The Amazon Has Seen More Than 100,000 Fires This Year, Causing Spike in Air Pollution
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The Amazon Has Seen More Than 100,000 Fires This Year, Causing Spike in Air Pollution

Carbon monoxide emissions over the Amazon for the first two weeks of AugustImage: European Space AgencyThe fires burning throughout the Amazon rainforest and the rest of Brazil are billowing all types of air pollutants into the atmosphere, new satellite images from the European Space Agency (ESA)show.The agency released the images Monday, reminding the world that…

Arctic sea ice plunges to dismal levels
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Arctic sea ice plunges to dismal levels

Sea ice in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Image: AP / Shutterstock By Mark Kaufman2019-09-23 21:02:25 UTC After a year of extreme melt, Arctic sea ice ended up dropping to its second-lowest level on record — a mark only surpassed by melting in 2012. The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) announced Monday that the…

Centennial Coal massively increased emissions from two mines with no penalty
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Centennial Coal massively increased emissions from two mines with no penalty

An Australian mining company was able to massively increase greenhouse gas emissions from two of its coalmines without penalty under a government policy that is meant to limit carbon pollution from large facilities. Centennial Coal was given permission on three occasions since 2016/17 to increase the greenhouse gas emissions from its Myuna colliery and Mandalong…

Wanna Visit the Galápagos Islands? It Could Soon Cost You a Lot More
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Wanna Visit the Galápagos Islands? It Could Soon Cost You a Lot More

A Galápagos beach. Photo: National System of Protected AreasOfficials at Galápagos National Park are considering a substantial rate hike for visitors, a move that could make the islands a lot more inaccessible—which is exactly their goal.The Galápagos Islands are an environmental treasure. Home to giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas, and Darwin’s famous finches, the…

The largest construction plan in human history could drive tigers to extinction
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The largest construction plan in human history could drive tigers to extinction

By South-East Asia correspondent Kathryn Diss in Ta Phraya National Park Posted October 05, 2019 05:05:05 Beijing’s multi-trillion-dollar project to connect China with Europe and Africa is slated to cut through large swathes of forest and run close to dozens of biodiversity hotspots, sparking fears of habitat destruction and wildlife extinction. Key points: China is…

India’s elephant-friendly tea garden
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India’s elephant-friendly tea garden

An Indian tea farm is the first in the world to embrace elephant conservation practices. Meet the farmer saving elephants one cup of tea at a time. By Kalpana Pradhan 3 October 2019 While most people think of poaching as the most significant danger to the world’s elephant population, there is another threat from a…

Amarinder Singh Urges PM Narendra Modi To Build Canals On Sutlej, Ravi And Beas Rivers
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Amarinder Singh Urges PM Narendra Modi To Build Canals On Sutlej, Ravi And Beas Rivers

Amarinder Singh today urged the central government to build canals on the Sutlej, Ravi and BeasNew Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today urged the central government to build canals on the state’s three eastern rivers of the Indus water system as a national project, to enable conservation of water and enhancement of the region’s economic…