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For the first time, climate change has caused a river to completely reroute

Archived, 4 days ago From inhabitat.com 

El Segundo, CALIFORNIA - For the first time on record, climate change has completely changed the route of a river. In a shift that researchers called “geologically instantaneous,” a river in Canada’s Yukon territory shifted from draining into the Bering Sea to draining into ...

Deforestation has become big business in the Brazilian Amazon

Archived, 4 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - On the Amazon frontier, where many people operate outside the law, you often hear locals speak in code — something journalists learn to listen for. So our ears pricked up as we prepared to film an interview in the office of Agamenom da Silva Menezes, ...

Air pollution as bad for wellbeing as partner's death, say researchers

Archived, 5 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The effect on wellbeing of exposure to nitrogen dioxide, a gas mostly produced in diesel fumes, is comparable to the toll from losing a job, ending a relationship or the death of a partner, research suggests.

The study found a “signifi ...

Scientists say we have 10 years to save Earth

Archived, 5 days ago From inhabitat.com 

El Segundo, CALIFORNIA - Time is running out to protect Earth from the disastrous effects of climate change. An international team of eight researchers said we have just 10 years to save the planet. But their news isn’t all bad: they’ve come up with a model for balancing car ...

Is this the end? damage to the Great Barrier Reef reaches new extreme, becoming irreversible

Archived, 5 days ago From natureworldnews.com 

Jacksonville, FLORIDA - Scientists from the Australian Research Council's Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies revealed that the amount of damage suffered by Australia's Great Barrier Reef from the back-to-back coral bleaching event in previous months already reached ...

World's biggest oil exporter sets ambitious renewable energy goal

Archived, 5 days ago From ecowatch.com 

Cleveland, OHIO - Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest crude oil exporter, is launching an ambitious renewable energy program to transform its power sector.

The kingdom is pledging between $30-$50 billion to develop 30 solar and wind projects over the next ...

Alaska's senators introduce bill to roll back Arctic ocean protections

Archived, 5 days ago From biologicaldiversity.org 

Tucson, ARIZONA - Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, both Republicans from Alaska, have introduced legislation to expand oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Ocean and Cook Inlet, putting fragile ecosystems and endangered wildlife at risk.

In Decem ...

Irish fracking ban recommendation welcomed by NGOs

Archived, 6 days ago From agriland.ie 

Dublin, IRELAND - Environmental organisations have welcomed the Oireachtas’ Environmental Committee’s recommendation to ban fracking in the Republic of Ireland.

The Environmental Pillar lauded the decision to support a prohibition on fracking in a repor ...

China's air pollution worsens as economy improves

Archived, 6 days ago From afr.com 

Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - If you want to understand how the Chinese economy is performing and are seeking a gauge on the iron ore price, one measure is to look skyward.

As official data has shown a pick-up in industrial activity and exports in recent months, th ...

US will lag as global climate action marches on, says former agency head

Archived, 6 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Mumbai, INDIA - The United States is falling behind as the rest of the world marches on toward climate action, the former head of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said on Thursday.

Proposed cuts to the US federal agency will hamper its wor ...

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Climate change taking big bite out of alpine glaciers

Action: Climate Change

"It's almost time to say farewell to our glaciers," Austrian mountain farmer Siggi Ellmauer said, looking at the craggy summi ...

IFAW: Africa's protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should

Action: Wildlife Conservation

A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria predicts how many elephants ther ...

Status of forests is 'dire' as world marks 2017 Earth Day

Action: Stop Deforestation

They cover a third of the world’s landmass, help to regulate the atmosphere, and offer shelter, sustenance and survival to mi ...

100,000 acres of public land in Colorado at risk from fracking, groups file administrative protest

Action: Stop Pollution

Conservation groups have filed Tuesday an administrative protest challenging a federal decision to offer for leasing in June ...

Plastic pollution builds up in Arctic waters: study

Action: Save Our Oceans

Even though few people live in the Artic, some seas in the region are heavily polluted with plastic because of an Atlantic oc ...

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