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.

Hypoxic dead zones found in urban streams, not just at the coast (Tue, 11 Dec 2018)
A new study finds that hypoxic dead zones occur in nutrient-laden urban streams, not just in coastal waters. The research shows that intense storm flows can erode some stream channels to become a series of pools that trap nutrient-laden runoff. The elevated nutrient levels in the water spur greater consumption of dissolved oxygen by bacteria, causing the pools to become hypoxic until the next storm flushes them out.
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Historic earthquakes test Indonesia's seismic hazard assessment (Tue, 11 Dec 2018)
Using data gleaned from historical reports, researchers have now identified the sources of some of the most destructive Indonesian earthquakes in Java, Bali and Nusa Tenggara, using these data to independently test how well Indonesia's 2010 and 2017 seismic hazard assessments perform in predicting damaging ground motion.
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Stop sterilizing your dust (Tue, 11 Dec 2018)
A new study has found that an antimicrobial chemical called triclosan is abundant in dust -- and linked to changes in its genetic makeup. The result is dust with organisms that could cause an antibiotic-resistant infection.
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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.

Cooperation is key to improve climate change adaptation across Europe’s border regions (Tue, 11 Dec 2018)
Europe’s border regions and shared maritime areas are facing increased negative impacts due to climate change, but countries and regions responsible for these areas are already taking action at transnational scale to adapt to these impacts according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) briefing published today.
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Achieving EU's key 2020 environmental objectives slipping away (Thu, 29 Nov 2018)
According to the European Environment Agency’s (EEA) updated environmental indicator report published today, the European Union continues to fall short of achieving a number of environmental objectives by 2020, especially in areas aimed at protecting biodiversity and natural capital. When it comes to 'boosting sustainable, resource-efficient, low-carbon economy', trends and outlooks cause more concern compared to the assessment from last year, while progress in addressing environment-related threats to health remains rather mixed.
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Better information needed on Europe's forests (Tue, 27 Nov 2018)
There is a growing demand for forest products and ecosystem services but information on the changes in Europe's forests is currently limited. According to an EEA briefing, published today, high-resolution satellite images will improve knowledge about changes in structure, function and condition of forest ecosystems and the impacts of different forest management practices across Europe.
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BBC science and environment news

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

'Planet of the chickens': How the bird took over the world (Wed, 12 Dec 2018)
With around 23 billion chickens on the planet at any one time, the bird is a symbol of our times, say scientists.
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Nasa's IceSat space laser makes height maps of Earth (Tue, 11 Dec 2018)
One of the most powerful Earth observation tools ever put in orbit is now gathering data about the planet.
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Climate change: Arctic reindeer numbers crash by half (Wed, 12 Dec 2018)
Climate change in the Arctic has caused the wild reindeer population to crash by 56%, a report says.
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