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China to invest $361bn in clean power by 2020

Archived, 15 days ago From climatechangenews.com 

Toronto, CANADA - China is set to invest 2.5 trillion yuan (US$361bn) into clean power generation by 2020, under a blueprint published on Thursday.

The National Energy Administration said the push for nuclear and renewables would create more than 13m jo ...

There’ll be more ‘protected’ forests by 2020. Good, so let’s truly protect them

Archived, 16 days ago From cleanmalaysia.com 

Roubaix, FRANCE - Malaysia has lots of forests left, despite decades of intensive deforestation across the country, but what the nation needs is more protection for more forests. So it’s encouraging that the federal government plans to gazette more wooded areas as per ...

Pollutants in the Arctic environment are threatening polar bear health

Archived, 16 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - A new analysis has found that although the risk of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the Arctic environment is low for seals, it is 2 orders of magnitude higher than the safety threshold for adult polar bears and even more (3 orders of magnitud ...

Climate change is raising flood risk in the northern U.S.

Archived, 16 days ago From scientificamerican.com 

New York, NEW YORK - Scientists who combined an on-the-ground look at stream gauge data and an above-the-ground view from satellites have determined that as the Earth warms, the threat of flooding is growing in the northern half of the United States.

The r ...

Extreme weather may explain recent butterfly decline

Archived, 16 days ago From eurasiareview.com 

Albany, OREGON - Researchers have been investigating the impact of Extreme Climatic Events (ECEs) on butterfly populations, and according to one study the impact can be significantly positive and negative, but questions remain as to whether the benefits outweigh the ...

Battle for the Amazon: Tapajós Basin threatened by massive development

Archived, 16 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - The cerrado — a vast tropical savanna rich in endemic species in Brazil’s central Mato Grosso state — was despised as worthless for farming for centuries. But over the last 15 years much of the biodiversity of this wide plain has been destroyed and, ...

Renewables just surpassed coal as the largest source of new electricity

Archived, 17 days ago From zmescience.com 

Scottsdale, ARIZONA - It's been a long and crazy ride, but coal’s time seems to be finally fading away. According to data released by the International Energy Agency (IEA), renewables have become the largest supplier of new electricity, growing much more than expected and ...

Hundreds in Seattle, Oakland kick off national Earth2Trump resistance roadshow tour

Archived, 17 days ago From biologicaldiversity.org 

Tucson, ARIZONA - Hundreds of people in Oakland and Seattle on Monday kicked off the cross-country Earth2Trump roadshow, a two-route, 16-stop tour building a network of resistance against President-elect Trump’s attacks on the environment and civil rights.

Deforestation decreased more than 2.5% in Brazil

Archived, 17 days ago From indrastra.com 

New York, NEW YORK - The Map of Land Use and Land Cover in Brazil, which contains data up to 2014, reveals deforestation in the country has decreased significantly. After falling 1.8% from 2010 to 2012, it has diminished a further 0.8% between 2012 and 2014.

Native American tribe is fighting against the Pilgrim Pipeline in New Jersey

Archived, 17 days ago From inhabitat.com 

El Segundo, CALIFORNIA - As oil and gas companies race to plan more pipelines to criss-cross America, conservationists are similarly ramping up their efforts to resist the environmentally destructive projects, and one such controversy in New Jersey is heating up quickly. The ...

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