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Mexico-sized algae bloom in the Arabian Sea connected to climate change

Archived, 3 days ago From inhabitat.com 

El Segundo, CALIFORNIA - Talk of climate change probably evokes images of rising sea levels or hotter temperatures, but what about algae blooms? Scientists have made a direct connection between an algae bloom in the Arabian Sea, which has blown up to the size of Mexico, and ...

Rebuilding the world’s forests

Archived, 3 days ago From thenewdawnliberia.com 

Monrovia, LIBERIA - The price of deforestation can hardly be overstated. Trees consume large amounts of carbon dioxide as they grow, making them vital tools for absorbing the greenhouse-gas emissions – from cars, factories, power stations, and livestock – that result in ...

China takes another step to reduce coal-fired power

Archived, 4 days ago From eco-business.com 

Galaxis Work Lofts, SINGAPORE - China’s National People’s Congress wrapped up March 15 and once again the government sent a clear signal about how seriously it takes the need to scale back new coal-fired power.

Premier Li Keqiang delivered a closely watched report on ...

Record-breaking climate change pushes world into ‘uncharted territory’

Archived, 4 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The record-breaking heat that made 2016 the hottest year ever recorded has continued into 2017, pushing the world into “truly uncharted territory”, according to the World Meteorological Organisation.

The WMO’s assessment of the climate ...

Last remnant of North American ice sheet on track to vanish

Archived, 4 days ago From eurasiareview.com 

Albany, OREGON - The last piece of the ice sheet that once blanketed much of North America is doomed to disappear in the next several centuries, says a new study by researchers at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia and the University of Colorado Boulder.

Dead zones may threaten coral reefs worldwide

Archived, 4 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - Dead zones affect dozens of coral reefs around the world and threaten hundreds more according to a new study by Smithsonian scientists published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Watching a massive coral reef die-off on the Caribbea ...

Scientists sound the alarm: CO2 levels race past point of no return

Archived, 4 days ago From ecowatch.com 

Cleveland, OHIO - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported that carbon dioxide levels in 2016 broke records for the second year in a row with an increase of 3 parts per million (ppm).

The measurements are coming from the Mauna ...

Chinese firms offer pollution solutions with bottled air, hat filters, smog socks

Archived, 4 days ago From dunyanews.tv 

Lahore, PAKISTAN - Even as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang pledges to ensure that blue skies never become a luxury, a state-backed firm is doing brisk business selling 48 yuan ($6.95) cans of fresh air bottled in a forest in western China.

Each bottle is good ...

Newly discovered peatlands must be protected to prevent climate change

Archived, 4 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - Recently discovered peatlands in Amazonia and Africa must be protected from commercial agriculture to prevent environmental disaster, say researchers at the University of St Andrews.

Extensive deforestation, drainage, burning and conve ...

Thousands join UK legal case against VW over emissions scandal

Archived, 5 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - More than 35,000 motorists have joined a class action lawsuit against VW in England and Wales over the emissions scandal.

The size of the group is increasing at the rate of 500 drivers a day and lawyers are confident the legal action w ...

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