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.

Flood prediction model developed (Mon, 15 Jul 2019)
The duration of floods can be determined by river flow, precipitation and atmospheric blocking. Now an international team of researchers is offering a novel physically based Bayesian network model for inference and prediction of flood duration. The model also accurately examines the timescales of flooding.
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Effectiveness of using natural enemies to combat pests depends on surroundings (Mon, 15 Jul 2019)
A new study of cabbage crops in New York -- a state industry worth close to $60 million in 2017, according to the USDA -- reports for the first time that the effectiveness of releasing natural enemies to combat pests depends on the landscape surrounding the field.
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Thirty years of unique data reveal what's really killing coral reefs (Mon, 15 Jul 2019)
Coral bleaching is not just due to a warming planet, but also a planet that is simultaneously being enriched with reactive nitrogen from sources like improperly treated sewage, and fertilizers. Nitrogen loading from the Florida Keys and greater Everglades ecosystem caused by humans is the primary driver of coral reef degradation in Looe Key. These coral reefs were dying off long before they were impacted by rising water temperatures. Elevated nitrogen levels cause phosphorus starvation in corals, reducing their temperature threshold for bleaching.
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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.

European pollutant register an important tool for EU in tackling industrial emissions (Mon, 08 Jul 2019)
A decade after its launch, the European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR) continues to prove its value. The online register is a widely recognised tool, used to assess pollution trends and evaluate the effectiveness of EU legislation in various areas, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) assessment published today.
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Ammonia emissions from agriculture continue to pose problems for Europe (Fri, 28 Jun 2019)
While emissions of most air pollutants remain on a downward trend across the European Union, emissions of ammonia from the agricultural sector continue to rise, posing a challenge for EU Member States in meeting EU air pollution limits, according to updated data released by the European Environment Agency (EEA) today.
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EEA policy evaluation: EU law on combustion plants very effective in greening the energy sector (Wed, 26 Jun 2019)
Emissions of key air pollutants from large combustion plants have significantly decreased in the European Union (EU) over past years. According to a European Environment Agency (EEA) assessment published today, the EU Large Combustion Plant Directive regulating this sector was the main reason behind these major emission cuts from 2004 to 2015. Understanding the reasons for past policy successes is essential to inform how new policies can be designed to ensure that Europe meets its health, environment and climate targets.
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BBC science and environment news

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

Leaky component led to SpaceX explosion (Tue, 16 Jul 2019)
A leaky component may have been to blame for the dramatic explosion of a SpaceX capsule during testing in April.
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Michael Gove: Time running out to stop damage to planet (Tue, 16 Jul 2019)
Mr Gove says there is a moral, political and economic imperative to tackle climate change.
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Climate change: Used cooking oil imports may fuel deforestation (Mon, 15 Jul 2019)
Imports of waste oil from Asia, intended to cut carbon from transport, are linked to rising levels of deforestation
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