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US, Norway to fight rapidly progressing world deforestation

Archived, 9 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, 9 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, 9 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 ...

EU to investigate Poland over logging in ancient forest

Archived, 9 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The European Union on Thursday launched an investigation into Polish logging in its ancient Białowieża forest, a protected Unesco World Heritage site which includes some of Europe’s last primeval woodland.

“The commission has ...

New rules to regulate Europe's hormone-disrupting chemicals

Archived, 10 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The European commission has launched the world’s first system for classifying and banning endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), against a barrage of criticism from scientists, NGOs, industry and consumer groups.

Endocrines are hormone ...

Wet wipes damaging marine environment as pollution rockets by 400%

Archived, 10 days ago From plymouthherald.co.uk 

Plymouth, U K - Conservationists are warning that wet wipes are posing a danger to the Westcountry's marine environment after the number found polluting beaches rockets by 400% in a decade.

According to the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), millions ...

Norway MPs vote to go carbon neutral by 2030

Archived, 10 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - Lawmakers have voted for Norway, a major energy-producing nation, to become carbon-neutral by 2030, two decades ahead of schedule, as a result of the UN's December 2015 climate accord.

A resolution was approved by MPs late Tuesday in a ...

Bright spots shine light on the future of coral reefs

Archived, 10 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - Researchers have discovered a handful of 'bright spots' among the world's embattled coral reefs, offering the promise of a radical new approach to conservation.

In one of the largest global studies of its kind, researchers conducted ov ...

France becomes first major nation to ratify UN climate deal

Archived, 10 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - President Francois Hollande on Wednesday finalised ratification of the Paris climate accord reached in December 2015, making France the first industrialised country to do so.

"Signing is good, ratifying is better," Hollande quipped at ...

Diesel cars in London increase despite air pollution warnings

Archived, 11 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Diesel vehicles have taken a record share of the market on London roads in recent years, despite warnings blaming them for contributing to the capital’s illegal levels of air pollution.

Sadiq Khan, the new mayor of London, has been lob ...

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