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.

Flooding damage to levees is cumulative -- and often invisible (Tue, 21 Jan 2020)
Recent research finds that repeated flooding events have a cumulative effect on the structural integrity of earthen levees, suggesting that the increase in extreme weather events associated with climate change could pose significant challenges for the nation's aging levee system.
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Insect bites and warmer climate means double-trouble for plants (Tue, 21 Jan 2020)
Scientists think that current models are incomplete and that we may be underestimating crop losses. A new study shows that infested tomato plants, in their efforts to fight off caterpillars, don't adapt well to rising temperatures. This double-edged sword worsens their productivity.
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Walking sharks discovered in the tropics (Tue, 21 Jan 2020)
Four new species of tropical sharks that use their fins to walk are causing a stir in waters off northern Australia and New Guinea.
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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.

Improving circular economy practices in the construction sector key to increasing material reuse, high quality recycling (Thu, 16 Jan 2020)
Construction and demolition waste makes up just over one third of total waste generation in the EU. Despite relatively high recovery rates of used materials, Europe’s construction sector will need to be even more ambitious in its waste management practices if it is to fully embrace Europe’s circular economy. According to a European Environment Agency (EEA) briefing published today, circular approaches are key to increasing the quality and quantity of recycling and reuse of construction and demolition materials.
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Renewables crucial for EU decarbonisation, but technology choices matter for air quality (Thu, 19 Dec 2019)
Growth in renewable energy use since 2005 has been instrumental in reducing greenhouse gas emissions across the European Union (EU), according to a briefing published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA). Many renewables, including those sourced from wind, solar geothermal energy or heat pumps, are also effective in cutting air pollutant emissions but the results are mixed when biomass replaces fossil fuel burning, especially in households.
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PFAS pollution is widespread in Europe but risks are still poorly understood (Thu, 12 Dec 2019)
People and the environment are exposed to a wide variety of extremely persistent chemicals known as PFAS, many of which are known to be toxic. A briefing by the European Environment Agency, published today, presents an overview of these chemicals, which continue to accumulate in people and the environment.
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BBC science and environment news

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

Space mission to reveal 'Truths' about climate change (Wed, 22 Jan 2020)
A UK-led satellite aims to get an absolute measurement of the light reflected off Earth's surface.
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Earth's oldest asteroid impact 'may have ended ice age' (Wed, 22 Jan 2020)
The 2.2 billion-year-old asteroid impact may explain the end of an ice age, scientists say.
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New UK housing 'dominated by roads' (Tue, 21 Jan 2020)
Roads are dominating new housing developments, a report says, despite more people wanting to drive less.
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