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Child health fears at the most polluted spot in the world's most polluted city

Archived, 5 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The dusty patch of ground in the centre of the narrow lanes and overcrowded tenements of Anand Vihar Colony is empty. No children play cricket, wrestle or run. Even when evening comes and the searing Indian summer temperatures subside, they will rema ...

Pakistan's extreme heat prompts state of emergency as deaths top 700

Archived, 5 days ago From smh.com.au 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - The government has declared a state of emergency in Karachi, Pakistan's largest southern city, after a heatwave killed more than 700 people there and left thousands fighting for their lives at hospitals.

The declaration came on Tuesday ...

Hundreds protest against proposed fracking site in Lancashire

Archived, 5 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Hundreds of people protested against a proposed fracking site in Lancashire on Tuesday, as the county council considered whether to approve the project.

Over 450 people massed outside the county hall in Preston while Lancashire County ...

Action needed now to slow climate change

Archived, 5 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Mumbai, INDIA - Failure to act on climate change could cause an estimated 57,000 deaths a year in the United States from poor air quality by 2100, the Obama administration argued in a report released Monday that warns of dire effects of global warming.

El Nino strengthens with models predicting it will last well into 2016

Archived, 6 days ago From smh.com.au 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - The El Nino weather pattern continues to consolidate in the Pacific with most climate models indicating it will extend well into next year, the Bureau of Meteorology said.

The event, which typically boosts global surface temperatures a ...

Cutting fossil fuel subsidies essential to battling climate change

Archived, 6 days ago From theage.com.au 

Docklands, AUSTRALIA - Climate change is the greatest threat facing humanity today. To avoid catastrophe, we must dramatically reduce the carbon intensity of our modern energy systems, which have set us on a collision course with our planetary boundaries.

Th ...

US development agency grants $5 million to Indonesia to help battle climate change

Archived, 6 days ago From thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.com 

Jakarta, INDONESIA - The development agency of the United States government has awarded $5 million to the Indonesian Climate Change Trust Fund, or ICCTF, run by the Indonesian government, to help fund climate change programs of Indonesian non-governmental organizations, ...

The Dilemma of increased greenhouse gas emissions

Archived, 6 days ago From eurasiareview.com 

Albany, OREGON - In June 2015 at the G7 Summit in Schloss Elmau Germany, the group of the seven most advanced industrial powers have agreed that the world should phase out the use of fossil fuels this century in a move hailed as a historic decision in the fight again ...

Chile’s largest city temporarily shut down due to smog 'emergency'

Archived, 6 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Authorities in Chile’s capital shut down hundreds of businesses and ordered hundreds of thousands of cars off the streets on Monday as a grey carpet of smog caused an environmental emergency in the city hosting the Copa America soccer tournament.

China now the leading global market for solar panels

Archived, 6 days ago From ecorazzi.com 

Miami, FLORIDA - It’s already the world’s leader in making solar panels, so perhaps it shouldn’t come as a shock that China is now also the globe’s biggest market for the energy saving devices.

A new report from GTM research says China looks to hold a ...

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Silent extinctions on coral reefs

Action: Climate Change

There is a ray of hope in the face of dire predictions about the future of coral reefs, with the prospect that species can sh ...

Keep Lynx safe from deadly traps

Action: Wildlife Conservation

One of the cardinal rules for hunters is never to shoot unless you know your target. And likewise, trappers should catch only ...

EU’s obsession with climate change drives orang-utans to brink of extinction

Action: Stop Deforestation

A report in the Telegraph has detailed the level of devastation wrought on the orang-utan population by deforestation. The cr ...

Tell EPA to protect all bees from toxic pesticides

Action: Stop Pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a new rule to create temporary "pesticide-free zones" when commercial honeyb ...

Australia's deep-sea coral reefs could be dead within 50 years

Action: Save Our Oceans

The Marine Conservation Institute (MCI) was responding to concerns about the future of Australia's deep-sea reefs.

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