Environmental News

Environmental news matters but it's competing for news bandwidth with a dazzling array of trivia 

We have made sure that all elements of this site incorporate environmental news updates and links to leading news providers.

 

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.

Breathing dirty air may harm kidneys (Fri, 22 Sep 2017)
Outdoor air pollution may increase the risk of chronic kidney disease and contribute to kidney failure, say researchers. Scientists culled national VA databases to evaluate the effects of air pollution and kidney disease on nearly 2.5 million people over a period of 8.5 years, beginning in 2004. The scientists compared VA data on kidney function to air-quality levels collected by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as well as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
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Ozark grasslands experience major increase in trees and shrubs (Thu, 21 Sep 2017)
Woody vegetation, such as trees and shrubs, has increased dramatically in Ozark grasslands over the past 75 years, according to a study. If these ecosystems continue to favor woody vegetation, will it be possible to maintain open grasslands for the foreseeable future?
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Into more thin air: Exploring the adaptation extremes of human high altitude sickness and fitness (Thu, 21 Sep 2017)
Many research groups have explored human adaptation to high altitude living among three major far-flung global populations: Tibetans, Ethiopians and Peruvians. But few have simultaneously explored the other extreme---maladaptation----in the form of chronic mountain sickness (CMS). Now, in the largest whole genome study of its kind, an international research team led by University of California San Diego's Chairman of Pediatrics, Dr. Gabriel Haddad, has expanded on their recent study of understanding both adaptation extremes in a Peruvian population.
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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.

NATURE@work competition: Vote for your favourite photos (Fri, 15 Sep 2017)
Fifty photos have made it to the final round of the NATURE@work photo competition, organised by the European Environment Agency (EEA). An online vote, opening today, will decide the winner of the Public Choice Award.
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EU companies cut further the use of chemicals harmful to ozone layer (Thu, 14 Sep 2017)
Imports, exports and the overall consumption of chemicals harming the ozone layer decreased in the European Union in 2016, according to latest annual report on ozone-depleting substances, published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA). It shows a continuous trend in the phasing out of such chemicals over the last decade.
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Unsustainable land use threatens European landscapes (Thu, 07 Sep 2017)
Accelerating rates of construction, changing demographics, technological changes, and climate change are some of the key drivers influencing the use of Europe’s vast landscapes. A European Environment Agency report published today says that the continent’s land use increasingly sees striking changes and conflicts over land demand which will require reconciling place-based management and macro policies to foster responsible land use.
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BBC science and environment news

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

Neanderthal brains 'grew more slowly' (Fri, 22 Sep 2017)
A new study shows that Neanderthal brains developed more slowly than ours.
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Plant-eating dinosaurs 'strayed from veggie diet' (Thu, 21 Sep 2017)
The idea of plant-eating dinosaurs having a strict vegetarian diet is called into question.
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Birds 'churring' is a sign isles' shipwreck rats dying out (Fri, 22 Sep 2017)
The call of storm petrels are recorded for the first time on islands where rats came ashore from shipwrecks.
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