuits over its emissions-cheating scandal has grown to $15 billion, Bloomberg News reported Monday on the eve of the automaker's court deadline to file a settlement.

The sum includes compensation p ...

Household fuels a major contributor to Beijing's infamous air pollution

Archived, 2 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - China's plans to curb Beijing's health-damaging air by focusing on restricting emissions from power plants and vehicles may have limited impact if household use of coal and other dirty fuels is not also curtailed, according to a new study.

Air pollution linked to 6.5 million deaths a year, study says

Archived, 3 days ago From time.com 

New York City, NEW YORK - Air pollution contributes to about 6.5 million deaths each year, the International Energy Agency warned in a report released Monday, with casualties expected to drastically rise in coming decades unless the energy industry curbs emissions.

Hardwood from illegal logging makes its way into UK stores

Archived, 3 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - British shoppers could be unknowingly buying wooden furniture, flooring and even food items that are byproducts of destructive illegal logging in the Amazon, environmental campaigners are warning.

Friends of the Earth is calling on min ...

Global air pollution crisis 'must not be left to private sector'

Archived, 3 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The global air pollution crisis killing more than 6 million people a year must be tackled by governments as a matter of urgency and not just left to the private sector, a report from the world’s leading energy authority says.

An increa ...

James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger speak out for reduced meat consumption

Archived, 3 days ago From wildaid.org 

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA - WildAid’s 5 To Do Today climate action campaign, in partnership with the Chinese Nutrition Society kicked off a new campaign focused on reducing meat consumption in China, which is currently expected to rise by 50% by 2030.

We're thril ...

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Coral bleaching gets worse, shows no signs of stopping

Action: Climate Change

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) revealed that coral bleaching will continue through 2017.
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Half of Borneo’s carnivorous cats could go extinct

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Many carnivorous, wild cats can only be found in the island of Borneo. But new research shows that we’re losing them at an al ...

South Sudan forest cover shrinks by 1.5 per cent annually

Action: Stop Deforestation

South Sudan’s forests, currently covering 33 percent of its total land area, shrink by 1.5 percent annually due to logging an ...

Air pollution linked to 6.5 million deaths a year, study says

Action: Stop Pollution

Air pollution contributes to about 6.5 million deaths each year, the International Energy Agency warned in a report released ...

Tell the Feds: Don't let big oil harm Cook Inlet's beluga whales

Action: Save Our Oceans

Critically endangered Cook Inlet belugas are facing a significant new threat: the first large, multistage frack in Cook Inlet ...

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