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Paris introduces once a month ban on cars in bid to tackle air pollution

Archived, 4 days ago From independent.co.uk 

London, U K - The Champs-Elysees – often described as ‘world’s most beautiful avenue’ – will soon be closed to traffic once a month as the city tackles its air pollution problem.

The famous boulevard, along with four other areas, is one of nine new ...

APP committed to stopping haze and zero deforestation

Archived, 4 days ago From todayonline.com 

Andrew Road, SINGAPORE - The haze, which blanketed the region last year, was a catastrophe for the environment, the economy and, most importantly, people’s lives.

As a company, we were deeply affected by the events last year, and have intensified our efforts t ...

India drought: Greenpeace issues SOS for drinking water amidst life-threatening famine

Archived, 4 days ago From ibtimes.co.uk 

London, U K - Greenpeace has issued a clarion call to the Indian government to prioritise drinking water for its 330 million people currently in the grip of a devastating drought. At least 12 Indian states are believed to be facing famine and experts have warned t ...

Leonardo DiCaprio’s plea to world leaders on climate change: “No more talks, no more excuses”

Archived, 4 days ago From natureworldnews.com 

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - Oscar-winner Leonardo DiCaprio has once again voiced out his sentiments regarding climate change during his five-minute speech at the UN General Assembly in New York in line with the signing of Paris Agreement on Climate Change, urging leaders to tac ...

German government signs deal to reduce plastic bag use

Archived, 4 days ago From dw.com 

Bonn, GERMANY - Under Tuesday's deal, customers in German shops and department stores can expect to pay higher fees for plastic bags from July 1. The change also means that retailers offering free bags will gradually be much harder to find.

However, t ...

Climate change is stranding hundreds of dying baby sea lions in California

Archived, 4 days ago From motherboard.vice.com 

Brooklyn, NEW YORK - Last week, as the United States added its support to the first global law that would finally hold nations accountable for climate change, biologists in California were attempting to triage an influx of dying sea lions—victims of global warming—that h ...

Air pollution is 22 times more deadly than car accidents in West Midlands

Archived, 5 days ago From birminghammail.co.uk 

Birmingham, U K - Air pollution is 22 time more deadly than car accidents in the West Midlands – claiming more than 1,300 lives last year.

Public Health England claims 5.8 per cent of the total number of adult deaths in the area were down to air quality ...

Researchers discover fate of melting glacial ice in Greenland

Archived, 5 days ago From eurasiareview.com 

Albany, OREGON - Over the past several decades, scientists have observed a significant increase in the melting of glacial land ice on the island of Greenland, spurring concerns about global sea level rise and the long-term effects of atmospheric warming. What has bee ...

Paris climate deal: countries with about half of global emissions to join this year

Archived, 5 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The White House has said countries accounting for about half of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions would join the Paris climate agreement this year, bringing the agreement “within striking distance” of entering into force.

At least 3 ...

Conservation alliance to focus on Peruvian Amazon deforestation

Archived, 5 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - Wake Forest University has received nearly $10 million in support to establish The Amazon Center for Environmental Research and Sustainability (ACERS). The new center, established through the University's Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainab ...

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