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Major Caribbean coral restoration project expands to Curacao

Archived, 12 days ago From caribjournal.com 

Miami, FLORIDA - A major Caribbean coral restoration project is expanding.

The Coral Restoration Foundation Bonaire has joined forces with the Coral Restoration Foundation to launch a similar project in Curacao.

CRF Curacao has already s ...

Sediment from human activity increases disease levels in the Great Barrier Reef's fish, new study finds

Archived, 12 days ago From independent.co.uk 

London, U K - Fish in the Great Barrier Reef are suffering from an increased rate of disease due to sediment thrown up by human activity, an Australian university study has found.

Researchers from James Cook University in Queensland have discovered ...

The unseen extinction wiping out the world's wildlife

Archived, 12 days ago From takepart.com 

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - For years now, conservationists have warned that Earth is in the middle of the “sixth great extinction,” with dozens of species going extinct every day owing to habitat loss, pollution, climate change, and other factors.

But here’s eve ...

India, China need cleaner air just to keep death rate steady

Archived, 13 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Mumbai, U K - Never mind lowering the rate of death from air pollution in India and China. Just keeping those rates steady will demand urgent action to clear the skies, according to a report published on Tuesday.

The findings — gleaned from a new g ...

Go veggie to save the planet, says world champion freerunner Tim Shieff

Archived, 13 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Tim Shieff, 27, is strong, incredibly strong. He’s been on TV shows American and UK Ninja Warrior, and MTV’s Ultimate Parkour Challenge. He’s famous in the freerunning community for his one-armed handstand. And he’s been known to scale buildings in L ...

Australian government urged to adopt a zero carbon emissions target by 2050

Archived, 13 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - More than 50 environmental, charitable and farmers organisations have written an open letter to the government urging it to adopt a zero carbon emissions target by 2050.

The letter, signed by groups such as Greenpeace, WWF, Oxfam and S ...

China’s Great Wall of Trees is a 4,500 km massive effort to fight deforestation

Archived, 13 days ago From techly.com.au 

Surry Hills, AUSTRALIA - Each week our news reports, newspapers and news feeds are fuelled with stories of deforestation and destruction – with the quantum of trees lost so large that it is measurable only in football fields (probably because no-one knows how big a hectare i ...

Colombia, Norway push for efforts to tackle tropical deforestation

Archived, 13 days ago From shanghaidaily.com 

Shanghai, CHINA - Colombian and Norwegian leaders on Tuesday urge world leaders to make tackling tropical deforestation a top priority in the lead-up to the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris late this year, the Office of the Norwegian Prime Minister said in a stat ...

Diseased fish confirm damage to Great Barrier Reef ecosystem, say scientists

Archived, 13 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The kind of muddy waters often seen around the Great Barrier Reef increase disease rates in fish and damage their gills, according to reef scientists.

A new study by James Cook University researchers simulated the levels of suspended s ...

Ocean acidification may corrode animals' shells by 2030

Archived, 13 days ago From natureworldnews.com 

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - It's no secret that ocean acidification as a result of climate change is causing calcifiers like mollusks, starfish and corals to struggle. But now new research says that surface waters of the Chukchi and Beaufort seas, in particular, could reach lev ...

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Melting Arctic sea ice could be disrupting the oceans’ circulation—with major consequences

Action: Climate Change

We already know that melting sea ice in the Arctic is bad news. Less ice means less habitat for animals like polar bears, and ...

Keep Lynx safe from deadly traps

Action: Wildlife Conservation

One of the cardinal rules for hunters is never to shoot unless you know your target. And likewise, trappers should catch only ...

EU’s obsession with climate change drives orang-utans to brink of extinction

Action: Stop Deforestation

A report in the Telegraph has detailed the level of devastation wrought on the orang-utan population by deforestation. The cr ...

Tell EPA to protect all bees from toxic pesticides

Action: Stop Pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a new rule to create temporary "pesticide-free zones" when commercial honeyb ...

Australia's deep-sea coral reefs could be dead within 50 years

Action: Save Our Oceans

The Marine Conservation Institute (MCI) was responding to concerns about the future of Australia's deep-sea reefs.

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