Environmental News

Top environmental news stories from across the world 

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The truth is, in an information age, where attention spans last seconds, its very easy to forget or be distracted from probably the biggest story of them all - the future of humanity, the future of the planet and how the two fates are interconnected. Each global threat topic area has live RSS feeds and Twitter streams. Below, we have selected three authoritative sites to provide mainstream news updates.

ScienceDaily Earth & climate news

ScienceDaily is one of the Internet’s most popular science news web sites. Since starting in 1995, the award-winning site has earned the loyalty of students, researchers, healthcare professionals, government agencies, educators and the general public around the world. Now with more than 6 million monthly visitors worldwide, ScienceDaily generates nearly 20 million page views a month and is steadily growing in its global audience.

Double-walled nanotubes have electro-optical advantages (Fri, 27 Mar 2020)
Theorists find that flexoelectric effects in double-walled carbon nanotubes could be highly useful for photovoltaic applications.
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Seafloor of Fram Strait is a sink for microplastic from Arctic and North Atlantic Ocean (Fri, 27 Mar 2020)
Working in the Arctic Fram Strait, scientists have found microplastic throughout the water column with particularly high concentrations at the ocean floor.
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Scientists predict the size of plastics animals can eat (Fri, 27 Mar 2020)
A team of scientists has, for the first time, developed a way of predicting the size of plastics different animals are likely to ingest.
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European environment agency news

The European Environment Agency (EEA) is an agency of the European Union. Their task is to provide sound, independent information on the environment. The EEA are a major information source for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy, and also the general public.

Air pollution goes down as Europe takes hard measures to combat coronavirus (Wed, 25 Mar 2020)
The European Environment Agency’s (EEA) data confirm large decreases in air pollutant concentrations — of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) concentrations in particular — largely due to reduced traffic and other activities, especially in major cities under lockdown measures. Reductions of around half have been seen in some locations. The EEA’s data are measured hourly, on the ground, at about 3,000 monitoring stations across European countries.
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Farming by Satellite Prize 2020 is open for applications (Mon, 16 Mar 2020)
The European GNSS Agency (GSA), an agency of the European Union (EU) that manages Europe’s Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) programmes, EGNOS and Galileo, today announced the return of the Farming by Satellite Prize. Registration is now open for young innovators to explore the use of satellite technologies in agriculture to enable sustainable farming practices, improve efficiency and reduce the environmental impact. The Farming by Satellite Prize is a joint initiative with the European Environment Agency (EEA) that also manages the Copernicus Land Monitoring Service and cross-service In Situ co-ordination.
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Citizen science projects on air quality produce useful information and raise public awareness (Thu, 12 Mar 2020)
Air pollution is the biggest environmental health threat in Europe and more and more people are taking action to claim their right to clean air. A new European Environment Agency (EEA) report provides an overview of low-cost devices that citizens and NGOs can use to measure local air quality.
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BBC science and environment news

The British Broadcasting Corporation website covering science and environmental news from around the world.

Heirloom plants: Saving the nation's seeds from extinction (Sat, 28 Mar 2020)
The incredible history of the UK's heirloom plants and why they're set to make a comeback.
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Coronavirus: OneWeb blames pandemic for collapse (Sat, 28 Mar 2020)
OneWeb, the high-profile London-based satellite start-up, files for bankruptcy protection in the US.
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Coronavirus: Lockdowns continue to suppress European pollution (Fri, 27 Mar 2020)
New data confirms the improvement in air quality over Europe - a by-product of the coronavirus crisis.
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