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Friends of the Earth launches air quality proposals ahead of impending Government plan

Archived, 19 days ago From edie.net 

East Grinstead, U K - The Government has today (11 April) been called upon to commit to clean air quality measures by climate change campaign group Friends of the Earth (FoE), as a new survey shows that almost half of UK citizens support restriction on polluting vehicles. ...

China names and shames officials in air pollution campaign

Archived, 19 days ago From bna.com 

Edison, NEW JERSEY - Environmental authorities in China are dispatching 5,600 inspectors in the region around Beijing and publicly calling out several localities for failing to do enough to reduce air pollution in an intensive yearlong action.

The inspecti ...

Increased climate change risk to permafrost

Archived, 19 days ago From metoffice.gov.uk 

Exeter, U K - Global warming will thaw about 20% more permafrost than previously thought, scientists have warned – potentially releasing significant amounts of greenhouse gases into the Earth’s atmosphere.

A new international research study, includi ...

New study links carbon pollution to extreme weather

Archived, 19 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - It was only a few weeks ago that I wrote about changes to extreme weather in a warming world. That prior article dealt with the increase of extreme precipitation events as the Earth warms. I termed the relationship a thermodynamic one; it was driven ...

'See you in court': activists ready for Trump to relax smog and drilling rules

Archived, 20 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Environmental campaigners promised on Saturday to wage fierce and protracted legal battles against “outrageous and wrong-headed” Trump administration moves to open Atlantic and Arctic waters for drilling and loosen smog limits.

Such mo ...

'Zero recovery' for corals in back-to-back Australia bleaching

Archived, 20 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - Coral bleached for two consecutive years at Australia's Great Barrier Reef has "zero prospect" of recovery, scientists warned Monday, as they confirmed the site has again been hit by warming sea temperatures.

Researchers said last mont ...

Dropping costs in renewable tech spurs rapid shift to clean energy

Archived, 20 days ago From inhabitat.com 

El Segundo, CALIFORNIA - Welcome to the clean energy revolution – with or without Trump. A new report from the United Nations Environment Programme, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), and Frankfurt School – UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance ...

London's toxic air pollution is killing thousands every year

Archived, 20 days ago From pri.org 

Minneapolis, MINNESOTA - Diesel-burning vehicles are causing record levels of pollution linked to thousands of deaths in the UK, and the British government could face fines from the European Court of Justice if the smog is not controlled.

Conditions in London ...

Greenpeace swimmers blocking oil exploration ship off Wairarapa coast

Archived, 20 days ago From wellington.scoop.co.nz 

Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - Greenpeace activists have today thrown themselves into the sea in front of a huge offshore oil exploration vessel off the Wairarapa coast. Among them is Greenpeace Executive Director, Russel Norman.

The swimmers’ position has forced th ...

Arctic Ocean undergoes ‘massive shift,’ becoming more like Atlantic

Archived, 22 days ago From inhabitat.com 

El Segundo, CALIFORNIA - Increasing temperatures aren’t the only factor to blame for dramatic Arctic sea ice loss. An international team of 16 scientists led by the International Arctic Research Center in Alaska discovered warm currents from the Atlantic Ocean are snaking up ...

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CO2 levels just reached 410 ppm – the highest in millions of years

Action: Climate Change

Remember when carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in the atmosphere hit a terrifying 400 parts per million (ppm)? That’s number’s old ...

Save Florida's pine rocklands

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Pine rockland forests, which provide habitat for rare and imperiled species, are increasingly scarce in South Florida outside ...

Status of forests is 'dire' as world marks 2017 Earth Day

Action: Stop Deforestation

They cover a third of the world’s landmass, help to regulate the atmosphere, and offer shelter, sustenance and survival to mi ...

Nearly 40 million people live in UK areas with illegal air pollution

Action: Stop Pollution

Nearly 40 million people in the UK are living in areas where illegal levels of air pollution from diesel vehicles risk damagi ...

Plans to drill for oil near newly discovered Amazon Reef alarm scientists

Action: Save Our Oceans

This time last year, scientists announced the discovery of a reef system at the mouth of the Amazon River that they said is q ...

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