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Green groups fight plastic microbead pollution in North Country waters

Archived, 5 days ago From northcountrypublicradio.org 

Canton, NEW YORK - Environmental groups in New York's North Country are trying to spread the word about water pollution from microbeads. Microbeads are tiny, colorful pieces of plastic used as exfoliating agents in facial scrubs and toothpastes.

They are ...

Drought and climate change fuel high-elevation California fires, study finds

Archived, 5 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - Wildfires in California's fabled Sierra Nevada mountain range are increasingly burning high-elevation forests, which historically have seldom burned, reports a team of researchers led by the John Muir Institute of the Environment at the University of ...

Microplastic pollution a possible threat to Great Barrier Reef coral

Archived, 5 days ago From news.mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - The Great Barrier Reef off the coast of northeastern Australia – considered the largest living organism on earth – is currently under threat from a floating layer of microplastic particles, according to a new study from James Cook University in Queen ...

Avon the latest major palm oil user to make zero-deforestation pledge

Archived, 5 days ago From news.mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Cosmetics giant Avon promised today to purge its palm oil supply chain of deforestation and rights abuses, making it the latest in a wave of major producers and consumers of the commodity to do so.

At present, the New York-headquartere ...

Google, Goldman among others committing $140B to fight climate change

Archived, 5 days ago From ecorazzi.com 

Miami, FLORIDA - Less than five months away from the United Nations Global climate change conference in Paris, the White House has organized a coalition of private-sector companies to substantially fund solutions to the dire problem.

More than a dozen ...

With 80 deaths a day, ‘Delhi’s air pollution is killing more people than terrorists are’

Archived, 6 days ago From youthkiawaaz.com 

New Delhi, INDIA - A new study has revealed that that air pollution in Delhi is responsible for approximately 10,000 to 30,000 annual deaths in the city. This means the capital city loses 80 lives every day to pollution from PM2.5.

The study also mention ...

Jamaica records more forest cover

Archived, 6 days ago From jamaicaobserver.com 

Kingston, JAMAICA - Jamaica has recorded an afforestation rate of 0.41 per cent, a turnaround in the pattern of forestation since it was first checked in 1998.

At that time it was revealed that the country was being impacted by a deforestation rate of ...

Deforestation poses threat to wildlife in Myagdi

Archived, 6 days ago From ekantipur.com 

kathmandu, NEPAL - The existence of the wildlife is in danger, as deforestation is rampant in the upper belt in Myagdi district. A large number of trees have been fallen for medicinal herbs and other resources.

Ranger at the District Forest Office, Myagd ...

Hillary Clinton sets renewable energy goals, wants more wind, solar power

Archived, 6 days ago From smh.com.au 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has called for a dramatic national shift to energy sources such as solar and wind, setting a goal of generating enough clean renewable energy to power every US home within her first decade in office.< ...

Kenya pledges to cut carbon emissions 30% by 2030

Archived, 7 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Kenya has pledged to cut its carbon emissions 30% below business-as-usual levels by 2030, ahead of a landmark UN climate summit in Paris later this year.

The East African country is a very small carbon emitter in global rankings, on a ...

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A tiny plant that feeds the oceans' biggest creatures could be wiped out by climate change

Action: Climate Change

Imagine if climate change wiped out humans’ main source of food on land. That’s what is happening in the world’s oceans as th ...

Grizzly bears under threat

Action: Wildlife Conservation

The grizzly bear is threatened in the corridor, but recovery is possible, according to Johnny Mikes, field director with Coas ...

Nearly half of forest cover in Telangana is gone!

Action: Stop Deforestation

In an alarming revelation, the forest cover in Telangana has dwindled by 44 per cent in the last eight decades notwithstandin ...

Stop the tar sands invasion!

Action: Stop Pollution

The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline was only the beginning. Big Oil has a much bigger plan to triple the production of climate ...

Chemical pollution in European waters threatens dolphin reproduction

Action: Save Our Oceans

Dolphins in European waters are struggling to reproduce because of the chemical pollution that lingers in their bodies for a ...

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