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.

New sunspots potentially herald increased solar activity (Sat, 30 May 2020)
On May 29, 2020, a family of sunspots -- dark spots that freckle the face of the Sun, representing areas of complex magnetic fields -- sported the biggest solar flare since October 2017. Although the sunspots are not yet visible (they will soon rotate into view over the left limb of the Sun), NASA spacecraft spotted the flares high above them.
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A rising tide of marine disease? How parasites respond to a warming world (Fri, 29 May 2020)
A recent study explores the ways parasitism will respond to climate change, providing researchers new insights into disease transmission.
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Paper-thin gallium oxide transistor handles more than 8,000 volts (Fri, 29 May 2020)
Electrical engineers created a gallium oxide-based transistor that can handle more than 8,000 volts. The transistor could lead to smaller and more efficient electronic systems that control and convert electric power -- a field of study known as power electronics -- in electric cars, locomotives and airplanes. In turn, this could help improve how far these vehicles can travel.
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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.

EU greenhouse gas emissions kept decreasing in 2018, largest reductions in energy sector (Fri, 29 May 2020)
The European Union (EU) cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 23.2 % from 1990 to 2018, according to latest official data, published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA). Over the period, the EU’s contribution to global emissions is estimated to have decreased from 15 % to 8 %. In 2018, the EU’s emissions decreased by 2.1 %, confirming the EEA’s preliminary estimates published in October 2019.
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REDISCOVER Nature for this year’s EEA photo competition (Fri, 22 May 2020)
No matter where we are, we can all appreciate the wonders of nature, now possibly more than ever. This year’s European Environment Agency (EEA) photo competition ‘REDISCOVER Nature’, which opens today, invites you to capture and share your bond with nature and the environment around you.
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Complex network of European and global developments impacts sustainability (Tue, 19 May 2020)
A wide variety of rapid and long-term societal developments in Europe and globally have important effects on the environment in Europe. A European Environment Agency (EEA) report, published today, analyses these ‘drivers of change’, providing insights on their impacts on EU sustainability ambitions.
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BBC science and environment news

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

SpaceX Nasa Mission: Astronaut capsule set to dock with space station (Sun, 31 May 2020)
US astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are closing in for a Sunday rendezvous with the ISS.
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Climate change: How a green new deal really could go global (Sun, 31 May 2020)
Chief Environment correspondent Justin Rowlatt considers the prospects for a big economic makeover.
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Rutland osprey project grows online audience in lockdown (Sat, 30 May 2020)
The Rutland Osprey Project has seen a higher level of engagement with its work following lockdown.
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