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Climate change 'the key to megafauna extinction'

Archived, 4 days ago From cosmosmagazine.com 

Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - Bears the size of cars and savage sabre-toothed cats that ruled the plains of ice age Patagonia were no match for a fatal combination of humans and climate change that wiped them out about 12,300 years ago, according to a new study.

Bu ...

European commission warned of car emissions test cheating, five years before VW scandal

Archived, 4 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The European commission was warned by its own experts that a car maker was suspected of cheating emissions tests five years before the VW emissions scandal.

A documents cache seen by the Guardian show that the commission’s in-house sci ...

Scientists battle to save world's coral reefs

Archived, 4 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - After the most powerful El Nino on record heated the world's oceans to never-before-seen levels, huge swaths of once vibrant coral reefs that were teeming with life are now stark white ghost towns disintegrating into the sea.

And the w ...

EPA bans fracking wastewater from sewage treatment plants

Archived, 5 days ago From ecowatch.com 

New York, NEW YORK - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has banned fracking wastewater from public sewage plants, citing the inability of these plants to handle toxic and radioactive pollutants.

Clean water and public health advocates, along wi ...

Shattered records show climate change is an emergency today, scientists warn

Archived, 6 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - May was the 13th month in a row to break temperature records according to figures published this week that are the latest in 2016’s string of incredible climate records which scientists have described as a bombshell and an emergency.

T ...

Climate change affects Malawi’s poorest the hardest

Archived, 7 days ago From ifrc.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - In Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world, the effects of climate change are severe, affecting all levels of society. In the rainy season of 2014 – 2015, heavy floods hit the southern region. People had to flee their homes and crop fields ...

China orders 255 Shanghai industrial facilities to shut for G20

Archived, 7 days ago From reuters.com 

London, U K - China ordered at least 255 Shanghai-based industrial facilities, including part of a major oil refinery operated by Sinopec Corp, to shut for 14 days to reduce pollution ahead of the G20 summit, according to an official document reviewed by Reuters.< ...

US, Norway to fight rapidly progressing world deforestation

Archived, 7 days ago From voanews.com 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - The U.S. and Norway have agreed to work more closely together to fight deforestation and global warming, which is progressing so rapidly that every minute, forested land on Earth shrinks by an amount nearly as large as 50 football fields.

Antarctic CO2 hits 400ppm for first time in 4m years

Archived, 7 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - We’re officially living in a new world.

Carbon dioxide has been steadily rising since the start of the Industrial Revolution, setting a new high year after year. There’s a notable new entry to the record books. The last station on Eart ...

Coal-fired power stations face closure to meet emissions target, says government agency

Archived, 7 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Australia’s coal-fired power stations will face early closure to meet 2030 emissions reduction commitments, according to assumptions made by a government agency that runs the national electricity grid.

The Australian Energy Market Oper ...

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Climate change melting 5,000 glaciers rapidly, drastic impact expected

Action: Climate Change

Around 5,000 glaciers in northern areas of Chitral district and Gilgit Baltistan (GB) region are melting at a much faster rat ...

Rare moth faces extinction at its last site in England

Action: Wildlife Conservation

The dark bordered beauty moth is heading towards extinction at its last site in England, new research has found.

South Sudan forest cover shrinks by 1.5 per cent annually

Action: Stop Deforestation

South Sudan’s forests, currently covering 33 percent of its total land area, shrink by 1.5 percent annually due to logging an ...

Demand clean air in our National Parks

Action: Stop Pollution

The Obama Administration recently proposed updates to the Regional Haze Rule, a Clean Air Act program intended to reduce air ...

Tell the Feds: ban imports of fish stunned with cyanide

Action: Save Our Oceans

The tropical fish trade has a deadly secret. Each year up to 90 percent of the 12.5 million tropical fish entering the United ...

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