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Heat wave creates health hazard in southwestern US

Archived, 6 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - The southwestern U.S. is about to feel the wrath of a punishing heat wave that includes a forecast of 120 degrees (48.8 Celsius) in Phoenix—a temperature not seen in the desert city in more than 20 years.

The broiling temperatures will ...

Lebanon garbage crisis pollutes Mediterranean

Archived, 7 days ago From dw.com 

Bonn, GERMANY - Lebanon's garbage crisis has sparked fresh outrage, after activists shared images of what they say is untreated waste being dumped into the sea.

"They are throwing everything in the sea - directly," Paul Abi Rached, director of the Leb ...

Reef rescuers fight to outrace climate change

Archived, 7 days ago From timescolonist.com 

Victoria, CANADA - Ten years ago, when scientists in South Florida began a massive rescue effort to rebuild the U.S.’s only inshore reef, replanting nursery-grown staghorn coral with a gardening technique perfected in the Pacific seemed like an easy solution.

Cool Effect partners with WCS to save Madagascar’s Makira Natural Park

Archived, 7 days ago From newsroom.wcs.org 

Burlington, MASSACHUSETTS - Cool EffectTM, a non-profit organization curating the world’s premier carbon reduction projects, announced the addition of Madagascar’s Makira Natural Park Project to its platform in partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). Individua ...

New UNESCO Biosphere Reserve declared at Myanmar’s Lake Indawgyi

Archived, 7 days ago From fauna-flora.org 

Cambridge, U K - Indawgyi Lake has joined the global network of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves, becoming Myanmar’s second Biosphere Reserve after Inle Lake.

This important region supports the livelihoods of some 50,000 people and is also home to a great div ...

Munich to ban diesel following court order

Archived, 8 days ago From clientearth.org 

London, U K - Munich has announced it will implement a ban on diesel vehicles, in its ongoing attempt to combat illegal air pollution. The mayor of the German city, who made the announcement, said he saw “no other way” to resolve the issue in the shortest possible ...

NASA: Climate change will cause more rainfall in tropical regions

Archived, 9 days ago From natureworldnews.com 

Jacksonville, FLORIDA - Climate change alters many aspects on Earth. The threat is imminent, and more and more people are finally acknowledging the risks posed by the changing times. A new NASA research says that climate change will cause more rainfall in tropical regions t ...

Scientists report enormous Texas-sized ice melt in Antarctica

Archived, 9 days ago From inhabitat.com 

El Segundo, CALIFORNIA - A recent snowmelt event in West Antarctica could provide scientists with more information to understand how climate change will alter our world. A team of 14 scientists from American and Australian institutions documented widespread melting that happ ...

Plastic polluted Arctic islands are dumping ground for Gulf stream

Archived, 9 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Beaches on remote Arctic islands are heavily polluted with plastic, a new expedition has found, demonstrating that the region is the dumping ground for waste carried northwards on the Gulf Stream.

The shorelines of islands in the Svalb ...

Huge Victory: Court finds approval of Dakota Access Pipeline violated the law

Archived, 9 days ago From ecowatch.com 

Cleveland, OHIO - A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Trump administration must conduct additional environmental review of the Dakota Access Pipeline, handing a limited victory to Native American tribes fighting the administration's decision to move forward with ...

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