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.

New study reveals United States a top source of plastic pollution in coastal environments (Fri, 30 Oct 2020)
The United States ranks as high as third among countries contributing to coastal plastic pollution when taking into account its scrap plastic exports as well as the latest figures on illegal dumping and littering in the country.
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'Green' method for making pharmaceutical intermediates (Fri, 30 Oct 2020)
Scientists develop cHAT to simplify the reduction of alkenes to more useful intermediate molecules for drugs and other useful chemical compounds.
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Future lake food webs in Subarctic have more biomass and contain more omega-3 fatty acids (Fri, 30 Oct 2020)
Subarctic regions are facing rapid changes in climate and land-use intensity. An international research team recently completed an investigation to see how these changes are affecting the food webs and fish communities of lakes in northern Finland. Biomasses and omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, were determined from the algal producers at the base of food web to large carnivorous fish from 20 lakes along a pronounced climatic and productivity gradient.
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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.

Developing accounting methods for land cover changes (Tue, 27 Oct 2020)
The European Environment Agency (EEA) has developed land accounts that allow for assessing changes in land cover types. These changes can have environmental impacts, such as decline in biodiversity, reduced carbon stocks, or weakened capacity for food production and flood regulation.
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Latest evaluation shows Europe's nature in serious, continuing decline (Mon, 19 Oct 2020)
Unsustainable farming and forestry, urban sprawl and pollution are the top pressures to blame for a drastic decline in Europe’s biodiversity, threatening the survival of thousands of animal species and habitats. Moreover, European Union (EU) nature directives and other environmental laws still lack implementation by Member States. Most protected habitats and species are not in good conservation status and much more must be done to reverse the situation, according to the European Environment Agency’s (EEA) ‘State of nature in the EU’ report, published today.
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Vote for your favourite photos while rediscovering Europe's nature (Thu, 15 Oct 2020)
This year’s European Environment Agency’s (EEA) ‘REDISCOVER Nature’ photo competition is our most successful ever and as of today, you can vote for your favourite photos and help decide the winner of the Public Choice Award.
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BBC science and environment news

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

Dogs are humans' oldest companions, DNA shows (Thu, 29 Oct 2020)
A study of dog DNA patterns shows that our "best friend" among animals is also our oldest one.
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UK fusion experiment used in hunt for clean energy (Thu, 29 Oct 2020)
A pioneering nuclear fusion experiment based in Oxfordshire has been switched on for the first time.
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Cheaper to prevent pandemics than 'cure' them (Fri, 30 Oct 2020)
Preventing pandemics could be more than 100 times cheaper than tackling their deadly effects.
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