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.

Soil communities threatened by destruction, instability of Amazon forests (Fri, 24 May 2019)
A meta-analysis of nearly 300 studies of soil biodiversity in Amazonian forests found that the abundance, biomass, richness and diversity of soil fauna and microbes were reduced following deforestation.
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Dead roots double shoreline loss in Gulf (Fri, 24 May 2019)
A new study finds that the loss of marsh-edge salt grasses and mangroves due to disturbances such as heavy oiling from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill doubles the rate of shoreline erosion in hard-hit marshes.
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How to prevent mosquitofish from spreading in water ecosystems (Fri, 24 May 2019)
Preventing the introduction of the mosquitofish and removing its population are the most effective actions to control the dispersal of this exotic fish in ponds and lakes, according to a new study.
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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.

How to measure the condition of Europe's ecosystems? (Wed, 22 May 2019)
Healthy forests, soils, seas and other ecosystems form Europe’s ‘natural capital’, which is vital for our well-being and the economy. The European Environment Agency’s (EEA) new analysis, published today, looks at how to measure the condition of Europe’s natural capital and provides a first overview of the state and trends of Europe’s ecosystems. The report also highlights the need for better data on the condition of ecosystems in Europe.
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Contamination of European seas continues despite some positive progress (Wed, 15 May 2019)
There is a shared vision to achieve clean, non toxic seas but their contamination with synthetic substances as well as heavy metals continues to be a large-scale problem in Europe. According to a new European Environment Agency (EEA) report, published today, between 75 and 96 % of the assessed area of Europe’s regional seas have a contamination problem.
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Almost all car makers met their 2017 CO2 emission targets on new sales, but overall progress towards the 2021 targets is insufficient (Thu, 04 Apr 2019)
All but three car manufacturers met their specific emission targets in 2017, based on current European vehicle test rules. Nevertheless, average carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from new cars sold in the European Union in 2017 rose by 0.4 grammes (g) of CO2 per kilometre (km) from 2016, according to final data published by the European Environment Agency (EEA). This increase brings car manufacturers further away from their 2021 targets.
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BBC science and environment news

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

Bug hunt: Volunteers needed to spot insect's 'spittle' (Sun, 26 May 2019)
Scientists want thousands of volunteers to help record sightings of "spittle" and spittlebugs across the UK.
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School strike for climate: Protests staged around the world (Fri, 24 May 2019)
From Australia to Europe, school children are skipping classes to call for action on climate change.
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'Sabotaged' tanker in Gulf of Oman leaked oil (Fri, 24 May 2019)
A satellite spotted an oil slick trailing from a tanker mysteriously attacked off the UAE on 12 May.
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