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Deforestation in Brazil increased 30% in 12 months, agency says

Archived, 9 days ago From foxnews.com 

New York City, NEW YORK - In the 12-month period that ended last August, deforestation in Brazil increased in almost 30 percent.

It is an all-time record that has set off a loud alarm among scientists, environmentalists and everyone who knows that the region is ...

Scientists highlight deadly health risks of climate change

Archived, 9 days ago From edition.cnn.com 

Atlanta, GEORGIA - The future is expected to hold more deadly heat waves, the fast spread of certain infectious diseases and catastrophic food shortages.

These events could cause premature deaths -- and they're all related to climate change, according to ...

Victory: These two cities just committed to 100% renewable energy

Archived, 9 days ago From ecowatch.com 

Cleveland, OHIO - Pueblo, Colorado and Moab, Utah, this week became the 22nd and 23rd cities in the U.S. to commit to transition to 100 percent clean, renewable energy. The Pueblo City Council approved Monday a measure committing to power the community entirely with r ...

Tiny plastic pellets found on 73% of UK beaches

Archived, 9 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - A search of hundreds of beaches across the UK has found almost three-quarters of them are littered with tiny plastic pellets.

The lentil-size pellets known as “nurdles” are used as a raw material by industry to make new plastic product ...

European commission issues 'final warning' to UK over air pollution breaches

Archived, 10 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Britain has been sent a final warning to comply with EU air pollution limits for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) or face a case at the European court of justice.

If the UK does not show Brussels how it intends to comply with EU law within two m ...

Air pollution is the leading environmental cause of death worldwide

Archived, 10 days ago From inhabitat.com 

El Segundo, CALIFORNIA - A new report shows that air pollution is the leading environmental cause of death in the world – and the number five cause of death overall. China and India lead the way with a combined 2.2 pollution-related deaths in 2015. These rising trends contin ...

Massachusetts lawmakers sponsor 100% renewable energy bill

Archived, 10 days ago From inhabitat.com 

El Segundo, CALIFORNIA - Massachusetts could become the first state in America to be powered entirely by renewable energy. Lawmakers recently introduced a bill that would require an economy-wide transition to obtaining power via clean sources like wind and solar, and 53 stat ...

Greenpeace campaigns to protect newly discovered Amazon reef

Archived, 10 days ago From thepointeruwsp.com 

Stevens Point, WISCONSIN - Greenpeace, an environmentally minded non-government organization, has recently released photos of the newly discovered Amazon Reef in hopes of promoting its protection.

The reef was first stumbled upon in 2012, but its existence was o ...

Third highest CO2 polluter in U.S. to shut down 25 years early

Archived, 10 days ago From inhabitat.com 

El Segundo, CALIFORNIA - Coal power is on the way out–and the closure of the 2,250 megawatt Navajo Generating Station is evidence. The major Arizona coal plant that provided electricity to cities like Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Phoenix during its over 40-year history is set ...

‘Extraordinary’ levels of pollution found in the deepest part of the sea

Archived, 10 days ago From care2.com 

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - Since the Mariana Trench is the deepest part of the ocean, you might guess that it is safe from the impact of humans, but you would be wrong. Scientists have found that, despite its depth and remoteness, the deep sea contains levels of toxins that ma ...

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Great Barrier Reef could face another big coral bleaching event this year

Action: Climate Change

The Great Barrier Reef faces an “elevated and imminent risk” of more widespread coral bleaching this year, the reef authority ...

Alert: 3,890 wild tigers left on earth

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Wild tigers, the majestic animals that once roamed the earth in their tens of thousands, are close to extinction.

Deforestation in Brazil increased 30% in 12 months, agency says

Action: Stop Deforestation

In the 12-month period that ended last August, deforestation in Brazil increased in almost 30 percent.

It is a ...

Protect Appalachia from mountaintop removal

Action: Stop Pollution

Every day millions of pounds of explosives are detonated in Appalachia, blowing off the tops of mountains to expose seams of ...

Protect coral reefs at Port Everglades

Action: Save Our Oceans

Just a few miles off the Florida coast lies the third-largest coral barrier reef system in the world. These corals, which ran ...

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