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Australia's emissions pledge is getting easier to achieve, new figures show

Archived, 2 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Australia’s international greenhouse pledge is getting easier to reach, with new calculations obtained by Guardian Australia showing it may now require less than a third of the emissions reductions envisaged despite both major parties insisting it wa ...

Changing climate, changing conservation paradigms in Canada's boreal forests

Archived, 2 days ago From Mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Crackling heat and thick billowing smoke raced across the landscape. After weeks of scorching dry summer weather, the wildfire seemed to hungrily consume the earth. In northern Alberta, Canada, the Richardson fire of 2011 gained particular notoriety ...

Greenland’s dark snow may start global warming ‘feedback loop

Archived, 3 days ago From independent.co.uk 

London, U K - Anyone who has ever slipped over on black ice in the dead of winter will attest to how dangerous it is. But a darkening of the Greenland ice sheet could impact upon the entire world, as the hastening trend reduces the Arctic’s ability to reflect sunl ...

The silence on climate change is deafening. It's time for us to get loud

Archived, 3 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - All of Dr Seuss’s children’s books – or, at least, the best ones – are sly, radical humanitarian and environmental parables. That’s why, for example, The Lorax was banned in some Pacific Northwest districts where logging was the chief economy.
...

Singapore air pollution slips into unhealthy level

Archived, 3 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Manila, PHILIPPINES - Singapore's air pollution rose to unhealthy levels on Monday, the National Environment Agency said, as winds changed direction and brought in light smoke from forest fires in neighbouring Indonesia.

Singapore is in the middle of its " ...

High air pollution levels hit south-east England

Archived, 3 days ago From theguardian.com 

London - Air pollution is expected to be high on Thursday over the south-east of England, leading to warnings to people with respiratory difficulties.

The pollution is likely to be localised, with clear skies over Scotland as people cast their ...

Beaches shrink as housing, garbage creep up on ocean

Archived, 3 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Gurgaon, INDIA - C Shiva spends most of his free time on the beach. Lately it's occurred to him that the beach is getting narrower all the time.

"It feels like the water on one side and the buildings on the other side are closing in on the sand," he s ...

Climate change is real. Want to live? It's up to people like you

Archived, 3 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Do I really have to march? It’s actually a serious question: I mean, marching’s rather ... military, isn’t it? Bit aggressive. Bit too much like what the baddies on the other side would do, don’t you think? Wouldn’t you rather saunter? Or stroll? Min ...

Wildlife corridors could offer new hope for orangutans

Archived, 3 days ago From Wildlife Extra News 

Hereford, U K - Researchers from Cardiff University, University of Adelaide, NGO HUTAN, and Sabah Wildlife Department have been looking at ways to improve wildlife corridors in Borneo as a new method of protecting the endangered orangutan.

According t ...

New nature reserve to open in London

Archived, 3 days ago From Wildlife Extra News 

Hereford, U K - London Wildlife Trust will be transforming what was formerly Stoke Newington Reserve into Woodberry Wetlands, a new nature reserve in north east London set to open to the public in 2015.

The Wildlife trust has secured a total of £1.5 m ...

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Antarctic sea ice set for record high as Arctic heads for sixth lowest extent

Action: Climate Change

The extent of sea ice in Antarctica is set to reach a record high, scientists said on Tuesday, as they announced that Arctic ...

Malayan tiger population plunges to just 250-340 individuals

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Malaysia is on the edge of losing its tigers, and the world is one step nearer to losing another tiger subspecies: the Malaya ...

Palm oil giants announce deforestation moratorium -- effective immediately

Action: Stop Deforestation

Five of the world's largest palm oil producers have announced an immediate moratorium on palm oil sourced via clearance of po ...

99 per cent of Sweden's waste is now reused

Action: Stop Pollution

Around 99 per cent of Sweden's garbage is now recycled and the country is so efficient at managing waste they are importing i ...

Give Bluefin a Break, Help End High-seas Fishing

Action: Save Our Oceans

Despite years of science showing dangerously high levels of overfishing, the international community has failed to throw Paci ...

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