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Sea level rise over past century unmatched in 6,000 years, says study

Archived, 11 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The rise in sea levels seen over the past century is unmatched by any period in the past 6,000 years, according to a lengthy analysis of historical sea level trends.

The reconstruction of 35,000 years of sea level fluctuations finds th ...

Haze leads to flight cancellations in Indonesia

Archived, 11 days ago From todayonline.com 

SINGAPORE - The haze in South Sumatra, Indonesia, has caused several flights to be cancelled or delayed to and from the region, reported the Jakarta Post.

This afternoon, Indonesia’s Transport Ministry said that flights to and from the Sultan Thah ...

Beijing residents use humour as defence against smog

Archived, 11 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - As air pollution levels soared once again in Beijing and other parts of northern China last week to lung-choking levels, some residents vented their frustration through humour.

On social media outlets some Beijing residents made jokes ...

Wind power is cheapest energy, EU analysis finds

Archived, 11 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Onshore wind is cheaper than coal, gas or nuclear energy when the costs of ‘external’ factors like air quality, human toxicity and climate change are taken into account, according to an EU analysis.

The report says that for every megaw ...

Expanding Antarctic Sea Ice is Flooding ‘Warning Bell’

Archived, 11 days ago From climatecentral.org 

Princeton, NEW JERSEY - The spreading sheet of sea ice around Antarctica could be viewed as a napkin being draped over a monstrous water pistol. If, that is, the gelid napkin was a self-assembling machine that could reach beneath itself, aim the squirt gun at the planet’s s ...

Shift to renewable electricity would cut pollution too

Archived, 11 days ago From environmentalresearchweb.org 

Bristol, U K - A shift to low-carbon electricity is not only feasible in terms of demand for materials but would significantly reduce air pollution. That’s according to researchers who carried out the first comprehensive long-term lifecycle assessment of renewable ...

Yamuna reduced to sewer canal again

Archived, 11 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Gurgaon, INDIA - Thousands daily pack the ghats in Vrindavan, Mathura, Agra and Bateshwar for a holy dip in the Yamuna during this month of Kartik. But most come out with curses due to the stink from dead fish and froth of detergents in the polluted waters.
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As Minnesota's climate changes, bad air and new disease risks follow

Archived, 11 days ago From mprnews.org 

Saint Paul, MINNESOTA - In the last century, Minnesota has generally grown warmer and wetter, changes that have big implications for human health.

Some Minnesota counties are much more vulnerable than others to health problems associated with climate change, ...

Greenfuel Poisoning Environment - EMA

Archived, 11 days ago From allafrica.com 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - Greenfuel is fighting off allegations that its Chisumbanje ethanol plant is threatening human, animal and aquatic life due to heavy pollution of water sources.

Environmental Management Agency (EMA) director general Mutsa Chasi about tw ...

Haze Disrupts Flights in Sumatra as Pollution Nears Danger Level

Archived, 11 days ago From bloomberg.com 

New York, NEW YORK - Haze from Indonesian forest fires is delaying flights to and from Sumatra and increasing respiratory infections on the island as pollution nears dangerous levels.

There were 153 fire hotspots in Sumatra, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman ...

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2014 on track to be hottest year on record, says US science agency

Action: Climate Change

The world is on course for this to be the hottest year ever, with global land and sea temperatures for September the highest ...

Northern White Rhino on brink of extinction

Action: Wildlife Conservation

The death of a Northern White Rhino has left the species on the brink of extinction as now only six remain in the world, and ...

Top scientists raise concerns over commercial logging on Woodlark Island

Action: Stop Deforestation

A number of the world's top conservation scientists have raised concerns about plans for commercial logging on Woodlark Islan ...

Coal mine has heavy impact in Indonesian Borneo

Action: Stop Pollution

Baharuddin should be happy. The rambutan and durian trees flanking his home are heavy with fruit. Two hectares of chilies str ...

WA abandons shark culling program, but reserves right to kill again

Action: Save Our Oceans

The Western Australian government has conceded defeat over its plan to systematically trap and kill large sharks near popular ...

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