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165 states queue up to sign UN climate deal

Archived, 7 days ago From dw.com 

Bonn, GERMANY - April 22nd, Earth Day, is a big day for UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. For decades the majority of politicians and business leaders ignored, blocked or even sabotaged a global climate deal. Now heads of states or their representatives have each be ...

Gold mining ramps up, pushes deeper into Peruvian reserve

Archived, 8 days ago From news.mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - The quest for gold has been stripping rainforest from around rivers in the Amazon Basin, with not even protected areas immune from mining. The situation has gotten so out of hand that the Peruvian government launched an intervention in January, destr ...

Satellite project to protect threatened ecosystems to monitor Kenya’s forests in near real-time

Archived, 8 days ago From eurasiareview.com 

Albany, OREGON - Researchers from the University of Leicester will be traveling to Kenya from 25 – 29 April to kick off a new satellite project that aims to monitor the world’s forests in near real-time.

The researchers hope that it will help forest la ...

Arctic sea ice set for record summer low

Archived, 8 days ago From dw.com 

Bonn, GERMANY - Sea ice physicists from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), anticipate that the sea ice cover in the Arctic Ocean this summer may shrink to the record low of 2012.

The scientists evaluate ...

Latin America to redouble its climate efforts in New York

Archived, 8 days ago From ipsnews.net 

Rome, ITALY - The countries of Latin America will flock to sign the Paris Agreement, in what will be a simple act of protocol with huge political implications: it is the spark that will ignite actions to curb global warming.

More than 160 countries ...

Protecting Cuba’s pristine marine ecosystems

Archived, 8 days ago From wildaid.org 

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA - Havana, Cuba welcomed a diverse group of visitors last month when President Obama, the Rolling Stones and WildAid’s marine team made their way to the city. While we certainly enjoyed the President’s historic speech and the Rolling Stone’s landmark co ...

Air pollution reduces in East China but moves to the West

Archived, 8 days ago From laht.com 

Caracas, VENEZUELA - Air pollution has reduced in east China in the first quarter of this year as compared to the same period the previous year, but is now moving towards the west of the country, according to a Greenpeace report on Wednesday.

In the first ...

Greenpeace: Australia’s carbon exports are killing the reef

Archived, 9 days ago From newmatilda.com 

Camperdown, AUSTRALIA - On Friday the Australian Government will be in New York presenting itself as a world-leader in the race to reduce carbon emissions, at the official signing of the Paris agreement.

But on the eve of this historic hippodrome, Greenpeace ...

Climate change: Record temperatures show it’s getting worse

Archived, 9 days ago From worldtechtoday.com 

Oakton, VIRGINIA - Climate experts have analysed data that show March saw the hottest average global temperatures on record this year.

From January to March temperatures averaged out at 1.48 degrees with February seeing 1.55 degrees – well over the Paris ...

Study reveals greater climate impacts of 2C temperature rise

Archived, 9 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - A difference of half a degree centigrade may be barely noticeable day to day, but the difference between 1.5C and 2C of global warming is a shift into a new, more dangerous climate regime, according to the first comprehensive analysis of the issue.

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Africa’s antelopes face extinction as climate change squeezes habitat

Action: Climate Change

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Action: Wildlife Conservation

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Action: Stop Deforestation

One of the premiere issues for discussion on this Earth Day 2016 concerns the world’s forests, which have witnessed massive d ...

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