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Melting Arctic sea ice affects land ecosystem

Archived, 18 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Mumbai, INDIA - Melting sea ice may have a direct bearing on methane emissions from Arctic tundra, according to a study.

"Changes in the Arctic Ocean can affect ecosystems located far away on land," said study's lead author Frans-Jan Parmentier from ...

The illegal timber trade is destroying Myanmar’s forests and wildlife

Archived, 18 days ago From takepart.com 

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - Myanmar’s ancient and biodiverse forests are once again under threat. A new report from the Environmental Investigation Agency has found that millions of dollars’ worth of trees are illegally chopped down every year and then trucked across the border ...

Volkswagen faces $18 billion in fines for pollution in US

Archived, 18 days ago From  

Mumbai, INDIA - The US Environmental Protection Agency said Friday that Volkswagen intentionally skirted clean-air laws by using a piece of software that enabled about 500,000 of its diesel cars to emit fewer smog-causing pollutants during testing than in real-world ...

Your hygiene and cosmetic products are killing the oceans

Archived, 18 days ago From zmescience.com 

Bucharest, ROMANIA - Eight trillion microbeads are polluting the US waters every day, and similar trends have been reported in many parts of the world. As the plastic beads are very small, they breach through the water filtration systems, affecting wildlife and ultimatel ...

Air pollution linked to 3,500 deaths in Scotland

Archived, 19 days ago From scotsman.com 

Edinburgh, U K - Air pollution may be contributing to a larger number of deaths in Scotland than previously thought, according to environmental campaigners.

Friends Of The Earth Scotland said there could be more than 3,500 early deaths from air polluti ...

Unflattering reef report stirs concern

Archived, 19 days ago From 9news.com.au 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - Bad report cards are never pleasant for parents, least of all when your child is one of the seven wonders of the natural world.

The latest government report on the condition of Queensland's Great Barrier Reef paints an unflattering pic ...

Cargill commits to removing deforestation from supply chain by 2030

Archived, 19 days ago From news.mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Cargill announced a new forest policy yesterday to establish guidelines for removing deforestation from its supply chain. The policy is meant to satisfy commitments made by the company as part of the New York Declaration on Forests, signed at a UN Cl ...

Climate change to wreck havoc in Sub-Saharan Africa

Archived, 19 days ago From newsday.co.zw 

Harare, ZIMBABWE - The long term disastrous impacts of climate change will not manifest themselves in the form of sanctions or neo-colonialism, but in severe water scarcities that will eventually trigger conflicts especially in Sub-Saharan Africa.

These ...

Global warming lets mosquitoes thrive in the Arctic, threatening wildlife

Archived, 19 days ago From zmescience.com 

Bucharest, ROMANIA - The Arctic is overrun by giant mosquitoes: larger, furrier versions of the mosquitoes we all know and hate.

As temperatures in the Arctic continue to rise, these mosquitoes can not only brood for a longer period of time, but they can ...

New diesel cars making europe’s air ‘unfit to breathe’

Archived, 19 days ago From ens-newswire.com 

Eugene, OREGON - Nine out of 10 new diesel cars are failing to meet European Union air pollution limits, according to a report published Monday by the nonprofit sustainable transport group Transport & Environment.

The report found that the worst offend ...

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More than a third of world's coral reef faces major bleaching event

Action: Climate Change

A massive, global coral bleaching event is underway which could affect 38 per cent of the world's reefs by year's end, includ ...

Monarch butterflies face threats on both sides of the border

Action: Wildlife Conservation

From deforestation in Mexico to a dwindling food supply in the U.S., Monarch butterflies face threats on both sides of the bo ...

Illegal logging cuts down birds by 50%

Action: Stop Deforestation

Cutting trees for timber has a devastating impact on birds, with a decline of more than 50 per cent recorded in Ghana's fores ...

Tell Department of Justice: Prosecute Volkswagen's climate criminals

Action: Stop Pollution

Corporate wrongdoing comes in many forms. What Volkswagen did by cheating on smog-pollution tests is a crime against us all - ...

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Action: Save Our Oceans

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