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.

Changes in Hudson River may offer insight into how glaciers grew (Fri, 13 Jul 2018)
Researchers say they may be able to estimate how glaciers moved by examining how the weight of the ice sheet altered topography and led to changes in the course of the river.
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Better methods improve measurements of recreational water quality (Fri, 13 Jul 2018)
The concentration of enterococci, bacteria that thrive in feces, has long been the federal standard for determining water quality. Researchers have now shown that the greatest influences on that concentration are the quantity of mammalian feces in the water, and the numbers of enterococci that glom onto floating particulate matter.
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84 highly endangered amur leopards remain in China and Russia (Fri, 13 Jul 2018)
Scientists estimate there are only 84 remaining highly endangered Amur leopards (Panthera pardus orientalis) remaining in the wild across its current range along the southernmost border of Primorskii Province in Russia and Jilin Province of China.
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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.

Air pollution: agriculture and transport emissions continue to pose problems in meeting agreed limits (Mon, 09 Jul 2018)
Emissions from agriculture and transport continue to pose problems for European Union Member States in meeting EU and United Nations air pollution limits, according to updated data published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) today. While emissions of most air pollutants remain on a downward trend, ammonia emissions continued to rise in 2016.
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Countries give only limited information on the results of their policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (Thu, 05 Jul 2018)
Most national policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Europe target energy consumption and energy supply, while economic and regulatory instruments are the most common means of cutting emissions, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) report, published today. The report also reveals that EU Member States report the actual effects and costs for only a small number of their policies and measures.
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European waters getting cleaner, but big challenges remain (Tue, 03 Jul 2018)
Despite progress in improving the quality of Europe’s lakes, rivers, coastal waters and groundwater sources, pollution, structures like dams, and over-abstraction remain top threats to their long-term health. A vast majority of Europe’s water bodies still fail to meet the European Union’s minimum target for ‘good status’, according to a European Environment Agency ‘state of water’ report published today.
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BBC science and environment news

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

Lift-off for Scotland: Sutherland to host first UK spaceport (Mon, 16 Jul 2018)
The UK Space Agency backs Scotland's north coast as the place to launch satellites to orbit.
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Arundel road scheme 'could harm ancient woodland' (Mon, 16 Jul 2018)
Road builders planning a bypass in Sussex have been urged to find a way that doesn't cause damage to ancient woodland.
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Nation's botanical treasures to go on display (Sun, 15 Jul 2018)
From Darwin's potato to the man who saved the daffodil. Pictures tell the story of the nation's plants.
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