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

37 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

38 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

Archived, 2 days ago From newscientist.com 

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

Archived, 2 days ago From theguardian.com 

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

Archived, 2 days ago From arcticjournal.com 

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

Archived, 2 days ago From inhabitat.com 

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 ...

Lawsuit filed to protect people, wildlife from dangerous soot pollution across United States

Archived, 2 days ago From biologicaldiversity.org 

Tucson, ARIZONA - Conservation and public health groups sued the Environmental Protection Agency today for failing to enforce air-quality standards that limit dangerous particulate, fossil-fuel pollution from coal-fired power plants, cars and other sources. Today’s la ...

Leonardo DiCaprio and Obama to talk climate change at SXSL

Archived, 2 days ago From ecowatch.com 

Cleveland, OHIO - At the inaugural South by South Lawn or SXSL, a play on SXSW, Obama and the Academy Award-winning actor will take part in a conversation with renowned climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe about "the importance of protecting the one planet we've got ...

Australians demand tougher action to combat climate change

Archived, 3 days ago From voanews.com 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Support in Australia for action on climate change is at its highest in almost a decade, according to a new report. The survey, compiled by an independent research organization, shows the majority of respondents believe Australia should be a world-lea ...

Indonesia seeks foreign funds to aid peat restoration drive

Archived, 3 days ago From news.mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Indonesia’s peat restoration agency is advocating for greater foreign investment to fill an expected funding shortfall in the government’s plan to rehabilitate more than 2 million hectares of peat across seven provinces.

“We do believe ...

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The world just hit this disturbing climate change metric

Action: Climate Change

Earth has seemingly passed a worrisome threshold for the changing climate this week, according to scientists.

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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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