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Heat wave sends wildlife out of their habitats

Archived, 4 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Mumbai, INDIA - The severe heat wave prevailing across AP and Telangana has forced wild animals to leave their habitats and search for cooler environs in various forests and sanctuaries in the two Telugu states. Forest officials have admitted that the wild fauna, pa ...

Deeper cuts can limit temperature rise to 1.5 deg says analysis

Archived, 4 days ago From ibtimes.co.uk 

London, U K - Limiting temperature rise to less than 1.5°C by 2100 is technically feasible, says a new analysis.

Deeper emission cuts and improvements in energy efficiency can help achieve the target, now being endorsed by more than 100 nations.

Savannahs help slow down climate change

Archived, 6 days ago From natureworldnews.com 

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - Savannahs, though they are not jam-packed with carbon-absorbing trees, nonetheless help to slow down climate change, according to a new study.

Tropical rainforests have long been considered Earth's most important carbon sinks, sequeste ...

Florida is still cleaning up nearly 1 million tires that were dumped in the ocean back in the '70s

Archived, 6 days ago From orlandoweekly.com 

Orlando, FLORIDA - It comes as common knowledge that tires shouldn't be dumped into the ocean — or any trash for that matter. Unfortunately, this concept wasn’t as obvious in past decades when environmentalists thought it would be a good idea to dump nearly a million t ...

Japan to give $400mn to Pacific islands for climate change

Archived, 6 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Mumbai, INDIA - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday pledged $453 million in aid to Pacific island nations to help them combat climate change and natural disasters.

Abe made the pledge as leaders of 14 Pacific island nations gathered for a ...

Antarctic glaciers lose ice in surprise collapse

Archived, 6 days ago From smh.com.au 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - Glaciers in the Antarctic Peninsula are said to be in a surprise collapse, as concern grows at the region's rapid deterioration under climate change.

A warming ocean is eating into glacier fronts along the southern coast of the peninsu ...

Beijing makes progress in air pollution control

Archived, 7 days ago From english.cri.cn 

Beijing, CHINA - Municipal authorities in Beijing suggest one of the main reasons for the sharp decrease in air pollution in the capital so far this year is through the replacement of coal-fired power plants with gas-powered facilities.

Coal consumptio ...

Save rainforests or they will worsen climate change, warns ex-WWF chief

Archived, 7 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - A top conservationist has called on world leaders and environmentalists to urgently renew their focus on the state of tropical rainforests, arguing that the issue has dropped off the political agenda even though the world is “not far away from a dang ...

Glaciers holding back sea level rise are showing signs of collapse

Archived, 7 days ago From takepart.com 

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - There’s a new hot spot for ice loss in Antarctica, say scientists, which may add to the problems sea-level rise is causing around the world.

The Southern Antarctic Peninsula has long been stable, even as dramatic global warming–driven ...

21,000 gallons of oil spill in Santa Barbara County

Archived, 7 days ago From care2.com 

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - Yesterday, a ruptured underground oil pipe was discovered in Santa Barbara County, California. The break spilled thousands of gallons of crude oil, contaminated at least four miles of beach and spread into the ocean. The 11-mile pipeline is owned by ...

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Mount Everest's glaciers may disappear by 2100 with rising emissions

Action: Climate Change

"The signal of future glacier change in the region is clear: continued and possibly accelerated mass loss from glaciers is li ...

Washington's wolves under attack -- help now

Action: Wildlife Conservation

In the past few years Washington's Department of Fish and Wildlife has acted in ways that seriously call into question the ag ...

One of Europe’s last intact forests is rapidly being destroyed

Action: Stop Deforestation

Romania’s Carpathian Mountains are infamous as the home of Dracula and synonymous with the brooding, dark, forbidding landsca ...

Keep California's rivers clean and clear of mining

Action: Stop Pollution

Suction dredge mining has been a scourge in California for years. This form of mining peppers rivers and streams with platoon ...

How many more oil spills will we have to see?

Action: Save Our Oceans

It's the worst kind of déjà vu: On May 19 yet another major oil spill had cleanup crews fanned out along Santa Barbara's Refu ...

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