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Hottest ever June marks 14th month of record-breaking temperatures

Archived, 2 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - As the string of record-breaking global temperatures continues unabated, June 2016 marks the 14th consecutive month of record-breaking heat.

According to two US agencies – Nasa and Noaa – June 2016 was 0.9C hotter than the average for ...

Microbeads report reveals loopholes in pledges by biggest firms

Archived, 2 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Loopholes in the voluntary pledges by the biggest personal care companies to phase out polluting microbeads have been revealed in a report from Greenpeace, which says a legal ban is needed.

Tiny plastic beads are widely used in toiletr ...

Cattle grazing is now causing massive deforestation hotspots in the Peruvian Amazon

Archived, 2 days ago From thinkprogress.org 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Deforestation in the Amazon has been a growing problem over the past five decades, with ranchers leading the way in clearing rainforest for cattle and cultivation. But while Brazil, the largest country in South America, seems on track to reduce defor ...

Beijing says air quality improved in first half of 2016

Archived, 2 days ago From thehimalayantimes.com 

Kathmandu, NEPAL - Beijing’s notoriously awful air quality improved significantly in the first half of the year, with actions taken to curb the city’s heavy pollution having a positive effect, officials in the Chinese capital said.

Concentrations of micr ...

Oil giants agree to pay $425 million to reduce air pollution

Archived, 2 days ago From rt.com 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Six oil refineries will be modified to reduce emissions of hazardous air pollutants by thousands of tons in a $425 million settlement over alleged Clean Air Act violations. The Justice Department calls the deal the largest-ever agreement of its kind. ...

Norway is the first country to ban deforestation, Brazil, Liberia, and Indonesia to follow

Archived, 3 days ago From gnnliberia.com 

Douglaston, NEW YORK - Norway is the first country to adopt a ban on deforestation, a policy that will likely have global effects. The Norwegian parliament recently committed to a deforestation-free supply chain of goods coming into the country. Norway is not, however, new ...

UK government 'must deliver' on 25-year environmental pledge

Archived, 3 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Ministers must deliver on a manifesto pledge for a 25-year plan to boost nature and cut the costs of environmental damage, it has been urged.

Harm caused by floods, air pollution, water pollution and chemicals in the atmosphere are add ...

California regulators approve plan to log 100-year-old redwoods

Archived, 3 days ago From news.mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Regulators with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) approved a timber harvest plan earlier this month that includes the logging of redwood trees that are a century old.

Environmentalists have said they ...

Shipping air pollution causing 24,000 deaths a year in East Asia – study

Archived, 3 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - A boom in shipping is aggravating air pollution in China and other nations in East Asia, causing thousands of deaths a year in a region with eight of the world’s 10 biggest container ports, scientists said on Monday.

Often overlooked c ...

Air pollution from power plants is dropping—and we’re breathing easier as a result

Archived, 3 days ago From takepart.com 

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - In his first inauguration speech, Ronald Reagan famously stated, “Government is not the solution to our problem—government is the problem.”

But the effects of air pollution reduction measures passed by Congress and signed in 1990 by ...

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Climate change causing widespread global coral reef degradation

Action: Climate Change

Global degradation of coral reefs is primarily caused by climate change instead of localized impacts associated with human po ...

Illegal ivory trade in Vietnam threatens Africa’s elephants

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Wildlife organization Save The Elephants on Tuesday decried thriving illegal ivory trade in Vietnam which it said is a threat ...

Cattle grazing is now causing massive deforestation hotspots in the Peruvian Amazon

Action: Stop Deforestation

Deforestation in the Amazon has been a growing problem over the past five decades, with ranchers leading the way in clearing ...

It's time to ban atrazine now

Action: Stop Pollution

A new analysis from the Environmental Protection Agency paints a grim picture for wildlife in the United States. The country' ...

Whale and winghead sharks move step closer to extinction

Action: Save Our Oceans

Whale sharks and winghead sharks have moved one step closer to extinction, after the International Union for the Conservation ...

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