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By 2030, climate shift may kill 250k more per year

Archived, 15 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Mumbai, INDIA - Climate change is likely to kill 250,000 more people each year by 2030, latest assessment by the World Health Organisation (WHO) shows. Most of these deaths will be caused from malaria, diarrhoeal disease, heat stress and malnutrition.

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Great Barrier Reef: government must choose which parts to save, says expert

Archived, 15 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Governments must decide which parts of the Great Barrier Reef they most want to save and confront the prospect that some of it may be doomed, an expert on conservation modelling has warned.

University of Queensland professor Hugh Possi ...

Massive mangrove die-off on Gulf of Carpentaria worst in the world, says expert

Archived, 15 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Climate change and El Niño have caused the worst mangrove die-off in recorded history, stretching along 700km of Australia’s Gulf of Carpentaria, an expert says.

The mass die-off coincided with the world’s worst global coral bleaching ...

Governments get chance to protect world’s most important natural places

Archived, 15 days ago From panda.org 

SWITZERLAND - Nations from around the globe are gathering in Istanbul to make decisions that will impact the future of some of our planet’s most important natural World Heritage sites.

These sites, which include places as diverse as the Belize barr ...

Australia's vast kelp forests devastated by marine heatwave, study reveals

Archived, 16 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - A hundred kilometres of kelp forests off the western coast of Australia were wiped out by a marine heatwave between 2010 and 2013, a new study has revealed.

About 90% of the forests that make up the north-western tip of the Great South ...

Global warming to blame for hundreds of heatwave deaths, scientists say

Archived, 17 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Hundreds of deaths in the searing European heatwave of 2003 can be attributed to manmade climate change, say scientists.

Researchers calculated that 506 out of 735 heat-related deaths recorded that summer in Paris – the hottest city – ...

San Francisco enacts broad ban on foam cups, coolers, toys

Archived, 17 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - San Francisco, say goodbye to those squeaky, Styrofoam-like coffee cups that have long been a staple of picnic outings.

In fact, people in San Francisco won't be able to buy polystyrene foam coolers, kiddie pool toys or packing peanuts ...

Fires begin to appear en masse as Indonesia’s burning season gets going

Archived, 18 days ago From news.mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Satellites on Wednesday recorded 145 fire-linked hotspots over Indonesia’s main western island of Sumatra, down from 245 on Sunday, according to the country’s disaster management agency.

It’s a far cry from last year’s crisis, when tho ...

Arctic sea ice crashes to record low for June

Archived, 18 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The summer sea ice cover over the Arctic raced towards oblivion in June, crashing through previous records to reach a new all-time low.

The Arctic sea ice extent was a staggering 260,000 sq km (100,000 sq miles) below the previous reco ...

Climate change is affecting North American fish

Archived, 18 days ago From spatialnews.geocomm.com 

Niceville, FLORIDA - Climate change is already affecting inland fish across North America -- including some fish that are popular with anglers. Scientists are seeing a variety of changes in how inland fish reproduce, grow and where they can live, according to four new st ...

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Global heat wave continues as last June becomes the hottest in history

Action: Climate Change

A report released by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) revealed that last month was the hottest June in ...

Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge forever!

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Congress is considering two landmark bills to designate the heart of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a federal-pr ...

Cattle grazing is now causing massive deforestation hotspots in the Peruvian Amazon

Action: Stop Deforestation

Deforestation in the Amazon has been a growing problem over the past five decades, with ranchers leading the way in clearing ...

Help curb carbon pollution from transportation!

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Nearly a third of all climate-wrecking carbon pollution in the U.S. comes from transportation, mostly from our cars — and may ...

Whale and winghead sharks move step closer to extinction

Action: Save Our Oceans

Whale sharks and winghead sharks have moved one step closer to extinction, after the International Union for the Conservation ...

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