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.

Liquid metal discovery to make toxic water safe and drinkable (Tue, 25 Sep 2018)
Researchers have discovered a revolutionary and cheap way to make filters that can turn water contaminated with heavy metals into safe drinking water in a matter of minutes.
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Once majestic Atlantic Forest 'empty' after 500 years of over-exploitation (Tue, 25 Sep 2018)
New research finds that 500 years of over-exploitation has halved mammal populations in South America's once majestic Atlantic Forest. A new analysis of mammal populations reveals the devastating effects of human disturbance since the area was first colonized in the 1500s. They found that apex predators and large carnivores, such as jaguars and pumas, as well as large-bodied herbivores, such as tapirs, were among the groups whose numbers had suffered the most.
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Retracing Antarctica's glacial past (Tue, 25 Sep 2018)
More than 26,000 years ago, sea level was much lower than it is today partly because the ice sheets that jut out from the continent of Antarctica were enormous and covered by grounded ice -- ice that was fully attached to the seafloor. As the planet warmed, the ice sheets melted and contracted, and sea level began to rise. Researchers have discovered new information that illuminates how and when this global phenomenon occurred.
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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.

Mercury pollution remains a problem in Europe and globally (Wed, 19 Sep 2018)
Historical and current emissions of mercury continue to present a significant risk to the environment and human health, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) report, published today. The main source of new mercury emissions in Europe is coal burning but about half of the mercury deposited in Europe’s environment originates from outside Europe.
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Vote for your favourite WaterPIX finalist photos (Sat, 15 Sep 2018)
The WaterPIX photo competition, organised by the European Environment Agency (EEA), has reached its last stage with 49 finalist photos. A public online vote that starts today will decide the winner of the Public Choice Award.
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Europe continues to phase out substances harmful to the ozone layer under the Montreal Protocol (Fri, 14 Sep 2018)
Overall efforts to reduce the use of chemicals harming the ozone layer across the European Union continued in 2017 and the EU has already achieved its goals on the phase-out of ozone-depleting substances under the Montreal Protocol, according to the latest data released today by the European Environment Agency (EEA).
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BBC science and environment news

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

Europe's Ariane-5 rocket primed for 100th flight (Tue, 25 Sep 2018)
Europe's workhorse rocket reaches for a milestone as it battles American competition.
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Quiz: Test your knowledge of evolution (Tue, 25 Sep 2018)
There are many myths and misunderstandings about evolution - how much do you know?
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Climate change kills Antarctica's ancient moss beds (Tue, 25 Sep 2018)
Climate change is killing Antarctic's mosses, hardy plants growing at the bottom of the planet for centuries.
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