North Carolina governor attempts offshore drilling exemption in Zinke meeting

Roy Cooper alerts No safe technique to drill for oil and gas off the coast after interior secretary exempted Republican-controlled Florida North Carolina North Carolina governor tries offshore drilling exemption in Zinke meeting Roy Cooper:’ No safe technique to drill for oil and gas off the coast’ Interior secretary had exempted Republican-controlled Florida Share on […]

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Record levels of plastic discovered in Arctic sea ice

Samples taken from five locatings saw concentrations of more than 12,000 microplastic particles per litre of ocean ice Scientists have found a record quantity of plastic trapped in Arctic sea ice, creating concern about the impact on marine life and human health. Up to 12,000 pieces of microplastic particles were found per litre of ocean […]

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The Cape Cod shark attack is a terrible reminder of our fragility- and that of the sea | Philip Hoare

Great whites follow seals, collisions with swimmers and surfers ensue. I decline to demonize the scything dorsal fin The terrible news of a young man’s death after an attack by a shark off Cape Cod comes wreathed in a kind of narrative that cannot be any consolation to his family, suffering the grief of his […]

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New beetle species named after Leonardo DiCaprio

Water beetle species found in Malaysia was named after the Titanic star for his environmental activism A new species of water beetle procured clinging to a sandstone stone in a fast-flowing river that leads to a waterfall in Malaysian Borneo has been named after the actor Leonardo DiCaprio. The tiny black bug, which has a […]

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Mexico generates vast new ocean reserve to protect ‘Galapagos of North America’

Fishing, mining and new hotels will be prohibited in the biologically spectacular Revillagigedo archipelago Mexico’s government has created the largest ocean reserve in North America around a Pacific archipelago regarded as its crown jewel. The measures will help ensure the conservation of marine animals including whales, giant lights and turtles. The protection zone spans 57,000 […]

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Conservatives cheer EPA cuts that activists dread ‘will be borne by lungs’

Trump administrations zeal for deregulation watched by environmentalists as a recipe for fossil fuel cronyism, runaway climate change and toxic water crises Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, caused conniptions among scientists this week by claiming that carbon dioxide isnt the primary catalyst of global warming. Conservative groups and industry, on the other […]

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‘The war goes on ‘: one tribe caught up in Colombia’s armed conflict

David Hill: Proportion 1 of a report on human rights and indigenous Siona people in the Putumayo region in the Amazon Placido Yaiguaje Payaguaje, an indigenous Siona man, was standing right where his 80 -something mother was blown apart by a land-mine. There was a crater about the size of a beach ball. Surrounding foliage […]

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UN poised to move ahead with landmark treaty 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 set for a long overdue boost in the coming days as the United Nation votes for the first time on a schemed treaty to protect and regulate the high […]

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The ecological misfortune that turned a vast Bolivian lake into a salt desert

What was once the countrys second largest lagoon is now a salt flat and the vanishing waters are taking an indigenous communities way of life with them The remainder of an ancient sea at the heart of South America is fast becoming a memory: a white plain of salt stretches for miles, with simply a […]

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