The World’s Surroundings Are Being Destroyed Faster Than They Can Retrieve

The latest report from the United Nation details the state of the environment and what we are doing to it, and its not looking good. Theyfound that the damage we are doing is occurring at a much more rapid pace than previously known, to such an extent that we are degrading the environment quicker than […]

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US public lands: Trump official recommends shrinking national monuments

Interior secretary Ryan Zinke says his recommendations include boundary adjustments for some locations among 27 national monuments Conservation precautions on a “handful” of national monuments across the US could be rolled back following the delivery on Thursday of the White House’s long-awaited review of such public lands, interior secretary Ryan Zinke told. Speaking to the […]

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UN poised to move ahead with landmark pact to protect high sea

Waters outside national boundaries are currently unregulated, were destroyed by overfishing and pollution. 140 countries back the motion to establish a treaty The world’s oceans are defined for a long overdue boost in the coming days as the United Nations votes for the first time on a planned treaty to protect and govern the high […]

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The task no one wants: why won’t young people work in logging?

Construction is booming and yet loggers are facing a labor shortfall. Can new technology attract young people to a life in the wood? On a steep slope simply inland from Waldport, Oregon, a young forestry employee named Jared Foster is at the controls of a large machine called a forwarder. The machine, make use of […]

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Assassination most fouled: polluted Indian river devoted ‘living entity’ status but reported dead

After the Yamuna river, a tributary to the Ganges, was awarded the accolade, it stimulated sense for activists to tell police that somebody had killed it One morning in late March, Brij Khandelwal called the Agra police to report an attempted murder. Days before, the high court in Indias Uttarakhand state had issued a landmark […]

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The country set to cash in on climate change

Record temperatures threaten traditional ways of life in Greenland but as the sea ice retreats, new mining, fishing and tourism investments possibilities are helping communities to adapt Asked if he is fearful about the impact of climate change, Tnnes Kaka Berthelsens response is typical of many Greenlanders. We are more concerned about the Maldives, he […]

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‘Hungry bear’ crisis leaves two people dead in Russia’s far east

Overfishing and fewer food sources constructing bears more aggressive, say officials, who have killed 83 on Sakhalin Island this year Two people have been killed by bears in Russia’s far east as increasingly large numbers of the animals are approaching humans because of the lack of food sources. Authorities on Sakhalin Island last week told […]

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The Great Barrier Reef: a catastrophe laid bare

Australias natural wonder is in mortal threat. Bleaching caused by climate change has killed almost a quarter of its coral this year and many scientists believe it could be too late for the remainder. Use exclusive photographs and new data, a Guardian special report investigates how the reef has been devastated and what can be […]

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The ocean is full of crime. And the only ones saving the day? Not even law enforcement.

Aside from the occasional joke about a pirate, how many of us actually think about outlaws in the oceans? You seem … blue. Image via Tiago Fioreze/ Wikimedia Commons. Normal , nonprofessional seafarers like most of us probably don’t. That’s the duty of … who? Countries with coastlines? Nations have navies and law enforcement for […]

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