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Why is Antarctic sea ice at record levels despite global warming?

Archived, 11 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Antarctic ice floes extended further than ever recorded this southern winter, confounding the world’s most-trusted climate models.

“It’s not expected,” says Professor John Turner, a climate expert at the British Antarctic Survey. “The ...

Impoverished Nations To Suffer More As Climate Change Worsens

Archived, 11 days ago From desmogblog.com 

Vancouver, CANADA - For most Western societies, climate change has largely been an “out of sight, out of mind” issue. Even the disasters that we have seen in America – more extreme droughts, floods, hurricanes, etc. – have not been enough to spark meaningful action from ...

Trucks give night pollution a free run

Archived, 12 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Gurgaon, INDIA - The state government has banned 15-year-old commercial vehicles, replaced petrol-drive two-stroke autos with four-stroke LPG ones and put into effect Bharat Stage-IV emission standard. But all measures have failed to yield result as air pollution sho ...

Brazil unlikely to sustain gains in reducing deforestation without new incentives for ranchers, says study

Archived, 12 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Cattle ranchers that drive the vast majority of forest clearing in the Brazilian Amazon are unlikely to be held at bay indefinitely unless they are afforded new incentives for keeping trees standing, argues new analysis published by an economic resea ...

Saskatchewan Environment to monitor air quality at train derailment site

Archived, 12 days ago From guelphmercury.com 

Guelph, CANADA - Saskatchewan's Environment Ministry says it will continue to monitor the air quality near a small community after a fiery train derailment that sent thick black smoke into the air.

Spokesperson Ralph Bock said there have been no measur ...

US East Coast to See Daily Tidal Floods by 2045

Archived, 12 days ago From natureworldnews.com 

With global sea levels rising, high tides are predicted to become a normalcy in the coming years due to global warming, according to a new report released Wednesday. US coastal cities in particular can expect to see daily tidal floods by 2045.

Stop polluting Ganga or shut shop: Uma Bharti

Archived, 12 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Gurgaon, INDIA - All polluting industries along the river Ganga will have to set up sensor-based real-time online effluent monitoring system by March 31 next year. The government on Wednesday said it was serious about the deadline with water resources minister Uma Bh ...

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Smashes Record

Archived, 12 days ago From natureworldnews.com 

New York, NEW YORK - Sea ice extent surrounding Antarctica has smashed the previous record, covering more of the southern oceans than it has since satellite tracking started in 1979, according to NASA.

However, while the Antarctic is on an up swing, the Ar ...

China's Carbon Goal Thwarted by Economic Boom

Archived, 13 days ago From natureworldnews.com 

New York, NEW YORK - Contrary to its goal to reduce carbon emissions by up to 45 percent by 2020, China has seen a three percent increase in the greenhouse gas thanks to its rampant economic boom, according to a new study from the University of East Anglia (UEA).

Lonely Tree Problem Spikes Brazil's Carbon Emissions

Archived, 13 days ago From natureworldnews.com 

Brazil is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, but not with cars and power plants. Experts have long suspected that when the natural carbon sink that is Brazil's vast rainforests is diminished, great waves of captured carbon is released b ...

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Three Caught With Wild Animal Skins

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