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Solar power in the UK almost doubled in 2014

25 hours ago From theguardian.com  View Original Article

London, U K - Solar power almost doubled in the last year, with 650,000 installations ranging from solar farms to panels on homes, figures showed.

By the end of 2014 there was almost five gigawatts (5GW) of solar photovoltaic panels installed, up fr ...

World's cities experiencing more heatwaves, study shows

26 hours ago From theguardian.com  View Original Article

London, U K - World cities are experiencing more heatwaves and fewer cold spells, according to a study of extreme temperatures in hundreds of urban areas over the past 40 years. It found that many cities are seeing fewer extremely windy days than in the 1970s and ...

Coral reefs are about to crash in a big way

26 hours ago From grist.org  View Original Article

Seattle, WASHINGTON - Coral reefs cover just 0.1 percent of the ocean floor, but provide habitat to 25 percent of sea-dwelling fish species. That’s why coral scientist C. Mark Eakin, who coordinates the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Coral Reef Watch pr ...

Most of Hawaii's coral recover from mass bleaching

29 hours ago From commercialappeal.com  View Original Article

Memphis, TENNESSEE - Coral rely on algae for food and their survival.

So when the stress of warmer-than-average ocean temperatures prompted many of Hawaii's corals to expel algae last year — a phenomenon called bleaching because coral lose their color when ...

EU struggles to cut road transport CO2 emissions post-2020

Archived, 2 days ago From ens-newswire.com 

Lincoln City, OREGON - “Some people think that the recent decrease in oil prices will have a negative impact on electric cars. Personally, I am convinced that this will not be the case,” said Miguel Arias Cañete, EU commissioner for climate action and energy, in a speech a ...

Heat, dry to linger in most of Australia until the autumn, bureau says

Archived, 2 days ago From smh.com.au 

Sidney, AUSTRALIA - Warmer and drier weather is expected well into autumn across most of Australia.

The heat is most likely to continue until April in most of Western Australia, much of NSW and inland Queensland and southern parts of South Australia, the ...

China tries out logging ban in northeastern province

Archived, 2 days ago From news.mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - China's Heilongjiang province, which borders Russia to its north and east, contains 18.5 million hectares of state forest - more natural forest than any other province in the country. However, since the mid-twentieth century, Heilongjiang has had ove ...

Germany commits 3 million Euro for Ganga cleaning

Archived, 2 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Mumbai, INDIA - Germany will provide 3 million Euro to support India's ongoing Ganga rejuvenation plan and explore various options to develop the country's national river.

One of the options is to explore an option of extending co-operation for Ganga ...

Roads are encroaching deeper into the Amazon rainforest, study says

Archived, 2 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Oil and gas roads are encroaching deeper into the western Amazon, one of the world’s last wildernesses and biodiversity hotspots, according to a new study.

Roads across Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and western Brazil could open up ...

USA, India to cooperate on climate, clean energy, smart cities

Archived, 2 days ago From ens-newswire.com 

Lincoln City, OREGON - Amid the pomp and ceremony of India’s Republic Day, with President Barack Obama the first sitting American President to be honored as “chief guest,” Indian and U.S. leaders have agreed to collaborate on curbing climate change, clean energy and smart ...

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Sea levels rising faster than previously thought says new study

Action: Climate Change

Sea level rise in the past two decades has accelerated faster than previously thought in a sign of climate change threatening ...

Britain commits U.S. $1.65 million for Kenya wildlife conservation

Action: Wildlife Conservation

The British government has committed 1.65 million U.S. dollars towards wildlife conservation in Kenya and to fight the rising ...

A giant step in fight against illegal logging

Action: Stop Deforestation

Despite his relentless efforts to stamp out illegal logging since taking office almost a year ago, Chief Minister Datuk Patin ...

Stop the monster methane plume

Action: Stop Pollution

This past fall NASA scientists discovered a large red blob on a national map hovering over northwest New Mexico -- a problem, ...

Ontario moves to ban the sale of killer whales

Action: Save Our Oceans

Is the end of captivity near for Ontario’s killer whales?

On Tuesday, the provincial government promised to in ...

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