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Severe ozone depletion avoided by Montreal Protocol

May 27, 2015
Severe ozone depletion avoided by Montreal Protocol

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Arctic ozone without the Montreal Protocol (left) and following its implementation (right) on 26 March 2011. Credit:...

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Over 70 percent of glacier volume in Everest region could be lost by 2100

May 27, 2015
Over 70 percent of glacier volume in Everest region could be lost by 2100

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The Convention on Biological Diversity targets protect biodiversity only if new protected areas are more than “paper parks”

May 26, 2015

May 26, 2015 - Protected areas are the cornerstone to prevent species extinctions. The Convention on Biological Diversity have set a target to protect 17% of all terrestrial land by 2020.

Many of the recommendations are provided for single countries to take action individually. Researchers in the University of Helsinki, Finland, stress the importance of...

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Biodiversity: 11 new species come to light in Madagascar

May 26, 2015
Biodiversity: 11 new species come to light in Madagascar

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Inland ice in Antarctica melting fast

May 22, 2015
Inland ice in Antarctica melting fast

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Fine particulate air pollution associated with increased risk of childhood autism

May 21, 2015

PITTSBURGH, May 21, 2015 -- Exposure to fine particulate air pollution during pregnancy through the first two years of a child's life may be associated with an increased risk of the child developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a condition that affe...

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New evidence links Arctic warming with severe weather in countries including the US and UK

May 21, 2015
New evidence links Arctic warming with severe weather in countries including the US and UK

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Drexel researchers examine broad range of air pollutants in fracking emissions in Marcellus Shale region

May 20, 2015

May 20, 2015 - A team led by environmental engineers from Drexel University are the first independent researchers to take a closer look at the air quality effects of natural gas extraction in the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania. The group used a mobile air quality monitoring vehicle to survey regional air quality and...

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With China’s help, Pakistan turns desert into a sea of solar panels

May 19, 2015
With China’s help, Pakistan turns desert into a sea of solar panels

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Climate change altering frequency, intensity of hurricanes

May 18, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, FL, May 18, 2015 - Climate change may be the driving force behind fewer, yet more powerful hurricanes and tropical storms, says a Florida State geography professor. In a paper published today by Nature Climate Change, Professor Jim Elsne...

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