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Last updated: May 25 2019 22:15 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Carbon Credits for Forest Preservation May Be Worse Than Nothing 25.5.2019 Truthout.com
There's no evidence that carbon credts have — or will — deliver the climate benefit they promise.
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California may let polluters offset carbon by preserving rain forests. Here are the pitfalls 23.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

California, a global leader on climate change, is poised to take the lead once again as it considers expanding its carbon offset program to allow polluting companies to compensate for their excess emissions by paying to preserve the Amazon rainforest.

That sounds like a winning proposition: The...

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Forest Lake school recognized for environmental sustainability 23.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Green Ribbon status is evidence that a school is working to reduce its environmental impact and educate its students about sustainability.
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Why carbon credits for forest preservation may be worse than nothing 23.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The hunger for these offsets is blinding us to the mounting pile of evidence that they haven't -- and won't -- deliver the climate benefit they promise.
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Rise in global sea levels could have 'profound consequences' 21.5.2019 BBC: Science
Researchers say global sea levels may rise by 2m by the end of this century, double the current predictions.
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Climate change: One man's fight to save a California tree 19.5.2019 BBC News - US & Canada
Cody tried to replant a San Diego forest destroyed by wildfire but climate change is making it hard.
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Man-eating Tigers Could Hunt down More Humans Due to Climate Change 17.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The way that we live on Earth is causing an unprecedented acceleration in species extinction.
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Endangered Species Day: List of Most Threatened Animals in the World 17.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
There are 18 animals on the WWF's critically endangered list.
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Review: ‘The Serengeti Rules’ is a nature documentary with a hopeful message 16.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Many nature documentaries seem to take one of two opposing approaches: They either blithely ignore the negative effects of human population growth and climate change on animals or they present the state of the natural world as so dire as to be irreparable. “The Serengeti Rules” sets itself apart...

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First Map Created of Global Underground Network Connecting Trees and Fungi 16.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
This subterranean "wood wide web" underpins much of life on Earth and could play a crucial role in limiting climate change.
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Climate change could bring the bubonic plague back to Los Angeles 16.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The steamship caused the last global outbreak of bubonic plague. Climate change could cause the next one.

Longer, hotter weather patterns are extending the breeding season of rats and rodents, leading to a steep increase in their numbers in places like Los Angeles, New York and Houston. Over the...

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Wood Wide Web: Global map to help assess climate change 15.5.2019 BBC: Front Page
Scientists have mapped the underground network of fungi that connect trees and provide them with the nutrients they need to survive.
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Climate change: Bafta calls for more environment plot lines on TV 15.5.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
New research by Bafta found references to "climate change" lag far behind "beer" or "sex" in UK TV shows.
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China, Japan and South Korea, while vowing to go green at home, promote coal abroad 13.5.2019 L.A. Times - World News

In the last-ditch global battle against climate change, China, Japan and South Korea have joined other industrialized nations in promising to reduce their use of fossil fuels.

Yet even as they take steps to promote renewable energy at home, these three countries are facing growing scrutiny for...

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Koalas 'Functionally Extinct' in Australia with Just 80,000 Remaining 13.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Once a koala population falls below a critical point it can no longer produce the next generation, leading to extinction.
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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Moon Lander Event: A Science Fiction Supplement 12.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Jeff Bezos presents an ambitious utopian future during his Blue Moon lunar lander launch event, but science fiction points to some of the limitations in how the Amazon founder plans to build his future.
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Climate change: Half world's biggest airlines don't offer carbon offsetting 9.5.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Half the world's biggest airlines are not giving flyers the opportunity to offset the CO2 from their flights.
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Nature is in trouble. Here's why you should care 7.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A United Nations report this week estimates that 1 million species are threatened with extinction. "You destroy nature and it's going to bite you back," says one ecologist.
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One million species face extinction, UN panel says. And humans will suffer as a result. 6.5.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Up to 1 million plant and animal species are on the verge of extinction, with devastating implications for human survival, according to a United Nations report released Monday.
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Five things we've learned from nature crisis study 6.5.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
The UN's global assessment of nature has some hard hitting lessons for the world.
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