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Tropical forests will still exist in 2100 but they will be a sorry sight

Archived, 7 days ago From timeslive.co.za 

Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - No patch will remain untouched most remnants will be overrun by species that disperse well, which often means weedy plants like fast-growing pioneer trees and small rodents that thrive in disturbed areas. Most of the rest will be the living dead ...

Deforestation in Mexico butterfly reserve more than triples

Archived, 7 days ago From news.yahoo.com 

Sunnyvale, CALIFORNIA - Illegal logging more than tripled in the monarch butterfly's wintering grounds In central Mexico, reversing several years of steady improvements, investigators announced Tuesday.

Almost all of the loss occurred in just one rural hamlet ...

Total brings down the curtain on coal operations

Archived, 7 days ago From businessgreen.com 

London, U K - French energy giant Total has this week made good on its pledge to divest from coal-related activities, confirming it no longer produces or markets coal.

The company, which said earlier this summer it would end production and marketing ...

The carbon credit scheme is doing more harm than good, costing 600 million tonnes of extra CO2

Archived, 7 days ago From zmescience.com 

Bucharest, ROMANIA - The road to hell is paved with good intentions. In a bid to curb global emissions, the carbon credit scheme was introduced by the UN as an annex to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. Apparently, this honestly good idea has backfired after some participants in ...

Big ag is devastating the Amazon but a new plan could preserve rainforests and wildlife

Archived, 7 days ago From takepart.com 

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - Whats the hidden cost of your coffee, tobacco, and beef?

Every year, the U.S. imports more than $3 billion worth of agricultural goods from Brazil. Those products, more often than not, are grown in the Amazon, where deforestation has ...

Adapting to air pollution with clean air stands in China

Archived, 8 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - To adapt or to mitigate? That is the question that faces governments and industries across the globe as the impacts of climate change and pollution become ever clearer. It turns out, we will need to do both. The longer we allow pollution to be freely ...

MGM Resorts International joins American Business Act on climate pledge

Archived, 8 days ago From marketwatch.com 

New York, NEW YORK - MGM Resorts International MGM, -5.10% joined the American Business Act on Climate Change Pledge by pledging to reduce energy consumption 20% by 2020, during the National Clean Energy Summit held at the Mandalay Bay Resort Convention Center, sponsored ...

Great Barrier Reef species more at risk from climate change, says study

Archived, 8 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Species native to the Great Barrier Reef are more likely to face extinction through climate change than marine life elsewhere that can adapt by invading new regions, according to new research.

The largest study to date on the impacts ...

Warming seas will set marine life on the move, with some good news among the bad

Archived, 8 days ago From theconversation.com 

Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - How will climate change affect life in the oceans? In research to be published in Nature Climate Change* we, among several other authors, show that the answer is likely good and bad.

Our study models how species might move in response ...

While you were on vacation, a chunk of ice the size of an asteroid fell into the ocean

Archived, 8 days ago From takepart.com 

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - Imagine Manhattan buried under a thousand feet of ice. Thats how much of Greenlands Jakobshavn Glacier fell into the Arctic Ocean last week, becoming a 7.8-square-mile iceberg.

As a single event, this is a fairly rare size, said Tw ...

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Severe wildfires threatening world's temperate forests

Action: Climate Change

More extensive and severe wildfires and a myriad other threats, including diseases and longer, more severe and hotter drought ...

Gorillas on the brink in Congo

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Andre Bauma rolls in the grass with a young mountain gorilla, Ndakasi. He hugs the hulking hairy creature whom he thinks of a ...

Rainforests doomed unless world adopts development without destruction, warn scientists

Action: Stop Deforestation

Tropical forests face a dire future unless humans adopt a radically different approach to protecting and managing them, warns ...

End mining within 100 feet of streams

Action: Stop Pollution

For decades legal loopholes have allowed coal companies to mine directly through streams, harming imperiled species like the ...

Whales face a new threat from the melting arctic

Action: Save Our Oceans

Climate change is hurting whales but not in the way youd expect.

For the first time, an Icelandic whaling ves ...

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