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Deforestation: A lingering legacy

Archived, 15 days ago From news.mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - When we humans cut down tropical forest, we have a good idea that there will be consequences. We know that clearing the land for a farm or a pasture or the timber it holds comes at the cost of a burst of carbon into the atmosphere, and that the habit ...

Climate change could make beaches saltier

Archived, 15 days ago From independent.co.uk 

London, U K - Climate change is expected to make beaches get saltier, leading to potentially significant changes for crabs, sea birds and other coastal creatures, according to a new study.

Researchers had expected the subsurface or ‘pore’ water in b ...

Illegal mining destroying pristine national park in Peru’s Amazon

Archived, 15 days ago From perureports.com 

Arequipa, PERU - Peru’s failure to stop illegal mining in Madre de Dios has lead to sustained deforestation and pollution in the Tambopata National Reserve of the Amazon jungle.

An Amazon conservation group released satellite images revealing the devas ...

Paul McCartney and Ranulph Fiennes back Amazon tribe threatened by dams

Archived, 15 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Some 48 musicians, poets, chefs, artists, film directors and other celebrities including Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Mark Rylance have called on the Brazilian government and European companies to recognise the rights of an Amazonian g ...

The Republic of Korea strengthens Yellow Sea conservation efforts

Archived, 15 days ago From iucn.org 

Gland, SWITZERLAND - The Yellow Sea ecosystem of tidal wetlands, associated habitats and the biodiversity that depends on them is one of the ecological wonders of the world. The ecosystem represents the largest muddy tidal area on the planet, and is the most important ...

Shipping noise impairs ability of humpback whales to forage, study shows

Archived, 15 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Increased shipping noise is disrupting the foraging behaviour of humpback whales in the North Atlantic, according to a new study.

Scientists in the US and UK said their findings could impact upon the numbers of humpback whales in the l ...

Oil rig in Western Isles may have leaked tonnes of diesel into Atlantic

Archived, 16 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Salvage experts fear that tonnes of diesel has leaked into the Atlantic after a drilling rig ran aground, breaching its fuel tanks, in the Western Isles of Scotland earlier this week.

The specialists believe two of the four fuel storag ...

Solar and wind 'cheaper than new nuclear' by the time Hinkley is built

Archived, 16 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The government expects solar and wind power to be cheaper than new nuclear power by the time Hinkley Point C is completed, its own projections show.

Theresa May’s government last month made a surprise decision to delay a deal on Hinkle ...

Terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger wants terminate climate change

Archived, 16 days ago From albanydailystar.com 

Long Beach, CALIFORNIA - Schwarzenegger’s audience in Paris hung on the words of a man old enough to be their grandfather, and applauded his optimism that climate change could be tackled. Arnold made a plea to all responsible people in authority to pay attention to the conun ...

Ice loss surpasses poaching as largest threat to Barents Sea polar bear

Archived, 16 days ago From glacierhub.org 

New York, NEW YORK - Prior to the 1970s, hunting decimated polar bear populations across the Arctic. The international community has made strides in protecting the iconic species from over-harvesting through conservation agreements, which have helped the species start to ...

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Global warming is melting the Greenland ice sheet, fast

Action: Climate Change

A new study measures the loss of ice from one of world’s largest ice sheets. They find an ice loss that has accelerated in th ...

Tell Missouri to stop unlimited for-profit turtle trapping

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Because Missouri allows commercial trappers to take unlimited numbers of turtles from the state's rivers, thousands of the st ...

Orangutans face complete extinction within 10 years, animal rescue charity warns

Action: Stop Deforestation

Orangutans will be extinct from the planet within 10 years unless action is taken to preserve forests in Indonesia and Malays ...

Say no to these three uranium mines at Grand Canyon

Action: Stop Pollution

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is preparing to issue permits to allow the operation of three uranium mines i ...

Obama's offshore drilling puts whales and dolphins in peril, groups warn

Action: Save Our Oceans

Environmental groups have turned on the Obama administration over offshore oil and gas extraction, warning it puts whales and ...

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