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Burning all fossil fuels would scorch Earth: study

Archived, 3 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - Using up all known fossil fuel reserves would render Earth even more unliveable than scientists had previously projected, researchers said on Monday.

Average temperatures would climb by up to 9.5 degrees Celsius (17 degrees Fahrenheit) ...

UNEP calls for hard work to reduce air pollution

Archived, 4 days ago From newsghana.com.gh 

Accra, GHANA - “We must begin to link environment with health by ensuring that populations that do not have access to modern cooking technology acquire them to help reduce deaths caused through indoor cooking,” Demassieux said in Nairobi.

She was spe ...

Fate of primeval forest in balance as Poland plans logging

Archived, 4 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - It is the last remaining relic of an ancient forest that stretched for millennia across the lowlands of Europe and Russia, a shadowy, mossy woodland where bison and lynx roam beneath towering oak trees up to 600 years old.

Conservation ...

Climate change : Biodiversity loss alarming

Archived, 4 days ago From tribune.com.pk 

Karachi, PAKISTAN - The Federal Climate Change Secretary Syed Abu Ahmad Akif has pledged to stem biodiversity loss in the country in collaboration with all provincial forest and wildlife departments and non-governmental organisations.

“We must realise tha ...

Tesco Ireland to phase out 22c plastic bags in stores

Archived, 4 days ago From independent.ie 

Dublin, U K - The supermarket chain, which has 149 branches across the country, is hoping to become more sustainable by encouraging customers to re-use bags when they shop.

“We are in the process of gradually phasing out our 22c bags,” a spokesperso ...

Beijing to eliminate higher emission vehicles by 2020

Archived, 4 days ago From english.cri.cn 

Beijing, CHINA - Beijing is set to eliminate heavy-duty diesel vehicles which fail to meet National Emission Standard IV or higher, and light-duty buses failing to meet National Emission Standard III or higher by 2020, an official with Beijing Municipal Environmental ...

Microplastics in the sea a growing threat to human health, United Nations warns

Archived, 5 days ago From independent.co.uk 

London, U K - Millions of tons of tiny debris from plastic bags, bottles and clothes in the world’s oceans present a serious threat to human health and marine ecosystems.

This is the stark warning issued by the United Nations in a report on the most ...

UN official lauds China's efforts in curbing air pollution

Archived, 5 days ago From shanghaidaily.com 

Shanghai, CHINA - A UN Environment Programme (UNEP) official on Saturday lauded measures put in place by Chinese authorities in controlling air pollution.

UNEP Coordinator for Environment and Health Fanny Demassieux said the whole world is looking at th ...

40 million Indians at risk from rising sea levels: UN report

Archived, 6 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Mumbai, INDIA - Nearly 40 million Indians will be at risk from rising sea levels by 2050, with people in Mumbai and Kolkata having the maximum exposure to coastal flooding in future due to rapid urbanisation and economic growth, according to a UN environment report. ...

Rising mercury melts away hills’ snow cover

Archived, 6 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Mumbai, INDIA - The maximum temperatures of Manali and Shimla (27 and 29 degrees C, respectively) may come as a soother for people belonging to the plains, especially from Rajasthan where the mercury has crossed 50-degree mark, but the situation is far from pleasant ...

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Our most iconic places are under dire threat from climate change

Action: Climate Change

Dozens of the Earth’s most cherished World Heritage sites are under dire threat from climate change — and some may be damaged ...

Restore funding for citizen science, frogs

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Frog songs are music to our ears -- but they're also a key tool for tracking the health of wildlife and ecosystems. For years ...

How human greed is destroying vast swathes of a rainforest dubbed 'the earth's lungs' - pushing the Sumatran orangutan one step closer to extinction

Action: Stop Deforestation

The orphaned orangutan sits quietly as the vet listens to his heartbeat - barely moving, bedraggled, seemingly on the point o ...

Air pollution could increase risk of stillbirth, study suggests

Action: Stop Pollution

Exposure to air pollution may increase the risk of stillbirth, new research suggests.

Stillbirths, classed as ...

Hold your ground: No new drilling in the Gulf

Action: Save Our Oceans

Join the tide of resistance to oil and gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Hundreds rallied for "No New Leases" in March on a ...

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