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More than half the corals of the far north Great Barrier Reef dead

Archived, 19 days ago From smh.com.au 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - The worst coral bleaching in the history of the Great Barrier Reef has already killed half the corals in reefs off the far north Queensland coast, the head of the reef's Marine Park Authority said.

Questions in Senate estimates on Thur ...

West Antarctic ice sheet could melt rapidly

Archived, 20 days ago From gulfnews.com 

Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - For half a century, climate scientists have seen the West Antarctic ice sheet, a remnant of the last ice age, as a sword of Damocles hanging over human civilisation.

The great ice sheet, larger than Mexico, is thought to be potentially ...

Booming soy industry could threaten Brazil’s climate commitments, researchers warn

Archived, 20 days ago From news.mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Amidst a political crisis, a deep recession, and the Zika virus epidemic, the lone bright spot in Brazil’s economy these days is the agricultural sector. In particular, soy production is booming — but researchers are warning that the soy industry’s r ...

San Diego pledges $130M to fight climate change

Archived, 20 days ago From courthousenews.com 

Pasadena, CALIFORNIA - San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer said Monday that the city will dedicate nearly $130 million to implement one of the nation's most ambitious climate action plans, aiming to use 100 percent renewable energy by 2035.

Faulconer said th ...

Global water shortages to deliver 'severe hit' to economies, World Bank warns

Archived, 20 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Water shortages will deliver a “severe hit” to the economies of the Middle East, central Asia, and Africa by the middle of the century, taking double digits off their GDP, the World Bank warned on Tuesday.

By 2050, growing demand for c ...

Government pledges $171m for the Great Barrier Reef

Archived, 20 days ago From smh.com.au 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - Reflecting international alarm over the coral bleaching epidemic that has struck the Great Barrier Reef, the government has made good on its promise to spend $171 million on ensuring water quality, with most of that drawn from the National Landcare ...

Mexico City bans 40% of cars again over air pollution

Archived, 21 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - Mexico City officials issued a new air pollution alert, meaning that 40 percent of vehicles will be banned on Tuesday, while industries will be required to cut emissions.

Smog in the megacity of more than 20 million people worsened in ...

Climate change could make parts of Middle East and North Africa ‘uninhabitable’

Archived, 21 days ago From independent.co.uk 

London, U K - The Middle East and North Africa could become “uninhabitable” over the course of the 21st Century, researchers have warned, due to the adverse effects of climate change.

Jos Lelieveld, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry ...

Activists launch fresh court challenge over Carmichael coalmine

Archived, 21 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - A landmark case pitting the Great Barrier Reef against Adani’s proposed Carmichael coalmine begins in the federal court on Tuesday.

The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) is arguing that environment minister Greg Hunt unlawfully ...

Climate protesters invade UK's largest opencast coalmine

Archived, 21 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Hundreds of environmental activists have invaded the UK’s largest opencast coalmine and claim they have halted operations across the vast site.

Dressed in red boiler suits, groups of protesters stepped across barbed wire fences to gain ...

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Climate change : Biodiversity loss alarming

Action: Climate Change

The Federal Climate Change Secretary Syed Abu Ahmad Akif has pledged to stem biodiversity loss in the country in collaboratio ...

Help make Joshua Tree National Park whole again

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Land that was removed from Joshua Tree National Park in the 1940s for iron mining is now available to be reincorporated into ...

How human greed is destroying vast swathes of a rainforest dubbed 'the earth's lungs' - pushing the Sumatran orangutan one step closer to extinction

Action: Stop Deforestation

The orphaned orangutan sits quietly as the vet listens to his heartbeat - barely moving, bedraggled, seemingly on the point o ...

Thank EPA for issuing safeguards against oil and gas climate pollution

Action: Stop Pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency recently finalized the first-ever national limits on dangerous methane pollution from new ...

Hold your ground: No new drilling in the Gulf

Action: Save Our Oceans

Join the tide of resistance to oil and gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Hundreds rallied for "No New Leases" in March on a ...

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