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Amazonian tribes unite against Brazil’s controversial plans for hydroelectric dams
Amazonian tribes are uniting against the Brazilian government’s plans to build hydroelectric dams right on their doorstep. As the projects accelerate, people have not been consulted, nor have proper environmental studies been carried out.

01.05.2015 09:15

Man-made climate change to cause more English heat waves – scientists
Record hot years in England are expected to increase further over coming years because of man-made climate change, scientists say.

01.05.2015 12:52

16% of Earth’s species at risk of extinction due to climate change – report
Two new reports argue that human activity is contributing to the increasing threat facing the planet’s animals. In fact, one in six species may go extinct due to unchecked carbon emissions and our activity in Earth’s airspace.

01.05.2015 02:43

Shell successfully lobbied EU to reduce renewable energy targets, FoI docs suggest
Energy giant Shell lobbied to have renewable energy targets reduced in the run up to an EU-wide agreement on curbing carbon emissions, new documents reveal.

27.04.2015 16:45

#EarthDay: Saving planet brings world together (PHOTOS)
Tens of millions of people have joined in celebrating Earth Day on April 22, marking its 45th anniversary with unique projects and events. The day saw groups, corporations and communities try to raise awareness at how to better protect our planet.

23.04.2015 02:21

California’s water conservation efforts hindered as tiered pricing ruled unconstitutional
California’s tiered water pricing has to be based on delivery costs rather than conservation incentives, a state appeals court ruled. The verdict will have major implications on California’s efforts to conserve water amidst its unprecedented drought.

21.04.2015 00:50

Sinkhole scare: Mysterious giant crater emerges in Siberian village
A fresh giant crater has appeared in Siberia's Novokuznetsk Region. Measuring 20 meters in diameter and up to 30 meters in depth, the hole is unnerving the local population, who fear the next one might swallow their homes.

20.04.2015 14:24

​‘They threaten to kill me, kidnap me’: Sharp rise in environmental activists being killed
Environmental activists are being killed in record numbers, with at least 116 deaths reported last year, according to a report.

20.04.2015 14:28

​Bee-ware: ‘Very aggressive, deadly’ Asian hornets may be headed for UK
Britain’s top bee specialists have called a ‘council of war,’ warning a species of Asian hornet with a chilling reputation could arrive in Britain with deadly results in the near future.

20.04.2015 12:15

'The blob' in Pacific Ocean might be to blame for California drought, erratic US weather - studies
Coined "the blob,” a massive patch of warm water off the US West Coast is contributing to warmer-than-average drought conditions in states like California, in addition to lower temperatures on the US East Coast, according to two new reports.

10.04.2015 19:09

‘Zero credibility’: UK energy minister accepted £18k from leading climate change skeptic
Tory energy and climate change minister Matthew Hancock accepted £18,000 from a key supporter of Britain’s most prolific climate skeptic lobby, it has emerged.

10.04.2015 12:09

The Great Dying-2? Manmade CO2 levels could cause repeat of largest mass extinction event
The greatest mass extinction event in history occurred when the world’s ocean suddenly turned to acid, killing off over 90 percent of life on Earth, scientists have found. They warn such a process could be repeated unless CO2 levels are controlled.

10.04.2015 12:44