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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.

Tiny microenvironments in the ocean hold clues to global nitrogen cycle (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
A new study shows that nitrogen-feeding organisms exist all over the deep ocean, and not just in large oxygen-depleted 'dead zones,' changing the way we think about the delicate nitrogen cycle.
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Grassland plants react unexpectedly to high levels of carbon dioxide (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
Plants are responding in unexpected ways to increased carbon dioxide in the air, according to a 20-year study.
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Rare earth magnet recycling is a grind -- this new process takes a simpler approach (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
A new recycling process turns discarded hard disk drive magnets into new magnet material in a few steps, and tackles both the economic and environmental issues typically associated with mining e-waste for valuable materials.
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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.

Photo competition: Send us your best water pictures (Mon, 16 Apr 2018)
What comes to your mind when you think about water? Can you capture that in a photograph? The European Environment Agency (EEA) invites you to send your most creative shots to WaterPIX, a photo competition about water. The best entries will receive a cash prize.
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Tax breaks and incentives make Europeans buy cleaner cars (Thu, 12 Apr 2018)
Emissions of carbon dioxide from new passenger cars have dropped in a number of European countries where a range of taxes, subsidies and other incentives are used to encourage consumers to purchase lower-carbon-dioxide (CO2) emitting vehicles. The number of countries offering incentives for electric vehicles in particular, continues to grow, according to European Environment Agency (EEA) data published today. At the same time, emissions from trucks and buses are expected to increase further if new measures are not taken.
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World Water Day: Turning to nature for solutions (Thu, 22 Mar 2018)
Nature-based solutions are playing an increasingly important role to better protect Europeans against floods, droughts and water pollution. On World Water Day 2018, the European Environment Agency is highlighting the importance of clean water and how nature can help protect this valuable resource for generations to come.
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BBC science and environment news

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

Rare brown bear dies in Italy capture operation (Sat, 21 Apr 2018)
The endangered animal died in Italy during an attempt to fit him with a collar to track movements.
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National Trust needs to be 'radical' (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
The new director-general of the National Trust says the charity needs to reach out to people in urban areas.
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Closing gender gap in physics 'will take generations' (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
The gender gap in science subjects like physics is likely to persist for hundreds of years, study suggests.
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