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.

Laser technology takes Maya archeologists where they've never gone before (Wed, 21 Feb 2018)
With the help of airborne laser mapping technology, a team of archeologists is exploring on a larger scale than ever before the history and spread of settlement at the ancient Maya site of Ceibal in Guatemala.
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Sea urchins erode rock reefs, excavate pits for themselves (Wed, 21 Feb 2018)
Through their grazing activity, sea urchins excavate rock and form the pits they occupy. This activity may cause significant bioerosion of temperate reefs, according to a study published Feb. 21, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Michael Russell from Villanova University, US, and colleagues.
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Scientists create 'Evolutionwatch' for plants (Wed, 21 Feb 2018)
Using a hitchhiking weed, scientists reveal for the first time the mutation rate of a plant growing in the wild.
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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.

Europe’s transport sector: Aviation and shipping face big challenges in reducing environmental impacts (Wed, 31 Jan 2018)
A massive shift in innovation, consumer behaviour and the take up of more ambitious green technologies to power aircraft and sea-faring cargo ships will be crucial to reducing their long-term carbon footprint. A European Environment Agency (EEA) report says incremental measures such as improving fuel efficiency to cut emissions will not be enough for the aviation and shipping sectors to meet European greenhouse gas emissions and sustainability targets.
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Car and van manufacturers meet CO2 emission targets for 2016 (Thu, 18 Jan 2018)
All car and van manufacturers met their carbon dioxide (CO2) specific emission targets in 2016, based on current European vehicle test rules, but they will need to continue their efforts to meet future agreed-to cuts. These are the findings of the latest report tracking progress on CO2 emission targets for new passenger cars and vans published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA).
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Renewables accounted for vast majority of new EU power capacity in 2016 (Sun, 17 Dec 2017)
Transition to renewable energy continues in the European Union (EU) but has lost some pace in the past two years. According to new European Environment Agency (EEA) estimates, renewables accounted for 86 % of the EU’s new capacity for electricity generation installed in 2016. Overall, EU Member States also continue to cut more capacity from conventional sources than they install.
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BBC science and environment news

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

Ancient Britons 'replaced' by newcomers (Wed, 21 Feb 2018)
Britain's Stone Age population was almost completely replaced some 4,500 years ago, a study shows.
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Government loses clean air court case (Wed, 21 Feb 2018)
Campaigners win a third High Court victory over the UK government's plans to tackle air pollution.
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Tasmanian tiger 'joeys' revealed in 3D (Wed, 21 Feb 2018)
Scientists scan Tasmanian tiger specimens to better understand the marsupial's development in the pouch.
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