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Alarming crack in Antarctic ice shelf widens dramatically

Archived, 3 days ago From care2.com 

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - A huge chunk of Antarctic ice is hanging on by a virtual thread. At the edge of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, a glacier is cracking from the inside out at an alarming speed. That’s scary because this glacier, and others like it, keep the ice from flo ...

Greenpeace calls HSBC out on financing deforestation

Archived, 3 days ago From eco-business.com 

Fusionopolis Place, SINGAPORE - A new report launched by environmental campaigners Greenpeace International on Tuesday accuses British bank HSBC of supporting deforestation by providing financial services to palm oil companies that are causing rainforest destruction and human right ...

Oslo temporarily bans diesel cars to combat pollution

Archived, 3 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Oslo will ban diesel cars from the road for at least two days this week to combat rising air pollution, angering some motorists after they were urged to buy diesel cars a few years ago.

The ban will go into effect on Tuesday on municip ...

NASA releases images of dramatic deforestation in Cambodia

Archived, 3 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Cambodia has one of the world’s highest rates of deforestation, losing a Connecticut-size area of tree cover in just 14 years. This week, NASA released before-and-after satellite images of plantation expansion in central Cambodia that provide a drama ...

Climate change threatens 99% of coral reefs this century

Archived, 4 days ago From hivisasa.com 

Nairobi, KENYA - Threat to life is increasing each day as pollution continues unabated worsening climate change effects.

If current trends continue, severe bleaching will occur every year on 99% of the world’s coral reefs unless more ambitious emission ...

Methane impact on global climate change 25% greater than previously estimated

Archived, 4 days ago From care2.com 

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - Alarm bells continue to sound about the “other greenhouse gas”, methane. Everyone talks about “carbon” – a very unscientific reference to carbon dioxide, which remains the main factor driving global climate change. Methane is also “carbon” in the sen ...

Govt to ban microbeads in personal care products

Archived, 4 days ago From radionz.co.nz 

Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - The government wants to ban microbeads, which are often mistaken for food by marine life, in personal care products.

The tiny plastic beads are non-biodegradable and often found in body washes, toothpastes and cosmetic products. When w ...

Greenpeace intercepts world’s biggest seismic oil ship

Archived, 6 days ago From scoop.co.nz 

Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - Greenpeace crew have made contact with the world’s biggest seismic oil ship after travelling 50 nautical miles on two rigid-hulled inflatables off the coast of Wairarapa.

The boat crews, consisting of members from Greenpeace and local ...

‘Last frontiers of wilderness’: Intact forest plummets globally

Archived, 6 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Few places on Earth escape the reach of humankind, and those areas are dwindling, according to a new study. Between 2000 and 2013, the world lost a Venezuela-sized expanse of untouched forests – what scientists call intact forest landscapes.
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Trudeau says Canada's oil sands must be phased out

Archived, 6 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - Canada must "phase out" Alberta's oil sands and end the country's dependence on hydrocarbons, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.

"We can't shut down the oil sands tomorrow. We need to phase them out," he said. "We need to manage the t ...

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