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.

Nanocrystals from recycled wood waste make carbon-fiber composites tougher (Wed, 12 Aug 2020)
Researchers have used a natural plant product, called cellulose nanocrystals, to pin and coat carbon nanotubes uniformly onto the carbon-fiber composites. The researchers said their prescribed method is quicker than conventional methods and also allows the designing of carbon-fiber composites from the nanoscale.
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Rare 'boomerang' earthquake observed along Atlantic Ocean fault line (Tue, 11 Aug 2020)
Scientists have tracked a 'boomerang' earthquake in the ocean for the first time, providing clues about how they could cause devastation on land.
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Study predicts millions of unsellable homes could upend market (Tue, 11 Aug 2020)
Millions of American homes could become unsellable - or could be sold at significant losses to their senior-citizen owners - between now and 2040, according to new research.
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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.

Emissions of most harmful air pollutants dropped in 2018, marking EU progress under UN Convention (Thu, 23 Jul 2020)
Emissions of the five most harmful air pollutants, including particulate matter (PM), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and ammonia (NH3) reduced across the European Union between 2017 and 2018 according to updated data published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The data is from the annual EU emission inventory report sent to the UNECE Air Convention (Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution - CLRTAP).
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Greater circularity in the buildings sector can lead to major cuts in greenhouse gas emissions (Thu, 09 Jul 2020)
Improving efficiency and reuse of materials to construct houses and other buildings can open significant new opportunities to further reducing greenhouse gas emissions, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) briefing released today.
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Connecting protected areas with green infrastructure would strengthen Europe’s ecosystems (Thu, 02 Jul 2020)
The European Union’s (EU) network of protected sites, Natura 2000, could be further connected with green infrastructure to create a trans-European nature network. According to a European Environment Agency (EEA) briefing, published today, highways and other infrastructure currently disconnect about 15 % of the Natura 2000 sites from other nature areas, reducing their capacity for ecosystem services.
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BBC science and environment news

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

Mauritius oil spill: All fuel oil pumped out of MV Wakashio (Wed, 12 Aug 2020)
There had been a race against time to remove the fuel oil, amid fears that the ship will break up.
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Europe's earliest bone tools found in Britain (Wed, 12 Aug 2020)
Archaeologists say they've discovered the earliest known bone tools in Europe.
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Milne Ice Shelf: Satellites capture Arctic ice split (Tue, 11 Aug 2020)
The Planet Earth-observation company releases new imagery of Canada's broken Milne Ice Shelf.
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